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Cleanest beaches in India to visit

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There are many among us who prefer having a relaxing vacation at some beach rather than partying around, lounging and playing around with friends. However, something that keeps them from taking a step forward is that they think that they won’t be able to afford the trip. The beach destinations have earned a good reputation of being touristy but at the same time they are also infamous about being overpriced. But the fact is that all beach spots are not created in the same manner.

In fact, there are plethoras of beach vacations that you can watch out for if you don’t wish to break your bank or blow off your budget. Amidst getting easy access to beaches, you can also get affordable accomodations, minimum fees, cheap eats and parking with minimum fees. If you wish to go out on a beach everyday throughout the year, TripHobo suggests you few options that you may take into account.

#1: Radhanagar Beach, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Radhanagar Beach is one of the most favorite beach destinations that you can get on the coast of Bay of Bengal. This has been a commercial beach for more than 10 years. If you’re going out for a trip with your family, this is definitely one of the most wonderful places and there are lots of nightlife activities and places for stunning sunset. The prices of flight are reasonable and they provide the required drive to the tourism industry and the best part about this is that you can easily drive from Port Blair. You won’t find any dearth of bathroom and changing room facilities here as there are ample which you can get hold of after a good sea bath.

#2: Varkala Beach, Kerala

Kovalam Beach, a renowned and commercialized beach in Kerala has a great alternative with its soothing and peaceful environment – Varkala Beach. It is situated north of Trivandrum and takes just one hour to reach the serene place. Breathtaking landscape, brown sand and turquoise blue ocean will take anyone’s breath away. Famously for its spa and ayurvedic centres, the beach is regarded as the cleanest beach in India.

#3: Arambol Beach, Goa

It is an hour drive from the Dabolim Airport (GOI) that might take you to a traditional fisherman village in northern Goa. The place is famously known as Arambol where the beach in the winter season attracts international tourists. It has become a new paradise for hippies. Surrounded with jungle and fresh water lakes is one of the best holiday gateways in the Western Ghats. Special attraction of this beach is its nightlife where you can relax with comforting jam sessions and consoling live music. One who is looking for solitude must seek this beach in India.

#4: Tarkarli, Maharashtra

If you are in Maharashtra, you will definitely know that there are many beach resort towns but among them if you talk about the most panoramic one, it is definitely going to be Tarkarli. This is a coastal village which is best known for its coral reefs in India. You can plan to accommodate yourself for a homestay in case you’re traveling with few people and definitely a weekend opportunity to find solace in the pristine waters of the Arabian Sea.

Therefore, now that you’re familiar with the best beaches for your weekend getaways, you have to just Google them for more details so that you may know everything about the place before visiting them.…

What to pack for your Galapagos cruise tour

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Once you have your Galapagos Islands tour booked, packing can be an exciting way to get ready for your vacation. Since the Galapagos Islands are a unique destination, our local Galapagos experts have assembled this Galapagos packing list of the essentials. This list is not exhaustive, but it does account for the essentials.


At the end, we also have some suggestions for what to pack if you are visiting other regions of Ecuador, like the Amazon, Andes, or coast.

In your carry-on

  • Important documents like your passport, tickets, and boarding passes
  • Cash (including the $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee)
  • A good book
  • Some simple snacks
  • Ear plugs

Clothes

  • Comfortable cotton shirts and wicking t-shirts
  • Some long-sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • A few pairs of shorts
  • At least one pair of fast-drying/ lightweight pants for cool evenings
  • Windbreaker (in rainy season from December-May)
  • Sweater or sweatshirt (for cool nights)
  • Brimmed hat or cap
  • Two bathing suits (use one while the other is drying)
  • Undergarments
  • Sleepwear

Footwear

  • Teva-style sandals (for coral beaches and coastal trekking)
  • A good pair of trekking shoes (for rockier hikes)
  • Thin & breathable hiking socks
  • Shoes or flip flops to wear on deck or around your hotel

Toiletries

  • Basic first aid kit and any personal medications
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Sun block (high SPF)
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Insect repellent

Accessories

  • Sunglasses (preferably with UV protection & security strap)
  • Battery powered alarm clock
  • Water resistant daypack
  • Binoculars
  • Water bottle
  • Journal

Photography*

  • Camera and/or video camera
  • Charger and adaptor (for US sockets)
  • Extra battery packs
  • Several high capacity memory cards
  • Multiple lenses (including a UV filter)
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Tripod
  • Underwater camera or casing
  • GoPro (to catch those adventure shots!)

