India Tour, Spiritual Tour India, Taj Mahal Agra, Yoga & Meditation Tour, Mahatma Gandhi Volunteer India,Ayurveda SPA Tour India, Dalai Lama Dharamsala Miniguide Travel, Tour with India Miniguide !

Ganges India

Floating Lights - Ganga AARTI

India Tour..." And I will promise you nothing, but the endless Journey of the Self ! !


Salt March Gandhi
Gandhi and Bose
Bhagat Singh

India Tour..Discovery of the Self !!

" For when we walked on the Sands of Time..,

Was it Love or was it Hate..,

That brought us together !"

...Sangeeta Gurung

There can be nothing more rejuvenating than a 'holiday' which can be felt by the soul, rather than just seen by the eyes !

Tour India, will offer you an incredible 'journey of the self'. In this sojourn of the Body, Mind and Soul, we hope with the many questions you will ask, you will discover many unspoken half truths about yourself !



Child India
Rainbow India

India Guide..India Tour, " For it is only in our fall, we learn how to fly ! "

India Tour..Awakening India!

..1947, Independent India, proud in its freedom and poignant in its regret to avoid the partition of its sacred soil, as India and Pakistan. Although not married in thought and pursuit, there were many who shared this vision of freedom with the 'Mahatma'! Young India, yesterday and today, is nourished with the ambivalent patriotism of Martyr Bhagat Singh and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, along with the stoic faith of Gandhi's 'Non-Violence'.

We fight these battles everyday within ourselves. Torn between desire and self imposed morality, we argue with the devil and sleep with the angels. In 'India Tour', you will discover a new rainbow of vision, thought and inspiration in the ultimate unison of 'Dharma' and 'Karma' !


Buddhist Monks
Tika India

India Guide..India Tour,India .." That which has no beginning, no end, is Time itself !"

India Tour..Alive India!

..An American friend, frequent traveller to India at his most pensive once told me, an India Tour could break into your reverie like the first rush of spring flowers, provocative in their growth and alluring in their bloom..Almost like a woman in embrace, seductive in her beauty and elusive in her enfolding mystery !

Did not the warmth of a welcome 'tika' stay with you..The soul will be in query with itself ! What caressed your senses more, the autumn hues of a Himalayan sunset or wet Earth breaking under your feet, on a virgin beach ! What questioned your faith more, the Mother Goddess, as 'Durga' blessing the Universe or, 'Kali' in her destructive wrath ! What held more promise, the Moon God of 'Karva-Chauth', showering Love on a Beloved or the Sacred Moon of EID , blessing all with Peace and Harmony.

Where did you find yourself..in the half forgotten slumber of the dark alleys of human strife, or in the dreams which arose from them!

India  Sindoor Culture
Fort India



India Guide..India Tour,India ..as old as tradition itself !!"

India Tour..A Personal Journey!

...There is much to understand, in what cannot be seen..much to hear in that what is not said ! The mind is clever but the heart is wiser..you will wonder what was more ancient, the history of Forts and Palaces or the sacred Ganges flowing from the Himalayas.. Who was more wise, the ancient 'sadhus' on the river ghats or the little girl, who told you the secret of sweet mangoes visited by the Indian 'koel'?..

..what was more soul touching, the eternal love at the Taj Mahal or the divine embrace of 'kama sutra', which could ignite passion on dead stone ! What was more alluring, a luscious India draped in the folds of a 'saree' or the sun rays falling on vermilion hued raven hair !

You will no doubt be impressed by the opulent wealth ofIndia, but I strongly suspect, will remember it more, for the dew-drops of hope, you saw in tears of despair. Like a never ending journey, much ofIndia will stay after it has gone.. !!

Sadhu India

Map of India
Ravana India

India Guide..India Tour, India.." Triumphant in its Unity of Opposites !"

Tour India.." India In all its Colors..."!

India, all women in its submission, all man in its strength. It is in the unity of opposites, that we create. What is timeless is blessing itself ! "

India is divided into 28 States and 07 Union Territories. With a democratic system of governance, its secular fabric enjoys the diverse culture of its many religions, languages, traditions, communities and social norms.

