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India Things to Do

  • Massages

    Goa Things to Do

    In front of Titanic restaurant on Palolem beach I found a husband and wife team from Menali who were offering massages - the husband would massage male clients and his wife the ladies. She gave me a wonderful head massage, with a short shoulder rub thrown in (and boy was I tempted to go for the full thing!). For 15 minutes I paid 120 INR (which was...

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  • Gateway of India

    Mumbai Things to Do

    "Welcome to Mumbai!" This was the expression I felt, when I first saw 'Gateway of India'! This is a must to see. This is also departing point for ferries to Elephanta Caves or other beaches. Down is a link for the Ferry Time Table. JFYI : http://alibagtourism.com/ferry-time-table

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  • Red Fort

    Delhi Things to Do

    This impressive fortress is Delhis most famous building. It's located in the old Delhi part of the city and was once the Palace of the Moguls. We only saw it from outside because we visited on a sunday and there was a big crowd waiting in front of the entrance and our sightseeing tour didn't give us enough time to go inside.

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  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden

    Bangalore Things to Do

    Great place to spend a couple of hours. Beautiful garden with many nice spots to rest. Don't miss the monkeys. If you have done a morning tour, you can have lunch in the MTR restaurant just across the road from the main entrance.

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  • Amber Fort

    Jaipur Things to Do

    Amber Fort is one of the most beautiful and impressive fortresses of India. Located a few kilometers north of Jaipur in a hilly area it was a regional capital before Jai Singh II. decided to build a new residence in Jaipur. A lot of tourists use the service of the elefant drivers and ride uphillon the back of these animals. But they say that the...

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  • Parks and Gardens

    Hyderabad Things to Do

    Ramoji film city is a kind of a massive park of various film sets...Its just awesome (but only when u go there for the first time)...If you are a bollywood fan u'll notice here the sets that u see in many movies...There isnt much to do but the sets are beautifull...and so are some of the parks... Also they have a theatre in there...it is a train...

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  • Marina Beach

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    The most popular destination in Chennai is of course, the Marina Beach! It runs some 15 kms in length and the sands are almost a km in from the road!! The biggest negative is how littered it is!! PLease always keep an eye on where you are placing your feet..you could step on almost anything if not careful!! Saddest thing this to see such an awesome...

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  • The Red Fort

    Agra Things to Do

    There have been fortifications on this strategic site on the Yamuna River for nearly a thousand years. And the fortress has changed hands many times and in many wars. This it was, when Akbar chose Agra as his capital in 1558, his armies found it largely ruined. On his orders, architects and labourers raised of the massive red sandstone ramparts,...

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  • Auroville

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    the slowness that engulfed the place made you absorb the surroundings much more. Its just half an hour drive from Pondicherry roughly 14 kms. Its a kind of a small colony that was established by Sri Aurobindo and has been promoted several times by UNESCO. Its purpose is to promote unity of humanity.

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  • Chamundi Hill

    Mysore Things to Do

    It makes for a nice drive from Mysore. You will find one of the most popular temples in India here. Do check out the huge Nandi (Bull) statue on the way there. The hill is at 1000 meters elevation. Legend has it that Mahishasura- a king of Mysore was killed by Goddess Chamundi here. The temple has the deity wearing a garland of skulls. The...

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  • Chinese Fishing Nets

    Kochi Things to Do

    This is the most awesome sight in Fort Kochi. Just a leisurely 5 minute walk from Saj Homestay and there they were! Its amazing to see something so fundamental and ancient still in use today. These fishing nets are made from bamboo and work using ropes weighted by rocks. The net is lowered by a fisherman walking on the bamboo pole and left in the...

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  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls

    Goa Things to Do

    Dudhsagar Waterfalls, at 2,000 feet high, are the highest falls in India. Dudhsagar means "sea of milk" and the name comes from the white foam created from the force of the water as it drops. From the parking lot, it's about a 5-10 minute hike down to the falls. It can be a little rough for anyone with mobility problems. You'll pass through lush...

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  • Victoria Terminus

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Victoria Terminus--CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINAL Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal formerly known as " Victoria Terminus " and today also its more known in short as " VT " more than " CST ". CST was acknowledged as a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO in 2004. And " Slumdog Millionaire " famous song shot here on these platform. I dont even count how many...

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  • Qutab Minar

    Delhi Things to Do

    The iron pillar is a 7 meter (22 feet) high pillar in the Qutab complex which is notable for the composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar, which weighs more than six tons, is said to have been fashioned at the time of Chandragupta Vikramaditya (375–413),though other authorities give dates as early as 912 BCE.The pillar...

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  • Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

    Bangalore Things to Do

    Visit this quiet wooden palace, get a glimpse of the old days. Don't forget to visit the next door temple. Funny - apparently tipu had a soft spot for Vishnu and that's why he built his palace right next door. Don't expect much - so suggest to budnle this with some other activities in the area (market, temple, fort).

