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How to Prepare for a Backpacking Trip in India

Asia, Travel Tips - Ross French - February 7, 2018

India is a land of diversity, both culturally and geographically. Backpacking in India, either solo or with friends, is a sure ticket to life and adventure.

But, like any other trip, planning ahead saves you a lot of hassle, money, and time. Planning starts with an itinerary first: places you wish to visit, sights you always longed to see. And that would depend on what kind of trip you’re looking for. In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips to make sure you enjoy your first backpacking trip through this wonderful country.

How to Get Around?

India is home to a diverse population. And people from all classes of society have their own ways of functioning. So, you may choose to travel in luxury or you have the option to travel in the most frugal ways one can imagine. You can travel across the country in an extremely cost-effective way if you plan well.
The entire country is crisscrossed by an extensive railway network. If you have time, then traveling by train has its own charm. You get to see different places all day long, meet different people, or chit-chat over a cup of tea.

High-end trains have AC compartments, which are comfortable and cool, but there are also non-AC compartments that are cheaper. But don’t expect train rides to be as quiet as back home. The hustle and bustle of Indian trains might throw you off at first, but they do have their charm.

Domestic flights are the best option if you are in a time crunch. All the major cities are connected internally. Spicejet flights operate on an extensive network of domestic routes, which are reasonably priced. Book your tickets online or visit the nearest travel agent.

When traveling around locally within a city, always agree to a price before you board a rickshaw or taxi. Local guides and transport drivers can take advantage if you don’t negotiate well.

Where and what to eat?

When it comes to food, research beforehand on what particular spots are famous for. Every part of India has its own traditional flavors. Not only should you visit famous restaurants in tourist hotspots, but also hang around the local joints to sample more authentic flavors. So if you are in North, don’t just head to the nearest Haldirams but try street foods instead. Foods in various parts of the country are simply mouth-watering. Kashmir has many special local delicacies and you can indulge in almost all of them when you book customized Kashmir tour packages. Hence if you take packages for each state or couple of them together, you can enjoy amazing local food plus best attractions in the state.

However, it’s always better to watch the drinking water and consider carrying bottles with you as much as you can.

Where to Stay?

There are a lot of options when it comes to lodging. Once again, you can choose to spend the night at a high-end hotel or choose from low-cost options like guesthouses or hostels. There are also plenty of ‘Dharamshalas’ (rest houses for travelers) if you don’t mind sharing a dormitory you’re your fellow travelers. It would be wise to check for reviews online or from fellow travelers before the trip if you can.

Have fun!

Keep these short tips up your sleeves, and you’ll have a memorable backpacking trip in India. India is a wonderful place to backpack and is full of natural beauty and bustling city life, making it the perfect country for any adventure lover.

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Plan Well And Fulfil Your Travelling Dream Even Under Debt Conditions

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - July 19, 2017


Sometimes life put people in such circumstances that they have to bear the burden of debt. No one willingly owe money, it’s the worse circumstances of life that compels one to owe money. More often people in debt lead a stressful life. Everyone seems them with suspicion and they feel neglected everywhere. Assume if someone borrows money from you and is not ready to return it for months and suddenly he plans a vacation and goes out for leisure time. What you would feel? Obviously he might be your close relative and you will not be able to ask him anything but from next time you will clearly deny on his financial requirements. Continue Reading

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Explore The World Within Your Budget And Keep Yourself Safe From Debt Situations

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - July 18, 2017


Human is always known as most curious creature. Single life is not sufficient to travel every corner of the globe. Few places are well known and attractive as tourist attraction, yet there are a lot of things and places hidden in the womb of earth. There are many curious personalities in the world who prefer to explore new places, they want to achieve something new and share their experiences with world. Continue Reading

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Why Every Man Should Travel With Merino Underwear

Travel Blog - Ross French - April 14, 2017


Most men put a fair amount of thought into the clothing that they bring with them on business trips or vacations. They not only need clothing that will suit the purpose of their trip, but also the weather, cultural practices of the region, and time of year. You’re not going to take a business suit on an adventure trip to the Antarctica, and likewise, you’re not going to bring a heavy winter jacket on a summer beach trip to Mexico. It’s pretty universally understood that each time you travel to a new region or for a different purpose you will need to create a new packing list so that you are prepared for that specific trip.

However, one area of their packing most men tend to ignore when it comes to their vacation or work-trip preparation is their underwear. Sure, they might need to choose how many pairs they will need, or how much space in their bag they’re willing to allot to them, but not a whole lot of thought goes into the actual type of underwear or style that they bring. A man is a boxer, briefs, or maybe even commando kind of guy, and he simply chooses underwear based on those options. He might like a specific style or colour, but that’s generally the most thought put into his underwear choices – and even that can sometimes be a stretch.

On a trip, men will likely bring cotton underwear with them simply because that is what they have. There are other underwear options out there that are well suited for travel and life, like the incredibly useful and stylish merino wool underwear from Unbound Merino. It might seem counterintuitive to use wool as an underwear, since we tend to use wool to keep warm, but the right wools can be quite versatile, regulating body temperature to keep you cool when you’re hot, and hot when you’re cool. A quality pair of Unbound Merino underwear also dries quickly, is quite strong, and is comfortable both for daily activities and exercise.

Most underwear is made of cotton because it is a cheap, comfortable, and absorptive; however, just because most underwear is cotton doesn’t mean that it is necessarily the best material for the job. In fact, due to its absorptive nature, cotton can often be the worst material to use, especially with active men who tend to move around and sweat a lot. Think about it – you’re on a business trip in Texas during a particularly hot day and your flight was not only delayed, but your luggage was lost. You have an important meeting to get to, and have to rush to make it on time. By the time you get to the meeting you’re exceptionally smelly and sweaty, but since your change of clothes were in your checked bag, you now no longer have a change. You have to make do with what you have on, including a pair of underwear that is now almost completely soaked through. If you had chosen a pair of merino wool underwear, your temperature would have been regulated properly, your sweat would have dried easily, and you would be significantly more confident for your big business meeting. From this example and more, it is clear that every man should travel with merino underwear, no matter the purpose of their trip.

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Choosing Trans-Siberian Tour Packages: What You Need to Know

Travel Blog - Ross French - January 19, 2017


When you are planning the trip of a lifetime, this is probably not the occasion to “play it by ear.” If you’re lucky enough to take a journey on the Trans-Siberian railway, you will only enhance your experience if you’ve researched your trip. There’s a lot to see, do and learn when you embark on a legendary train adventure. Continue Reading

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