Paradox is the strength ofIndia..Ravana in the famous epic of 'Ramayana' , in his defeat to Lord Rama is remembered every year on Dussehra Festival in many States, where his effigy is burnt, symbolic of Victory over Evil. However, in keeping with our diversity, Bhadkhedi in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Baijnath in the state of Himachal Pradesh..the people rever Ravana as a 'symbol of learning, sacrifice and strength' ! All the States of India represent a panaromic and vibrant canvass of the Indian people in all their different lifestyles and faith.

History India

India Guide..India Tour, India.." History as old as birth itself !"

" India Tour, History !"

About 190 million years ago, India formed an integral part of the super Continent called 'Gondwana'. At the end of the Paleozoic Era, this continent was broken and parts of it drifted in different directions. As late as 75 million years ago, India sailed North East from the Antartica and then North for 5,000 Kms. About 45 million years ago, India collided with the continent of Asia and some sediments of it became the high Himalayan mountains.

The mighty River Sindhu rises in the high Himalayas, flows down into the Arabian Sea on the North East coast of this continent. From the word 'Sindhu', evolvedIndia, Hindu, Hindi and Hindustani. In the beginning, the 'Aryan' colonial settlement was confined to the region of River Sindhu and Saraswati. There were many famous Aryan Heroes and Kings, belonging to the 'Kshatriya' class.

Between 600 BC and 100 AD, the mighty kingdom of 'Magadha' formed the center of political history. Under King 'Ashoka' the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, a unified India came into being. The rise of the Gupta Empire in the North, was contemporaneous with that of the 'Pallava' Dynasty in the South. In 647 AD, after the death of King Harshavardhana, Mahmud of Ghazni brought along with him the frequent invasions from Afghanistan. There were as many as seven 'Dynasties'. The Ghaznis, the Ghori, the Slaves, the Khilji, the Tughlak, the Sayyad and the Lodhi in the Northern India. With the advent of the 'Moghul Empire' in 1530, there was an interesting emalgation of power, culture and religion. After Akbar's death in 1605, the Moghul dynasty continued with Shahjehan, his grandson making history at 'Taj Mahal'. However , Aurangjeb his son saw the last of the fading Moghul glory. His rigid stance brought revolt from the Rajputs, Marathas and the Sikhs.

Vasco-de-gama landed in the west coast of India in 1498. Along with him came the Dutch, the Danes, the French and the English. The Battle of Plassey in 1757, followed by the Battle of Buxor in 1764, established the power of the British Empire. The East India Company was now ruling till the advent of the unsuccessful Sepoy Mutiny of 1867.

The coming of Mahatma Gandhi in 1915, saw the awakening of India to a new era of spiritual Independence, through the Power of 'Ahimsa' ( Non-Violence). In 1947, the Britishers under immense international pressure, degrading domestic situation and perhaps guided by their own sense of morality paved way for anIndependent India.But with it came also the partition of two nations..India and Pakistan ! A thriving Alive India today, attracts many Global Tourists from all parts of the world !!

Religions of India
India Cultures

India Guide..India Tour, India..The Land of many Faiths !"

" India Tour, People and Religion !"

The unique civilization of India has been, for centuries a great unifying factor of various religion and culture. Hinduism the most ancient faith of India, believes in the eternity of the soul. The human life finally free from the cycle of birth and rebirth, eventually leads to the final liberation of the soul (Moksha), based on one's own 'karma'. Practised in many forms of Gods and Goddesses, sub-faiths, it is a myraid Philosophy of Human ideals, social obligations and environmental manifestation of God. The 'trinity' of Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva represents the creative, preservative and destructive aspects of the Supreme being.

'Islam', based on the sacred teachings of Prophet 'Muhammad', compiled in the holy book of 'Koran', is also based on human ideals. A good Muslim believes in the power of 'Allah', protects the weak and gives alms to the poor and needy. It is believed Saint Thomas, one of the first, twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, was the first preacher of 'Christianity' in India. Today much of India, is educated by the good work of the convent schools run by the sisters and nuns. Christianity teaches tolerance and good human deeds.

