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Help (FAQ) - Frequently Asked Questions

Help articles and frequently asked questions about this website.

What is Trayaan?

Trayaan is essentially our travel blog, a collection of our travel stories with details and useful information about the places and destinations we've been to. In addition to that, we also provide you with handy maps, tips and other details to help you visit that place.

We also give you useful travel tips based on our own travel experiences. We also blog about all things travel and photography in our perspectives and photography sections.

How can I find information about places and destinations?

Typically, the information about any place or destination is included in our travel stories. You can use the Jump Links in the travel story posts or articles to navigate within that post or article.

Travel stories, typically the ones on a place or a destination, will also contain place details and information such as transportation, food, accommodations, maps, tips for travellers, and best times to visit the place, towards the end of such posts or articles.

Visit the Travel Stories section, or the Places and Destinations section, or simply make a search using the search bar on Trayaan, to read more about the place or destination you wish to know more about.

Whatever you find here right now is not something exhaustive. We regularly add new travel stories, destinations, tips, and more. So, bookmark and keep visiting!

How do I use the Maps?

In our travel articles, we usually include a helpful map for your convenience. Currently, all maps shown on our site use the Google Maps service.

Example Map
Example of a typical map showing the View Details, View Larger Map, and zoom in and out buttons.

You may view more details on the marked places by clicking on the View Details button (the icon at the top-left corner of the map). You can view more details by Zooming in and out using the + and - buttons on the map.

You may choose to open them in a new window by clicking on the View Larger Map button (the icon at the top-right corner of the map), and you may add them to your maps if you're logged into your Google account.

You may also star the map (click on the little star next to the map's title) to view it on Google Maps.

If you have the Google Maps app installed on your smartphone, then clicking the View larger map option may open the map in your app itself (in case it is chosen as the default application. Otherwise, it may open in your mobile browser itself).

You may save the maps for later reference by using the app's Offline features by downloading the areas and include it in your saved offline locations to access it later during your trip. View the Google Maps Help for more details.

How to search for something on this website?

Use our search box which is on every page on this website. On desktop, you can find the search box at both the top and bottom of the each page.

On mobile devices, tap on the search button found on the top-right corner of the top navigation bar to open the search box.

View Search Help & Tips for more help on searching something on Trayaan.

How to use Dark Mode feature?

Well, you don't have to do much. Trayaan will automatically detect your web browser's or your device's dark mode preference. Easy-peasy!

Difference between regular (light) mode and Dark mode. (Examples).

Note: This feature works for browsers or devices that support a dark mode. The method to enable/disable dark mode in your web browser may be different for different devices. Typically, it should follow your device's mode (light or dark) by default, unless you've chosen to override it in your browser's settings. Make sure that you have the latest version of your web browser installed on your device and check your browser's help page to know how to set or unset a dark mode.

No, they're not. We do not get paid for any mentions or reviews of anything, whether it's a hotel, a device, travel gear, tools, a place, a destination or whatever else. We don't do paid or sponsored articles. All the mentions and reviews are purely based on our travel experiences. More >

Can I use a photo from on my blog/website or somewhere else?

No. Sorry, we cannot authorise or permit the use of our photos on other blogs/websites or anywhere else.

I spotted an error/mistake in an article. How do I report that?

We appreciate your efforts of notifying us by bringing any errors or discrepancies to our knowledge. You can notify us through our Contact Us page, by highlighting and briefly explaining the error and the full link (URL) to that web page on which you spotted that error. The issue will be dealt as soon as possible, and the errors will be corrected after our review.

Newsletter Subscriptions Help

How can I subscribe to updates from Trayaan? Does Trayaan provide email newsletters?

Yes, we do. You can subscribe to new posts by email and get notified when there's something new on Trayaan. View our Newsletter Subscriptions page to subscribe, and for more details about it. Subscribing to our Newsletters by email is the best way to follow our blog and stay updated. There will be no ads, no promotional emails, and absolutely no spam from us.

For more help, please view the below sections.

How do I Subscribe to the Newsletters?

(or, if you're having trouble subscribing)

Once you've entered your email address and completed the subscription process, your email address will recieve a verification message from Google Feedburner to your email address. Please Note: Your subscription to “ Trayaan - Travel, Wander, Live!™ ” will be activated only after you verify it by clicking on the verification link that you recieved from Google Feedburner. If you didn't receive a verification email, please check in your spam or junk mail folder, in case it mistakenly ended up there.

How to subscribe

Step 1. Just enter your email address and hit the subscribe button. This will take you to the Feedburner's confirmation page. (In case you hadn't entered your email address already, you can enter it now on this page).

Feedburner's confirmation page.

Step 2. On this Feedurner confirmation page, Click on the "I'm not a robot" checkbox and complete the verification.

Once you've completed the "I'm not a robot" reCaptcha verification, a tick mark appears next to "I'm not a robot", indicating that the verification is done.

Step 4. Now, click on the "Complete Subscription Request" button, and you should see a success message saying that your request has been accepted.

But wait, that's not all! You need to activate your subscription by using the email that you receive via Google Feedburner.

Step 5. In your email inbox, check for an activation message from us. This extra step is done for your benefit, and for ensuring that the email address which you provided is correct and belongs to you.

Please check your email inbox for a verification message from “FeedBurner Email Subscriptions”, the service that delivers email subscriptions for Trayaan. You will need to click a link listed in this message to activate your subscription. If you dont see a confirmation e-mail in a reasonable amount of time please check your bulk/spam folder for it.

An example of a verification email that you receive. Check the sender's email address to ensure that this email was indeed sent to you by Google Feedburner, by cheking the "from:" address.

An example of the subscription verification email that you receive. In this email, you should receive an activation link, which would be a URL of Feedburner ending with some random activation code, as you see in the above image. (This random code is blacked out in the above picture for safety purposes).

Step 6. Once you've clicked the activation link in this verification email, your newsletter subsciption will be active.

How do I change my subscription e-mail address or unsubscribe from your Newsletters?

Want to unsubscribe or change your subscription e-mail address?
If you wish to change your subscription e-mail address to receive e-mail notifications, you have to first unsubscribe your old e-mail address as explained below, and then subscribe again with your new e-mail address. To unsubscribe, just use the easy unsubscribe link provided in each newsletter email you receive from us.

How to change your subscription e-mail address
If you wish to change your subscription e-mail address to receive e-mail notifications, you have to first unsubscribe your old e-mail address as explained below, and then subscribe again with your new e-mail address.

How to unsubscribe
If you wish to unsubscribe your current subscription and stop receiving our updates by e-mail, just follow the below steps.
We will be sad to see you go, but it’s your decision and we'll respect that.

We use Google's FeedBurner service to provide you updates by e-mail subscriptions. To unsubscribe from your current subscription, just open any subscribed e-mail you received from us, and scroll to the bottom of that e-mail. Here you will see an unsubscribe link such as "unsubscribe now". To unsubscribe, just click on that link. (see below picture)

On clicking the unsubscribe link, a new confirmation window will open. (see below picture)

Just confirm by clicking the "Yes, unsubscribe me now" button to unsubscribe.

Subscription buttons not working? Or they're leading to an error page?

Unfortunately, this may happen in some web browsers depending on your browser settings and you may see an error displayed by Feedburner as seen in below picture, displaying an error message like "The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled".
Error displayed in Feedburner, on some browsers depending on their settings.

If this is what's seen after you hit the Subscribe button, we're sorry for the inconvenience caused. In this case, please use the following link to subscribe to our newsletters by email.

These links will open a new tab/window of Feedburner with an option for subscribing to our newsletters.

Anything else?

You can reach us through our Contact us page.