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A Glance

Main Languages: Hindi is widely spoken and understood besides basic English.

When to Go: Agra can get unbearably hot, so the best time to visit Agra is during winters between October and February. But during winters make sure to travel with proper woollen clothes as Agrais pretty chilling during winter.

Local Transport: Small as it is, Agra is pretty easily navigable. Fatehabad Road is a central road around which, most of the hotels are located. From there, rickshaws, autos and cabs are readily available. Walking might not be your favourite thing especially during summers, but in winters walking down the mist covered roads of Agra and surrounded by green leafy tress can turn out to be pretty romantic.

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)

Location: Located on the banks of Yamuna River, in Uttar Pradesh \

Nearest Metropolis: New Delhi, 253 km away

 
AGRA
 
Agra, the location of the Taj Mahal, is the most popular tourist destination in India. Even if the place had nothing else, it would be worth the trip, for the Taj, as one calls it, is a ‘sight’ that awakens the wonder and enthusiasm of the most blasé, world-weary traveller, a sight for which no amount of stunning photography in guidebooks and magazines can adequately prepare you. But there’s plenty more. Agra was the capital of Akbar the Great and the site of his Agra Fort, as well as his tomb outside the city at Sikandra and the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.
 
Iconic sights in Agra
In terms of design the Taj Mahal marks the crowning glory of Mughal architecture. It was built between 1631 and 1648 by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. The design owes much to Humayun’s tomb in Delhi and is believed to have been the work of Ustad Ahmad Lahori, a master architect. The latter cannot be used for prayer as its central arch does not face Mekkah (Mecca). Go around the back of the Taj, too, to the terrace which overlooks the Yam­una River. This boasts a view as far as Agra Fort, the city’s “other” sight, but one well worth visiting.

Places to visit in Agra
 
Taj Mahal
Some people assert the Taj Mahal looks at its best during Sharad Purnima, the first full moon after the monsoons. Others love to see it at the height of the rainy season. But in truth, the magic of the world’s most beautiful building is irresistible at any time of year, and any moment of the day, or night. The char bagh (four-square) grounds inside are an integral part of the Taj Mahal, both spiritually, as the symbol of the Paradise to which Mumtaz Mahal has ascended, and artistically, to enhance the colour and texture of the mausoleum. The tomb itself is clad in miraculously white marble from the Rajasthan quarries of Makrana and is complemented by the four minarets, while to the west of the enclosure is a mosque and, to the east, its replica – known as the javab (reply). Inside, the octagonal cenotaph-chamber contains the ceremonial marble coffins of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. As was the custom of that time, the actual bodies are entombed in another chamber directly below. Sadly, vandals removed all of the Taj’s precious stones, but they did leave the gentle beauty of roses and poppies in rich inlaid stones of onyx, green chrysolite, carnelian and variegated agate.
 
Agra Fort
Built by Akbar in 1565, Agra Fort was conceived as a citadel with a moat on three sides and a river on the fourth. Pleasure palaces were a secondary consideration, and were in fact mostly added by Shah Jahan. The entrance from the south, at Amar Singh Gate, takes you up a ridged elephant’s ramp to the long quadrangle of the pillared Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Am). Just off the northeast corner of the pavilion, the harem had its very own mosque (the Nagina Masjida) and Hindu temple (the Mandir Raja Ratan) and a bazaar between the two where merchants sold silks and jewels. A minute staircase led to the Musamman Burj, a pavilion popularly known as the ‘Prisoner’s Tower’ because Aurangzeb incarcerated his father Shah Jahan here, allowing him a view of his beloved Taj Mahal.
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A Glance

Main Languages: Pahari is widely spoken but most locals understand Hindi quite well. Locals including shopkeepers also  unde-r-rstand English upto an extent.

When to Go: Shimla is a perennial holiday destination. Each season reveals a different character of the town. While summer months in Shimla are pleasant and truly a relief for mortals from the plains, winter is when you might witness an unpredictable snowfall! Monsoon brings forth the lush and romantic face of the town. Anytime is good for this inviting retreat!

