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5 Things to Check Out in Vancouver, Canada


Vancouver is one of Canada’s major international tourist hubs. It attracts millions of people from all across the globe each and every year to relish in its mountainous and oceanside beauty and recreational opportunities. If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver this year, be sure to check out everything this world-class city has to offer. Here are just a few of our favourite attractions to put on your list.


Stanley Park

This famous, lush park sprawls over 400 acres throughout the oceanfront of downtown Vancouver. Here you’ll find glorious scenic views of the water, mountains, beaches that Vancouver is renowned for. To get around, you can rent bikes or explore on foot to see all the attractions that exist throughout the park. The area offers a range of unforgettable sites, so be sure to take your time to soak it all in. We highly recommend seeing the Brockton Point First Nations’ totem poles and the Vancouver Aquarium that can be found in the park.


Granville Island

What once was an industrial area, is now a hub of activity known as Granville Island. Filled with shops, galleries, markets and restaurants, there’s so much to see and do here. You can shop at the Granville Island Market for Canadian seasonal food items, visit a local artisan shop, or have dinner dockside and take in the glorious views of the mountains and area.


Capilano Suspension Bridge

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, head out to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to be thrilled and amazed. This massive footbridge spans 450 feet across a 230-foot canyon through the forest. There’s also an activity park that offers Treetop Adventures, seven suspension bridges above the forest floor and other exciting tours. You can also enjoy seasonal musical entertainment and First Nations culture here as well. To head out to the area just hop on the shuttle that offers service from 4 stops in the downtown core.


Kitsilano Beach

For the best views of the mountains over the city, head to Kitsilano Beach aka Kits Beach. It’s where the locals head to in the summer to relax and unwind. The beach also features a number of recreational activities, from volleyball, tennis, windsurfing, SUP boarding, and more. This trendy neighbourhood is also worth exploring – featuring shops, restaurants, and some of the best family attractions such as the Museum of Vancouver, the Maritime Museum, and H.R MacMillan Space Centre.


Robson Street

A trip to Vancouver is never complete without a day of exploring Robson Street. This area is a bustling shopping district that is right in the heart of the downtown. You’ll find the BC Place Stadium, home to the BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks, and plenty of Asian and Canadian eateries on the way. But shopping is what this area is best known for. Starting around Granville Street, you’ll find an eclectic mix of department stores, local shops and even the Pacific Centre shopping mall to pick up all your accessories.

There’s so much to see and do in Vancouver, this list could go on forever. To learn more, check out our city guide that features all the most popular areas and monuments to visit. At Nanak Flights, we’re also your travel specialists. Save money on Airline Tickets to and from Canada with our innovative flight search system. Try it now to see how much you can save on Vancouver, Canada flights from around the world.

Staying on the Right Side of Good Etiquette in India

If you’re making a trip to India soon, then you’re in for an intense experience that is far removed from Western life. While most Indians are used to Westerners and their strange ways and will forgive you for the occasional faux pas, you can make life easier for yourself and everyone else by learning a few etiquette tips before you land. If you’re seen to be trying, you’ll gain respect and affection, as well as being a great ambassador.

Here’s how to not embarrass yourself or offend anyone else…

Wear modest clothing

Indians are quite conservative dressers and this applies to men as much as it does to women. You won’t see many men wearing shorts and tank tops, especially in rural areas. In the bigger cities you’ll see women wearing trousers and leggings, but in smaller towns and in the country, you’re best off playing it safe and making sure your arms and legs are covered.

Ideally, skirts should be ankle length unless you’re on the beach in Goa. The chances are that no-one will overtly challenge you or be rude, but they will form an impression of you that won’t help you or future visitors from the west – especially female ones. Remember, you’re a guest in India so you should show respect, especially in temples. You should avoid strapless garments and if you wear tank tops or spaghetti strap tops, then you should always have a shawl or wrap handy to cover up. Some places need you to wear a head scarf or hat, so do be aware of this.

Never wear your shoes indoors

If you’re invited to someone’s home or if you go into a mosque, church or temple, you really need to take your shoes off. Try to watch out for shoes outside shops, too, as some shopkeepers prefer people to enter without footwear; if you see some shoes by the door, then you should take the hint.

You’ll probably notice people wearing shoes in their homes when they go to the kitchen or bathroom, but these are reserved for indoor use and are never worn outside. Think of them as slippers and don’t think they’re an invitation to keep your dusty old boots on indoors.

Don’t ever point at people

Especially not with your feet. Feet are deemed unclean and so to gesture to or touch someone with your feet or toes is insulting. You should similarly never touch or move objects with your feet, particularly valuable or important objects.