*With the natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, even a simple point-and-shoot will likely capture beautiful pictures, so how much camera equipment you bring is entirely up to you. It can take up a lot of space in a suitcase and might be fragile, but if you have a talent for photography, then it might be worth it to have your equipment with you to catch those once-in-a-lifetime photos.


DON’T BRING

  • Expensive jewelry
  • Anything that you would be heartbroken to lose
  • Fancy/ elegant clothes (unless you know you will be attending a venue where they are required) – casual clothes are (almost) always acceptable.
  • Hair-dryer (this will be provided by the boat or hotel)
  • Snorkel equipment (wetsuits, masks, and flippers are provided; you’re allowed to bring this if you prefer to use your own, but it will probably just take up valuable space and weight in your suitcase)

What about my phone?

On mainland Ecuador and in the four major towns of the Galapagos, you can use an unlocked smartphone on the local cell networks (CNT, Claro, & Movistar) by purchasing a SIM chip to replace the one in your phone. However, as soon as you are out at sea, you will not have cell reception at all. Our advice? Just don’t count on using your phone while you are in the Galapagos Islands. Once you arrive, you can stow it safely in your suitcase and pull it out again once you’re back at the airport.


Packing tips and weather information for mainland Ecuador

Since Ecuador straddles the equatorial line in the dead center of the tropics and has jungle, mountains, and coast, its weather is unique. Be prepared for the region you’re traveling to with these packing tips for…

The Coast

  • Weather: Warm year-round, with very humid winters and possible daily downpours (January-April) and drier summers (May-December); ocean water is almost always warm.
  • What to pack: Definitely warm-weather clothes, very similar to what you would pack for the Galapagos Islands. It’s a good idea to also have a light, waterproof jacket. If you’re traveling during the wet season (January-April) insect repellent is necessary to ward off the mosquitos.

The Amazon

  • Weather: Humid, warm, and rainy – expect sun in the morning followed by afternoon showers.
  • What to pack: Long pants & insect repellant are a must! You will be exploring jungle, so while it might seem hot, covering your skin is an important way to protect against bug bites. You should also have a waterproof rain jacket.

The Highlands

  • Weather: Usually feels like spring, with dry and cool temperatures in the morning rising into the low 70s during the generally sunny days.

What to pack: You’ll want to have a couple layers that you can take off or put on as the temperature goes up or down. A t-shirt with a fleece sweater and a rain shell plus long pants and comfortable walking shoes with ankle support is a good outfit for a typical day in the highlands.
At higher altitudes, like the summits of Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Quilotoa, or other volcanoes, we recommend having very warm clothes as …

Best Tourist Places in Singapore for Couples

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Singapore is a very popular tourist destination place with loads of attractions ideal for the strong and adventurous at heart as well as the romantic type. It is the best place for couples who want a fresh taste and meaning to true love and romance.

Besides, most of these places require just a small entry fee, which you can easily afford to pay since you managed to travel there anyway.

Nonetheless, if you reside in Singapore, then you are well aware of the best places to go as a couple. However, if you do not know, then here are some places to visit in Singapore, while you are with your significant other.

1.     The Esplanade Roof Garden

Located in 8 Raffles Avenue, this spot is free for those who love to stroll and picnic at any time of the day. You can climb the roof for a perfect evening date, picture time and even for a spectacular view of the Marina Bay Sands, One Fullerton and the Singapore River.

Besides, it is the best backdrop for a well-spent day picture for your Instagram and other social media outlets. The choice is yours. You can even sun watch and just enjoy the surroundings of the lush garden.