Local Transport: Given its hilly terrain, taxis are the ideal means of transport in Shimla. While buses connect the town to nearby places, for commuting within the town, you’ll need to rely on either cabs or your feet. Walking is a good means of exploring Shimla as quite a few areas are closed to vehicles.

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR) 

Location: Spread over Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas

Nearest Metropolis: New Delhi, about 370 km away

Altitude: 2202 metres above sea level

 
SHIMLA
 
The flower meadows and wooden village of Himachal Pradesh provide a dreamily bucolic backdrop for explorations on foot. Now the capital of Himachal Pradesh, the town of Shimla was built in the early 19th century when the British colonial settlers were searching for a summer refuge from the heat of the plains. At an altitude of 2,130m (6,755ft), the site was first discovered by British troops returning from the war with the Gurkhas of Nepal in 1819. They returned soon after to build little holiday bungalows with fabulous views of the mountains. Within a decade Shimla had become the most prestigious hill station in India – and the summer capital of the entire Raj.  In town, visitors can retrace the favourite promenades along the Mall and see the old administrative offices of the Ridge, which leads past the neo-Gothic, Anglican Christ Church, where the bells are made from the brass of cannons captured from the Sikhs. At the end of the Ridge, you’ll find the baronial pile of Viceregal Lodge, where Mountbattan, Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah held their crucial negotiations in the run-up to Partition in the 1940s.
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A Glance

Main Languages: Hindi, Rajasthani and English. Basic English is understood by most locals ranging from shop owners to taxi. drivers.

When to Go: Winters! From October to March,Jaipur is quite pleasant with warm days and chilly evenings while summer months normaly of May and June are absolute no-nos unless you wish to get scorched!

Local Transport: From cabs to auto rickshaws and from cycle rickshaws to horse driven buggy or tongas, you’ll find it all in Jaipur. The latter of course is only meant for joyrides. While government run as well as privately owned public transport is available in the form of buses, Recently State owned HIGHTECH buses have been introduced in organised manner in the name of JCTSL .These are tvery comfortable & worth a ride. & Local Travel. Opt for auto rickshaws or taxis incase you need an individual vehicle.

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)  

Location: Surrounded by the Aravallis in eastern Rajasthan

Nearest Metropolis: New Delhi, 258 km away

 
JAIPUR

The city was laid out in 1728 in a simple grid pattern by a young Bengali, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, architect to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II (of the royal lineage that had ruled from Amber, 11km/7 miles to the north, since the early 10th century).   Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, was not always pink. The original city was in fact light grey, edged with white borders. It only acquired its characteristic salmon hue – the traditional colour of welcome – ahead of the visit in 1883 of the Prince of Wales. Comprising rectangular blocks divided by broad, tree-lined avenues, the regular grid plan at the heart of the old city was devised in 1728 by Majharaja Jai Singh. Its design was supposed to replicate the form of an auspicious mandala, or sacred Tantric diagram, the aim being to create a framework that would infuse Jaipur’s daily life with ‘the overarching harmony of the Cosmos’. As well as proving an aesthetic triumph, the streamlined layout and its fortifications successfully repelled would-be invaders for decades, ensuring a lasting prosperity that has continued into the modern era.


Places to visit in Jaipur

City Palace

Occupying the most auspicious central portion of Maharaja Jai Singh’s grid, the City Palace formed the political hub of Jaipur, and remains the residence of the royal family. Although its innermost enclosures date from the 18th century, other wings were added in subsequent eras, fusing Mughal and Rajput architectural motifs. A series of ornamental gateways leads to the interlocking courtyards inside the palace, many of whose pavilions are given over to the Sawai Man Singh II Museum. Armour, weapons, priceless carpets, state regalia, jewellery, miniature paintings, manuscripts and precious ritual paraphernalia make up the bulk of the collection, all lavishly decorated by craftsmen whom the Jaipur maharajas recruited from the courts of the Mughals as the empire lapsed into decline. 

