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Delhi transport and travel

Delhi transport and travel

Delhi transport and travel Taxis and auto-rickshaws With competition from Squorickshaws, they are still as pre ₹ 80 from Pahar Ganj in Old Delhi. It all depends on your negotiating skills! The minimum plan is ₹ 100. In all cases, make sure the driver […]

Transport and travel India

Transport and travel India

Transport and travel India The plane Since the emergence of low-cost airlines, flying has become very affordable. It is, for long distances, the easiest and most convenient way to get around. Low-cost companies As everywhere, these companies make it possible, […]

Entry formalities and India visa

Entry formalities and India visa

Entry formalities and India visa Entry formalities in India It is imperative to be in possession of a visa to be able to enter India. From now on, there are 2 types of tourist visas: l'e-Tourist Visa (all formalities are done online); le Regular […]

Traditions and customs India

Traditions and customs India

Traditions and customs India Religions and beliefs - Hinduism: it is the predominant religion of India, and it is also one of the oldest. It has neither founder nor official clergy. It is based on 2 fundamental principles: the universe is based on an order, […]

Rajasthan, in the Amber fort

Rajasthan, in the Amber fort

About ten kilometers from Jaipur, do not miss visiting the city of Amber and its imposing fort. Behind its high sandstone walls, this ancient capital of maharajas conceals wonders. And there are also great […]

Ladakh activities and trek

Ladakh activities and trek

Ladakh activities and trek Trek in Ladakh Where can we walk the rivéoasis nose, from collar to collar, at the option of the garlands of prayer flags and the patchworks of small fields of barley and wheat? Lunar landscapes, desert valleys, multicolored rocks, […]

Activities, sports and leisure India

Activities, sports and leisure India

Activities, sports and leisure India Yoga The first references to yoga are found in the Vedic texts, the oldest sacred writings of ancient India. For a long time a secret discipline, transmitted orally from master to disciple, its teaching has become widely […]

India thematic routes

India thematic routes

India thematic routes North India Indian traditions The bazaars of Delhi, Jaipur and Kolkata Local markets in general The ghats of Pushkar and Varanasi Haridwar fire ceremony Historical and archaeological sites Delhi (with all its sites scattered around) Agra Amritsar Fatehpur […]

Three days in Delhi

Three days in Delhi

Swarming, noisy, extremely polluted and congested ... Delhi can be a shock for the traveler who has just arrived from the West, suddenly plunged into this city in perpetual mutation, where extreme poverty […]

Recommended routes Mumbai

Recommended routes Mumbai

Recommended routes Mumbai 3 days in Mumbai A little short to discover the city in depth. 1er day Visit of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangranhalaya museum then, just behind the museum, stroll through the art galleries district, Kala Ghoda. In […]

Transport and travel Mumbai

Transport and travel Mumbai

Transport and travel Mumbai Le Sunday, passenger car traffic is divided by 3. So less pollution and less horns. This is the best day to enjoy the city and stroll. bus System pretty well developed, but hello crush! Buying tickets on the bus, from a recipient. Beware […]

Mumbai activities, tours and outings

Mumbai activities, tours and outings

Mumbai activities, tours and outings visits If accommodation is expensive in Mumbai, the discovery of the city can, on the other hand, be done at a lower cost: few major museums, but many temples, districts, markets where to stroll, to soak up the city, […]

India: Ahmedabad, in the colors of Gujarat

India: Ahmedabad, in the colors of Gujarat

Land of migrants since time immemorial, Gujarat has given India two of its most charismatic leaders: Gandhi and Patel. Ahmedabad was for a long time its capital […]

Ganesh Chaturti

Ganesh Chaturti

All Hindu communities around the world are jubilant to celebrate the feast of Ganesh. Colors, parades, songs and prayers in honor of the god with the elephant head […]

Geography and climate Rajasthan

Geography and climate Rajasthan

Geography and climate Rajasthan Geography In this territory as large as 2/3 of western France. The population is predominantly rural and the water problem, despite the density of the canal network, remains crucial, especially when the monsoons are weak. Climate […]

