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Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights

Diwali (also spelled Divali) is one of the most important events on the Indian calendar. Known as the “festival of lights”, Diwali is a tribute to the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil. Despite being a largely Hindu festival, Diwali is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains meaning that a vast proportion […]

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Mumbai Travel Guide and Tourist Information

Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is one of India’s most visited locations. Not only is the city India’s financial and commercial hub, but it is also a tourist hotspot with an abundance of historical and cultural attractions. Furthermore, with direct flights to Mumbai Airport from many countries, Mumbai is well connected to major cities across the globe. […]

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An Introduction to Ayurveda: Practices and Retreats

Individuals seeking a natural solution to health issues, or simply hoping to improve their overall well-being, have often looked towards India for inspiration. Ayurveda, meaning knowledge of life, is an ancient form of medicine that comprises a range of different practices including yoga, the diet and herbal treatments to promote a healthy balance between the […]

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Indira Gandhi International Airport: New Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport, also known as New Delhi Airport, is the largest, and busiest airport in India. Located 9.9 miles (16km) from the center of the Indian capital, it serves the surrounding area and the wider country. As India’s main aviation hub, International Tourists traveling to Delhi will fly into Indira Gandhi, as will […]

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A Complete Guide to Goa: Information for Travelers

One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, people from across the world head to Goa in search of beautiful beaches, nightlife and to visit famous sacred sites. The state is located on the southwestern coast of India, the capital of the region is Panaji whilst the largest city is Vasco da Gama. A […]

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Guide to Jaipur, Visiting India’s Pink City

Jaipur is the largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan and, as part of India’s Golden Triangle, it is one of the most visited cities in India. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City. The Maharaja of Jaipur, one of India’s most powerful men, ordered that the city be painted pink to impress […]

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India Temporarily Suspends all Visas for Coronavirus

Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, India has suspended all visas for citizens of other countries, with the exception of diplomats and long-term workers. This suspension will last one month and will likely be lifted once the virus is under control. The new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Agra

Agra is one of India’s most-visited cities. Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, it is home to many impressive buildings from that era, including the iconic Taj Mahal. Located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra forms part of the Golden Triangle—a well-traveled tourist circuit—along with Jaipur and the national capital, New […]

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Indian Rupees: A Guide for Foreign Visitors

The currency used in India is the Indian Rupee (₹). The Rupee is a closed currency. This means that Rupees cannot be purchased outside of India and there are restrictions on how many can be taken out of India. This means that most travelers will only be able to obtain Indian Rupees by exchanging their […]

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Delhi India Travel Advisory

Delhi, also known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT,) is India’s largest city after Mumbai with a population of over 12 million, and contains the capital of India, New Delhi. Located in the north of the country bordering the states of Haryana and Utter Pradesh, the NCT covers a total area of 1,484 […]