Palace of the Winds

The most photographed sight in Jaipur is the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), dating from 1799, which stands at the eastern perimeter of the City Palace, overlooking the bazaar. A five-floored confection of domed balconies, delicate cupolas and pierced stone jali screens, all painted Jaipur’s trademark salmon pink, it is not in fact, a palace, but an extraordinary facade of 953 airy niches and windows, used by the royal women in purdah (secluded from the public) to watch the outside world of the streets below.

Jantar Mantar

Immediately behind the Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar stands in surreal counterpoint to the traditional Rajput splendour surrounding it. Made up of 16 colossal geometric structures which Maharaja Jai Singh – a keen astronomer – used to calculate celestial latitudes and planetary movements, it is one of five such complexes built at Hindu cities across India (the others are at Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain and Varanasi). Pride of place goes to the giant Bihat Samrat Yantra, an enormous sundial whose shadow moves 4 metres (13ft) each hour, enabling calculations of time down to intervals of five seconds. In times past, drummers stationed on the high gnomon arm (the part of the sundial that casts the shadow) used to sound the hours.

Amber Fort

Amber, 11km (7 miles) from Jaipur, was once the capital of the Minas – believed to be the original inhabitants of this area. Painted elephants take visitors up the hill to admire the massive gateways, pillared pavilions and palaces that recall the glory and wealth of Amber’s association with the Mughals:?Raja Man Singh was the commander-in-chief of Akbar’s army, while Mirza Raja Jai Singh was a powerful ally of Jahangir. Of special interest are the Diwan i Am, Jai Singh’s audience hall, and the Shish Mahal, the Hall of Mirrors, where the walls are inlaid with exquisite mirrored motifs that dance to the flame of even a single candle.

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A Glance

Main Languages: Konkani, Marathi, Portuguese, English and Hindi

When to Go: Goa has a tropical climate, hot and humid for most of the year - the month of May is the hottest and the monsoons start in early June and end in September. October to April is the ideal time to visit Goa.

Local Transport: Much of Goa is well-connected with roads that are in a good state of repair, and the best way to get around in Goa is on rented motorcycles, on a per day/week basis. It is not hard to get good rates for taxis and rented cars as well. Buses and auto rickshaws ply regularly in Goa, and are very useful. Goa is also unique for having motorcycle taxis that where you can pillion ride for a fee.

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)

Location: Konkan Coast of western India, adjoining the Arabian Sea

Nearest Metropolis: Mumbai, about 593 km away

 
GOA

The evergreen destination of Goa is a holidaymaker's paradise. Breathtakingly beautiful blue beaches, sensuous silvery sands, fabulous flora and fauna, rich cultural heritage, captivating churches, and terrific temples, Goa has it all. The feasts and festivals of Goa are the other things not to be missed.  The Indian state of Goa beckons you for the time of your life. Experience a wonderful journey while enjoying a pleasant stay at Goa Beaches and get going to Goa that is on a holiday - twelve months in a year! Gorgeous Goa travels is one of the most idyllic holiday destinations in India.   A diverse tourist locale, Gorgeous Goa is celebrated the world over for its laidback culture, sun kissed beaches, gothic churches and rocking nightlife. What’s more, Gorgeous Goa’s exotic seafood will have you licking your fingers and asking for more. So come and sip a beer, enjoy bird watching, relax with a massage or indulge in water sports.

Goa is best known for its idyllic tropical climate and paradise landscape of white-sand, palm-fringed beaches.  For more than four-and-a-half centuries Goa was run as a Portuguese colony – the lynchpin of a vast trade empire stretching from Japan to Lisbon. With a population of around 1.4 million, the modern state is no longer the run-down Lusitanian backwater it had become by the time Jawaharlal Nehru sent in the India army to annexe the colony in 1961. Mass tourism, fast air and rail connections with Mumbai, and mass immigration from neighbouring Maharashtra (to the north) and Karnataka (to the east and south) are blurring its boundaries as never before. Yet much of what has long distinguished it from the rest of the country – its Indo-Portuguese heritage – still survives. See this distinctive heritage in Old Goa and Margao.  The entire 101km (63 mile) coastline is splashed with sand, from vast bays to tiny coves only accessible by boat. 