2.     The Marina Life Park

If you are both into aquamarine and just love the sight of different sea animals then here is the place to be. This place is divided into two sections the S.E.A Aquarium, the world’s largest aquariums. It has 45,000,000 liters of water and over 100,000 species of marine animals. Another section is the Adventure Cove Waterpark.

You can stroll all over it with your loved one arm in arm learning and being fascinated with what the sea life has to offer. You can definitely fall in love more and more with each other as you get fascinated with the different species. Seeing something that fascinates both of you is romantic both ways.

3.     Garden by the Bay

This futuristic garden is only romantic by night but you can also make a day visit if you want, for a picnic. Its ambiance, usually changes for the better at night, making it the best place to walk, especially along the OCBC Skyway Suspension Bridge, which has some radiating super trees as a background. Besides, its surrounding scent is very romantic, ideal for lovebirds.

You can even have a romantic couple picnic here. Explore it all over, from its native exotic flowers to its conservatories. You can enter its conservatories from 9 am to 9 pm at a small fee.

4.     Changi Point Coastal Walk

This 2-kilometer boardwalk stretches across the Changi coast. It is a tourist magnet for couples, probably due to its lush green trees and hilltop chalets. There are also boats you can use to go around it, to see and feel the waters.

Moreover, you can just stroll across it hand in hand, as you wait for the magnificent view of the sunset. Besides, it is the perfect place to breathe and feel fresh air, nothing here can spoil your mood.

5.     Mount Faber

This naturally made spot is the best place for a panoramic view of Singapore. It is known for its breathtaking sunset that often attracts snuggling couples. This view is endless and you can easily catch the crane show a far or the occasional firework displays from Resorts World Sentosa.

You can come here any day from Thursday through Sunday. It is free to enter and located at Mount Faber Road, the jewel box.

6.     St. John’s Island

This island is one of the most remote places in Singapore and exotic too, for couples looking for some peace and quiet. It is safe to boat ride through it. You can take a boat at Marina South Pier. Besides, it is only 15-minutes away from the city by boat ride.

It is located at the southernmost part of Singapore and is surrounded with a lush garden of trees and flowers. You can easily turn it into your own space and piece of paradise.

Moreover, you can have your picnic here, trek, swim, sightsee some dolphins if you like or just walk, and take it all in. The atmosphere is very rejuvenating and easy on the body, soul, and mind.

Besides, it has an overnight accommodation, which you can make use of, allowing you to wake up to its breathtaking environs, just in time for a morning walk or swim.

You can always check for ferry schedules to this Island before making any plans to visit it. It is 39 hectares of endless beauty.

Conclusion

Conclusively, Singapore tourist attraction is wide and varied. You just go with your taste and preference as a couple. It is the only to enjoy what this magnificent place has …

Online Flight Booking: 3 Do’s and Don’ts You Must Abide By

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Be it booking a last-minute flight, excitement of traveling or general inattention; there are several reasons due to which one can end up making mistakes when booking flights online. To help you avoid these mistakes, we have created a list of some important dos and don’ts of online flight booking.

Flight

Online flight bookings have made our lives easier in a number of ways. The booking process is quick, simple, and can be easily done from the comforts of your home. Moreover, with the help of online booking, it is possible to get great deals on the tickets and save a considerable amount of money.

Be it booking flights from Mumbai to Hyderabad, Bangalore to Delhi, or any other domestic route; there are several reasons due to which people end up making mistakes. At times, these mistakes can prove to be very costly too. To help you avoid these mistakes, we’ve created a list of some important dos and don’ts of online booking.

Do’s

  1. Do Compare the Flight Tickets

One of the most important ways to ensure that you are getting the best deal on flight booking is to compare the tickets. There can be significant differences in the prices of the same flight between two online travel portals. So, shop around for a while and search for the tickets on at least a few reliable travel portals to get the best deal.

