Entries by IndiaTravelz Team

Welcome to Paradise on Earth

A Visit to the Andaman Islands In the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal in the East and Burma in the west, lies the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar Archipelagos. This chain of tropical islands has become a popular destination among backpackers and tourists to India. You can get there by flight or cruise and […]

A Guide for the Polite Tourist in India

Addressing Indians Indians are often eager to start conversations and are open and friendly. Do not be surprised if a stranger opens with an intense conversation with you on the street or bus. Questions regarding your family are considered acceptable talking points. Want to develop a trust relationship with the locals? Just talk with them. […]

4 Popular Ashrams in India

The Spiritual Path in India In India there is a considerable variety of ashrams (spiritual centers), which offer various activities for the renewal of body and mind. Yoga, meditation and breathing methods are some of the ways to achieve it. Many of them are volunteer centers, promoting different values and social or communal development. Here […]

5 Great Indian Tales

Must read books on India India is a great source for beautiful and fascinating stories that have inspired numerous writers through the years. Here are some great books that we really enjoyed and recommend: The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008 The book tells the story of Balram Halwai, a […]

The Freshest Juice of Agra

Char Rang Ka juice We have a surprise for you.  Agra is not only the Taj Mahal! Can you believe it? After a long time living in Agra and having the pleasure to have met many tourists who annoyingly were ignoring the essence of the less beaten touristy areas of Agra, I have decided that […]

Kolkata is Not What you Think it is

Kolkata at first and second glance: When you first arrive to Kolkata the gateway to Bengal and North East India, at first glance it can seem overwhelming, massive and chaotic. Cars, taxis, carts, people you name it fill the streets. If you are willing to give it a chance Kolkata is not what you first […]

Say No Like Gandhi

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble” A few days ago we published a post ‘Walk in Gandhi’s Footsteps’ with recommended places to visit around India with connections to Gandhi. Many of us who visit India come from places that share very little […]