Places to visit in Goa

Old Goa

At the height of its splendour in the late 16th and 17th centuries, the former Portuguese capital of Goa was a city of extraordinary magnificence. Contemporary engravings delineate a skyline bristling with Baroque cathedrals and church spires, vast paved piazzas and a port heaving with the spoils of empire. Bigger even than Lisbon and London in its day, it was the first great colonial metropolis. Goa’s decline, however, was as abrupt as its creation.

Anjuna and Arambol

The long-established Flea Market is still held on Wednesdays at Anjuna, in northern Goa. This has long been a bastion of a hedonistic hippy tourism, with drug-fuelled full-moon parties and techno dance music, the latter of which which you can sample at the famous Nine Bar in nearby Vagator after the Flea Market. 

Margao

With a population of over 100,000, Margao (also known as ‘Madgaon’) is Goa’s second-largest town. It can feel frenetic compared with the resorts just 10 minutes’ drive west, but does hold a wonderful crop of elegant 18th- and 19th-century Portuguese houses. The centre piece of the old colonial enclave on the north side of Margao is the splendid Church of the Holy Spirit, built in 1675 and a textbook late Baroque edifice, with a grand whitewashed facade, fronted by a monumental cross whose base is carved with episodes from the Easter story. 

Dudhsagar

The waterfalls at Dudhsagar, near Goa’s eastern border, are the second highest in India. Measuring 600m (3,000ft) from head to foot, they’re a spectacular sight at any time of year, but especially just after the monsoon rains in October and November, when water levels are at their highest.  

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A Glance

Main Languages: Tamil and English. Hindi is also understood by most locals in the town.

When to Go: June to February is best, but with good weather all year through, Ooty is never really out of season! And the winter months, while off season, are the best time for a visit as you get the best deals and no crowds at that time of the year!

Local Transport: Ooty can be explored the way you want to do it...in a taxi or an auto rickshaw or on foot if you please... During peak season the high tourist numbers usually mean that auto/taxi rates are equally high, so it’s best to walk around and explore the town.

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)  

Location: Cradled in the lap of the Nilgiris inTamil Nadu

Nearest Metropolis: Bangalore, 310 km away

Altitude: 2359 metres above sea level

 
OOTY

Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is a town, a municipality and the district capital of the Nilgiris district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore. Ootacamund is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills.  Today the town's economy is based on tourism and agriculture, with manufacturing of medicines and photographic film also present. The town is connected to the rest of India by road and rail, and its historic sites and natural beauty attract tourists.  Ooty, which is deep within the Nilgiri hills, is also known as The Blue Mountains.  Its stunning beauty and splendid green deep valleys inspired the British to name it Queen of Hill Stations.  Ooty is well connected by good roads.  It is 535 km from Chennai, 80 km from Coimbatore, 18 km from Coonoor, 155 km from Mysore (via Gudalur).  Ooty is connected by a nightly connecting train service. The railway station for Ooty is Udhagamandalam Railway Station.  The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is one of the oldest mountain railways in India. The NMR was declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in July 2005.  Ooty does not have a civilian airport and is not connected by air. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport, a distance of about 60 miles (96 km).


Places to visit in Ooty
Government Rose Garden

It is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty town in Tamil Nadu, India at an altitude of 2200 meters. Today this garden has one of the largest collection of roses in the country with more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 cultivars.

Ooty Botanical Gardens

The 22-acre Ooty Botanical Gardens is lush, green, and well-maintained. A flower show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is held every May

Ooty Lake

Ooty lake covers an area of 65 acres.[31] The Boat house established alongside the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty. It was constructed in 1824 by John Sullivan, the first collector of Ooty. The lake was formed by damming the mountain streams flowing down Ooty valley.

Stone House

Stone House is the first bungalow constructed in Ooty. It was built by John Sullivan and was called as Kal Bangala by the tribals (Kal means stone in local tribal language).

Ooty Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was built by the British in 1908, and was initially operated by the Madras Railway Company. The railway still relies on its fleet of steam locomotives. NMR comes under the jurisdiction of the newly formed Salem Division. In July 2005, UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the site then became known as "Mountain Railways of India.

