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How to get there?
How to get there? Road: Belgaum is well connected by to most of the cities. You can book an overnight bus ticket from Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune. You can drive to Belgaum (only 3 hours) from Goa. Plenty of private bus services run to lots of major cities in Karnataka and the surrounding states. Air: Belgaum has its own airport at Sambra, which is approximately 10 km from the main city. There are daily flights by SpiceJet to Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mangalore, Hyderabad and Jabalpur. Rail: Belgaum Railway Station has excellent connectivity to all major destinations. Also, if you feel like you have had your time away from the world and you need to get back into the action for the rest of your vacation, you can choose one of the happening destinations around Belgaum and it’ll be, at the most, an overnight journey there.Trupti
9)Breweries, pubs, and clubs: the vibrant nightlife of the IT city
Bangalore has one of the most vibrant nightlife in the country. However, the state follows an early closing time of 1:00 am which means they start kicking you out by 12:45 am. The early closing time, though a buzzkill for most foreigners and fellow Indians traveling from Mumbai or Delhi or Pune, isn’t necessarily a buzz kill for us Bangaloreans. If the party ends early, naturally the city heads out to party earlier.Nalu
Ladakh: The Land of Rugged Beauty in Jammu and Kashmir, India
In early August 2014, I finally got an opportunity to visit this lovely place. A group of twelve, we started our journey from Mumbai. We took a flight to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India. After spending an evening in Srinagar, we started our journey to Leh city in Ladakh by road, the next day.Kasturi
The Where of it
Sula Vineyards in located in Nashik city, in Western region of India. It is in the state of Maharashtra, 180kms from the city of Mumbai. Nashik is called as the ‘Wine city of India’ with a climate that favors the growth of wine grapes. It was in 1996 that a Stanford Educated guy Rajeev Samant returned to his hometown, wanting to start something of his own. In that quest, he realized how perfect the soil of his estate and for the matter his city was for wine-grape growth. He was surprised no one was tapping this opportunity. He bought in few verities of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc and started the production which would drive the Wine industry in India. The vineyard takes 2-2.5 years to bear quality of grapes, in 1999, they got a perfect harvest and in 2000, Sula Wines entered the Indian Market. From humble 30 acres of estate to sprawling 1800 acres of vineyard, this is the journey of Sula Vines.Sneha Pujani
Tips for Cycle Touring in India
Wild camping and sleeping rough is essentially illegal in India for foreigners (even with permission), due to new laws implemented a few years ago after a terrorist incident in Mumbai. Basically, every tourist in the country must have their accommodation registered with the police every night that they stay in India. This means any and every hotel, guesthouse, homestay, resort, campsite or hostel that you stay in must fill in a C-Form with your name, home address, passport details, visa details, where you came from and where you are going, and submit this form to the police with 24 hours. This also applies if somebody lets you stay in their house, or even camp in their garden or on their land (including churches, etc), and since normal people don’t have these forms they can’t let you stay with them for fear of getting in trouble with the law.Mark Hartley
How to get there
There are regular flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Dabok Airport, also known as Maharana Pratap Airport after the son of Udai Singh, which is 25km northeast of the Udaipur city center. A cab from the airport to the city would cost about 700-800 INR. A few hotels might also arrange for your pick up from the airport. There are no local buses from the airport, so the best option would be a prepaid taxi.Tanvi Bhatt
Mumbai- A city that people say never sleeps.
