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5 Best Beaches in Goa for Foreigners

5 Best Beaches in Goa for Foreigners

What is more relaxing than a glass of wine, waves, sunset and a peaceful ambiance? Nothing, I guess. You want to enjoy beach, beer and water sports or you love to read books by silent sea shores while sipping on some fine wine, Goa is the place for you.Whether it’s the exciting night-life or peaceful yoga retreats, Goa has it all. Here’s the list of best beaches in Goa to spend time and absorb into the life of Goa— 1. Morjim Beach On the far-north side of Goa, foreign travelers love Morjim. Because of the lesser Indian crowd, the beach is quieter than most others in Goa.  Beach bars & shacks are quite affordable. There is a turtle nesting site nearby this beach. You might see some Olive Ridley sea turtles around. With almost no water sports or shouting hawkers and vendors, Morjim beach becomes one of the finest beaches in Goa for you to relax and spend quality time peacefully. Enjoy the beautiful sugary-white sand & boundless sea in front of you. 2. Colva Colva is a …

City Guide: Mysore — The City of Palaces

City Guide: Mysore — The City of Palaces

Mysore — The City of Palaces, once ruled by Wodeyar dynasty is now known for its royal history, architecturally masterpiece palaces and beautiful gardens. The city is settled at the bottom of Chamundi Hills. Mysore in last few years has been booming with tourists (especially foreigners). Here’s the City Guide to Mysore that shall help you plan your trip and make that a memory worth remembering forever.   Places to Visit in Mysore: Mysore Palace Intricately carved rosewood doors and ceilings some with inlaid ivory work, marble figurines, collections of caskets, paintings of the members of the royal family exhibit such opulence, though age as worn them out a bit with slight discoloration. On Sundays and national holidays between 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM the palace is illuminated by close to 100,000 bulbs! Out side of the palace, photography is allowed for INR 50 for Indian nationals and INR 200 (3$) for foreigners. Lalit Mahal Palace Located near the Chamundi Hills, Lalit Mahal Palace (now a five star hotel) of Mysore is an elegant palace painted in pure …

Best tips to avoid PickPockets In India

Best tips to avoid PickPockets In India

As a traveler, you need to be careful at crowded places like markets, city buses, trains and popular tourists destinations. These places often have pickpockets roaming around, looking for easy targets. Pickpockets in India are really smart and ‘professional’ and you need to be smart too to steer clear of problem.  Losing cash, cards, IDs, passport etc. in a foreign country is really bad, not to mention losing your passport which can be a nightmare. Here are some best tips to avoid pickpockets in India and how to deal with them if you become a victim— How to avoid Pickpockets in India 1. Avoid Unwanted Attentions I recommend you not to wear too much jewelery or expensive watch while traveling, as these items only draw attention of pickpockets. 2. Stay away from suspicious looking people You must stay attentive and aware at crowded places like bus and train stations. These are the favorite spots for pickpockets as there are lots of potential victims. 3. Avoid Easy Targets A skilled pickpocket can steal items from any …