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Full-Day Old Srinagar Private Walking Tour
"On this full day walking tour you will see part of the old city on the banks of Jehlum River. Like most ancient cities Srinagar intially developed on the banks of a river (Jhelum) and its old buildings have stood the test of time and hold a great historical and cultural significance today.Next you will see Khanqah of Shah-i-Hamadan a mosque built in 14th century in honor of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani who came to Kashmir with 700 Sayyids in 1372 AD. Continue on to Pather Masjid the mosque built by Noor Jahan in 1623 AD
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The Golden City of Amritsar Walking Tour
"The crazy streets of Amritsar are where the history of this iconic city was born. There is a story behind every alley and by-lane we cross and a legend to every monument we visit. Amritsar played a vital role in the freedom movement of India and you’l a monument erected to commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi an iconic battle in Sikh and British military history and considered one of the world’s most significant battles by war historians. You’ll then proceed to Qila Ahluwalia and Jalebiwala Chowk the latter home to some of the most famed jalebi (sweets) shops and other eateries in Amritsar — a must for fuelling you up as we keep moving! You’ll wander through the bazaars bustling with locals and selling a mix of Fulkari textiles colourful turbans
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Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border in Amritsar
"You guide will pick you up from your hotel in Amritsar at 9.00 am by a private car and drive to Golden Temple. Set amid a pool of holy water and visitors and devotees from all faiths are welcome. Your guide will show you a glimpse of the Sikh temple trad a free community meal that began in the 16th century. As you watch the community kitchen feed up with over 10000 people learn about the Sikh principle of equality and practice of eating together. At 11.00 am visit the Jallianwala Bagh located about a quarter mile from the Golden Temple. It is a memorial that commemorates the sacrifices of hundreds of men women and children who were victims of ruthless firing during Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. You will learn more about India's history while enjoying the beautiful park. Afterwards we will visit Durgiana Temple a partial replica of the Golden Temple. The Durgiana Temple is situated outside the Lohgarh Gate and dedicated to the Goddess Durga frequented by devout Hindus. At 12:30 noon you will have the opportunity to eat lunch at a local family's house wh The final frontier
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More Warnings and Dangers in Afghanistan

Do your research and stay up to date

Do as much research as possible before going. A good place to start is Kabul CaravanAlso look at The Survival Guide to KabulI came to rely on Radio Free Liberty/Radio Europe's daily news updates to...
jkseddon
Oct 02, 2004

Don't make yourself stick out!

Do what you can to make yourself stick out less by packing light and wearing appropriate clothing and maybe letting your facial hair grow a little.But, don't make it look like you're trying to fool...
jkseddon
Sep 25, 2004

Landmines and roving bands of armed criminals

Here's a big one : Don't walk where its apparent others don't walk or too close to someone walking on unknown terrain. Even the livestock over there stays on the beaten path. When in doubt, follow the...
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Badger23
Sep 01, 2004

!!!*** Mines ***!!!

Afghanistan is one of the most mined nations in the world. Millions of them are spread all over the country and the victims are usually children, often because they pick them up and play with...
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janchan
Apr 27, 2004

General warning

Afghanistan is never a safe place to travel, road accidents, bomb, landmines or whatever you can think of, can be happened in Afghanistan at any time. But there are more and more travellers in...
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pazu
Apr 24, 2004

not quite in control...

Kabul, 6th september 2002, 4pmWith the numerous ethnic groups, warlords, al quaida, taliban, and all the baggage from afghan history books, more attacks like this bomb blast in the middle of a crowded...
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husain
Nov 24, 2003
 
 
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Taliban insurgency

The cities are generally safe, whereas the countryside is more dodgy. Listen to the local advice and stay out of turbulent regions. At present, the worst part is the Kandahar region.Land mines? Lots...
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Claus_Qvist
Sep 19, 2003

Taliban insurgency

Listen to local advice regarding road saftety. Most of the country is still pretty much ok, however, close to Kandahar, the Taliban still holds out. Not thay are going to kill you deliberately but you...
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Claus_Qvist
Sep 19, 2003

Landmines

Landmines and other unexploded battlefield detritus, commonly known as unexploded ordnance (UXO), contaminate at least 724 million square meters of land in Afghanistan. Only two of Afghanistan's...
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Wakhan
Jul 06, 2003

Travel Dangers

Travel in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous (several tourists have been murdered recently). The only way to see Afghanistan at the moment is to join an NGO - so off you go to www.reliefweb.com and...
krayZpaving
Jun 02, 2003

"Best Time to Go: Don't Go."

So says the Lonely Planet Guide to Central Asia's chapter on Afghanistan. Keep in mind, though, that that was written in 2000. Definitely good advice for the time. Now, it's not too bad. Like...
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Elmsaafir
May 02, 2003

Militias and Guys with Guns

In addition to the land mines, hazards include the ever present militia all over the place. While we were driving around Kabul, we got stopped aobut 3 times by militia members who questioned our...
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Elmsaafir
Apr 27, 2003

"If you didn't drop it, don't kick it,"

Land mines are still everywhere...so the above title is a good maxim to follow. As we were passing these guys, they held us up because a mine had been found in the area. Eventually, they let us go. We...
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Elmsaafir
Apr 27, 2003

Stay away from remote places

Afghanistan is still one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Some terrorist activities such as car bombs and assassinations happened here in the last couple of months. So, you¡¯d better stay...
smartfrank
Oct 26, 2002

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