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Weather of India

May 23, 2012 Leave a comment

 

India is so vast that climatic conditions in the far north have little relation to those of the extreme south. India lies to the north of Equator, so the southern part of India is usually much warmer than the rest of India. Climate conditions in India are very diverse and can reach extremes. Climate plays a key factor in deciding when to visit India. Main seasons os India are listed below

Summer Season :
Duration  : March to June
Temperature of Northern India : 45º C
June : The hottest month of the year in India

This is the time when people pack their bags and head off to the hills and valleys where it is relatively cooler.

Winter Season :
Duration  : November to February
Temperature of northwest  :  Arround  10–15 °C (50–59 °F).  In some of the hilly areas, the temperature even goes below zero degrees.
Coldest area :  The hilly regions of northern India observe some snowfall also in the months of January
January  : The coldest month of the year In India

This is the best season of the year not only attracts the maximum of tourist traffic to India but also invites an innumerable bird species to its pleasant surroundings.

Monsoons :

Duration :  June to September.
Monsoon rains begin to recede from North India at the beginning of October. The South West Monsoon enters India through the coast of Kerala and Andaman……………….

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Vaccinations in India

May 21, 2012 Leave a comment

 

 

Vaccinations & preventative medications in India : Before ready on your India vacations tour, you must make yourself familiar with different diseases that are common in Indian climatic conditions.It is strongly recommended you seek the advice of a travel doctor, who specialises in medicines for the travellers. Here is a comprehensive list of all the diseases that are common to India and vaccinations for them.

Hepatitis A : It is recommended for all travelers to India.


Hepatitis B :
In case of travelers who may have intimate contact with local residents should take this vaccination and stay here more than 6 months.
Typhoid : Vaccination takes the form of an injection or capsules.
Yellow Fever : This Vaccination is required only for travelers arriving from or transiting through any yellow-fever-infected area like Africa.
Japanese Encephalitis : This vaccine is recommended for travelers staying for more than 1 month and traveling to rural areas or travelers engaging in extensive unprotected outdoor activities in rural areas.


Diphtheria and tetanus :
Usually given in childhood and should be boosted every ten years.
Rabies : That travelers who have direct contact with animals should take sthis vaccination

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Travel Insurance in India

May 19, 2012 Leave a comment

 

 

We highly recommends having a travel insurance policy that covers:
1. Cancellation and Curtailment
2. Loss of and/or damage to luggage
3. Medical insurance
4. Loss of money (cash), travellers cheques or personal belongings

If you are participating in winter sports than your travel insurance covers this also. If you are bringing along expensive items such as jewelry or photographic equipment, check the value per item is covered by your travel insurance. If the coverage for these items is minimal you may wish to take out extra coverage on these items.

Most tourists forget that insurance is an important requirement while visiting any country.Insurance for traveling in India is a must and as important as traveling to any other country. Travel insurance acts as additional security in the case of unforeseen eventualities like cancellation or interruption of travel plans, lost or damaged luggage, travel delays, illness, accident, etc.

Important Point

-> Most hospitals in India do not treat foreign nationals if they do not have proper medical insurance.
-> Check your travel insurance papers if they offer medical coverage in case of an untoward incident in a foreign land.
-> It also acts as an additional security in case of flight cancellation, damaged or lost baggage, illness, etc.

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Travel Advice Before Start your Tour of India

May 16, 2012 Leave a comment

 

 

This will help you when you will come quite handy and thinking of coming to India. You will have a general idea about what to expect and what not to. Go through India travel advice given below.

1. Getting some background information on India and the particular place that you are planning to visit is quite a good idea.
2. Stay in a recognized hotel. India has a number of 5 star and 4 star hotels to suit your taste and budget.
3. Travellers required to pay all their dues regarding the hotel bills in foreign currency only. Even concessional tickets like Youth fares, Discover India Fares and Air Fares are to be paid for in foreign exchange only.
3. Try to hire taxis and auto-rickshaws, from the pre-paid booths, if possible.
4. It is advisable not to hire any type of transportation from unlicensed operators.
5. Make travel arrangements well in advance, especially when you are traveling in the peak season (between October to March).
6. You may hire Government-trained and approved guides who also speak German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian or Russian. English is widely spoken at almost tourist destination in India these days.
7. Most Indians are warm people and ready to help whenever the need be. But still, exercise caution and stay

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Traffic Rules in India

May 13, 2012 1 comment

 

There are some Indian traffic rules you need to follow while in India. Indian traffic rules go a long way to ensure traffic safety in India.  Following traffic rules in India are necessary for your own security and well-being

-> If you are driving or riding pillion on a two-wheeler in India, don’t forget to wear a helmet. If you don’t wear the helmet. then it may be harmful to you and you may have to pay the fine.

-> Use of horns is very common and in fact, customary in India.

-> In India traffics is moves on the left side. So, be extra cautious while crossing the road, especially if your country follows right side driving.

-> If your IDL has expired, then you submitting your expired license, along with a letter of introduction from your country’s Embassy and easily get a local driving license in India.

-> India trffic follows left hand side driving. So be careful and look both ways while crossing the road. Do not drive if you cannot adapt to the left hand side driving.

-> If you planned to stay in India is for a long time, you should have a driver’s license though it is not necessary that it should be IDL. It should be of a recognized Government. You can apply for a local license for driving a car or motorcycle.

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Some Facts about India

May 11, 2012 Leave a comment

 

” India land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life, but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas.”   Wheeler Wilcox (American poet)

India, a peninsular nation in South Asia, has been, for centuries, a region of attraction for many a traveler, researcher and business man around the world. Here you find a unique blend of cultures, castes and races with generous doses of tradition thrown in. Some Important Facts about India is listed here.

-> Full Name : Republic of India (also called Bharat, Hindustan among locals)
-> Total Area : 32,87,263 sq.km
-> Population : 1,210,193,422 (1.21 billion) (2011 Census)
-> Coastline : 7,516 kilometers (inclusive of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands)
-> North to South : 3214 kilometers.
-> East to West : 2,933 kilometers…………

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Shopping in India

May 10, 2012 Leave a comment

 

India is well known for its arts and crafts. Every tourist who visits India wishes to take back a part of this lovely country. Shopping is the best way to fulfill your wish of taking a memory of India with you. Here you can find items that suit your budget too and variety of items to suit your diverse needs and taste. Some of them include silks, spices, jewelry, handicrafts, silverware, antiques, carpets, leatherwork and so on

Clothes :  In India clothes are available in a huge variety. Some famous fabrics are cotton, silk chiffons, brocade and khadi among others. Most of the  international brands are now available in India.

Jewelry :  Indian traditional  jewelry is very heavy and elaborate. Indian jewellery designs are exquisite and elaborately done. Indian silverwork is quite famous. Gems include diamonds, lapis lazuli, Indian star rubies, star sapphires, moonstones, aquamarines and so on. Indian jewellery is famous for using intricate work of gems and other semi precious stones.

Carpets : India has one of the biggest carpet industries in the world. Darjeeling is an ideal place to shop for carpets. These are available in much affordable prices and are available in a huge variety.

Handicrafts  and Leatherwork : India is famous for its handicrafts and ethnic crafts items. There is no one best place for handicraft and leatherwork in India. Each area has its own specialty. Handicraft items coves the b ronzes and………..

 

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