Kabutar ( Pigeon) Khaana outside Dadar station is home to thousands of pigeons. Mumbai- A city that people say never sleeps. Each day about 236 people migrate from different parts of India and the world to make this city their home. Prior to 1995, known as Bombay, this is the country’s pulsating, cosmopolitan and a prospering center, also referred to as the economic nerve of India.Wini
It is Finger Licking Food at DLF Cyber Hub
Talking about the food, it is in bounty by the variety of cuisine. Right from Indian food to Asian mix and Mediterranean to Mexican and Italian, there is everything in here – at DLF Cyber Hub. There are contemporary style dining options as well. Take, for example, the recent frenzy of molecular and fusion cuisine in India. The vodka golgappas or an Indian street food, tossed in a creative chef fashion, is all that you need to do a fresh way. There is even an option to try the Mumbai street food paving way for cultural style dining.Pooja Bhatia
Mumbai : The Best and Most Unique Things To Do
Mumbai is a city that welcomes you with an open heart and makes you fall in love with it. It’s known for the welcoming and helpful attitude of the people, and its cultural diversity, absorbing any and every culture that comes in contact with it. It’s often called ‘the city that never sleeps’ because of its fast-paced life. Want something different at some odd time of the day or night? Chances are that you will find it in Mumbai.Mad As A Wanderer
Diu : The Magical Island !
What appears to be a Gujarat Parikrama (Circumambulation) is actually a compilation of places we visited in our 8 days trip from Mumbai. Covering a distance of over 3000 kms we traversed:Anugrah Srivastava
Day 1: Experiencing the white beautiful desert for the first time
After having a night train journey from Mumbai to Bhuj, we had our pickup arranged by the Tent city from Bhuj station. It was approx. 2 hour drive to the Tent City Dhordo, where we were welcomed by traditionally adorned arches, colorful fluttering flags, huge front elevation of series of columns and ‘jharokhas’ artistically painted. Rajasthani artist playing an old instrument ‘Ravanhatta’, and beautifully decked up and modified auto rickshaw was enough to build the excitement. Tents were allotted to us, the luggage was arranged to be dropped and thus our journey to experience this magnificent festival began. With delicious vegetarian Lunch followed by deserts, we headed to see the reason why we were here -the white beautiful desert. Standing on the white salt desert, I could feel I was on another planet. Whiteness spread all around, we wondered what would happen if we got lost, only a compass might save you, I guess. But the place is well guarded by the India’s ‘Border security force’. They don’t let you stray as the desert shares the border with Pakistan. The desert had decorated camel cart rides and performers singing traditional Kutchi songs. Slowly the sun started to go down the mood completely changed. The Dusk was falling rapidly. The sky turned crimson and the moon popped out, out of nowhere. We left the desert halfheartedly for dinner, only to come back post dinner to see something we had never seen in life.Gauri Argade
Air India runs a flight from Mumbai to Diu every alternate day. It is a one-hour flight and costs about INR 5000 for a one-way trip.Pratik Sinha
Bhayander - The upcoming suburb in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Bhayander is a suburb of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is a north suburb and growing rapidly. I am a resident of this place and it’s amazing to know how fast this place is growing and at a rapid pace!Neha-Ashani
How to Reach Tijara Fort?
