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India Gate, Delhi HolidaysApart from being the capital of India, Delhi is also the travel hub of northern India. It serves as an excellent base for visiting the colorful state of Rajasthan, and Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, is less than three hours away. If you want to head north to experience the grandeur of the Himalayas or east to the sacred city of Varanasi, Delhi should be the perfect base. Delhi is India's main entry point for overseas visitors, and has two airports, one international named Indira Gandhi International Airport and the other domestic named Palam airport. Buses from different states of India pull into the Inter-State Bus Terminal in Old Delhi and Aanda Vihar Bus Terminal in trans-Yamuna area.Well connected to different places of the country by flight and rail, the city has two main railheads in Old or New Delhi both well connected to Connaught Place, the commercial hub the city, by bus, auto rickshaw and taxi. Delhi has almost all kinds of accommodation available in different parts of the city.

Raj Ghat
North-east of Feroz Shah Kotla, on the banks of the Yamuna, a simple square platform of black marble the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948.A commemorative ceremony takes place each Fridays, the day he was killed.
The Raj Ghat area is now a beautiful park, complete with labelled trees planted by a mixed bag of notables including Queen Elizabeth II, Gough Whitlam, Dwight Eisenhower and Ho Chi Minh!

Shanti Vana
On the banks of the river Yamuna are the National Shrines. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, was cremated just to the north at Shanti Vana (Forest of Peace) in 1964. His daughter, Indira Gandhi, who was killed in 1984, and grandsons Sanjay (1980) and Rajiv (1991) were also cremated in this vicinity.

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Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid, Delhi Travel GuideThe great mosque of Old Delhi is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan. Commenced in 1644, the mosque was not completed until 1658. It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40 metres high and constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble.

Board flights of steps lead up to the imposing gateways. The eastern gateways was originally only opened for the emperor, and is now only open on Fridays and Muslim festival days. The general public can enter by either the north or south gate. Shoes should be removed and those people considered unsuitably dressed (bare legs for either men and women) can hire robes at the northern gate.
The courtyard of the mosque has a capacity of 25,000 people. It’s possible to climb the southern minaret, and the views in all directions are superb – Old Delhi, the Red Fort and New Delhi- Jama Masjid, Connaught Place and Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House) are in a direct line. There’s also a fine view of the Red Fort from the east side of the mosque.

Red Fort
The red sandstone walls of Lal Quila, the Red Fort, extended for two km in height from 18 metres on the riverside to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. He never completely moved his capital from Agra to his new city of Shahjahanabad in Delhi because he was deposed and imprisoned in Agra Fort by his son Aurangzeb.
The Red Fort dates from the very peak of Mughal power. When the emperor rode out on elephant-back into the streets of Old Delhi it was a display of pomp and power at its most magnificent. The Mughal reign from Delhi was a short one, however Aurangzeb was the first and last great Mughal emperor to rule from here.
Today, the fort is typically Indian with would-be guides leaping forth their services as soon as you enter. It’s still a calm haven of peace if you’ve just left the frantic streets of Old Delhi, however. The city noise and confusion are light years away from the fort gardens and pavilions. The Yamuna River used to flow right by the eastern edge of the fort, and filled the 10-metre-deep moat. These days the rivers is over one km to the east and the moat remains empty.

Lahore Gate
The main gate to the fort takes its name from the fact that it faces towards Lahore, now in Pakistan. If one spot could be said to be the emotional and symbolic heart of the modern Indian nation, the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort is probably it.
The arcade leads to the Naubat Khana, or Drum House, where musicians used to play for the emperor, and the arrival of princes and royalty was heralded from here. There’s a dusty Indian War Memorial museum upstairs. The open courtyards beyond the Drum House formerly had galleries along either side, but these were removed by the British army when the fort was used as its headquarters. Other reminders of the British presence are the monumentally ugly, three- storeys barrack blocks that lie to the north of this courtyard.

Chandni Chowk
The main street of Old Delhi is the colourful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk.
At the eastern (Red Fort) end of Chandni Chowk, there is a Digambara Jain Gurdwara (temple), with a small marble courtyard surrounded by a colonnade. Traditionally, Jain monks of he Digambara, or Sky Clad, sect wore no garments. There’s an interesting bird hospital here, rub by the Jains.

