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    • Guide to the 2014 Teej Festival in India Created: Saturday, October 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      The Teej festival is an important festival for married women, and much anticipated monsoon festival. It commemorates the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The celebration is most spectacular in Jaipur.
    • 12 Tourist Places to Visit Near Bangalore Created: Monday, March 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      There are many interesting tourist places to visit near Bangalore, whether you're after an escape from city life or are a newcomer who wants to spend a day enjoying the abundant beauty of Mother Na...
    • Alibaug Beach Travel Guide Created: Saturday, April 11, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Alibaug, beach playground for the rich and famous in India, is a refreshing Mumbai getaway. Find out how to get there and what to see in this Alibaug beach travel Guide
    • How to Convert Tourist Visa to X Visa Foreigner Married to Indian Citizen Created: Sunday, October 02, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Are you looking to marry an Indian citizen on a Tourist Visa? Learn how to convert your Tourist Visa to an X Visa so you can stay in India.
    • 5 Top Kerala Onam Festival Attractions Created: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Onam is the biggest and most important festival of the year in Kerala. Here are five of the best Kerala Onam festival attractions for you to enjoy.
    • Where to See Mumbai Ganesh Idols Being Made Created: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      The colorful Mumbai Ganesh idols, which are displayed all over the city during the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival, are an awe-inspiring sight. It's natural to wonder about how they're made and th...
    • Mumbai Ganesh Festival Guide Created: Monday, July 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      The Mumbai Ganesh festival is one of the biggest celebrations in the city. Find out where and how to best experience Ganesh Chaturthi in this guide, and why you shouldn't miss it!
    • August 2014 India Festivals and Events Guide Created: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      The famous festival season gets underway in August in India. Visitors can enjoy some of India's most popular and traditional festivals and events. Here's the best of events in August in India (list...
    • Palladium Hotel Mumbai: New Kipling Bar and Sahib Room Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Inventive fusion cocktails meet traditional Indian fare at the luxury Palladium Hotel's signature Indian restaurant, the Sahib Room, and the adjoining Kipling Bar.
    • Sunday Brunch in Mumbai Created: Thursday, July 17, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      The concept of Sunday brunch has caught on in a huge way in Mumbai. Many fine dining restaurants in Mumbai now hold all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffets, and most of these include the option for u...
    • Discover Mumbai's New Luxury Palladium Hotel Created: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      As the saying goes, first impressions count. Yet, there's more to the hotel than its elegant looks. As a new luxury hotel in Mumbai, the Palladium Hotel is determined to prove itself. Undoubtedly, ...
    • Dilli Haat: The Biggest Delhi Market Just Got Bigger Created: Friday, July 18, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The third branch of Dilli Haat recently opened in the city. Find out about this huge Delhi market and where to visit it.
    • 5 Popular Nagaland Tourist Places to Visit Created: Sunday, May 16, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The state of Nagaland, in north east India, is divided into eight districts -- Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, and Zunheboto.
    • Guide to North East India States and Places to Visit Created: Saturday, May 01, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The North East of India is made up of seven separate states, and is the most tribal region of India. Find out about what to see and do there in this guide to north east India states.
    • Information About Permits for North East India Created: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Wondering about North East India permit requirements for your trip? Here's what you need to know about each permit and where best to get them.
    • North East India Tourism: What to Know Before You Go Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Travel in north east India can be draining. If you're considering a trip, there are a few things that you need to know before you go.
    • 12 Places to Take India Cooking Classes on a Culinary Holiday Created: Monday, July 08, 2013 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Wondering where to take cooking classes in India, or go on an extended culinary holiday? These places are all recommended.
    • Top 5 Most Common Scams in India Created: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      It's impossible to come to India and not encounter at least one scam or someone trying to rip you off. You shouldn't be paranoid, but it's wise to be very aware and cautious. Here are the details o...
    • Top 8 Markets in Delhi Created: Sunday, May 11, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The vibrant and exotic atmosphere of Delhi markets can make shopping lots of fun. These top markets in Delhi are a treasure trove of goods waiting to be discovered.
    • 5 Top 5 Star Hotels in Delhi Created: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Heading to Delhi and wanting to stay in a luxury hotel, but not sure which one? This guide showcases five of the top 5 star hotels in Delhi with great locations, facilities, and customer service.
    • India Beggars and Begging Scams: What You Should Know Created: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Despite India's rapid economic growth in recent years, poverty and beggars in India are still big problems. Here's what you need to know about begging.
    • 5 Places to Visit Near Chennai Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      There are a number of places to visit near Chennai that are popular side trips from the city. The tourist circuit of Chennai, Mammallapuram and Kanchipuram is often referred to as Tamil Nadu's Gold...
    • July 2014 India Festivals and Events Guide Created: Saturday, June 20, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      The monsoon fun continues in India in July. Kerala is an excellent place to participate in it. A number of colorful religious festivals also take place all over India during July. Here's the best o...
    • Chennai Information Guide and City Profile Created: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Chennai, known as gateway to south India, is a busy yet conservative city that's retained its culture and traditions. This Chennai guide and city profile is full of travel information and tips.
    • 10 Best Hotels in Chennai for All Budgets Created: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Looking for a hotel in Chennai? Here are 10 of the best ones, with convenient locations, for all budgets.
    • 10 Best Places to Visit in Chennai Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      These places to visit in Chennai will give you a feel for the city's distinctive culture and what makes it special.
    • 10 Top Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu Created: Saturday, July 18, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Don't miss these top tourist places in Tamil Nadu for a terrific blend of temples, beaches, hill stations, nature, spirituality and Dravidian culture.
    • Lighthouse Tourism in India Starts with Chennai Lighthouse Opening Created: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Great news for anyone wanting to get a bird's eye view of India, the government intends to develop 15 lighthouses along the coast as tourist attractions.
    • Guide to Kerala Snake Boat Races Created: Thursday, July 31, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Snake boat races take place from July to September each year in and around Alleppey, in India's southern state of Kerala. These races, in long canoe style boats, often coincide with other festivals. Here's what you need to know about Kerala's snake boat races.
    • 9 Places to See Magnificent South India Temples Created: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      When it comes to south India temples, the state of Tamil Nadu dominates with its many ancient, towering Dravidian masterpieces. These temples, which display some of India's greatest temple architec...
    • Mammallapuram (Mahabalipuram) Beach Travel Guide Created: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Mahabalipuram beach (or Mamallapuram as it's also called), around one hour south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, is the pick of the beaches on India's east coast.
    • Chennai Airport Information Guide Created: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Chennai airport is the main hub for arrivals and departures in south India. Here's what you need to know about it.

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