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A list of places to see and things to do in Mumbai, India, compiled by our very own India Miker Aarosh. If you haven’t spent time in Mumbai, be sure to check out this article, which includes brief descriptions for attractions like the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Wellington Fountain, Colaba Causeway and more. Read More

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Where to visit in India in November 2017

November is a great month to travel in India, the rains have gone and the weather starts becoming pleasant. It is also peak festival period, so there is no shortage of things to see in Incredible India. Here are some suggestions from IMers of places to visit in India in November 2017. Read More

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Where to Spend Diwali 2017

Diwali, or Deepavali as it is otherwise known, is one of the largest festival in India. Diwali is known as the festival of lights, signaling the start of the Hindu New Year and is celebrated across the country with fervor. Diwali celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is a 5-day celebration, which is marked with different rituals for each day and the lighting of diyas (oil lamps) and plenty of firecrackers. Read this article to find out some of the best cities in India to celebrate Diwali. Read More

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Easing into Bastar

I had a great fun trip from 20th Dec (evening) till 2nd Jan (morning). Roughly did this loop: Delhi-Pendra Road (for Amarkantak)- Raipur-Kondagaon-Jagdalpur (day trips to Tokapal, Dantewada, Chitrakot, Kutumsar) – Bhubaneswar – Konarak – Chilika – Delhi. When I came back, I calculated using Google maps that the total kilometers clocked were about 4000! Travel was a combination of Train (most of the time), Bus (quite a bit), Bike (both self drive and pillion), Boats (couple rides), Auto and finally a car on a self-drive basis. Read More

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Staying street smart while traveling in India

Most global destinations have mechanisms in place to part a tourist from their money, but besides the pickpockets, touts, beggars and overpriced handloom shops, there are a few scams in India that really are quite unique. If you’re a seasoned traveller, or if you remain alert, you will most likely avoid these mishaps. But we’re hoping, after reading this article, that you will be able to spot these tricks a mile away, and you will just need to hide your smile when someone tries one out on you. But if you do happen to come across one, remember it is all just part of the adventure; some may even say that its actually half the fun of travelling in India! . Read More

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Weekend Getaways Near Kolkata

Looking to explore the region near Kolkata? Here are a few getaways that you can check out. Feel free to suggest any more you come across. Suggestions for weekend getaways from Kolkata include Raichak offering spectacular views of the Ganges; Shantiniketan, which hosts a potential UNESCO world heritage site; Tarakeshwar, which is a religious destination near Kolkata; Digha, which has some gorgeous beaches . and much much more. Read More

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Beginner s Guide to the Golden Triangle

If you’re making a trip to Delhi, it is practically required to also fit in a trip to Agra and Jaipur. These three cities make up the Golden Triangle in India – so called because each city is about 4 hours apart and rich in history and cultural offerings. Even if you can’t fit in anything else, these three cities will give you a great view into the history and culture of North India. It’s a good way to see a variety of landscapes as well as diverse cultural traditions in a few days. Read More

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Is a luxury hotel worth smashing your low budget over?

Is a luxury hotel worth smashing your low budget over? India Miker steven_ber asks and answers his own question in this great article on what staying at a luxury hotel in India is like, and whether the overall experience is worth the money spent. As he puts it, you may be surprised by some of his conclusions in this article. Enjoy the read. Read More


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