The 'Parsis', coming into India in the 8th century, brought with them, the holy flame of the Zoroastrian faith. Along 563-483 BC, the teachings of 'Lord Buddha' enlightened the path of India's history. Emperor Ashoka the Great, tread the path of this religion. Buddhism, today plays a major role, with its base of 'middle path', promoting Global Non-Violence. 'Lord Mahavira', the originator of Jainism practised the Supreme Ethics of religion as completely opposed to rituals and any kind of animal sacrifice. It is Non-Violence at its most sublime. 'Sikhism' from the green northern state of Punjab, was founded by 'Shri Guru Nanak Devji'. It offered complete benevolence of kindness and its doors were open to all caste, creed and color.

India has many tribes, communities, castes, sub-castes and various cultural traditions, which are today the strength of an Integrated India. The Indian Constitution allows complete 'freedom' of faith and worship, as long as the practising of one's religion does not interfere with the well being of another.!

Shiva dance
Dance of India

India Guide..India Tour, India.." Dance in the Sunlight !"

" India Tour, Music, Dance & Drama !"

Lord Shiva , the Natraja is the Supreme Dancer. Sound , Rhythm and Action are the three inseparable dimensions of the music, dance and drama in India. Ancient texts says that the universe was created from 'nada', the heavenly sounds. The Indian Music, Dance and Drama are said to have divine origins. The seven notes of the musical scales have been evolved in the early Vedic times. There are in all 250 common 'ragas' in Indian music. The 'Veena' and 'Drums' are the oldest musical instruments. Sitar, Tabla, Harmonium, Sarangi, Shahanai, Sarod and Mridanga are the other important instruments of Indian music.

There are said to be 180 styles of dancing, 101 of these are described in Bharata's Natyashastra. Many of these styles are depicted on ancient paintings, stone walls and pillars of sacred temples. Music, Dance and Drama is an integral part of Indian religions and social secular fabric of India. Recitals are offered to the deities in the temples.

The famous forms of Classical Dances are..Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri and Odissi.

Flora India
Indian Peacock

India Guide..India Tour, India.." India Tour, India..Sights and Fragnance..Lotus of the Gods 'Indra Kamal'!"

" India Tour,Flora and Fauna !"

India's great latitudinal spread promises the all encompassing colors of the rainbow. The Western Himalayn region extending from Kumaon to Kashmir, is made up of three major zones of vegetation - Alpine, Temperate and Lower.

The temperate zone which extends from the upper limit to the alpine zone is rich in deodars, spruce, silver fir and forests of conifers with many unique Himalayan species of floral life and herbal plants. The famed 'Indra Kamal', Lotus of Paradise and the red exuberance of 'rhododendrons', decorates the India Himalayas. The Eastern Himalayan range has about 4000 species of flowering plants with 'mystical orchids', maples, alders, birch, blackberries, dwarf willows and bamboo forests, often the mainstay of the North East people. The vegetation in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam, are characterised by tall grass and thick clumps of Bamboos.

The entire tableland of the Indian peninsula, supports vegetation of various kinds, from scrub jungles to mixed deciduous forests. The Malabar area covring the West Coast and the hills of the Western Ghats, are rich in commercial crops as coconuts, rubber and betel nuts along with forests of rosewood, sandal and teakwood. The outline islands of Andaman & Nicobar are rich with unique marine flora and forests of mangrove and beech. The number of species of flowering plants in India is about 15,000 and there are above 30,000 non-flowering plants in the country. It would be impossible to talk about India without bringing to mind the flavour of 'Indian Spices' which adorn the fertile land of India.

The fauna of India boasts about 350 species of Mammals, above 1200 species of Birds with about 30,000 species of Insects. There is a great variety of Reptiles and Fishes with the famed 'Indian Cobra' finding its place in many a jungle tale and on the revered shrines of hindu temples. The Elephant, Indian Bison, the Royal Bengal Tiger, one horned Rhinoceros and many varieties of the shy deer and four-horned antelopes, find their home here in India.