Practical life in India

Practical life in India

Practical life in India Time difference Indian time is 5 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time. So, as the country does not change the time, when it is 30 p.m. in France, it is 12 p.m. in India in winter (+ 16:30) and 4:30 p.m. in summer (+ 15:30). Whether […]

Practical information and useful contacts Mumbai

Practical information and useful contacts Mumbai

Practical information and useful contacts Mumbai Tourist Info - India Tourism Mumbai: Nariman Point, ground floor of b04-31-44. Every day except Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 18 p.m. (14 p.m. on Saturday and fémum@nic.in).Good reception but limited competence, […]

India: Chennai, the former Madras, capital of Tamil Nadu

India: Chennai, the former Madras, capital of Tamil Nadu

An essential stop on a trip to South India, Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu and the country's 4th largest city, does not appeal at first glance. Industrial, […]

Rajasthan transport and travel

Rajasthan transport and travel

Rajasthan transport and travel By car Feel free to rent a car with driver. As we travel, we slowly leave “modern” India to immerse ourselves in rural and traditional India. Camels appear more numerous as the landscape becomes rougher. We pass trucks […]

Ladakh transport and travel

Ladakh transport and travel

Ladakh transport and travel How to go to Ladakh? The easiest way is to join Leh by plane. Each morning, 4 to 5 flights (quite affordable) depart from Delhi and one can also reach the city directly from Srinagar, Chandigarh (Punjab) and Mumbai. Better to […]

Activities and recreation Kerala

Activities and recreation Kerala

Activities and recreation Kerala The backwaters D & rsquopays ”. It is a vast ecosystem, a landscape of lagoons carved out by currents and whose sands block the estuaries of rivers. These tropical lagoons are linked together by a network of artificial […]

India: Varanasi (Benares), sacred city

India: Varanasi (Benares), sacred city

Located in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi (Benares) is one of the oldest cities in the world and one of the holiest places in Hinduism. Every year, millions of pilgrims […]

Food, food and drink India

Food, food and drink India

Food, food and drink India Kitchen The discovery of India obviously passes by the exploration of its wonderful cuisine. It is one of the richest (not just in fat!), One of the most fragrant and most subtle in the world.Depending on the region where he lives, […]

India: Cochin, crossroads of civilizations

India: Cochin, crossroads of civilizations

Principal city of Kerala, Kochi (Cochin) is an obligatory stage of any trip in this state of the south of India. A true cultural melting pot, Kochi draws its particular flavor from the various influences […]

Activities, where to go out Goa

Activities, where to go out Goa

Activities, where to go out Goa Shopping and souvenirs - Velha Goa, à Panjim: 4/191, rua de Ourem. Very close to the Panjim Inn. Some local ceramics (including tiling), and also, surprise, a selection imported from Portugal, including the emblematic rooster. […]

Practical information and useful contacts Goa

Practical information and useful contacts Goa

Practical information and useful contacts Goa Tourist information - Department of Tourism Government of Goa 87-50 at 17 p.m., Saturdays approximately 45 a.m.-9 p.m. Welcome to this somewhat remote tourist office which offers information on transport, […]

Culture and Arts India

Culture and Arts India

Culture and Arts India Cinema and Bollywood 1 silent films were shot in India and the first talking film dates from 200. Less than a century later, the cinema in India has become one of the most popular forms of entertainment. Indian films attract 1 billion […]

India: Ladakh, in the Indus Valley

India: Ladakh, in the Indus Valley

In the name of Ladakh, a series of images of summits with eternal snows, lost valleys, villages curled up on their small terraced fields, windy passes where the […]

Geography and landscapes India

Geography and landscapes India

Geography and landscapes India The 4 major geographic areas of India: - The Himalayas: it is a huge uninterrupted chain over 2 km, with a width varying from 400 to 240 km. It marks the border with Tibet, China and Nepal. - The Ganges plain: parallel to the […]

