Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Foreign Tourist to be careful of Touts & Prepaid Taxi at Airport

Recently their was couple from Germany came to India for their honeymoon. They Had pre-booked their hotel in Delhi. But the prepaid taxi Driver took them to a travel agent.The cab driver told that hotel, the couple booked was full. The couple had to spend night at travel agent suggested hotel. That is not all travel agent got them signed a tour Worth 1.6 Lakh and forced them to pay the amount. The couple paid the amount further the taxi which they hired took them to one hotel in Pushkar where the taxi driver asked additional 200 USD. The couple fled to Delhi and informed German embassy and police was informed. Though the Travel Agent and Prepaid taxi driver were arrested. But it teached some lesson for all.

1. Please ask your hotel to arrange pick up from Airport. Its always better. If you donot have any information.
2. If you are taking a prepaid do not step out the car till the cab driver takes you to the address you mentioned him.
3. Confirm with the hotel yourself and do not trust the driver.

These things happens at all tourist places. But it is upto you to be careful. 

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year Bonanza for NRI's Travelling via Air India

Air India has offered a New year Bonanza scheme for NRI and other overseas tourists offering fares starting $200 on its domestic flights for two journeys.
The scheme is called the 'Visit Incredible India Pass' and will be available in overseas market from Jan 1, 2012.

The pass will allow passengers to travel on any domestic route within 180 days from the date of commencement of the international journey.

Travellers can also purchase additional coupons for $110 per journey.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Delhi to Agra Same Day - Taj Mahal Trip Suggestions and Tour Cost

Delhi to Agra Same Day - Taj Mahal Trip Suggestions and Tour Cost

Agra houses one of the most famous building Taj Mahal. It is Located on banks on Yamuna River. Taj Mahal is one of the New seven wonders of the world. Is is also one of the three world heritage sites in agra which includes Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.Agra fort looks at Taj and it is said that when the son of Shahjahan Prisoned his father in a room which was overlooking Taj Mahal. There is also Akbar ruined Abondoned city of Fatehpur sikari also known as Ghost town. This was proved unlucky for Akbar the Great Mughal King. Also try one of the favorite sweet of Agra popular all over India. Every day thousands of tourists take a day trip to Agra from Delhi to visit these world heritage monuments. It is also said that if you leave Delhi without giving a visit to Taj Mahal then you missed something.

Option For Agra Trip - You can either take a Car or Train to Agra. When taking a day trip to Agra the better option is to take a car with Private Driver which is more comfortable and convenient.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Delhi Agra Jaipur Delhi Tours via Train Journey

Booking Train Trips between Delhi - Agra - Jaipur 

These days its very easy to book train journeys in India. You can simply go to  or here you can book train Journey in India. You need to first create account in these websites.

You can search the train tickets inside your admin area and book them.

For Delhi Agra Jaipur Follow these

Delhi - Agra - best train is 2002 Bhopal Shatabdi which leaves Delhi at 6:15 and reaches agra at 8:15 the station in Delhi is called NDLS and in Agra it is AGC Agra Cantonment
Agra - Jaipur:
Morning: 2195 - AII INTERCITY departs Agra Fort AF 05.10 arrives JP 09.30
Evening: 2965 - GWL UDZ SUP EXP departs AGC 17.40 arrives JP 22.13
Jaipur - Delhi: best to take evening train
2016 - AJMER SHTBDI - JP 17.50 NDLS 22.40

Note : -  If you are using IRCTC, choose Axis Payment Gateway (Axis PG) for making payments. It works faster with non Indian cards.

Other Option - Same Day Delhi to Agra tour by Car for 4000 INR per car.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Buying a Prepaid Mobile sim Card in India

Dear Friends,
           Some people have question if they are travelling to India should they buy pre paid sim card or use there own phone to make call?

Its better to buy a Mobile Sim in India. Its Quite inexpensive and calls are cheaper.

Best Mobile Companies - Vodaphone, Airtel, BSNL

Requirement if you are Tourist in India - You need a passport copy, 1 Visa Copy , 2 Photographs. You need to provide the address of the place where you are staying.

Monday, November 14, 2011

When a nation woke up and started building - Hindustan Times

Roughly two decades after the British-built New Delhi was unveiled to the world in 1931, the Capital witnessed another slew of hectic construction activity. The public buildings and mass housing projects that came up in the first decade after India got independence, gave shape to the Delhi we

know today.

Delhi saw a huge population explosion after Partition and also became a magnet for migrants from across the country looking for better opportunities in the independent nation’s Capital. The old part of Delhi was already bursting at the seams and New Delhi was not built to accommodate this multitude of people. Also, the Capital needed new institutional and public buildings to accommodate the increasing number of government offices and officials.

Apart from the challenge of creating this infrastructure, there was also a need to create indigenous architecture that would express the ethos of the time.

“The period after independence was that of hope and the feeling that we can determine and develop our own architecture, instead of a colonial power building for us,” said noted architect AGK Menon.

The post-independence Capital saw a complete deviation from the architectural philosophy that marked the colonial building. When Lutyens was planning a new Capital for British India, the idea behind the grand, imposing buildings was to firmly establish the imperial suzerainty of the colonial power. The independent nation’s Capital needed an architecture that would showcase its faith in modernity and progress.

“The need to create our own architecture was expressed in two ways,” said Menon. “Some wanted to revive the past, as seen in buildings like Ashoka Hotel that were modern structures but with Indian characteristics. Others advocated modernism, which was the rage internationally at that time and examples of such buildings are Rabindra Bhawan and the CSIR building at Rafi Marg,” he said.

Independent India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru took a keen interest in the architecture of the new constructions, which he believed should portray the country’s commitment to development and progressiveness. So, utilitarian modernism became the template for almost all government buildings that came up in the 1950s and dot the area between central secretariat and at ITO.

Another reason behind the austere facades of these buildings was the acute crunch of funds. All embellishments were done away with and the prominent features of these buildings were horizontal massing of large windows, freestanding staircases and cantilevered porches.

Mass housing projects, mainly meant for government employees, had an even more severe look. Housing complexes that came up in areas like Sarojini Nagar (then Vinay Nagar) and Laxmi Bai Nagar were just simple structures with a lime finish with the only visible features being sun shades over windows and accentuated stair towers.
Spacious houses were built for senior officers in areas like Kaka Nagar and Bapa Nagar. Private ‘colonies’ came up in Malviya Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Karol Bagh and New Friends Colony in the 1950s and 1960s also saw a deviation from the conventional style of houses. Living and dining rooms were joined, courtyards were out and bathrooms were now attached with bedrooms.

When a nation woke up and started building - Hindustan Times

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hotels Near NSIC Exhibition Ground

BnB New Delhi Bed and Breakfast is family run Bed and Breakfast accommodation. It is Located Near NSIC Exhibition Ground.