If you do catch someone or something with your feet, then make sure you apologise immediately. Most people in India will understand “Sorry,” or “Excuse me,”, but it can be a nice touch to apologise in an Indian way by touching your head and looking regretful.

Pointing with a finger is also rude, so if you need to point, use your entire hand or a thumb instead.

Never eat food or pass an object to someone with your left hand

In India, as in some Muslim countries, the left hand is used for bathroom hygiene so (even if you scrub up like a surgeon) using it to handle food or to pass something to someone is considered unhygienic and disrespectful.

Get used to really intrusive questions…

If you’re a very private person, then India will be tough for you! The Indian culture isn’t really about minding one’s ownbusiness. There’s not much privacy to start with and people are very hierarchy-driven. You’ll be asked all sorts of questions that you won’t get back home, even from close friends. Examples include:

·       “How much do you earn?”;

·       “How many children do you have?”;

·       “Why didn’t you have more children?”;

·       “Why do you have so many children?”;

·       “Why do you have that tattoo?”;

·       “Why are you so thin (with helpful suggestions for remedies)?”;

·       “Why are you so fat (with helpful suggestions for remedies)?”, and

·       “How much rent/mortgage do you pay?”

These questions might seem intrusive, but think about how people back home make attempts to “place” you in a much sneakier way and then actually act upon their judgements. In India, it’s 90% curiosity and they don’t mind if you ask the same questions right back, with no judgement on either side. In fact, they’ll be more than happy to give you the answers and to offer advice on your weight/fertility/budget.

You can always be vague with your answers or even lie if you want to.

You don’t always need to be polite

In Western society, we have rituals based on manners. You’ve probably been taught to refuse the first offer of coffee but to accept the second or third because then you’re doing your host a favour. India’s quite different. If you refuse first time round, you can really hurt someone’s feelings, so always accept what’s offered. If it’s something you really don’t like, then say you’ll have a little but your doctor has warned you off it.

The more formal traditions of thanking someone for their hospitality can create a distance, too, so be careful. If you’ve spent the evening at someone’s house, then don’t say “Thank you so much for everything you’ve done,”, as this is more like a diner-waiter scenario which plays into the hierarchy thing. Instead, tell them how much fun you’ve had and how much you loved talking to them and sharing food. Anything else might seem like they’re providing a service rather than being your friend, which can be hurtful.

The flip side of the coin is that politeness can be interpreted as weakness, especially where beggars and street hawkers are involved. If you’re vague – “I don’t think so,” or “Not today,”, then this translates as “Convince me,” or “Ask me tomorrow,” It’s not a nice feeling, as a Westerner, to be stern and abrupt with vendors, but it’s necessary if you want to be left alone.

Never say a direct no to an invitation

In direct contradiction to the advice above, you should never outrightly reject an offer or invitation from a friend or associate. If you say a definite no, then this makes the person feel (and look) bad. It’s always best to be vague and say something like “I’ll do my best,” or “I’ll see if I can make it,”. In the West, we’re used to people being upfront and not wanting to leave people in doubt about our intentions, but in India it’s OK to give a sliding answer, especially if there’s other people about.

Give up on the idea of punctuality

There’s objective (in as much as it can be, if we listen to Einstein) time and Indian time. You’ll hear about Indian Stretchable Time and you’ll also experience it. Many well-travelled people think that Europeans and the immediate descendants of European settlers have a very linear idea of time and that this idea isn’t shared around the globe.

If you’re going to be five or ten minutes late in Europe or North America, then you need to call as soon as you can. In India, time seems to morph and elongate so if someone says they’ll be there in 30 minutes, make yourself comfortable. It’s not rude, it’s just different.

Don’t be precious about personal space

India is a very crowded place so try to get used to it. Europeans are used to much more personal space than many other civilisations so you’ll have to accept that you’re not in Kansas anymore and ignore the almost constant contact with strangers.

If you’re in a queue, you’ll find that people press close to one another to prevent cut-ins. Then there’s boarding a train or bus… You will get the hang of it, but watch out for those grannies – they can be quite assertive…

Nix the public displays of affection

You’ll see people eating, going to the bathroom, changing diapers and arguing in public when you’re in India. You’ll hardly ever see men and women hugging and kissing in public, however. India is quite a conservative place and displays of affection between men and women are frowned upon because they can have sexual overtones. An older man showing affection to a woman who’s obviously a daughter or granddaughter is fine, but if it’s a man and woman who could be in a relationship, it’s not. Even if you’re married, PDAs are not advised as you may be censured by locals and even told off by police. You’ll probably escape arrest, but you won’t be popular. Keep physical affection for your hotel room.