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  • City Palace

    Jaipur Things to Do

    The city palace complex still has some areas reserved as royal residence, but several buildings are opened to public as a museum. Different buildings and yards, arches and rooms, provide a very interesting visit. Be prepared to pay the same than 5 Indian citizens to enter, doubling the price if carrying a camera, however, for occidental uses, it...

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  • Husain Sagar Lake

    Hyderabad Things to Do

    The Huge statue that can be seen in different photos and pitures of Hyderabad is a Buddhe Statue in the centre of the Lank called as Hussein Sagar or Locally Known as Tank Bund. This is approachable with a short boat ride from Lumbini Park and takes about 510 mins o the centre.

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  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    The Kapaleeshwar Temple is possibly the oldest temple in the city and is located in the Mylapore district of Chennai. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kapaleeshwar Temple is characteristic of the Dravidian architectural style with its elaborate and intricately carved Gopuram, mandapams and a tank. You can find fragments of inscriptions dating back to...

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  • The Taj Mahal

    Agra Things to Do

    'Look Madam! A Flower! Top to bottom, bottom to top, like a Persian Carpet. Built by the Shah Jahan. Restored by the Lord Curzon...' I think this was the seventeenth time our estimable tourist guide had repeated this phrase, or something very like it. It all blurred after a while. We had chosen to hire a guide that morning for a tour of the...

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  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    I can only give the vision of a casual traveller who despite being prepared by reading about the life of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, his wife, his achievements, his Ashram, his Integral Yoga, their social work ... , got a big surprise when visiting the Ashram and I saw in the garden the people with great devotion and respect meditating, praying...

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  • Palace

    Mysore Things to Do

    The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty from 1399 until the independence of India in 1947. The Wodeyar kings first built a palace in Mysore in the 14th century, but this palace was partially damaged by a lightning strike in 1638. It was repaired and expanded, but fell into neglect by the late 18th century. It was demolished in 1793,...

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  • St Francis Church

    Kochi Things to Do

    St. Francis Church is India's earliest European church. Built by the Portuguese in the early 1500's, this wooden church with its simple whitewashed facade became the model for later churches. It was dedicated to St. Anthony. It was originally surrounded by the Portuguese fort which gave the town its name (Fort Cochin. A stone church soon replaced...

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  • Calangute Beach

    Goa Things to Do

    when u reach the calangute beach there are already get you some agents of water rides. They will give you 5 rides in 600 rupees . most amazing thrill in banana ride and parachute gliding which are never forget these Goa trip. friend when you reach the calangute beach so be aware and alert from the agents coz too much looting of prices in lodging,...

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  • Marine Drive

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Marine Drive the Most beautiful place to visit when you are in Mumbai, it is a “C” Shaped road along with the beach of Arabian Sea. Marine Drive is situated over reclaimed land facing west-south-west. People visit Marine Drive to see the sun set and to take the fresh air, Marine Drive is also Known as the Queen’s Necklace because of its view at...

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  • Chandni Chowk

    Delhi Things to Do

    If you want to understand bits of Delhi and real life of India, you must visit this Chandni Chowk. So much is there, jam-packed all on this chaotic area. Great place to explore into Old Delhi's street foods which is a quite some variety. Too much rush mostly and things disorderly around. Yet wide cater of Paranthas,lassi,rabri,chats,and lot...

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  • Cubbon Park

    Bangalore Things to Do

    Cubbon Park is a large park that is located right in the middle of the city's main administrative centre. Originally created in 1884, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) and subsequent expansion has taken place meaning that it now covers an area of about...

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  • HAWA MAHAL

    Jaipur Things to Do

    This is the most important attraction of Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds. It is located in Jaipurs old town and like all the buildings in this area it's painted in pink. Actually it is not a palace but only a facade with a staircase behind. Its purpose was to give the ladies of the Maharadschas harem the possibility to watch the...

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  • Museums

    Hyderabad Things to Do

    The Musical Clock kept in the corridor just outside the Rebecca Gallery, with a large TV screen beside it and plenty of chairs in the front, is a sure crowd-puller, irrespective of age. Though not as elaborate as the Astronomical Clock in Prague, it is still an ornate piece of art. It is an English Bracket Clock, manufactured in England but...

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  • Mahabalipuram

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    Ride down to this place on the awesome ECR (East Coast Road) on a nice sunny weekend for a truly unforgettable experience!! Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal. This is an elegant place to watch which a well established sea port was during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty. This was the second...

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  • marble carvings of the Taj Mahal

    Agra Things to Do

    Twenty eight different types of precious and semi-precious stones were inlaid into the white marble to create some amazing designs. The marble itself came from Makrana in Rajasthan, Jade and crystal came from China, turquoise from Tibet, Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan, carnelian from Arabia, Nacre from south India and Sri Lanka - to name a few The...

