Travel & Tourism

This category of IndiaStudyChannel Articles section is related to Travel and Tourism in India. India is a vast country and has diverse geographical conditions and areas. Touring in India is like visiting the whole world in one country and yet get to enjoy the different places and satisfy your satiety of pleasure and adventure. Share your experience about traveling in India and the tips and different modalities that you made use of while traveling to get maximum comfort and best use of time while going to various tourist attractions and pilgrim places in India.
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Who is Athi Varadar and how to visit him?

Athi Varadar Temple in Kancheepuram is a most spoken pilgrim place in Tamil Nadu recently. Athi Varadar is an idol taken out of the temple's pond after 40 years and placed in the temple for darshan for 48 days. Since it happens once in every 4 decades, pilgrims from various places get crowded in the town. This article helps you in ways to get prepared for Athi Varadar Darshan, with respect to parking, online booking for tickets etc.

Darjeeling Land Rovers: How to take a Heritage car safari from Manebhanjang to Sandakphu

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is not the only operational heritage public transport that the Queen of Hills has to offer to the history buff. Although not in the proper Darjeeling town, Series-I Land Rovers dating back to the 1950s still ply between Manebhanjang and Sandakphu of Darjeeling district and carry people and goods alike in high altitude areas. So how is it like to take a Land Rover ride to Sandakphu?

What to do when your wallet or passport is lost on travel

It is surely a nightmarish situation, but it does happen. Many tourists lose their wallet while traveling. Travelers to foreign countries lose their passport while traveling. What should a person do in such situations? Read this article to know.

Where to stay at Baranti: Hotels and resorts

A sleepy tribal village surrounded by Sal and Palash forest, small hillocks and beautiful dams, Baranti is fast coming up in the travel map of West Bengal as a popular weekend tour destination from Kolkata. Here is a list of hotels and resorts in Baranti where you can book your accommodation.

Baranti travel guide: A budget weekend tour from Kolkata

Baranti, a quaint hamlet in the Purulia district of West Bengal, is less than 250 kilometres from the capital of West Bengal and is therefore a great weekend trip destination from Kolkata. Check out Baranti tour itinerary to know more about this hilly lakeside village surrounded by dense forests, offering a perfect tryst with nature.

Book tickets for IRCTC Tourism 7-day trip to Haridwar, Rishikesh and Vaishno Devi

Indian Railways has launched a special train as part of its IRCTC Tourism, to Holy shrines of Haridwar, Rishikesh and Vaishno Devi. The 7-day, all-inclusive tour is open for booking. People interested in availing the facility can check details of the Astha Circuit Special Tourist Train in this article.

Visiting Tonglu and Tumling: A bit of Nepal without any visa or documents!

Do you know it is actually possible to visit a foreign country from India without having any kind of visa or documentation? You can visit some quaint Nepali villages lying very close to the border of West Bengal without any restriction. Tumling in Nepal is one of them, which is a few kilometres away from Tonglu in West Bengal, on the way to Sandakphu.

3 famous monasteries in Darjeeling you should visit

Darjeeling, the Queen of Himalayas, is not only famous for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, undulating lush green tea gardens, and snowy mountain peaks. The town is also the abode of several Buddhists monasteries, mostly Tibetan. They exhibit the rich religious heritage of Tibetan Buddhism and are must-visit destinations for the inquisitive traveller.

Why Jammu and Kashmir is a safe place for tourists

Do you want to enjoy your summer holidays and get some relief from the scorching heat in the country? Then leave aside apprehensions and, come and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in J&K. Tourists are picking up and the state is waiting to welcome you!

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Museums in Darjeeling: Timings and entry fees

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has set up three museums in the Darjeeling district. The one at Ghoom is most famous and is part of the Joy Ride Tour. Two other museums are situated in Kurseong and Sukna in Darjeeling district. You can get all tourist information about DHR museums in Darjeeling including their location, timings, and entry fees.

What to do when your checked-in luggage is lost during air travel.

Are you ever experienced the agony of checked –in luggage lost during travelling? How to deal with the airline to get your baggage back? This article is written to answer these questions and to provide steps to deal with such such situations. Read the article and follow the tips to get your luggage /compensation.

Top 5 Museums in Darjeeling: Location, timings, entry fees

Planning a tour to Darjeeling? The town has much more to offer to the tourists apart from tea gardens, monasteries, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. Visit Darjeeling's top museum and catch a glimpse of its history, heritage, culture, religion, language, flora and fauna, and much more!

Budget Tour to the Himalayas: 7 tips to travel hill stations at low cost

Do you think travelling to hill stations to beat the summer heat needs a lot of money? If you are willing to take some trouble and mingle with the locals, it is possible to travel to the Himalayas and not burn a hole in your pocket. Here are some tips to travel hill stations at absolutely low costs.

Online tickets for CR Mumbai-Panvel-Pernem-Sawantwadi 2019 Ganapati Festival Special Trains

Want to know the schedule of and the online ticket booking procedure for Central Railway trains for June to September 2019 between Mumbai and Sawantwadi, Ratnagiri and Pernem? This article provides a complete list of all the CR trains between Mumbai and Panvel, Pernem, Sawantwadi and Ratnagiri 2019 Ganapati Festival Special Trains as well as where to book online and offline the tickets for these trains.

Buddhist pilgrim sites in Andhra Pradesh

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has nearly 150 Buddhist sites most of which date back to the 3rd century B.C. This indicates that Buddhism might have had its heyday in the past in Andhra Pradesh but unfortunately gradually faded out in the modern era. In this article you can know about the important Buddhist pilgrim sites of the state.

How to register and submit online applications for Government organized Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Are you keen on travelling to Kailash Manasarovar in 2019? Want to join the Govt. of India organized 2019 Kailash Manasarovar Yatra and know the fees for the trip? This article provides the complete information on the registration and application process for the 2019 Kailash Manasarovar Yatra organized by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India. Details of the two optional routes, fees for the trip, eligibility requirements, etc are all provided in this informative article.

Important tips to make your bus rides comfortable

Not willing to take up the bus journey fearing the many discomforts in the bus? Well, here are some easy and simple ways that you can adopt while planning a bus journey in order to turn it out to be a comfortable one.

“Dev-Bhoomi” Himachal Pradesh: The Land Of Gods And Goddess

Himachal Pradesh is situated in the shadows of the great Himalaya in the Northern part of India. Himachal Pradesh is the land of Gods and Goddess, thus called “Dev-Bhoomi”. It is the place of diverse cultures, land of fare and festivals, land of peace and joy, a place where you can see nature at its best. Himachal Pradesh is blessed with the wonderful . It is one of the best known location to spend your holidays and have a lifetime of a experience.

Little-known tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, the easternmost state of India, presents many beautiful and unexplored tourist spots. The author mentions five little-known, exquisitely beautiful tourist spots in the state. Read on to learn more.

Ramchandi – the famous tourist spot in Odisha

Have you visited Ramchandi in Odisha? What makes Ramchandi a famous tourist place of India? Check out this article to know the details of tourist attractions here so that you can plan your trip next time to Ramchandi.

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