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Qutab Minar Complex
Qutab Minar, Delhi Travel PackagesThe buildings in this complex, 15km south of Delhi, date from the onset of Muslim rule in India and are fine example of early – Afghan architecture. The Qutab Minar itself is a soaring tower of victory which was started in 1193, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi. It is nearly 73 metres high and tapers from a 15- metre – diameter base to just 2.5 metres at the top.
The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth of marble and sandstone. Although Qutab-ud-din began construction of the tower, he only got to the first storeys. His successors completed it and, in 1368,Feroz Shah Tughlaq rebuilt the top storeys and added a cupola. An earthquake brought the cupola down in 1803 and an Englishmen replaced it with another in 1829. However, that dome was deemed inappropriate and was removed some years later.
Today, this impressively ornate tower has a slight tilt, but otherwise has worn the centuries remarkably well. The tower is closed to visitors, and has been for some years after a stampede during a school trip led to a number of deaths.

Bahai Temple
Lying to the east of Siri is this building shaped like a lotus flower. Completed in 1986, it is set among pools and gardens, and adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion. It looks spectacular at dusk, particularly form the air, when it is floodlit, but is rather disappointing close up. The temple lies just inside the Outer Ring Road, 12 km south-east of the city center.

Purana Quila
Just south-east of India Gate and north of Humayun’s tomb and Nizamuddin train station is the Purana Quila (Old Fort). This is the supposed site of Indraprastha, the original city of Delhi. The Afghan ruler, Sher Shah, who briefly interrupted the Mughal sovereignty by defeating Humayun, completed the fort during his reign from 1538 to 1545, before Humayun regained control fo India. The fort has massive walls and three large gateways.
Entering form the south gate you’ll see the small octagonal red sandstone tower, the Sher Mandal, later used by Humayun as a library. It was while descending the staris of this tower one day in 1556 that he slipped, fell and received injuries from which he later died. Just beyond it is the Qila-I-Kuhran Mosque, or Mosque of Sher Shah, which, unlike the fort itself, is in a reasonable condition.
There’ s a small archaeological museum just inside the main gate, and there are good views of New Delhi form atop the gate.

Safdarjung's Tomb
Beside the small Safadarjang airport, this tomb was built in 1753-54 by the Nawab of Avadh for his father, Safdarjang, and is one for the last examples of Mughal architecture before the final remnants of the great empire collapsed. The tomb stands on a high terrace surrounded by and extensive walled garden. It makes a pleasant retreat form the urban bustle.

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Humayun's Tomb
Humayun Tomb, Delhi TravelsBuilt in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, this is an early example of Mughal architecture. The elements in its design – a squat building, lighted by high arched entrances, topped by a bulbous dome and surrounded by formal gardens – where to be refined over the years to the magnificence of the Taj Mahal in Agra. This earlier tomb is thus of great interest of its relation to the later Taj. Humayun’s wife is also buried in the red-and-white sandstone, black-and-yellow marble tomb.

Other tombs in the garden include that of Humayun’s barber and the Tomb of Isa Khan, a good example of Lodhi architecture.
An excellent view can be obtained over the surrounding country from the terraces of the tomb.

India Gate (War Memorial Arch)
This 42- metres- high stone arch of triumph stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath. It bears the name of 85,000 Indian Army soldiers who died in the campaigns of W W I, the North-West Frontier operations of the same time and the 1919 Afghan fiasco.
The structural has an eternal fame (Amar Jawan Jyoti) to honour the memory of the Indian Army.

Jantar Mantar
Only a short stroll down Sansad Marg from Connaught Place, this strange collection of salmon-coloured structures is one of Maharaja Jai Singh II’s observatories. The ruler form Jaipur constructed this observatory in 1725 and it is dominated by a huge sundial known as the Prince of Dials. Other instruments plot the course of heavenly bodies and predict eclipses.

Lashmo Naryan Temple
Situated due west of Connaught Place, this garish modern temple was erected by the industrialist B D Birla in 1938. It’s dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and is commonly known as Birla Mandir.