Watch your body language

Men and women don’t tend to touch when greeting unless they’re related. A handshake is a very formal and business-like greeting in the west, but can be misinterpreted in India if, as a woman, you proffer your hand to a man.

It’s best to err on the side of caution and do a Namaste greeting with your palms together. Businesspeople in the bigger cities are more used to handshakes, so watch what others do; if you’re unsure, however, then don’t risk it. 

Above all, greet everyone with a smile, learn to laugh at yourself and be prepared to look stupid at least five times a day. You’ll be fine.

The Tourist Tax – Yes or No?

We’ve all heard of the British holidaymakers who were charged £54 for gelati in Rome back in 2013. While some of us may have laughed at the tourists’ outrage, as they apparently ordered clearly-priced extra-large ice creams, there is a definite two-tier tariff in many cities and countries. Locals get mates’ rates while tourists pay extra – the so-called Tourist Tax.

In some parts of the world it’s relatively subtle; some cafés in Belgium charge tourists an extra 10% for their chips, for example. Other parts of the world, however, can charge tourists double or more for entrance to landmarks and attractions.

Is it exploitative or entrepreneurial?

When regular travellers get together to swap tales, they often mention how much extra they have to pay for meals, for accommodation or for entrance fees to attractions. Some find it annoying, deceitful (or baldly cheeky), while others don’t mind paying a surcharge because they want to help the local economy.

Often, it comes down to how much the extra charge is and what the exchange rate with the visitor’s home currency is. If the tax amounts to mere pennies, then most tourists won’t even think about it. If it’s amounting to tens of dollars, on the other hand, then it can backfire and put people off.

Get the balance right, though, and that extra little bit on top can make all the difference to the areas – and the people who live in them – in less-affluent countries. Tourism is a major industry in many parts of the world, especially India, and if people are flocking into a country from wealthier nations, they bring their money with them.

Trillion-dollar tourism

Globally, tourism is worth a total of almost US$8 trillion. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation predicts that 1.8 billion international tourist arrivals will happen annually by 2030; already we see that one in ten jobs around the world relies on tourism either directly or indirectly. That means that almost 300 million people around the world need holidaymakers to make a living and to contribute their collective 10% to the world’s GDP. It only seems fair, in that case, to redistribute some of that wealth.

The world doesn’t seem to mind

When Thailand’s government announced that it planned to raise the entrance fees for its national parks it made it clear that these price hikes would only apply to “foreign adults and children”. The two-tier charges came into force in February 2015.

While this big price differential might seem unfair to people who have just travelled at least partway around the globe to relax, you have to think ahead and beyond. If the locals in a tourist area had to pay the same price as tourists then they almost certainly wouldn’t be able to afford to see their own heritage sites! In addition, the prices of other amenities in the area would start to rise and locals would simply be priced out of their homes and neighbourhoods.

Ignore the guidebooks

You may well read guidebooks that remind you not to pay the first price you’re given, but you should stop and think before rejecting it out of hand. If the first price isn’t huge then just pay it. You could be helping someone to buy a house, put their children through school or to pay medical expenses. Your extra dollar or two won’t mean much to you but it’ll mean a lot to the shopkeeper or restaurant owner.

We all hear about how the world’s money and resources are distributed unevenly and unfairly, so by paying slightly over the odds in a poor area, you’ll be doing your bit to straighten things up.

It’s paying your way

The tourist tax is not just about the immediate impact of helping a café owner to improve their family’s life; a two-tier payment system, whether state-mandated or informal, is a good way to protect a country’s resources.

If bus-loads of tourists are arriving several times a day, day after day, into a city, to a landmark or to a natural park, this flow of humanity will have an impact. There’ll be less room for the area’s older industries or for farming, and the natural resources may also become depleted or (in the case of wildlife) move elsewhere, then the extra money will go a long way to compensating for this. It’ll also help local governments to preserve the environment so that tourists want to carry on visiting. Looking at the issue from this angle, it seems wrong not to pay that little bit extra.

Benevolent tourism is the way forward

Tourism isn’t a one-way street; it’s not about the locals taking money from the incomers. Holidaymakers need to realise and remember that they too are often taking resources away from the area or putting extra pressure on the environment and infrastructure. A seasonal spike in tourist numbers might be welcome economically, but it may also dominate the everyday life of the locals for a few months of each year.

By paying more than locals for the same amenities, or by giving generous tips, tourists are taking a moral stance and offering at least some redress for the impact they’ve made.

Can you end up being ripped off?

Of course, most tourist taxes are fair and go to good use; they also don’t sting too much, given the difference in income per capita between, say, India and Canada. The case of the gold-plated ice creams in Rome did highlight how some venues, shops and eateries do exploit their overseas customers, though.