India: Kerala, in the land of well-being

India: Kerala, in the land of well-being

It is often said that Kerala is a good gateway to gently get to know India, this country of extremes. It is true that the quality of life is much better there than […]

Goa Identity Card

Goa Identity Card

Goa Identity Card - Location: É Area: 3  Population: 1,46 million d & rsquo Population density : 394 inhab./km². Topography of Goa - Panaji States, tourist office ... and casinos. A few kilometers to the east, the impressive remains ofOld Goa, […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation India

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation India

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation India Acccommodation It is by far the most popular form of accommodation in India. There are all kinds of them, from the shabbyest to the sparkling palace worthy of the Thousand and One Nights tales. Unless you're […]

Gastronomy, where to eat Ladakh

Gastronomy, where to eat Ladakh

Gastronomy, where to eat Ladakh Ladakhi cuisine is close to that of Tibet, but most restaurants also offer Indian, (vaguely) Chinese and Western dishes; many are vegetarians. Overall don't expect too much. Some specialties: - the momos: large white ravioli […]

India: Tamil Nadu, journey to the land of the Tamils

India: Tamil Nadu, journey to the land of the Tamils

What about those fabulous Indies that amazed so many travelers from Marco Polo to Pierre Loti, from Ibn Battuta to Alexandra David-Néel? “In India there are plenty […]

Climate and weather India

Climate and weather India

Climate and weather India Climate in North India The best season to visit from November (May (see June) to March and mid-May, or between late September and November. See also the climate in Ladakh Elsewhere, the summer, the heat and humidity are quite […]

Mumbai Identity Card

Mumbai Identity Card

Mumbai Identity Card - Name: formerly called Location:  Area: 603,4  Population:  Density Mayor: Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. The different districts of Mumbai Mumbai is located in a peaceful location, bordered by the turbulent and often crowded […]

What to do India

What to do India

What to do India Marvel at the fortresses and palaces of Maharajahs In Agra, the Taj Mahal, symbol of India, can be visited at dawn, to enjoy the beauty of the place still wrapped in the morning browns. But many other Indian palaces are worth a visit. On […]

Identity card India

Identity card India

Identity card India - Capital city : New Delhi. - Area: 3 km² Population: approximately $ 1,37 billion in 2024.- Density Hope Urban population : about 34%. - Literacy rate Change : the rupee. - Languages: English and 22 official languages, of which Hindi, […]

Ladakh recommended routes

Ladakh recommended routes

Ladakh recommended routes Leh The royal palace and its monasteries Chokhang Vihara Temple  Shanti Stupa The Indus Valley, east of Leh On the north bank of the Indus Choglamsar: On the northern flank of the Indus, this old messy village was almost […]

Rajasthan: Jaipur, the city of the Maharajas

Rajasthan: Jaipur, the city of the Maharajas

Located 240 km from Delhi, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan (3,4 million inhabitants), nicknamed "the pink city", transports the traveler to the mythical India of the Maharajas, the trade in spices and […]

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair

Every year, at the time of the full moon of Kartik Purnima, the holy city of Pushkar is invaded by thousands of pilgrims from all over Rajasthan. In a setting of […]

Kerala Food, Food & Drink

Kerala Food, Food & Drink

Kerala Food, Food & Drink Kerala cuisine Tcoastal wandering and land of spices, Kerala offers a very special cuisine. Of course, as elsewhere, a typical meal consists of a rice dish accompanied by a dal, a curry or various vegetable preparations. Kerala […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Ladakh

Entry formalities and useful contacts Ladakh

Entry formalities and useful contacts Ladakh For diplomatic representations and entry formalities in India, refer to the section “Before departure” from India. Entry formalities in Ladakh Open to éTourist Visa or Regular Visa; see entry formalities […]