President House(Rashtrapati Bhavan)
The official residence of the President of India stands at the opposite end of the Rajpath from India Gate. Completed in 1929, the place- like building is a blend of Mughal and Western architectural styles, the most obvious Indian feature being the huge copper dome. To which occupies 130 hectares, and this is open to the public in February.
Prior to Independence this was the viceroy’s residence. At the time of Mountbatten, India’s last viceroy, the number of servants needed to maintain the 340 rooms and its extensive gardens was enormous.

Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan)
Although another large and imposing building, Sansad Bhavan, the Indian parliament building, stands almost hidden and virtually unnoticed at the end of Sansad Marg, or Parliament Street, just north of Rajpath. The building is a circular colonnaded structure 171 metres in diameter. It’s relative physical insignificance in the grand scheme of New Delhi shows the viceroy’s residence, which was given pride of place during the time of the British Raj when New Delhi was conceived.
Permits to visit the parliament and sit in the public gallery are available from the reception office on Raisina Road, but you’ll need a letter of introduction from your embassy.

Goverment Secretariat Building
The north and south Secretariat buildings lie either side of Rajpath on Raisina Hill. These imposing buildings, topped with chhatris (small domes), now house the ministries of Finance and External Affairs respectively.

Connaught Place Shopping Center
Located at the northern end of New Delhi, Connaught Place is the business and tourist centre. It’s a vast traffic circles with architecturally uniform series of colonnaded buildings around the edge – mainly devoted to shops, banks, restaurants, airline offices and the like. It’s spacious but busy, and you’re continually approached by people willing to provide you with everything imaginable, from an airline ticket for Timbuktu to having your fortune read.

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Mumbai Travel Trip Planner


Victoria Terminal, Mumbai Tours Mumbai has lived upto the reputation for which it was established. It is a city built by the residents of the city. Mumbai is more than a cosmopolitan made of concrete buildings. Mumbai was given by Portuguese as dowry to Charles II of England when he married Catherine. The group of seven island was leased to the East India Company who offered freedom of business and religion to persons who came and settled here. initially a few Parsis and Gujarati came but soon a sizeable population began to thrive here.

This was way back in the 17th century. Today also Mumbai is a city of migrants. People from all over the country have come and settled here. This gives the society of Mumbai a multi-lingual and multi-cultural colour. In the 18th century Mumbai grew rapidly and it also became one of the leading centers for the activists in the freedom struggle. Britishers played their role by shifting the presidency from Surat to Mumbai, the former name of Mumbai. Also, the first railway line on which train moved was laid between Mumbai and Thane.

Mumbai played a formative role in shaping the freedom struggle. It hosted the first Indian National Congress and was also a venue for the declaration of 'Quit India' by Gandhiji. Today Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra. Mumbai was re-named as Mumbai in 1996.

It is a city which never sleeps, its streets are never empty. The factories and mills of operate day and night to meet the growing demands, their efforts has made Mumbai the commercial capital of India.

The marvelous natural port of Mumbai is fit for handling an ever expanding world trade. The city situated on the edge of Arabian sea has some thing or other to offer to every body but one has to struggle to achieve that and one who is left behind parishes in the race of life in Mumbai with no one to care for.

For decades the city has attracted migrants who come here to earn bread, many fail and those who survive are absorbed in the pace of Mumbai.

How to Reach Mumbai
By Air: Mumbai is an international airport. Many international airlines operate flights to Mumbai from various parts of the world. Indian Airlines and many private airlines connect Mumbai with all major tourist centres in India.

By Rail: Mumbai is the headquarters of the Cent6ral and Western Railways. Regualr trains connect it with all major cities like Aghamedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Calcutta, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Madras, Nagapur and Trivandrum.

By Road: Mumbai is connected by good motorable roads with all major tourist centres

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Mumbai : Places to See
Gateway of India
Gateway of India, Mumbai VacationsWhat could be more appropriate a beginning than the 'entrance' to the port of Mumbai? The ceremonial arch was built in 1927 to Commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911.