The British family could have looked over the menu first, realistically and this particular incident is so well-known because it was so extreme. What’s harder to avoid in many parts of the world are outright scams and sob-stories to guilt tourists into giving donations to people who might not put the money to good use.

While you should expect some tourist surcharges when you visit India – in fact, you should proactively hand some money over – you also need to keep your wits about you. Do your homework and visit a few forums before you arrive so that you get a handle on the going rates for goods, meals, hotels and transport. This will help you to spot when you’re being ripped off, as well as to know all about the local “characters” before you actually get to meet them.

Is it a surcharge or the actual market rate?

Another argument for the tourist tax is that visitors aren’t paying extra, they’re paying the going rate. Locals pay less at the gates because they’re already paying taxes, working in the area, bringing up the next generation and doing their recycling. They deserve their generous discount, especially as they’ll still be there in the low season, looking after the place.

You might not even notice the tourist tax

Many tourists and holidaymakers don’t notice the surcharge, especially if they’re visiting India with an organised tour or they have a generous daily budget.

Sri Lanka’s Temple of the Tooth is free for locals to enter, but costs 1,500 Rupees (around US$20) for tourists and foreigners. For many tourists, this will simply form part of their daily expenses and some won’t even know that the local populace doesn’t pay anything. Most of the tourists who are aware won’t begrudge this, either.

To see the Taj Mahal you’ll probably pay US$15, but what an experience! You’ll be paying almost twice the amount that tourists from India’s neighbours will and 20 times the 40 Rupees that Indians will pay. Still – it’s the Taj Mahal!

Save on Airfare with Smart Planning Tips

Planning your vacation starts with first identifying where you want to go and what is the best way to get there at an affordable cost. No one wants to spend the majority of their budget paying for plane tickets just to arrive at the location and then have no money to spend on anything else. The best way to make the airline system work for you is to know how it works and take advantage of every tip and resource available on the Internet.

When looking for the cheapest flights the direct vendor is the last place you need to check with because there are so many websites that offer competing prices. It is important to work with a reliable and trustworthy site that has a solid reputation and variety of options for passengers regarding insurance and security. There are also a couple of quick tips that can help you decide when to fly and how to avoid extra fees that airlines like to charge no matter who you deal with.

Booking your airline tickets at the last minute will always cost you more than planning ahead so whenever possible start looking for flights well in advance. Several to a couple of months can make a big difference in the overall price you will pay so it is worth the time investment in doing the research. Another tip is to fly in and out during the week as the cost will be higher due to a surcharge for those that fly on the weekend including Fridays. Always check a variety of flights with and without multiple stops because while non-stop flights are easier they are also more expensive so spending a little extra time in the airport can save you more money.

Holidays are always a popular time for traveling which is why airlines charge more during peak seasons but if you need to fly during this time then use the other tips to help lower the cost and find the cheapest flights by checking several carriers and sites. Vacations should be fun and relaxing so when you can take care of the details early and can spend a fraction of your budget on the necessity than that leaves more room for activities and fun at your destination.

Cheap Flight from Canada

 Nanak Flights Provide Professional and Cheap Flights From Canada

With the price of air travel seemingly always on the rise, it is helpful to find low cost alternatives. This is particularly true in Canada, where many people still live in locations not easily accessible by the big carriers. Prior to the existence of Nanak Flights, these residents were left with little choice but to travel great distances to get to an airport, only to pay expensive fares to get where they need to go. There is now another option, and Nanak Flights is winning over the hearts and minds of Canadians across the country as they seek to travel the globe. No matter what airport one chooses to leave from, Nanak Flights can find a cheap flight that will save money in the end.

Challenges and Obstacles Are Overcome

One of the challenges facing travel agents today is finding a great routing for travelers without forcing them to pay exorbitant fares just for the convenience. Nanak Flights sees this as a challenge, and they willingly embrace it. Their skilled team of travel professionals is rather adept at searching out various options for getting to and from any destination in the world. Imagine that you need
cheap flights to Vancouver. They have specially negotiated fares with many carriers, and for those that they don’t, well they can still find out which is the cheapest option. They pass these savings along to the consumer, and everyone wins.

Advantages of Using Nanak Flights

Not only does Nanak Flights take great pride in finding the cheapest airline tickets available for any given routing, they also are known for their superior customer service. Travelers today have many things to take care of when planning their trip, so it is comforting to leave the flight arrangements to the professionals. They will work behind the scenes to arrange an itinerary that provides maximum comfort at the lowest possible price. While there are certainly online travel agencies out there that will advertise the same concept, they lack the customer service and personal attention that Nanak Flights provides its customers.

