Tips & Guides

Know your Airport – Delhi Airport

Delhi Airport is perhaps the busiest one in the country. Being the capital of the country, Delhi is also the entry point of most of the foreign travellers in India as well as for Indian travellers both for business and leisure. Infact, this year the airport has crossed the 50 million-passenger mark in a year! Total traffic in the year 2016-17 was 57.7 million. So with such a number, Delhi airport has entered the league of world’s 25 busiest airports. Know the Name of the Airport and the Terminals: Officially Delhi international airport is named as Indira Gandhi International...

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5 Amazing Monsoon Getaways that you need to visit

So you have taken a vacation in the summer to beat the heat. And now the monsoons should not stop you from taking another one. Rain and monsoon mean different things to different people. But to us, monsoons are another reason to explore our country looking for places that are simply enthralling in the rains. Here are a few amazing monsoon getaways where you can visit. We asked a few of our friends about their favourite monsoon destinations and we collated them here. A disclaimer: These are not the only places! There are so many that we cannot probably...

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A Havelock Holiday – Guide to Havelock Island, Andaman

Now that you have planned your Andaman holiday trip, you will have Havelock Island in your must visit list. However short may your holiday be, Havelock should definitely be on the bucket list. So Tale of 2 Backpackers presents a handy Havelock Island Travel guide for planning your stay at the beautiful Havelock. Out of the 572 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, only a handful is inhabited. Havelock Island is the part of the Ritchie’s Archipelago in Greater Andaman and is the most tourist friendly. It has the most picturesque beaches, rich coral reefs, mangrove forests and...

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Andaman – A Complete Travel Guide

Pristine beaches, clear blue waters and exquisite marine life – when you think of all these the place that comes to the mind is Andaman. The virgin island provides a lot of attraction for the tourist and backpackers alike. Andaman has the best of beaches, most virgin natural trails, mesmerising sunsets and its history; the place has been one of my favourites. Andaman is one of the most beautiful places of India and I strongly recommend all pay a visit to the place. This archipelago of 572 islands lies in the Bay of Bengal, about 12000 km from the...

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A 6 days Ladakh Travel Guide – TRIP EXPERT 2017 BY TRIPSCAM

There are two types of travellers – one who have visited Ladakh and the other who haven’t! Ladakh is a magical place. And we are really honoured to write a Ladakh Travel Guide for Trip Expert Award by Tripscam. We thank Krishnandu Sarkar from Travel With Krish for nominating us for the Trip Expert Award. All those who have visited Ladakh cannot get enough it. And there are others who are still in two minds about visiting this enchanting land. And I don’t blame them. Nestled between the Himalayan, Zanskar and the Karakoram ranges, Ladakh seems to be quite isolated...

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Things to carry for Himalayan Treks

We are often asked about what to carry for  7-10 days of Himalayan treks? Right packing is very essential for any trek. When the packing is done well, it becomes easier to carry the backpack. For this we carry only the essentials that are required for the trek. Here is a list of things that we usually carry for upto 10 days of a Himalayan trek. Out of these, the most important ones are Trekking Shoes, Backpack, Trekking poles, Spare clothes, Raincoat/Poncho, Sunglasses, Water Bottle, Personal Medi-Kit and a camera to take back the beautiful memories. We usually try...

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How to save money for travelling – 10 awesome tips

The most common question we are getting of late is “How do you afford to travel so much? Some even tell us that we must be having lots of money or are just simply lucky. Yes, we love travelling. But we also work and we are definitely not very rich. We have worked quite hard for getting what we wanted in our life. Travelling is something that we have made a priority and we do have to plan ahead for making it happen. There are certain delicacies of life that we have given up for travelling. It is said...

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21 Things to do in India – #WorldTourismDay

On World Tourism Day, I pay tribute to the world of travelling by sharing the most special moments I spent, the best experiences I made while travelling India. My travel tales include the places I visited, the people I met, the places, cuisines, smells and culture I encountered. As the UN celebrates World Tourism Day today (27th September), I am doing my bit by sharing my experiences. Tourism is a great way to know about each other’s culture and tradition, a way to implement harmony and peace. As the UN states in its 2015 #WTD theme, tourism has the potential for...

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Tips ! that you won’t miss while planning Chadar Trek

Going for the Chadar Trek had been on our mind after we completed the Roopkund trek. But I had been a bit reluctant. The thought of -25 degrees was not very inviting to me, I am more of sunshine lover. But my partner in crime, Agni managed to convince me. And thank you all for liking our previous post on Chadar Trek…!!! At the onset, Chadar Trek will seem to be a tough trek; it is indeed a daunting task to walk over the frozen ice, facing the chilly winds and cope up with the extreme cold temperatures. But actually walking over...

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