Haji Ali Mosque

This early 18th century shrine contains the tomb of HAZRATH HAJI ALI, a Muslim Sufi saint. There are two local legends which claim to trace the hazrath’s antecedents.

Town Hall
With its columns and tall Grecian porticos, this structure has been the foundation of the Library Society of Mumbai which moved into the Town Hall in 1830, soon after which a union was effected with the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

University Buildings
Founded by Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Ready money, after whom is named the earlier of the two structures, was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott.

Mumbai High Court
This blue-basalt building in early English Gothic style was designed by Col. J. A. Fuller. It has central tower standing almost 180 ft.

Sir J. J. School Of Art
Built during the same period as the University, its importance is heightened by the fact that Rudyard Kipling was born and spent his early childhood here.

Crawford Market
Rechristened as Mahatma Phule Market, it was built in 1871 by William Emerson. The bas-reliefs, at a height, adorning the facade, were designed by J. L. Kipling at the School of Art, a stone's throw away.

Chowpatty Beach (GIRGAUM)
Situated at the northern end of Marine Drive, it is a stretch of sandy beach and attracts hordes of people during the weekends and on holidays.

Juhu Beach
JUHU Situated 30 km from the city, it is a crowded beach with residential apartments and bungalows surrounding it. It seems as if the entire population of the area descends on the beach for a breath of fresh air.

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Goa Travel Trip Planner

Facts and Figures
Area : 3700 sq. km
Language :English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani
Best time to visit :October to May

Goa Beach, Goa Travel GuideGoa - Where Even The Sun Worship Sea
Many moods of life....caressed by nature... Silvery sands cascading into turquoise turbulence.....Waves receding marking the golden beaches with shells. Sun burnt colonial cottages and white washed chruches standing in mute testimony to a glorious past. With its 131-km-long coastline, Goa is an important locale in every tourist's itinerary. Sun, sand and sea being the major attractions, Goa is a perfect heaven for the ones who need and want relaxation. Wondrous cuisines, mouth watering flavours and aromas whiffing in the air. Beckoning and era bygone. Unveiling the moods of life in an alluring land-Goa.

Legacy of a glorious Past - Goa
For centuries Goa has taken in its folds dynasties and religions-Mauryas, Kadambas, Yadavas, Chalukyas, Dravidians, Aryans and Delhi Sultans. Each era leaving behind an indelible mark on the sands of Goa. A collage of the Portuguese architecture, Oriental richness and Imperial grandeur, all blending into one culture-Goan!

Sun, Sand and Sea
Goa is endowed with a coastline that streches to almost 100km. Pristine, palm fronted beaches entice tourists with their inviting azure waters. Though Calangute, Vagator, Anjuna and Baga beaches are part of the same coastline, each is different in its natural beauty and temperament.

Location
Situated on the western coastline of India, the Union Territory of Goa is sandwiched between the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The capital Panaji is at a distance of 592 km from Bangalore and 593 km from Mumbai. The waters of the Arabian Sea wash the coastline of Goa. It is split into two districts-North Goa and South Goa. North Goa includes the capital city of Panjim, the former capital of Old Goa, Fort Aguada and Candolim, Chapora, Vagator, and the beaches Calangute, Anjuna, and Baga. South Goa includes Vasco da Gama Bogmalo, Margao, Colva and Benolem. Being near to the sea, Goa enjoys a maritime climate, with April and May being very hot.

Goa, this drop of golden sun on the west coast of India is bestowed upon by innumerable gifts. Picturesque landscape, sun drenched beaches, historical monuments, pleasant climate, culinary expertise and above all, hospitable people.

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Goan People
Goa Tours & TravelsThe people of Goa are very friendly and extremely happy-go-lucky. They are fond of the good things in life and are certainly not caught up in the rat race. Siesta is an important part of life in Goa with shops downing their shutters from one to four the most Goans retiring for the afternoon. Though the people of Goa are of different faiths and from different cultural backgrounds, they have come together to create the easygoing Goan culture with its emphasis on good living.

