Things you should know before eating at a dhaba

    Dhabas, the road-side eateries in north India, are common along the highways, including those connecting the Himalayas with the rest of the country. Since fine dining options are almost non-existent along the highways, understanding dhaba traits is useful for the adventure travelers planning a trip to the mountain…

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It is not just one rupee!

Last week I paid electricity bill at one of e-Samparks, the counter boy did not return balance of one rupee. When I demanded, he returned one rupee but he was not happy. And, I gave a twenty-rupee note to buy two samosas worth INR 18.00. The shopkeeper gave me two…

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Who should not go for high altitude adventures?

  We do not want to discourage you. But, high altitude adventures are not for everyone. Especially, the following five groups of people should not undertake the travel at all: Beauty conscious people should not go for the adventures because chances of getting sun tan and sun burns are extremely high. Even…

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MEETS: 5 Reasons to Book a Home Stay Accommodation

Benefits of a home stay accommodation.

You can sum up the benefits of a home stay accommodation as “MEETS.”  The acronym means Mingle with locals: Staying with a local family offers more opportunities for direct interaction with locals on daily basis.  Experience real India (country): Since families instead of professional entrepreneurs run home stays, you can…

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Where can you buy toposheets of Himalaya?

Mapstor sells topographic maps of the Himalaya for a nominal price. The online store has two sets of the mountain maps: 1:200,000 and 1:100,000 scale maps.  The price of the map set of 167 maps (706 Mb) aggregates $19.00 only. Browse, purchase and download the maps of your choice now…

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5 vegetarian towns in Uttarakhand

Are you planning to explore the Garhwal and Kumaon Himalaya? Yes! Then, prepare yourself for abstinence from meat in several towns located along the popular trek routes in Uttarakhand featuring Garhwal and Kumaon Himalaya. For instance, strictly vegetarian towns include Gangotri, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Uttarakashi, and Yamnotri . A vegetarian town…

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Where can you find information about Indian attractions?

Kala Nidhi Reference Library of Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), located in New Delhi, India, boasts an extensive collection of an assortment of resources focusing on the rich Indian art and cultural heritage. The collection comprises rare books, films, journals, music, photographs, sculptures, videos … Its Visual…

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