The bird life is dominant by the proud 'Peacock', the national bird of India, with its resplendent blue plumage. The musical 'Indian Koel', parrots, patridge, pheasant, duck, jungle fowl, mynah, bul-bul, hornbills, kingfishers and in the mountains the exotic 'Monal' (Himalayan Tragopan)..all color the Indian sky.

The rivers and the lakes harbor crocodiles, alligators along with a large variety of indigenous fishes, as part of the exciting Indian aquatic life.

South India Dosa

India Guide..India Tour, India.." India Tour, India...Spicing the Taste Buds...Food of the Gods 'Bhog'!"

" India Tour, Cuisine Delights !"

You are in a country where, the God and Goddesses are revered with floral offerings and delicious cuisines. The Elephant God..'Ganesha', is fondly loved by all for his craving for 'Laddoos'! Indian sweets are ideal for the sweet tooth and often are enjoyed as snacks and dessert. 'Kheer'(Rice pudding), Malai Paan, Rasa Gulas and 'Halwa' are daily Indian platter.

In the North the food is spicy and fried. Spices, condiments and herbs are distinctive part of the food. The 'curry' is a universal part of Indian food. 'Murgh Masala', Biryani, Korma, Kebabs and Pulao are some of the best and popular dishes. It is followed by accompaniments of 'Dal' (lentil), Pickles (Chutneys), Curd and a range of 'Rotis' ( Phulkas, Tawa, Tandoori, Naan, Rumali, Puris and Paranthas. Rice is a common part of the meal.

In South India most of the meals are rice based with cococnut sprinkles. Idlis, Dosas, Vada are common rice based dishes. The curries are spicy and tangy like 'sambar' and fresh made chutneys, along with fish . In the West Bengal the stable food is rice and fish. Snacks are a common feature with Indian 'masala chai' like samosas, pakoras, papad and chaat. The aftermeal refreshment are in the form of Paan, betel nut or sweet saunf.

Saree of India

India Guide..!India Tour, India.."History, Mystery & Magic of Indian Costumes !"

India Tour, " Ethenic Costume Fair !"

The Eye of Indian Fashion is the creative fancy of vibrant colors & fabrics. The style, textile and design of the costumes are determined by the climate, topography and life-style of the different Indian states.

The subtle glamour of the famous 'Indian Saree', has added to many a romance. Found in different textiles with aesthetic embroidery and decoration, it can be worn in different Indian styles, reflecting the culture of that state. With the Moghuls exquisite 'achkans' and tight 'churidars', were the call of the day. In the North ofIndia, the earthy state of Punjab the 'salwar kameez' was the comfortable wear allowing everyone to work. Rural India saw the men in exclusive 'dhoti-kurta', while the women adorned themselves with 'ghagras', 'lahenga' and 'choli' wear.

In the Himalayas, while the basic wear rotated itself around ghagras and 'kurta-pyjama', the textile and design changed in keeping with the local tradition and culture of the mountain people. With the Britishers, men could be seen donning suits and western outfits, which also are popular now with Young India ! Accessories and local jewellery in gold, silver and stones are dominant in all dress wear as the people of India love vibrant colors and designs.

India Coins

India Guide..India Tour, India.." Coins & Currency !!"

India Tour, " Coins & Currency BIZ !"

The Indian Rupee is valid from the villages to the towns in India. The 'rupee' consists of hundred units, each unit is called 'paisa'. Coins are in the denomination of twenty five, fifty paisa and rupee one, two and five. The notes are in the denomination of rupees one, two, five, ten, twenty, fifty, hundred, five hundred and one thousand.

Foreign exchange and travellers cheques should normally be exchanged at registered foreign exchange counters and banks. Now a days in most towns ATM and Money Transfers Counters are available. Credit cards are acceptable in some Hotels, Restaurants and Shopping centers. While travelling in Rural India always carry Indian cash with you for convenience.Other mobile payments like Paytm is also popular.

Airlines India

India Guide..India Tour, India..Indian Skies !

