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7 Days Tibet Overland Tour

7 Days Tibet Overland Tour

7 days | Departs Kathmandu/Beijing

Tibet Autonomous Region has long been known as the "Roof of the world" and is no idle statement. The land veiled in secrecy, closed to the outside world for centuries. 'The Roof of the World" is now open to you. The valley bottom ...read more

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Bhutan- Bhutan Air ( Tashi Air) Flying to Kathmandu
Bhutan- Bhutan Air ( Tashi Air) Flying to Kathmandu
India-Spice Jet Flying to Kathamndu from Bagdogra soon
India-Spice Jet Flying to Kathamndu from Bagdogra soon
India-On Arrival Visa by the end of this year.
The Indian government’s Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) scheme for all countries of the world, except a few countries, is very much on track and will soon be implemented. According to sources, all that is left is the hiring of personnel to facilitate smooth operations and once that’s done and the infrastructure is in place the VoA scheme may be implemented by the end of this year itself.
India-Union Tourism Minister seeks e-Visa to increase tourism in Goa
Shripad Yesso Naik, The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture, Government of India, was in Goa to meet Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister, Goa and Dilip Parulekar, Tourism Minister, Government of Goa.
India-Air Taxi service for Rajasthan soon
Air Taxi service for Rajasthan soon In an effort to boost tourism, the Rajasthan government is planning to launch a new air taxi service. The aircraft being used for the service are a five-seat King Air C90 A and seven-seat King Air B 200. Kishan Singh Verma, Rajasthan’s director of civil aviation, informed recently that the service will initially operate using two state-owned aircraft, linking popular destinations including Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Chittorgarh, Bikaner and Udaipur. “The proposal has been given approval by the chief minister and we are almost ready to operate our two state planes for the air taxi services,” Verma said. “The idea is to boost tourism prospects as well as making a unique facility available in the state. The service would also generate revenue for the government. We are hopeful that it will receive a good response,” he added.
Republic Day to eclipse celebrations of Everest Day this year
KATHMANDU: The government has postponed all celebrations planned for Mt Everest Day, stating that all concerns would rather be focused on the celebration of Republic Day, as both the functions coincide each other on May 29. According to Joint Secretary at Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Madhu Sudan Burlakoti, all plans to mark Everest Day have been deferred as the day coincides with Republic Day.
Beijing, Shanghai start visa-free transit policy
Beijing, Shanghai start visa-free transit policy.BEIJING - Travelers from 45 countries can now benefit from a 72-hour visa-free stay policy in Beijing and Shanghai, a move that could attract more transit visitors.
India extends VoA for South Korea
India extends VoA for South Korea.
Notice to Tourists who want to extend Tourist Visa at Immigration Office, in Pokhara
Notice to Tourists who want to extend Tourist Visa at Immigration Office, in Pokhara
Nepal- Online visa application for Nepal www.http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np
Nepal- Online visa application for Nepal www.http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np
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Some Dos & Don'tsBack

1) If you just cannot avoid extra-marital sex in India, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, USE THE CONDOM even if the other person is not a commercial sex worker. See AIDS in India.

2) If you are male introduced to a lady or a grown-up girl, don't take the initiative of offering a handshake. If she extends her hand, you must reciprocate, but don't be the first to extend your hand. If you are female and are being introduced to a male: it is up to you – the female – to take the initiative for a handshake. The rule of thumb is: the female extends her hand first, and the male reciprocates.

3) The Western practice of a peck on the cheek as a form of greeting a lady or a grown up girl is JUST NOT IN when you are in India unless you happen to be in 'Westernised Indian' circles or in the company of people in the glamour industry such as models and beauty queens (even then, DON'T take the initiative if you are male).

3) The namastay is a local form of greeting. It involves the joining of your palms as during prayer in church – well, not exactly, but it can pass (in church, the two thumbs are crossed, in the Indian 'namastay', the thumbs join but remain parallel to each other: this is only for information as the difference is not visible to the person in front of you).

4) If you find the lady is not extending a hand shake, go for the namastay. Even with men, the namastay can be an excellent little PR gimmick! Follow it up with a kaise hai (how are you?) and you have broken the first block of ice if one there was!

5) Politics can be freely discussed in India and most people will have an opinion which they will not mind being contradicted. But avoid discussing religion, especially with Muslims who form 11% of India's population.

6) Avoid visiting Kashmir in the extreme north as well as areas in the extreme north-east. Foreigners, especially West Europeans ands Americans, are at risk to hostage-taking by terrorists in those areas. The rest of India is safe haven for everybody.

7) Don't trust strangers with money. Trust your hotel, but not people you may bump into on the streets.

8) If somebody has invited you home for dinner, carry with you a box of sweets or at least a chocolate bar for the kid.

9) If you are buying from roadside stalls or hawkers, bargain you must. Start by offering half the price they ask for and settle for 60 per cent. Don't bargain in proper shops especially those that display "Fixed Price" signs: that will be seen as bad manners.

10) Never buy food from roadside stalls or mobile canteens. Not that they are bad, but your system may not be accustomed to such delicacies and you might end up spending more time in the loo than normal.

11) Drink bottled water only. Even many Indians who have lived out of India for a few years sometimes suffer stomach upsets on drinking local tap water. If there is no alternative to tap water, ensure it is boiled.

12) Don't offer bribes to get any job done. Bribe-taking and bribe-giving are a common practice in India but they are intended to speed up things or win a favour that you are not entitled to. Plan well in advance. Use consultants or trade and industry associations. If you expect favours, let them come free or not at all. Warn anyone (even in government) who asks you for a bribe that you would report him to the Anti-Corruption Bureau or the nearest police-station. If he persists, do it discreetly so that he can be caught red-handed.

13) Indian English has its own delights especially to foreigners of English nativity. Don't show amusement at the different Indian accents and choice of words. This does not take away from the fact that many Indians speak and write better English than many native English speakers.

14) Many Indians are in the habit of shaking their head in the course of conversation or taking instructions. Don't show amusement if you witness this.

15) Avoid offers of spiritual salvation and magic remedies from saints, godmen and quacks. There may be some spiritually elevated people in India, but there is no way you can distinguish the genuine ones from the crooks. If you are seriously interested in these aspects of India, take help from someone you know or visit one of the respected spiritual organisations in India.

16) Avoid driving in India unless you have been trained on Indian roads.

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