Recommended Delhi itineraries

Recommended Delhi itineraries

Recommended Delhi itineraries 3 days in Delhi This is the minimum time that should be spent in Delhi. 1er day Stroll in Old Delhi: Red Fort, Chandni Chowk bazaar, Gurudwara Sis Ganj religious complex. In the evening, enjoy a faluda, a creamy beverage with […]

Recommended routes India

Recommended routes India

Recommended routes India Remember that travel in this great country takes time! NORTH INDIA North India in a week Advice: opt for rapid transport (plane or car with driver) or at night, otherwise it is not possible in 1 week! Book them in advance to be […]

Accommodation and hotels Ladakh

Accommodation and hotels Ladakh

Accommodation and hotels Ladakh Between April-May and the end of October-beginning of November, the choice of accommodation in Leh is considerable: the offer has increased tenfold in a few years, and construction continues well, transforming the city ... At […]

Health and Safety Kerala

Health and Safety Kerala

Health and Safety Kerala Health vaccines See recommended vaccines for going to India. > Find out about Routard Assurance travel insurance. > Consult our practical file: How to make the right choice in travel insurance? Hygiene precautions The Indian […]

India: the Taj Mahal and the treasures of Uttar Pradesh

India: the Taj Mahal and the treasures of Uttar Pradesh

Arriving in Agra, a large polluted town in the state of Uttar Pradesh, not particularly attractive, one would not imagine that it is the most touristic city in India. Each year, however, it sees millions […]

Goa food, food and drink

Goa food, food and drink

Goa food, food and drink What to eat in Goa? In Goa, you can taste delicious specialties: some are the result of the synthesis of Indian and Portuguese cuisine, others are quite simply original recipes or a very special way of preparing rice and curries. - […]

Money and budget India

Money and budget India

Money and budget India Money, banks, exchange Currency and exchange Indian currency is the rupee (Rp), split 2019, € 1 = around ₹ 75, and ₹ 100 = around € 1,30. This rate is indicative. - We can change the euros (in cash), usually commission-free, […]

India: Pondicherry, yesterday and today

India: Pondicherry, yesterday and today

No longer call it Pondicherry, but Puducherry, from its Indian name. For French travelers, “Pondi”, this city of 700 inhabitants of Tamil Nadu (south-eastern […]

The Ratha Yatra in Puri

The Ratha Yatra in Puri

Among the festivals not to be missed during a stay in India is the Ratha Yatra which takes place every year at the end of June. This pilgrimage, one of the most […]

Practical information and useful contacts Rajasthan

Practical information and useful contacts Rajasthan

Practical information and useful contacts Rajasthan Tourist information - Tourist Reception Center: Govt Hostel Campus, MI Rd, behind 05-98. Every day except Sunday 9:30 am-18pm. Info about the city (free map) and Rajasthan. Effective. Ask for the […]

Goa history

Goa history

Goa history The Portuguese arrived in Goa in 1510 under Albuquerque's command, and their rule gradually extended. Sent by the Pope, Saint Francis Xavier left Lisbon and landed in Goa on May 6, 1542. Objective of the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits): […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Delhi

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Delhi

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Delhi Since the city is very large, we have classified the addresses by neighborhood. You can obviously find everything from basic dorms to deluxe rooms. Pahar Ganj It is the backpacker district par excellence, served […]

Kerala Traditions and Customs

Kerala Traditions and Customs

Kerala Traditions and Customs The kalarippayat Kerala has an original culture which is expressed in particular through the kalarippayat. Martial and therapeutic art (massages are an integral part of the discipline), the kalarippayat would be the ancestor […]

Delhi Leisure and Activities

Delhi Leisure and Activities

Delhi Leisure and Activities Shopping, shopping and souvenirs No need to rob the shops as soon as you arrive in Delhi: you will undoubtedly find better prices and more choices by visiting the different regions of the country. If you do not leave the capital, […]

Ladakh Health and Safety

Ladakh Health and Safety

Ladakh Health and Safety Health - Sonam Norboo Memorial Hospita : àville, after 20-14 or 25-36-29 (emergencies). The tourist ward has a 3 hour wait. - Pharmacy: Het Ram Vinay Kumor, Main St Bazar. Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 20:30 pm (21:30 pm to 15:30 […]

