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Which part of Goa is good to visit, South or North Goa?

The answer to this question Which part of Goa is good to visit is really tough because Goa is full of surprises from head to toe. No matter which part of the Goa you are traveling, there is always something special for you. North Goa or South Goa? Which is the place to be? The answer is based on what you want to explore and experience in Goa. Both the regions have their own positives and negatives. Crowd is more in South Goa or North Goa ? North Goa beaches like Baga and Calangute are certainly more crowded with local and foreign tourists than South Goa beaches like Agonda and Palolem. North Goa is good for you if you like to be around large crowds and a convivial atmosphere all the time. On the other hand, if you prefer some alone time or a quiet walk on the beach or on the streets, south Goa is the place to be. Sight seeing in Goa Most beaches in Goa offer a beautiful sunset and a wide …

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How GST is going to impact your travel plans ?

India is always growing in the travel and tourism area. Foreign travelers are very much delighted to be in India for it’s cultural diversity. Now the Indian economy underwent a radical change in their tax system by the implementation of GST ( Goods and Services Tax ) through a Constitutional amendment bill in the parliament. The GST is going to impact almost all areas of an Indian. I am writing this article to make you aware of how the GST is going to impact the travel and tourism industry in India. What is GST in a nutshell ? Goods & Services Tax is a comprehensive, multi-stage, destination-based tax that will be levied on every value addition. Earlier, Goods and services were taxed separately. The states tax only for the sale of goods but not services while the central government taxes manufacturing and services but not wholesale/retail trade. However, now under the GST one rate shall be applicable to both goods and services. One nation one tax GST has 4 tier structure: 5% – common use items, …

How to transport bike by train in India

How to transport bike by train in India

I had heard these questions so many times, How to transport bike by train across India ? Bike Parcel Charges & documents Required for bike Parcel.   If you are searching for the best way to do bike parcel through train, you are reading the right article. How to transport Bike in train ? In former, you can take the bike along with you in the same train you are traveling. But now the procedure has changed. Now the Indian Railways will decide in which train your bike should travel depending on the slot availability and destination. As of now, there are actually two ways to transport bike in train across India. The two different ways to do bike parcel. Luggage Parcel Before transporting the bike we need to make sure all the documents are all clear and ready. Especially the important documents like Registration Certificate, Latest Insurance documents and all. Another important thing is we need to empty the petrol tank for transporting it. It’s always good to book from main station since they will get enough time to load …

Know About Power Outlets and Voltages When Travelling Internationally

Know About Power Outlets and Voltages When Travelling Internationally

It’s not the currency or the language which will trouble you during your international trips, but the power outlets and plugs. Think of a situation where you can’t use your electronic devices at all. If you don’t do your homework ahead of time, you may be unable to use your electrical devices. Even worse, you may damage them by plugging them into the foreign outlets. So what is the solution to this problem? The answer is to know the world standards well in advance.I have compiled an article regarding this which can help everyone who are traveling abroad. There are currently 15 types of electrical outlet plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter by the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), starting with A and moving through the alphabet. These letters are completely arbitrary: they don’t actually mandate anything. The below diagram from Wikipedia gives us some idea of how plug shapes vary from country to country. Note that North America, continental Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia …

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Things You Should Know About Tibetan Prayer Flags

Nowadays I am seeing people are hanging some decoration on their bike’s handle especially on bikes which used for leh ladakh trips. I was in search of more details about this hanging decoration. When I have seen this for the very first time, like everyone, I also thought these are just pieces of clothes with some words on it. Later I came to know, It is nothing but the Tibetan Prayer Flags. The sad part of hanging this flags on bike is, most of the people really don’t know the real purpose of having it on their bike. Those prayer flags you’ve hung on your bike are not just some fancy accessory. Everything right from the color to the words on the flags has a deeper meaning. A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags essentially carry our prayers via the wind to get them answered. The objective of …

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How to get the best deals on hotels and resorts

You don’t need to spend hell lot of money for a hotel room.There are tricks and tips you can use to find the best deals on hotels and resorts for your trips. Everyone will look for the best deals on hotels and resorts while traveling. Bringing down the cost of stay would be the necessity of a budget traveler. There is no special magic for finding the best deal. I will tell you how to find the best deals on hotels and resorts. So let’s see the tips one by one and try which all will work for us. Signup for the alerts on price drops Rather than searching how to get the best hotel deals online, try to find the websites that will work for you.There are websites which will alert you by mail or message for the price drops or best deals. We can’t keep an eye on hotel deals all the time, so any price drops will be notified. Websites like Hotels.com and Kayak are best in this since they won’t flood your inbox. …

What is the best travel breakfast

What is the best travel breakfast ?

A very simple question, but which can lead to a debate topic between readers. I am not going to address this question very specifically with some general suggestions. The mode of traveling will also have some role in our breakfast. If you are doing a road trip, things can vary from a luxury travel. Let’s consider we are backpacking and see how we can plan the best travel breakfast. You can carry the below mentioned food items which will be very handy. Rolled oats. Dry Fruits and Nuts. Rolled Omelet with 3 eggs.( depends on your hunger level ) Milk/Water in Bottle. Fruits like Apple/Banana. You don’t need to carry this for all your road trips. You can manage it from the nearest town/city through where you will be passing to reach your destination. Rolled oats, Image credits: prevention.com There can be chances to stay in a remote place and find it difficult to locate a hotel or restaurant. This portable food items will help you in those situations. Suppose you are already traveling with …

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11 Things you need to pack for your Goa trip

If you’re planning a Goa vacation to enjoy the best of its beaches and parties during the Sunburn Festival, do read this post before packing your bags for the trip. Goa is a place, completely for outdoor fun activities and water sports. Here are some of my recommendations for your Goa trip. 1. Sunscreen You are not going to Goa for enjoying your complete time inside a Casino. Goa is popular for the outdoor activities and hence sunscreen is very much required. Get a good sunscreen that does not make you sweat, since you’re going to be quite hot and sweaty from all that partying. Always prefer branded sunscreens when it comes for your skin protection. 2. Sunglasses Needless to stay, but inevitable in Goa. It will protect your eyes from harsh sun rays as well as sand in the beaches. They are also make for great cover-ups for sleepy or hung-over eyes. People have the habit of staring others when it’s an open beach, so sunglasses will make you comfortable there also. Be a …