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Where to travel in 2018?

There's a phrase we like to use at Traveler to describe certain destinations: "It's having a moment." It comes up a lot—that near-impossible-to-pin-down, can't-put-our-thumb-on-it logic as to why you should visit somewhere. Here's some places that have been listed for you: Scottish Islands:  Explore more than 800 islands lie within reach of Scotland’s rugged coastline, scattered across the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean, there is something for everyone, whether you’re a whisky aficionado, seeking spiritual sustenance, or just looking to lie on [...]

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5 things that can spoil your Pondicherry trip

Team Travel Samosa visited Pondicherry / Puducherry and based on first hand experience. Here are some tips to ensure you have a great vacation: Off – season is definitely not the time to go. The weather is so scorching hot that you will get roasted and wont be able to do much. Weather plays a critical role in your overall Puducherry stay. Do not take a taxi from an outside vendor when travelling from Chennai to Puducherry. The services of Ola [...]

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Indians With US Visas To Receive Visa On Arrival In UAE

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week circulated a letter to all authorities to grant Indians with US visa or green card to get UAE visa on arrival following a Cabinet decision last month. Indian nationals who hold a valid US visa or a green card will get a two-week UAE visa on arrival in the country from May 1, according to a media report. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week circulated a letter to all authorities [...]

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Top 5 apprehensions and their possible solutions for first time travellers to China

People hardly think of China as a destination for a vacation. Most of us have some fears when it comes to travelling to China. Here are 5 common problems and their possible solutions to provide you some relief Problem: I don’t speak Chinese and people there don’t speak English. What to do? Solution: We have heard time and again that language is an issue, and Chinese who know English still don’t prefer to help you. They are rude. Actually, this is not [...]

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Dubai top 5 : Things to do

There are an endless amount of activities and tours available in Dubai during your layover. You can book anything from hot air balloon rides and helicopter tours, to camel safaris and shopping excursions. Here are top 5 picks for you: Big Bus Tours : Tickets for Big Bus Tours are valid for 24 hours and you can hop on and off whenever you’d like. One ticket covers both routes, which includes the Red Route (Dubai Creek, Al Fahidi Fort & Dubai [...]

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SNOOPY & gang: now in TOKYO

Did you know that Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz hated the name Peanuts? Or that Snoopy only walked upright on his two hind legs in June 1957, more than six years after the Peanuts comic strip debuted in 1950? Or how about the fact that Snoopy has a big following in Japan, while Peanuts stamps are issued in countries as varied as Portugal, Gibraltar and Cayman Islands? So if you love all things to do with imaginative dog Snoopy [...]

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5 long weekend getaways around Delhi

Weekend getaways 1. Landour: It’s a small cantonment town attached with Mussoorie. This place is absolutely quiet and beautiful; there are very few cottages that are available for tourists to stay. Should you wish to do some touristy thing you can drive down to Mussoorie and should you wish to enjoy natural beauty then you can just relax in Landour. Altitude: 7784 ft (2550m) above sea level Nearest city : Mussoorie / Dehradun More details: It is about 35 km from the city [...]

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Top 7 summer holiday destination in India

For those who believe in exploring off beat places, here is a quick list of where can you travel this summer: Gurez (Gurais): Spend an awesome time without mobile connectivity in the stunning Gurez valley. The beauty of this place cannot be explained in words, however clear blue sky and snow-capped mountains will definitely leave you mesmerized. Altitude: 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level (high Himalayas) Nearest city : Srinagar Best time to visit: June to early November More details: The access to [...]

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Go easy : Visa on arrival destinations for Indians

An international vacations involves a lot of planning but Visa in one thing on which the entire plan is heavily dependent. Opt for a 'Visa on Arrival' destination and gear up for a hassle free fun vacation at one of these destinations: ASIA:  In addition to the most popular ones such as Hong Kong, Thailand or Nepal, there are some of these little lesser known wonders that you can head out to: Laos, Bhutan, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis ,Cambodia, Hong Kong, Macau, [...]

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5 off beat things to do in Goa

If you have done your touristy things and are looking to do something different then here is a quick list of things that some activities to try out: Spice Plantation tours: Visit to spice plantations is one of the most popular things amongst tourists in Goa. There are a privately arranged spice tours that you can explore. This is a unique way through which localities introduce you to the spices and usually the tourists are treated to a vegetarian goan [...]

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