India Tour, " Flying the Indian Skies !"

India has a number of airports for national as well as international flights. India's airport network, even today, is catering to hoards of tourists and other travellers coming to India.Apart from this, there are also several domestic airports in almost all the Indian states.

The main India International airports in are:

Delhi: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Srinagar : Sheikh ul Alam International Airport

Mumbai: Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport

Hyderabad: Begumpet Airport

Calicut: Calicut International Airport

Chennai: Chennai International Airport

Cochin: Cochin International Airport Limited

Bangalore: Bengaluru International Airport

Kolkata: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Amritsar: Raja Sansi International Airport

Ahmedabad: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

Trivandrum: Trivandrum International Airport

Airport India

India Guide..India Tour, India...India Immigration !!

India Tour, " Travel Documents !"

The most essential documents for Indian travel are passport and visa, along with their photocopies.

Passport

One of the two most important India Travel documents to carry with you is your Passport. Make sure to have this basic document with you all the time. Before the trip starts, check that your passport is in order and will be valid for the period of your stay. Otherwise, get it renewed. If, by any chance, your passport gets lost or stolen, immediately contact your country's embassy or consulate in Delhi. And don’t forget to inform the nearest police station at the same time.

Visa

The second essential document for an Indian visit is a visa. There are different types of visas for different travel purpose. Make sure to apply for the correct visa type, as per the purpose of your travel.

Photocopies

Don’t forget to keep photocopies of your important documents for travel to India. Keep them separate from the originals, in case the originals get lost.

Indian Visa

Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice. The High Commission reserves the right on granting and deciding type/duration of visa. Visitors travelling restricted/protected areas need special permits. Please contact the Indian Diplomatic Office in your country, if you wish to ascertain whether any of the places you intend to visit fall in the category of restricted/protected areas.

Specific Visas are granted for a variety of purposes. The principal types of Visa issued are mentioned below. Please contact the High Commission of India for further details if you are visiting India for purposes other than tourism, such as journalism, conferences, yoga, voluntary work, mountaineering or other expeditions.

Requirements for Visa

1. Original passport valid for at least 6 months. 2. Correct visa fee. 3. Two passport size photographs (5 photographs in case of Pakistani Nationals). 4. Supporting documents, where necessary. 5. Duly completed application form.

**Additional requirements for different types of Visa are given below:

Tourist Visa

Tourists wishing to visit India will normally be granted tourist Visa, effective from the date of issue. Tourist Visa are non-extendible and non-convertible. Travel Agents who have to visit India frequently may be granted tourist Visa for a longer duration. Please check latest update for Muti Entry Visa from your nearest Indian Consulate, Embassy and visa on arrival.

Business Visa

Business Visa are normally granted for 3 or 6 months. However, multiple-entry Business Visa for up to 2 years validity may be granted to technicians/experts going to India in pursuance of bilateral agreements or joint venture projects having government approval.

Student and Employment Visa

Student Visa can be obtained on furnishing proof of admission to recognized Universities/Institutions in India. Employment Visa can also be obtained on furnishing of proof of employment with companies in India.

Transit Visa

Transit Visa are valid for halts of up to 72 hours in India within 15 days from the date of issue of the visa and must be obtained before departure. Transit Visa cannot be obtained from immigration counters at ports of entry in India. Evidence of onward travel to a destination outside India is required.

Entry Visa

Entry Visa are issued to persons of Indian origin for a duration of up to 5 years. These can be obtained, depending on the purpose of visit and eligibility, on a case by case basis.Please check latest update on Policy at your Indian consulate.

Medical Visa

Medical visa can be enquired at the High Commission for any medical treatment inIndia for patients at recognised Hospitals.

India Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is advisable for traveling to India. 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. Ensure that your travel insurance is updated and always keep for the purpose boarding passes, ticket copies and receipts for expenses paid during your trip as a proof.