St. Stephen's Church

St. Stephen's Church is located on the road to Mysore in Ooty, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris district.[32] [43] The church dates back to the 19th century.

Wax World, Ooty

A wax museum that houses life-size look-alike wax statues of personalities of Indian history, culture and heritage housed in a 142-year-old bungalow, located in the Ooty-Coonoor road.

Ooty Golf Course

Ooty Golf Course is located in Ooty town.  The golf course is set at an altitude of 7600 feet.  It is owned by the Gymkhana club in Ooty. The course extends over 193.56 acres and comprises 18 holes.

Tribal Museum

The Tribal Museum is part of the campus of Tribal Research Centre which is in Muthorai Palada (10 km from Ooty town).

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A Glance

Transport: The only  airport in the islands is Vir Savarkar Airport in Port Blair, which has scheduled services to Kolkata and Chennai and Delhi, Banglore and Bhubaneswar. The airport is under control of the Indian Navy. Only Daytime flying is allowed. Due to the length of these routes and the small number of airlines flying to the islands, fares have traditionally been relatively expensive, although cheaper for locals than visitors. Fares are high during peak seasons of spring and winter, but fares have been decreased over the time due to large expansion of aviation industry in India.

 

ANDAMAN

The Andaman and Nicobar islands lie 1,220km (760 miles) southeast of Kolkata across the Bay of Bengal, or ‘Kala Pani’ (Black Water), as this cyclone-prone sea was traditionally known. Their existence was reported in the 9th century ad by Arab merchants sailing towards the Straits of Sumatra, but with dense forests, mangrove swamps and shark-infested seas, the 572 islands were considered fit only for political prisoners and Malay pirates. Their development as a tourist destination, attracting scuba divers, birdwatchers and honey-mooners, has happened only in the past three decades. Most of the islands, however, are Adivasi (tribal) reserves and only a limited number are open to visitors – while the Nicobar group remains completely off- limits.  Port Blair, on the island of South Andaman, is the capital and only sizeable town in the chain. It was named after Lt Reginald Blair, who conducted a survey of the area in 1789. The Cellular Jail, where 400 freedom fighters were held during the struggle for Independence, is now a museum.

Havelock Island, around 2½ hours by boat to the northeast of Port Blair, is the main focus of tourism in the archipelago, with an abundance of fabulous beaches. To the south, Neil Island is quieter and has fewer facilities, but is just as beautiful.  Mythologicaly, the name Andaman was presumed to be derived from Hanuman, who was known to the Malays as Handuman. Since Prehistoric times, these islands were the home of aboriginal tribes. The tribes of, the Andaman group of islands are the Great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas, and Sentinatese, all of Negrito origin, while the tribes of Nicobars are the Nicobarese and Shompens, both of Mongoloid stock.   The unparalleled beauty of these islands, create in men a love of nature with a caressing tenderness, a wistful fondness for all its delicate nuances. The enveloping atmosphere with its subtle harmonies of light and shade, fragrance and exhales the paradise, visionary splendours, and the music of the birds that defies definition would develop creative and constructive feelings in the hearts of those people who come here to enjoy the beauty of nature.
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A Glance

Main Languages: Malayalam is the official language of the state, although English is widely spoken.

When to Go: The months from August - March is the best time to visit to Kerala. The rains cool the place and it remains pleasant till the advent of summer in April.

Local Transport: Buses, cabs, trains are the preferred mode of transport. However, in the backwaters, try the ‘Ketuvallam’ or houseboat, a rather laidback mode of transport. For interstate travel, trains and flights are the best option.

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)  

 
KERALA - God’s Own Country

With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 ms in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, Waterfalls, Sprawling plantations and paddy fields, Ayurvedic health holidays, enchanting art forms,  Magical festivals, historic and cultural monuments, an exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other. A singular advantage no other destination offers.  Kerala, India's most advanced society: with hundred percent literacy, world-class health care systems. Kerala is also India's cleanest state.   Glorious beaches, jungles filled with wildlife, teeming backwaters and exotic costumed temple dramas – Kerala ticks just about every box as an exotic holiday destination.  Kerala’s rich tradition of elaborately costumed ritual theatre – notably the masked drama form, Kathakali – adds yet another dimension to travelling in the state, as do its vibrant temple festivals, featuring spectacular processions of caparisoned elephants, drum orchestras and firework displays.   Although legend declares that the land of Kerala was formed when Parsurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, threw his mighty battle-axe into the Arabian Sea, the fertile land that emerged was not established as an Indian state until 1956, with the integration of three Malayalam-speaking areas, Malabar and the two former Princely States of Cochin and Travancore.