  1. Double Check the Passenger Info

Once you have selected a flight, the next step would be to enter the passenger details. Be very careful when entering the information and check it twice before proceeding. Especially, ensure that the name you enter matches the ID proof that you’d be carrying the flight and your contact details are correct as well.

  1. Do Confirm the Price before Paying

The difference between the time you select a flight and pay for it can be enough for the price to shoot up significantly. Before paying for the ticket, make sure that you are only paying the price at which you selected that particular flight. Also, check the breakdown of the fare to ensure that there are no add-ons in it.

Don’ts

  1. Do Not be an Impulsive Buyer

Do not rush to the payment gateway for the flight you’ve selected before going through all the available options. While every online portal now claims to offer the best deal, you need to select the one that actually does. Do spend some time on the online booking process and visit a few portals before making the decision.

  1. Don’t be Stubborn with the Schedule As Much as Possible

While it might not always be possible to be flexible with your schedule, try to adjust whenever possible. The fares significantly vary between the days of the week and according to the time of the flight. Usually, weekend flights are more expensive than weekday flights, while late-night and early morning flights are cheap.

  1. Relying on a Single Airline

While you might have your favorite airline which you prefer for your domestic travels, if it is the best fares that you want, try alternate carriers, and you might find a better deal. For instance, if you prefer Spicejet, then first check Spicejet online booking offers and flight deals available. Once done, look for online booking of GoAir, IndiGo, JetLite, AirExpress, etc. to check the difference in fares.

Right from searching the best fares on flight tickets to finally paying for a flight, the dos and don’ts mentioned above would protect you from making a number of common mistakes. Remember these points and use only popular and reliable travel portals to enjoy a great flying experience.…

Delhi’s Top Restaurants to Savour Heavenly Butter Chicken

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Butter chicken is one of the very popular spiced curries, which is famous across the Indian Subcontinent. This dish originated from Punjab and the roots of this particular dish date back to the 1950s.

Here are Delhi’s best restaurants to taste drool-worthy butter chicken:

Restaurants

Minar

Minar is a casual dining restaurant located in Connaught Place, which is best known for its North Indian and Mughlai dishes. The regulars here recommend Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, Paneer Butter Masala and Butter Naan. The aroma of the dishes served over here is tempting. Food is less expensive when compared to the other restaurants in this list. The service provided by the staff is very good and this is the best place to hang out with friends and family members during the weekends. If you are looking for the best restaurants in CP for Butter Chicken, this should be on the top of your list.

Have More

This restaurant is best known for its North Indian dishes. It has a wide variety of dishes on its North Indian menu. The regulars recommend having butter chicken, which is a hot favourite. Apart from butter chicken, the other chicken items that you can try here are Garlic Naan, Dal Makhani, Murgh Platter, and Paneer Methi Malai. The staff members of this restaurant are very courteous and they provide prompt delivery to their customers. The interior look and feel of the restaurant is also quite good. Overall, this is the best place to hang out for the non-veg food lovers.

Chicken Inn

Chicken Inn is another famous restaurant in New Delhi’s Pandara Road. It is known for North Indian dishes, Mughlai, kebabs, and Chinese dishes. One of the best items at this restaurant is butter chicken. The taste of butter chicken is lip-smacking and it is also worth the price you pay. Chicken Tikka and Chicken Bartha are also some of the popular dishes at this restaurant. The pricing of the food is quite reasonable for the quality and quantity they serve. All in all, this is one of the best places to hang out for chicken lovers.

Café 27

Café 27 is located in Kailash Colony of New Delhi. The ambience of this lounge is very refreshing and it is the best place to celebrate special occasions. The staffs over here are very courteous and respond quickly to your queries. It is highly advised to book a table in advance as the restaurant would be busy during the weekends. The live music played here is quite soothing and takes you to another world. When it comes to food, the regulars recommend having Chicken Tikka, Chicken Pizza, Butter Chicken and Malai Tikka. These are few of the best dishes here.