India Travel Vaccinations

Before embarking on your India vacations, you must make yourself familiar with different diseases that are common in Indian climatic conditions. Suggested vaccinations are below after consulting your physician and the Indian Embassy. The following vaccination listed for your information:

Hepatitis A vaccination Typhoid vaccination. Yellow Fever vaccination. Japanese Encephalitis vaccination. Hepatitis B vaccination. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)vaccination. Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccination.

*Check up on latest travel updates for Travel to India from your nearest Indian Embassy or Indian Consulate. 

Call India

India Guide..India Tour, India...India Communication !

India Tour, " Communication In India !"

Modes of Communication in India

Communicating while in India is no problem. There are various modes of communication in India. There is an availability of all the modern communication forms in India. Read on to know about communications in India.

Public Phone Booths (PCOs)

One of the main modes of communication in India are the Public phone booths. They are generally known as PCOs in India. They provide the facility for local (within the city) calls, STD (Inter - State) calls, ISD (International) calls. Even Fax facility is available. You will find these PCOs in every nook and corner.

Mobile (Cell) Phones

Another way to communicate in India is through Mobile or Cell phones. If you have a mobile phone with the tri-band technology, you can easily use it here. You don’t need to use the service provider of your own country. There are a number of service providers in India to keep you connected. You can buy a prepaid sim card from any service provider. You only need to make payment for it and give a photocopy of your any Identity proof (like your passport). Get it recharged and enjoy free mobility.

Cyber Cafes

Looking for an inexpensive and fast communication, you can use the services of cyber cafes in India. These cyber cafes provide all the Internet facilities like e-mail, chatting, voice chat, etc. You can easily locate them, as they are present in quite a large number.

Postal Services

Last, but not the least, you can even use postal services as a means of communication in India. You can make use of postcards, letters, etc. For faster communication, use telegrams, speed post and courier services.

Rickshaw India

India Guide..India Tour, India...Transport Style !

India Tour, " Transport & Travel In India!"

The transport system in India is large and extensive. Millions of people of India use the large network of railways and roadways and airlines in India. Even the local transportation in India is very developed. To know fully about the local modes of transport in India, read the following paragraphs:

Airlines

There are many good and popular domestic Airlines like Kingfisher, Jet Airways, Spicejet, Go Air, MDLR and Indian Airlines, etc. There are domestic airports in almost all the states.

Trains

This mode of transport is by far the most popular form of India Tour, from one place to another. Almost all the states have their main railheads with inter connecting trains to some of the most remote villages in the country. Shatabdi Express, Heritage Trains and First Class AC Sleepers are recommended for International visitors as train travel is an unique experience while in India. Buses

*The cheapest mode of local transport in India is the buses. You will find almost every city having a well-developed system of buses. Local travel within the town and inter-state travel can be recommended on Deluxe AC Buses.

Taxis

Another mode of transportation is taxis. In some of the cities in India, the concept of radio taxis has been introduced. Apart from that, you can always hire the local taxis plying on the road. Make sure that the taxi-driver goes by the meter. In case you have any problem with the taxi-driver, immediately lodge a complaint with the traffic police.

Autorickshaws..TUK TUKs

An autorickshaw is also called auto or rickshaw or tempo. It is a three-wheeler vehicle having no doors and no seatbelts. They are generally yellow or green in color and have a black canopy on the top. In the front, is a small compartment for the driver and in the backside is the seating space for three. If you hire an auto, try to go by the meter. If not possible, then fix the fare in advance and do some bargaining also.

Cycle Rickshaws

Cycle rickshaws are a very common means of transportation in India. It is like a bigger tricycle in which two people can sit on an elevated seat at the back. The driver will pedal from the front portion. It is a quite cheap mode, especially for traveling short distances. However, fix the fare in advance and bargain a little.

Metro

A fast and cheap mode of transportation in India is the Metro. However, the whole of India has not been connected with Metro. Metro rail was first introduced inIndia in the city of Kolkata (previously Calcutta). Presently, along with Kolkata, Metro is running in Delhi and Mumbai also. India Guide..India Tour, India...Weather Gods !

India Tour, " Weather & Travel In India!"