Places of Interest
Apart from the beaches, churches, temples and other historical monuments, Goa has a lot more to offer to visitors, like lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, springs, forts, etc. .In fact this place is so full of surprises that everywhere one goes, one is bound to stumble upon something exciting.

If that is not enough, take a walk through a village to enjoy the rustic ambience, and to be greeted by a cheerful toddy tapper or the local baker. Walk along any beach and you are likely to strike a chat with a muscular fisherman. Stroll along narrow winding streets through verdant fields, and see earnest farmers foiling in the fields along with their trusted bullocks.

Beaches
Goan beaches have never ceased to fascinate visitors and locals alike. Miles and miles of coastal enchantment, but one can never get enough of it. Every visit to the beach reveals something new. The roaring waves splash against the sturdy rocks in enduring rhythm in harmony with swaying palms,flocks of playful seagulls, busy fishermen foiling against dramatic sunsets, sights to behold indeed.

Among the famous ones are Calangute, Colva, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator, Sinquerim etc, the list goes on.

Religious Places
The fact that Goa is riddled with temples, churches, mosques, and shrines prove that religion is deep rooted in the psyche of the Goans. Sodiverse in belief, yet Goans live in a blissful harmony, irrespective of their religion and creed.

Apart from being places of worship, churches and temples in Goa are a delightful sight because of their aesthetic architectural design, idyllic locations and the tranquil atmosphere. Not only are these abodes of worship revered by the locals, but they are also acclaimed the world over ,Some of the discerning ones are Mangueshtemple at Mangueshi, the Mahalsa temple at Mardol, Shanta Durga temple at Kaviem, theJama Masjid at Ponda ,and the World Heritage monuments at Old Goa, such as the Basilica of Born Jesusand Se Cathedral.

Folk Music
One of Goa's most discerning assets is its rich cultural heritage. Its natural beauty and hospitality together with this heritage has put Goa on the international tourist map, and is acclaimed as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Music, dance and folklore are deeply rooted in the heart of Goans, and the rhythm runs in the blood of the people of Goa.

Goan folklore, which comprises folk songs, dances, music, visual arts and folk tales, are rich in content and variety. The folk music has devotional as well as contemporary overtones, and it displays a lively rhythm. And the folk dances reflect that rhythmic vitality. Folk songs and dances are accompanied by a variety of instruments such asGhumot, Dhol, Cymbals(drums), Flutes, Harmonium, Violins and Guitars. Ghode Modni, Mando, Dekhni, Goff,Talgadi, Shigmo, Tonyamel, Dhangar Dance, Mussal Khel, Jagor, Suvari, Fugdi, and Dhalo,Lamp Dance,Veerbhadra, and Kunbi songs and dances are some of the popular folk dances of Goa, and they are best performed during local festivals in their respective villages.

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Festivals
Carnival, Goa Travel GuideFestivals are an integral part of Goa. Almost all of.- them are related to religious activities. Every village 'jatra' or feast is a festival by itself. Apart from these village feasts and fairs, Goa has its share of major festivals.Diwali, Christmas and Ganesh Chaturthiare celebrated with great pomp and gaiety.The Shirigao Jatra, the Fatorpa Jatra, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier at Old Goa, All Saints feast atGoa Velha are some of the other local festivals celebrated in Goa. In fact, festivalsare a perennial feature of Goa.

The most interesting feature is that, all festivals are celebrated by all communities, irrespective of their creed or belief.

Handicrafts
Goa does not lag behindin the field of arts and crafts. Art runs in the blood of Goans, and many a folk artsand crafts have joined the mainstream and are commercially produced. They make excellent souvenirs for tourists. Goan handicrafts include creative pottery, shell work, furniture, brass work, bamboo work, papier mache, etc.

These items are crafted by professional artisans in their ethnic ambience, and also by artisans working at the Arts and Crafts Complex run by the Government. They are sold through various handicraft emporia and all major tourist spots.

Culinary Delights
Food in Goa is not just a source of nourishment. It is an art. The people of Goa are very particular about enjoying their food. In other words, it has to satisfy more than the taste buds.