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  • Promenade

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    It's a long stretch of rocky beach which has a provision to sit around and also a wide pavement for morning and evening walk. Just before sunset it turns alive and the crowd keeps rising. As you walk down there's also a Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi "The Father of India") statue followed by a sea facing restaurant. Local vendors and...

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  • Brindavan Gardens

    Mysore Things to Do

    The first of These gardens are laid on the banks of Krishnarajasagar Dam. Spread over vast area , the terraced lawns and fountains make these gardens one of the best in South India. The swirling Fountains are illuminated on weekend and have given backdrop to many movies in recent times. The Dancing fountains called as musical fountains are a major...

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  • Backwater

    Kochi Things to Do

    KTDC charge 400/- half day(4 hrs) 650/-full day(7hrs) back water tour.. but some private companies.. charge only 450/- full day tour (7hrs) include lunch.. arround 20 peoples on the very good boat.. with guide.. and staff.. ...When i were checking tips before i travel to kerala.. no one wrote the prices of back water .. and no one even reply the...

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  • Water Sports

    Goa Things to Do

    Parasailing is offered on a few beaches in Goa (both north and south). This was from Sinquerim Beach in North Goa right in front of the Taj Holiday Village Hotel. The price runs about Rs 800-1000 per person. You'll get "strapped in" and get a briefing on taking off and landing before you're pulled high into the air. The whole thing lasts about...

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  • Prince of Wales Museum

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Prince of Wales Museum, as it was still known when we visited, is set in beautiful gardens planted with palm trees, shrubbery and flower beds . The gardens contain a number of important sculptures, ceramic art and other objects from the museum collection. The building was designed in the early 20th century by George Wittet, architect of...

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  • Humayun Tomb

    Delhi Things to Do

    At the edge of the complex, across from the tomb, lies a mosque with noticeable mehrabs. It is known as Isa Khan's Mosque, and was built along with the tomb in 1547-48 AD. Many of the architectural details present in these structures can be seen further evolved in the main Humayun's tomb, though on a much grander scale, such as the tomb being...

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  • Aquarium

    Bangalore Things to Do

    This is the second largest aquarium in the country and is home to a variety of exotic cultivable as well as ornamental fish but isn't anything special. Open: 10am-7:30pm, except Thursdays. Admission: Rs5.

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  • Jantar Mantar

    Jaipur Things to Do

    As the founder of Jaipur was a passionate astrologer he built a big observatory in the middle of his city. The instruments are made of stone and quite impressive and it was interesting to hear about their functionality. The biggest instrument is at a height of 27 meters the worlds largest sundial. Jantar Mantar is rightly on the list of UNESCO...

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  • Ramoji Film City

    Hyderabad Things to Do

    Ramoji Film City is the largest film studio complex in the world in terms of size - 2,000 acres. Only about 60-70% of it is actually developed while work is progress for expansion. It is said that you can walk in with a script and make a complete movie here - all pre and post production work as well. There are many sets - London Street, Hollywood...

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  • Government Museum

    Chennai (Madras) Things to Do

    I mainly remember the Archaeology section (as you might expect), which had a fantastic Bronze Gallery, full of statues; and some wonderful early Buddhist stone sculptures. There was also a good display on the Indus. There was also a section on old coins, and an Anthropology department focused on the tribes of Southern India, but the rest of the...

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  • Fatehpur Sikri

    Agra Things to Do

    The construction of Fatehpur Sikri by Mughal emperor Akbar as the new capital of his empire actually was a big mistake. After only 15 years he abandoned it because the water supply for the city was too difficult. According to a legend Akbar build the city at this location because it was the domicile of Salim Chishti, a holy man who helped him to...

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  • Old Lighthouse

    Pondicherry Things to Do

    This 19th century lighthouse is one of Pondicherry's most famous landmarks. Before the lighthouse was built there wasn't any signal for the ships coming to Pondicherry. A committee was formed to persuade the goverment to build a lighthouse. After they agreed it took some time to get the project going. The foundation was laid in 1835. At the time...

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  • Deveraja Market

    Mysore Things to Do

    I love exploring foreign markets and this was one of the largest and best I came across during my four months in India. It provides some excellent photo opportunities with locals selling and buying fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables, fish and general groceries.

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  • Kathakali

    Kochi Things to Do

    As explained on my opening page, this traditional dance show was amazing. We saw the performers putting on their colourful face paint and then went into the theatre for the show. The show was a mixture of facial expressions using the eyes and facial muscles and various forms of traditional Kathkali dance. There is no dialogue - the whole show...

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  • Baga Beach

    Goa Things to Do

    I have been visiting Goa a long time now, and last year I got introduced to a brilliant concept f bringing cross cultural bands on one stage at Great Live Music Festival 2013. I am huge Rock fan ,and getting to hear to rock bands from India, Russia and England,,was surely a cherry on top for my Goa vacation . This year also they are organizing...

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