Indian Weather

You will experience a range of variations in the Indian climatic conditions. India has three major seasons – summers, winters and monsoon. The lines below will tell you about Indian weather in detail:

Spring

The spring season in India Tour last from Mid February till April. It is harvest time and the spring flowers and birds are a treat to watch.

Summer

The summer season in India lasts from May to June. During summers, temperature can even go above average, causing unbearable heat. Time for coconut water and green cucumbers and lots of ice 'lassi'! Many Indians, head to "hill stations" to get a relief from the extreme heat of the lowlands.

Monsoon

July and August is the peak time for the rains. The farmers wait anxiously for this season for cultivating their crop. There are anxious eyebrows also and sometimesIndia can present a great picture of human fortitude as you will see many scenes of people braving the waters to finish their daily routines.

Autumn

The autumn season in India last from September to October. It is harvest time again and the full of Festivals, specially 'Diwali', the Festival of Lights !

Winter

The winter season lasts from November to mid February. It is the best time to visitIndia. The weather is pleasant throughout the country with minimal rainfall in most places. It is the ideal time to enjoy the beauty of India specially in the Himalayan sunshine of India

Time India

India Guide..India Tour, India...Timeline India !

India Tour, " Time & Travel Tips In India!"

India is five and a half hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Working hours in India is from 0900 - 1700 Hours and working days are from Monday to Friday.

India Travel Advice

1. Stick to the conventional and famous handfolded 'Namaste' of India, while greeting anybody.

2. While visiting any holy shrines in India it is advisable to remove your footwear, cover your head and not be scantily dressed in keeping with the sanctity and custom of the place.

3. People are used to western outfits in India however, we suggest scanty outfits should be avoided to prevent raising eyebrows. Cotton is the best wear for India Climate.

4. Carry your own medical kit, mineral water and personal toiletries.

5. Avoid staying late at night. Use registered taxis and public transport. If possible inform your whereabouts back home, be discreet while making friends.

6. Accomodation is available in deluxe, standard hotels, guest houses, home-stay and heritage properties. Book in advance for convenience.

History India

Buddhism

India Guide..India Tour, India..where the Soul has no Limits !

India Tour..Travel with a Song in your Heart!"

...The Body will rejuvenate with the ancient art of the Maha Yogi 'Shiva'..the Mind will be guided by the Footsteps of the Buddha..The Spirit will stumble upon God in its quest for Paradise..but the Heart will cherish India with its own Song !

It will remember for long, the undiminished courage of the child who could in the darkness of the night, still dream about tomorrow..it will understand why Mother Teresa saught the salvation of Jesus on the streets of Kolkata, the City of Joy !

Rural  India

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Tourists in India

India Guide..Tourists in India...A Journey !

Paying a visit to India is always fascinating...culture shocks..vibrant colors..noises in the streets..cats, dogs cows roaming free on the roads..no ticket for them.! Visiting the Taj Mahal, is always an unique experience for the West..Eastern culture, art n music is what you see, hear and enjoy in this part of the world...India..!


Dharamsala India

Week End Destination...

Dharamsala, the abode of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet is a small township located in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Lush green valley and the majestic Dhauladhar mountains surround this destination. With many ancient temples, ashrams and monasteries..it is a perfect site for spiritual growth and healing of the mind , body n soul. A Dharamsala Holiday is the lifestyle of many International travelers who come here to seek solace and peace.

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tamarind tree

Sweet n Sour Journeys India..

..Once upon a time in the warm tepid waters of South India, there was an old gnarled Tamarind tree. Its branches it seemed were trying to talk to the sky..so one day, the children who played under the shade and enjoyed its fruit, asked the tree to tell them a 'story'.

The tree smiled and said.." You are like my branches, always trying to reach for the sky, but the way up is always full of hurdles and storms ! In my young days I had a 'true friend'..a fluttering beautiful 'butterfly', who would never heed my advise and would always be lured away to faraway shores, deep woods and luscious gardens..One day she did not come back to tell her travel story.., but I remembered her words always.., "life is too short to be lived in shades of black n white..like your amorous fruit, it must be tasted in all its sweet and sour flavors of Life!

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