Rajasthan recommended itineraries

Rajasthan recommended itineraries

Rajasthan recommended itineraries 4-7 days in Rajasthan Reach Udaipur by night train or plane. 2 days at Udaipur with the City Palace, walk on the lake, walk in the old town around the Jagdish Temple, Folklore Museum and puppet show, show of traditional […]

Practical life in Ladakh

Practical life in Ladakh

Practical life in Ladakh Language Le ladakhi is a language in its own right, close to Tibetan. In Leh and in tourist areas, English is widely spoken. But a single word will open all the doors to you, the magic word: jullay, which simultaneously means "hello", […]

Recommended routes Goa

Recommended routes Goa

Recommended routes Goa 3 days in Goa 1er day Spend the day visiting the capital Panjim: stroll through the old quarters of Sao Tome and especially that of Fontainhas, around the post office and south of Emidio Gracia Road 2nd day Pre-day visit to Old Goa, […]

Transport and travel Goa

Transport and travel Goa

Transport and travel Goa Motorcycle and scooter If you de500 ₹ per day. ; to negotiate). But check the condition of the machine (general condition, but also the brakes, headlights, indicators, gauge ... ... be careful, the fuel represents a real item in […]

Rajasthan history and key dates

Rajasthan history and key dates

Rajasthan history and key dates Around 3400 BC. AD to the north-west of l & rsquodelàbe the first to use the wheel; and his dentists were already placing crowns! Coming from C., followed by & rsquoC., The Mauritius Empire imposed itself for 150 […]

Losar, the Tibetan new year

Losar, the Tibetan new year

On Saturday February 21, Tibetans will celebrate their entry into year of the Wood Monkey. In the Tibetan calendar, the passage to the new year, also called Losar, […]

Onam, harvest festival in Kerala

Onam, harvest festival in Kerala

In India, Kerala is singularly differentiated from other states by its important ethnic mixing, its Marxist past, its fertility rate below the national average, […]

India: Auroville, the utopian city near Pondicherry

India: Auroville, the utopian city near Pondicherry

Founded in 1968 in Tamil Nadu, Auroville is a utopian city based on a dream of universal peace and harmony. Far from being a tourist attraction, it is a unique experience […]

Ladakh culture and religion

Ladakh culture and religion

Ladakh culture and religion Religion 2/3 of the inhabitants of Leh district are followers of Lamaïmêlama Buddhism ("ocean of wisdom") belongs to this order, but the gelukpa are ultimately relatively few in the southern Himalayas. In Sikkim, only one monastery […]

Practical information and useful addresses Delhi

Practical information and useful addresses Delhi

Practical information and useful addresses Delhi Tourist Info - Important recommendation: it happens that rickshaws and other touts try to direct foreigners to bogus tourist offices, in fact travel agencies seeking to sell them transport services, […]

Practical information Kerala

Practical information Kerala

Practical information Kerala Tourist information - The official state tourism website: keralatourism.org - A number 425-47-47. Entry formalities For diplomatic representations and entry formalities in India, see entry formalities in India. Currency See […]

Health and Safety India

Health and Safety India

Health and Safety India Health India, like all Indian Econtinents, is one of the countries in the world where hygiene leaves the most to be desired. The level of hygiene in a country depends on 2 main factors: GDP per capita: in India it is about 7 times […]

India: Sikkim, Little Thumb of the Himalayas

India: Sikkim, Little Thumb of the Himalayas

Difficult to locate on a map, the Sikkim… Wedged against China (to the north), this former Himalayan kingdom slips between Nepal (to the west) and Bhutan (to the […]

When to go India

When to go India

When to go India When to go to India depending on the weather? The best season to visit in November (Indian autumn!) at the end of March, except for : l & rsquomai at the end of October; the South-East and the extreme South, due to the late monsoon. In […]

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