Tijara is one of the famous wedding destinations in India and I spent some mesmerizing time at the wedding of my best friend, with the royal and grandeur atmosphere weaved memories of laughter, romance, and such beautiful emotional experience to my life. We drove from Delhi to Alwar, which is 92 kilometers away, if the roads are free of traffic buzz. I took a flight from Mumbai to Delhi and drove with friends to Tijara. It’s a pleasant ride of 2.5 to 3 hours and on the way, quick go-to eatery ‘dhabas’- small local cuisine restaurants are mushrooming roadside too. Bus services are frequently available too from Delhi State Road Transport Corporations and the nearest railway station is Alwar.Deep Supriyam
En route Pondicherry
We took an early morning flight from the city of Mumbai and landed in Chennai around 10 o’clock in the morning. My wife had no idea where we were headed to and she was happily playing along being a sport, not trying to probe or find out either. Even at the Mumbai airport, she waited at a distance while I went to collect boarding passes for our flight to Chennai. Though the pilot’s announcement got her a bit curious about why would I be taking her to a place like Chennai that wasn’t much of a holiday destination, and neither did we have any friends or relatives who resided there. Once we landed in Chennai, I asked her to wait with the bags while I went and booked a private cab from the government run, prepaid taxi booth at the airport. They promise to get you to Pondicherry in about three and a half hours, covering a distance of approximately 170 kilometers, all along the scenic east coast of the state of Tamil Nadu. As we settled in the back seat of the comfortable white sedan, the driver asked me for the payment receipt and clarified the destination in his colloquial Tamil accent, “Pondicherry aa?” Most people still address it with its centuries old name Pondicherry, and not the decade old Puducherry. Instead of nodding in confirmation to the driver, I looked towards my wife and noticed her looking back at me with a smile. The suspense had finally broken for her and she knew we were headed to the charming colony of Pondicherry that was once ruled by the French.Nikhil Davda
Journey from Mumbai to Pondicherry
I went by flight till Chennai where my friend picked me up and then we took a local air conditioned bus from the nearest bus stop to Pondicherry (There are a number of state-run and private buses which to go Pondicherry at regular intervals – Both AC and NonAC and they are priced reasonably). We got to sit immediately, however, you should be prepared to stand for a while in case the bus is full. Once the bus started, we were in for a scenic experience. The bus goes via the ECR route (East Coast Road) and has a spectacular view of beaches on one side and greenery on the other. Journey from Mumbai to Pondicherry Flight – 2 hoursNupurDe
Mount Abu – spellbinding beauty nestled atop the hills
This was our first stop of the trip, and a pretty famous hill station in this region. We reached there from Mumbai via train, and had checked into a hotel on Abu road, at the foothill of the city. Later we realized that this is not entirely a recommended option, because you can get much better options on top of the hill at equally reasonable prices and enjoy amazing views as well. There are about 5 or 6 very good spots on the hill, and you can cover them all in one day almostLakshmi Kannan
Getting to Gokarna
We took a train from Mumbai to Gokarna Road Railway Station. You can also take a train to the Ankola Station which is a bit further away, but is much more well-connected. Alternatively, you can take a flight to Goa, and then a bus to Gokarna. Buses run between Gokarna and several nearby cities such as Mudgaon and Bengaluru or even Delhi. Our train arrived at 4 am and we were greeted with cyclonic rain and a deserted station. there were a few auto rickshaws outside and we were surprised when none of them insisted on letting them take us to the hotel (although, we soon realised that was only because they knew that they were our only option for transportation). We paid 350 rupees for a 14 km ride to our resort. It seemed a bit steep to me, but the resort owner told us that this is the normal tariff charged from the railway station.Sanjana Yadav
Colors, Music and Happiness
Navratri means “nine nights” it is one of the most wonderful festivals celebrated all over India and Nepal. This festival happen in the beginning of October but the exactly date is determinate according with the Lunar Calendar. You can choose any of the magicals cities of Rajasthan as Jaipur (The Pink city), Udaipur (City of Lakes), Jodhpur (the Blue city) or Jaisalmer (the city inside a forte), these options are the traditional and organized for tourist, wich are really nice and colorful but if you are more like me and want to go for a really native experience I‘m going to suggest to go for any city in Gujarat. In my case a choose Vadodara or in English Baroda. Baroda is located 6 hours way by train from Mumbai and 2 from Ahmadabad, the largest city of the state. If you want to know a nice and traditional India, you should come and visit it. Gujarat is the home of Gandhi and who preached unity between all religions and became a worldwide figure for peaceful struggle against tyranny. Because of that, Gujarat is a dry state. Dry state? How come can it be? Well is one of the few states in India, where Indians are not allow to drink and foreigner have to ask for a permission to buy in some hotels 5 beers per week or 2 bottles of any alcohol they sell (mostly Vodka, Whisky, Indian Wine called “Sula” and Rum)..They actually have a register of how much alcohol you buy. Also most all the people living there is vegetarian but you can find some restaurants than offer some chicken and lamb dishes but you will never find beef.AniPrieto
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