Places to visit in Kerala
Kovalam

The Paradise of South India - Kovalam - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.   Kovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Three curve shaped beaches, alienated by stony outcroppings, from the major attraction of this coastal resort.  Kovalam was among the most famous traveler spots in India during the hippy epoch. It still has a high rank among tourists, who arrive mostly from Europe and Israel. Kovalam is finding a new implication in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and healing and renaissance resorts which supply a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists.

Trivandrum

For most visitors it’s just a gateway to the golden-sand resorts of nearby Kovalam and Varkala, but there are some great attractions in and around town for visitors with time to wander off the traveller trail.  Drive to Kovalam, enroute to visit Padmanabhapuram Palace, Suchendram Temple.  sightseeing of Trivandrum City to visit the Napier Museum, Puthenmalika, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Chalai Bazaar.

Munnar - Munnar, the Queen of Hills

With a Sound-of-Music-in-India backdrop of rolling mountain scenery, craggy peaks, manicured tea estates and crisp mountain air, Munnar really hits the spot after the sticky heat of the lowlands. Once known as the High Range of Travancore, today Munnar is the commercial centre of some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates.   Munnar Straight a beautiful hill station in Kerala & Cardamom hills and lush green tea plantations is the main attraction on the way to Munnar.

Alleppey

A slice of Venice in the heart of Kerala, Alleppey is a mix of shady streets set around a grid of canals spilling into the vast watery highways of the region. The most popular place to organize a foray into the backwaters, this is the base for most of the houseboat-action in Kerala, and home to the famous Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.  

Thekkedy

Famous for Thekkedy Wild Life & One can enjoy the tranquil forest, lovely rivers, rare species during a tour to Thekkady. It has a special ecological pattern. Also enjoy an amazing holiday amidst the cool air of Western Ghats with bounties of natural treasures.

Kumarakom

A popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam (16 kilometres), in Kerala, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala

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A Glance

Main Languages: Mostly Traditional Chinese and English. But Simplified Chinese are increasingly popular as there are more mainland Chinese visitors visiting Hong Kong.

Weather: The summer temperature is in the region 26 - 33°C and the winter is cooler ranging between 14 - 20°C. Rain showers are possible from May to September.

Local Transport: Mass Transit Railway, Trams, Taxis and Star Ferry connects Hong Kong far and wide.

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar, pegged with the US Dollar at around HKD$7.8 to USD$1.

Time Zone: GMT+8, same as Mainland China, Taiwan or Singapore.

Location: Hong Kong is situated on the southeast coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River facing the South China Sea.

HONG KONG

This tiny territory is punching well above its size and weight once more, only these days with a self-confidence it never had under its former masters.  Hong Kong Island with its financial hub is the energetic heartbeat of the region, where cloud-tickling skyscrapers, neon light night spectacular, fine dining, high-end shopping and world-class hotels are all part of the landscape.  Covering an area of 425 square miles, Hong Kong comprises of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. At the core is Victoria Harbour, which separates Hong Kong Island from Kowloon and beyond that, the New Territories that run up to the periphery with Mainland China. Making up the bulk of Hong Kong's land mass, the New Territories incorporate 262 outlying islands, including Lantau where the airport is located. Hong Kong is innately home to several popular attractions and sightseeing opportunities throughout the territory.  Hong Kong has a relatively small size and a huge population yet it superbly manages its public transportation system with cheap taxis and bilingual signage making it a cake walk to take the helm.

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Language: Officially Cantonese and Portuguese are spoken far and wide in Macau. English is harder to find though you should be able to get by in most midrange and top-end hotels, casinos, restaurants and tourist zones. Mandarin is also understood though its written form can be a little tricky to handle.