Dhaba Atta

Dhaba Atta serves you with a wide variety of delicious and vibrant flavoured dishes. The Chicken dishes of this restaurant are very popular and one of the most recommended by the regulars. Among the chicken dishes, Chicken Banjara and Butter Chicken are the top two delicacies. Apart from these, Chicken Biriyani is also a must-try item at Dhaba Atta.

If you love Butter Chicken, you certainly miss out tasting this yummy delicacy at these Delhi restaurants.…

Beach, Beautiful Vacation Spot

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The beach is one of the best alternative places for a vacation. There will be many things to do in this place like swimming, playing sand, playing volleyball or just strolling along the waves. However, the holiday in this place is different from the holidays in the mountains. There are many ‘special’ things that you should bring while you are on vacation. To help you do whatever preparation you need to plan. So, I tried to write some preparations before the holidays to the following beaches:

Beach

Special Clothes For The Beach

Outdoor activities in coastal areas may be less convenient if you are wearing a jacket because the air is hot enough. You can replace it with beach clothes because the material is light, thin and does not make us feel hot.

Sunscreen Cream

Do not forget to always apply sunblock to the entire body especially on the face before doing the activity outside when on the beach. Because tourism activities on the visit with high sun intensity can cause skin will peel after the holidays.

Black Sunglasses

sunglasses serve to ward off the sunlight that blinded the eye as long as we do activities in the open. After that, you will get the comfort to continue the holiday activity.

Sandals

When vacationing on the beach, you will often meet with sandy areas, and sandals are the right footwear to use there. Using sandals is, of course, more convenient because you will not be able to walk well if you use high heels. And too dear to wear sneakers because walking in the sand will make a lot of sand settle in it.

Mineral Water

Of course, the weather is hot enough in the coastal area will make you often feel thirsty and mineral water is one of the items you must carry in your luggage. There may be plenty of ice-sellers on the beach but it’s better to avoid the sweet-smelling beverages because it only adds thirst. In addition, mineral water is much better than any bottled water because it can replace body fluids with the maximum.

Camera

If this one, maybe not only mandatory for a vacation to the beach but also for the holidays everywhere. When to the beach, do not miss a moment of your valuable value with the people closest because there will be a lot of objects and activities that can be done on the beach that should be immortalized memories.

Diving Or Snorkeling Equipment

If vacationing on the beach, it never hurts to bring this one item. Maybe, the beach you go to have an underwater beauty that you can not find on other beaches. If you can not dive, you may peek at some of the underwater scenery by snorkeling. This is also one of the alternative activities you can do when on vacation to the beach.

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Tips on Selecting Suitcase for Traveling

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Choosing a suitcase is not an easy thing if you want to get good stuff that can be used for various purposes, including for traveling.  Traveling has become a necessity for modern society. Because of the many choices make us confused when choosing good and right goods. Is the expensive price the best? Not necessarily! Good stuff is what suits your needs. Check out tips on choosing the following good suitcase:

Suitcase

Types Of Suitcase

suitcase with soft material, usually nylon, polyester or nylon, is the most easily adjustable type of capacity. Not only that,  this material is also lighter than those made from hard. The advantages of this type are to protect the goods easily broken better than soft materials.

Model

Tips on choosing a suitcase this one is quite simple but no less important. The frequent damage to the suitcase lies in the handle. Airport officials usually move luggage quickly so that not infrequently the luggage is thrown into the train and conveyor belt. Choose a handle that consists of 2 bars because the handle 2 bar will be more sturdy than the handle 1 bar.

 Size

Size also becomes important in considering before buying a suitcase. choose an according to the length of travel.Traveling in a short time for 3-4 days, size 55-66 cm should be enough to carry your luggage. While larger sizes, such as 70-82 cm will be more suitable to use when you travel longer, for example, seven days or more.

Recommendation

Choose luggage with cabin or medium size with good quality. Although the price determines the quality, you can still adjust to your abilities. If you include people who like to travel, there is no harm in investing quality goods with a little expensive to keep your trip comfortable and enjoyable.

that’s some tips from me, hopefully, your traveling together out fun…