Goan cuisine has gained appreciation from all over the world. Dishes like Xacuti, Vindaloo, Prawn Balchao, and sweets like Bebinca, Dodol and Doce are a craze among the visitors, who relish them to the last morsel. During feasts andcelebrations different type of port wines, red wines and white wines are served along with food. These wines serve as appetisers. However, fish and other seafood remain a favourite of Goans, and is relished by locals and visitors alike.

Nightlife in Goa
Nightlife in Goa is exciting and there are many ways to liven up the evening. Goans enjoy going out and it is not unusual to find families out for a night of merriment. In certain areas, almost every third house has a bar-cum-restaurant. The place may not be anything special, usually just a room in the house that has been opened to the public with a couple of chairs and a table. But the atmosphere is great - totally relaxing and extremely conducive to an enjoyable night out with friends and family.

Most of the places serve exquisite seafood and other Goan delicacies and have well stocked bars. The hottest place to visit and to be seen at in Goa today is Titos which is right on the beach. There's also a new discotheque 'The Beachotheque' where you can dance the night away. Or you could check out Lidos in Dona Paula. But if you are in the mood to dance to the rhythm of the ocean, get together a group of our friends, some food and drink and hit the beach. You are sure to have a special night - the sand the moon and the pounding waves!

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Goa Beach, Goa VacationsGoa - The Ulimate Tourist Attraction
The former Portuguese colony of Goa is one of India's most famous destination for tourists. Most important are the wide expanses of beaches this state offers: Calangute, Colva, Anjuna, Baga and Chapora. In old Goa, once a thriving and prosperous city, exist some of the finest of churches in the country: the Se Cathedral built in the 16th century; the convent and church of St.Francis of Assisi with its gilded, carved wood work and old murals, dates back to early 1500s; the Basilica of Bom Jesus contains the tomb and mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

Goan food, way of life and festivals are other major attractions. Panjim, the state capital, has preserved its heritage remarkably well and part of the city still consists of narrow winding streets, old houses with over hanging balconies, red-tiled roofs and numerous bars and cafes. The people are friendly and the atmosphere iseasy-going.

How to get there
Road : Driving down by road from Mumbai (582 Kms.)is easy as well as picturesque as Goa is situated right on the main highway.
Air : You can fly to Goa from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Cochin and Trivandrum. For overseas travellers Mumbai has the best connected airport.
Rail : Travelling by train, is fairly convenient from Mumbai (490 Kms.), Bangalore (430 Kms.) and Delhi (1874 Kms.). The Konkan Railway will resume its train services by the end of this year.Damania Shipping Corporation operates non-stop catamaran service between Goa & Mumbai during season (October to May).

Hints & Tips
Behaviour
Naturally, you are subject to the laws of India and must respect local culture and customs and dress code. Touching drugs in any shape or form will land you in jail or worse. Also, do remember to bring your swimsuit - and wear it - since nudity on Indian beaches (and elsewhere in public!) is strictly prohibited. If you cause or appear likely to cause damage or distress to others or to property, either ourselves or the supplier concerned such as airlines, hotels or tour escorts may terminate their services on the spot without refund or compensation.

Water & Electricity
Problems with water supply, plumping and drainage can and do happen in Goa and South India and although most of our hotels have independent generators to cope with power rationing you need to be prepared for some inconvenience in these areas. Bring a torch with you. Most roads are unlit at night. You should also be aware that electrical safety standards may well vary from those applicable in the UK.

Climate
Goa is delightful between October and April (midday temperature : 24 C to 32 C, evening 15 C to 22C) and humidity is generally low, although in April it does get a bit warmer and a little more humid. Generally, you will enjoy cool fresh mornings and evenings and dry sunny days. The monsoon rains occur in the summer months between June and September but it is just possible to get the odd heavy shower in October/November although these are very much the exception rather than the rule. Mosquitoes are not a bigh problem in Goa but between 6pm and 8pm it's still a good idea to apply 'Autan' or 'Odomos' repellent to ankles and any exposed skin areas.

Tipping
Service is not usually included in bills and it is customary to tip waiters 5-10% of

Electricity
220v AC, 50 cycles, but an adapter for bayonet cap and small round 'old-style' 3-pin plugs is recommended.

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