Currency:  Macau Pataca (MOP), also Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) and Renminbi (RMB) are widely used.Macau Pataca (MOP) is pegged to the Hong Kong dollar at a rate of MOP$103.20 to HK$100 and the two currencies along with Chinese Remnibi are widely accepted here.  

Calling Code: +853

Local Transport: Though best visited on foot, Macau is well connected through a variety of local transport, including bus, taxis and cycle rickshaws are used extensively to travel to different ports. Transportes Urbanos Macau (Transmac) and Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau(TCM) are the two main bus companies offering public transportation between Peninsula, Taipa, and Coloane. Taxis are an inexpensive mode of traveling in Macau but it’s advisable to get your destination written in Cantonese to avoid making it one hell of a language barrier experience. Cycle Rickshaws are usually better than on foot sightseeing of the place. 

MACAU

Macau is a city with two faces. On the one hand, the fortresses, churches and food of its former colonial master Portugal speak to a uniquely Mediterranean style on the China coast. On the other, Macau is the self-styled Las Vegas of the East. There is, however, much more to Macau than gambling. The peninsula and the islands of Coloane and Taipa constitute a colourful palette of pastels and ordered greenery. The Portuguese influence is everywhere: cobbled back streets, baroque churches, stone fortresses, Art Deco buildings and restful parks and gardens. It’s a unique fusion of East and West that has been recognised by Unesco, which in 2005 named 30 buildings and squares collectively as the Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site. There are also several world-class museums, and the food – that makes Macau so much fun.  Densely crowded and typically-managed unlike Hong Kong, Macau is a dream holiday. Splurging with paved backstreets, elaborate churches and Art-Deco apartment buildings amalgamated with contemporary casinos and towering hotels. Macau has earned the title of the Oriental Las Vegas as it is a gamblers' paradise, nevertheless, it is also a striking city with lucid streets, gardens and quaint undulating landscapes.

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A Glance

Main Languages: Malay, English, Tamil, Chinese (Mandarin)

When to Go: Singapore can be visited all through the year. Like much of Southeast Asia, Singaporeis generally hot and humid, with the temperature rarely dropping below 20°C, and barely climbing to above 35°C. It remains within this range through the entire year. 

Local Transport: The very efficient MTR/LRT (Mass/Light Transit Rail) metro, along with buses and taxis are the major modes of transport. EZ-link cards are perfect for the metro and buses, while taxis accept credit cards and cash. Trishaws are also perfect for navigating the tiny streets of Little India and Chinatown. You can also take a boat along Singapore River, a great way to explore the city. 

Phone Code: +65

Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD) 1 SGD is approximately 36 Indian Rupees (INR)

Time Zone: GMT +8 hours. IST +2:30 hours

SINGAPORE

Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment, with her landscape populated by high-rise buildings and gardens. One interesting facet you’ll discover about Singapore is a ubiquitous collage of cultures, where people of different ethnicities and beliefs coexist. Besides a vibrant multicultural experience, there’s more you can discover about Singapore.  You can experience Singapore’s rich historical heritage by visiting many of the national monuments, museums and memorials located around the city. On your trip here, remember to take a walk along one of the many heritage trails or visit the well-known landmarks for a complete Singapore journey. There’s practically a shopping sale of sorts all year round in Singapore, with the most notable one being the Great Singapore Sale. In addition to that, there are stretches of world-class shopping malls, centres and outlet stores in Singapore that offer you a wide array of shopping choices. You only need to take a walk down Singapore’s iconic shopping districts to find out what’s in store for you. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be leaving empty-handed, but with bag loads of great bargains and gifts.

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A Glance

Main Languages: Thai (official), ethnic and regional

When to Go: The climate of Thailand is tropical and humid and it varies in northern and southern parts. The northern region has three seasons, while the southern region has two seasons. In the northern region the three seasons can be clearly differentiated as November to February,  February to May and May to October. The weather between November and May is mostly dry with relatively higher temperature between February to May. The period between May to November is dominated by the southwest monsoon that causes heavy rainfall. The climate of southern region has two seasons, namely the wet and the dry that vary on the east and west coasts of the peninsular at a particular time. November to March is considered the best time to visit all parts of Thailand.

