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Saturday, 1 October 2016

How to avoid and get rid of leeches during your travels

Travel Pests : The Leech

The leech is one pest that horrifies many travellers when encountered. They thrive in wet areas and there is a good chance that you might have encountered one during your travels. Here are some leech facts and tips to help you avoid, remove and get rid of these persistent bloodsuckers.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Hampi - Ruins of the magnificent Vijayanagara - Part 4

Part 4 – Hazara Rama temple, Pan-supari bazaar, Royal enclosure and other surrounding monuments at Hampi, a World Heritage site in Karnataka

Here is the fourth part of our trip to Hampi, the famous world heritage site housing monuments and ruins of the magnificent historical capital "city of victory" - Vijayanagara, (or Vijayanagar). This part includes our visit to the "urban core", featuring the beautiful Hazara Rama Temple, Pan-supari bazaar and the Royal enclosure with Mahanavami dibba or the House of Victory; along with handy maps and tips.

Friday, 19 August 2016

The essence of photography in travel

A perspective on World Photography Day

From the perspective of travel, photographs have always been a traveller's best friend. They recreate the magic of nature, places, people, and beautiful architecture that we come across travelling. They give life and vigour to our travel writings and blogs.

Friday, 29 July 2016

A trip to Coorg during Monsoon

The charming Kodagu district in Karnataka

Popularly known by its anglicized name Coorg and situated amongst the beautiful hills of the World Heritage Western Ghats range, the charming Kodagu also gives you a fresh and enthralling monsoon experience with its lush green cloud clinging mountains, coffee plantations, and fresh weather. Here is an excerpt from our trip six years ago at the beginning of monsoon rains.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

How to avoid littering and be a responsible traveller

Tips to travel clean and not dirty the places you visit

We have taken up the initiative of keeping it clean while travelling by not littering and urge you to do the same. Here are some tips to help you keep clean the places you visit by not littering and by properly disposing your trash.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Now navigate with multi stop directions in Google maps

Currently for Android users, soon to be available for iOS



The latest update to Google Maps introduces new feature for finding directions with multiple stops in between the source and destination. Also, those users with Location History enabled can now add notes to Your Timeline.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Monsoon is here: 7 Tips for rainy day travel

And 7 sites for keeping track of weather while travelling

The wetter days in India begin when the monsoon rains hit Kerala. For most parts of India which observe tropical weather, summer and monsoon are typically the off-seasons. Here are a few tips on rainy day travelling and some weather sites to help you make the best out of monsoon travels.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Hampi - Ruins of the magnificent Vijayanagara - Part 3

Part 3 – Zenana Enclosure, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables and other surrounding monuments at Hampi, a World Heritage site in Karnataka

Here is the third part of our trip to Hampi, the famous world heritage site housing monuments and ruins of the magnificent historical capital "city of victory" - Vijayanagara, (or Vijayanagar). This part includes our visit to the "urban core", featuring royal, courtly structures and enclosures such as the famous Zenana Enclosure, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables and other surrounding monuments; along with handy maps and tips.

Friday, 26 February 2016

5 Travel essentials to take while going on a tour

How to travel light by taking the bare essentials

It is always good to travel light keeping the luggage a possible minimum, by taking only the bare necessities and by keeping out things that aren’t really necessary. Here are 5 bare essentials you will need while you travel, or go on a tour and a few tips to help you keep things minimal.

e-Tourist visa services to India extended to 37 more countries

Total number of 150 countries now under this scheme

If you are from one of these 37 countries, you can now avail e-Tourist visa services to India. The e-Tourist visa facility to India is now extended to 37 more countries, making a total number of 150 countries under this scheme.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Official toll free helpline launched for tourists in India

24 x 7 toll free tourist helpline in 12 languages

A 24x7 toll free tourist helpline number in 12 languages was recently launched by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India to facilitate both domestic and foreign tourists in India.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Hampi - Ruins of the magnificent Vijayanagara - Part 2

Part 2 – Krishna temple, Lakshmi Narasimha monolith and other surrounding monuments at Hampi, a World Heritage site in Karnataka

Hampi, the famous world heritage site houses the monuments and ruins of the magnificent historical capital city Vijayanagara, (or Vijayanagar) of the empire that is referred with the same name. Here is the second part of our Hampi travel story, including the famous Krishna temple, Lakshmi Narasimha monolith and Badavilinga monoliths; along with handy maps and tips.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Hampi - Ruins of the magnificent Vijayanagara

Part 1 – Virupaksha temple, Hemakuta hill and other surrounding monuments at Hampi, a World Heritage site in Karnataka

Hampi, the famous world heritage site houses the monuments and ruins of the magnificent historical capital city Vijayanagara, (or Vijayanagar) of the empire that is referred with the same name. Here is the first part of our Hampi travel story, including the famous Virupaksha temple, Hemakuta hill, Kadlekalu and Sasivekalu Ganesha monoliths; and more, along with handy maps and tips.