Local transport: Various modes of local transport are available in Thailand that includes flights, trains, buses, taxis, cars, boats and motorbikes. Songtaew - a truck based vehicle and tuk-tuk - a small three wheel vehicle are other modes of local transportation in Thailand.

Phone code: +66

Currency: Baht (THB) 1 THB is approximately 1.50 Indian Rupee (INR)

Time zone: GMT +7 hours, IST +1.30 hours

THAILAND

Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation..  There are five regions of Thailand: North, Northeast, East, Central, and South, which are divided into 75+1 provinces, each geographically distinct from the others; each Thailand province contains unique cultural, historical, and natural attractions from the northern peaks (replete with wildlife and home to exotic hill tribes) and the central plains (the “Rice Bowl of Asia”) to the northeastern plateau (stretching to the Mekong River border with Laos) and the spectacular beaches and islands of the south (including both Phuket and Samui).  Of course, no Thailand holiday is complete without experiencing Thailand’s vibrant nightlife. Whether, the purpose of your Thailand holiday is to immerse yourself in Thailand’s unique culture or simply to splurge in Bangkok shopping malls, when you travel to Bangkok you are guaranteed a fascinating experience of both old-world charm and modern convenience and luxury

As the political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand, Bangkok features both old-world charm and modern convenience, at times served up in an apparently chaotic manner, but always with a gracious smile.    One of the hottest beach-resort destinations in Thailand, Pattaya may not be idyllic but it certainly makes up for it with a wide variety of activities, accommodation and nightlife venues.  Pattaya is a popular beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand just 150 km. southeast of Bangkok - a mere two-hour drive. Pattaya’s pulsating nightlife is well known, but local authorities have, in recent years, improved the quality of the beaches and reinvented the resort as a more family-friendly destination.
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A Glance

Language: Officially Cantonese and Portuguese are spoken far and wide in Macau. English is harder to find though you should be able to get by in most midrange and top-end hotels, casinos, restaurants and tourist zones. Mandarin is also understood though its written form can be a little tricky to handle.

Currency:  Macau Pataca (MOP), also Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) and Renminbi (RMB) are widely used.Macau Pataca (MOP) is pegged to the Hong Kong dollar at a rate of MOP$103.20 to HK$100 and the two currencies along with Chinese Remnibi are widely accepted here.  

Calling Code: +853

Local Transport: Though best visited on foot, Macau is well connected through a variety of local transport, including bus, taxis and cycle rickshaws are used extensively to travel to different ports. Transportes Urbanos Macau (Transmac) and Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau(TCM) are the two main bus companies offering public transportation between Peninsula, Taipa, and Coloane. Taxis are an inexpensive mode of traveling in Macau but it’s advisable to get your destination written in Cantonese to avoid making it one hell of a language barrier experience. Cycle Rickshaws are usually better than on foot sightseeing of the place. 

Macau

Macau is a city with two faces. On the one hand, the fortresses, churches and food of its former colonial master Portugal speak to a uniquely Mediterranean style on the China coast. On the other, Macau is the self-styled Las Vegas of the East. There is, however, much more to Macau than gambling. The peninsula and the islands of Coloane and Taipa constitute a colourful palette of pastels and ordered greenery. The Portuguese influence is everywhere: cobbled back streets, baroque churches, stone fortresses, Art Deco buildings and restful parks and gardens. It’s a unique fusion of East and West that has been recognised by Unesco, which in 2005 named 30 buildings and squares collectively as the Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site. There are also several world-class museums, and the food – that makes Macau so much fun.  Densely crowded and typically-managed unlike Hong Kong, Macau is a dream holiday. Splurging with paved backstreets, elaborate churches and Art-Deco apartment buildings amalgamated with contemporary casinos and towering hotels. Macau has earned the title of the Oriental Las Vegas as it is a gamblers' paradise, nevertheless, it is also a striking city with lucid streets, gardens and quaint undulating landscapes.

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