No matter how simple or complex the journey might be, Nanak Flights will work with any Canadian that contacts them. They view every individual as the VIP that they are, which is why they have become so popular throughout the region. If you are in need of travel arrangements and would life to find discounted flights, they are the people that can do it for you.


Flying for Business or Pleasure

The best way to get from where you are to another country quickly is with a cheap flight ticket. Most people can get anywhere in the world within the day if they buy the right plane ticket. This is easy to do from many different places around the world. Major cities are just a flight away with affordable tickets for anyone. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure you can find the cheapest flight to anywhere in the world that you want to go.

If you are ready to take your family on vacation, you will need to find the cheapest flights possible. It can get very expensive for a family of four to fly to their destination. Now it is possible to get affordable tickets to major cities like New York, London, or Rome. Take your family on a vacation to see many historical landmarks. If you don’t have a family yet but are looking for a honeymoon destination, cheap flights can be bought to places like Nassau, Cancun, or Miami. Many people fly on business to Delhi, Hong Kong, and Toronto. It has never been faster, easier, or cheaper to get around the world.

Finding the cheapest flights can be a real money saver. It will save the company budget as well as the family’s. Get a flight to where you need to go or want to go as soon as possible. The sooner you book, the cheaper the flight will be. You can find some flights that are non-stop while others will have layovers in other cities. This is a great way to see the world with your family or to expand your business to the overseas market.

It might be your job to book the cheapest flights for the employees in your company or you could be the head of the household; either way, you are going to love the low price of airline tickets. Plan your trip and take a plane to anywhere in the world. You’ll have plenty of money to enjoy yourself at your planned destination because you found cheap airline tickets. Rest assured that the flights are comfortable, safe, and ready to go when you are.

Golden Triangle package Itinerary details

Following are the 6 Nights/7 Days Itinerary details for Golden Triangle Package (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur).

Day 01 Arrival in Delhi:
Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and check-in at the hotel. India's capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 Sightseeing in Delhi:
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then visit drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past to India Gate, President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 Delhi–Agra (210 kms/ approx. 4 hours):
After breakfast, drive to Agra. Arrive and check-in at your hotel. Later, proceed for Half Day City Tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Overnight in Agra.
Day 04 Agra–Jaipur (230 km/approx. 5 hours):
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute Visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 05 Jaipur:
Proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. The city of Jaipur is capital to the state of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. Jaipur owes its name to the founder of the city, warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II. Visit the Amber Fort. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on Elephant back. Prominent structures inside the fort are the Diwan-i-Aam, adorned with latticed galleries, the Ganesh Pol, with a beautiful painted image of Lord Ganesh, and the stunning Sheesh Mahal, a hall decorated with thousands of tiny mirrors. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows was designed so the ladies of the palace could look out onto the streets unobserved. Later you will visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The museums here showcase rare and ancient manuscripts, arms dating back to the 15th century, and costumes of erstwhile royalty. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time, and tracking stars in their orbits. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06 Jaipur–Delhi(250 km/approx. 5 hours):
After breakfast, drive to Delhi and check-in at hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Alternatively you may go for shopping in evening. Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 07 Departure from Delhi:
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport/railway station for return flight back home.



Hotels included in the Golden Triangle Package. Price per person with minimum 2 persons.
CityNightsCategory A - $699Category B - $649Category C - $599Meal Plan
Delhi 3 Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar Park Inn By Radisson Surya International Breakfast
Agra 1 DoubleTree By Hilton Four Points by Sheraton Taj Vilas Breakfast
Jaipur 2 Holiday Inn City Centre Four Points by Sheraton Libra Breakfast


Following are the Golden Triangle Tour Package Inclusions: 

  • 6 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Cycle-rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, Delhi
  • Elephant/Jeep ride at Amber Fort
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Assistance at the airport & Hotel check-in / check-out
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax


Following are the Golden Triangle Tour Package Exclusions: 

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Supplement for entrances – INR 4500/CAD 90 (per person)
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides/drivers etc.
  • Camera/Video camera fees applicable at monuments


For the visual and performing arts there are the Kamani Auditorium, the Chamber Theatre at Triveni Kala Sagam, FICCI Auditorium, the India International Center, Siri Fort, LTG Auditorium, Pragati Maidan and Sri Ram Center.

For music lovers, Delhi has the Shankarlal, Dhrupad and Tansen Festivals in February and March and the Vishnu Digamber Festival in August, featuring India's greatest musicians performing Roshanara Festivals of music and dance organized by Delhi Tourism.

Galleries include Vadehra Art Gallery, Art Heritage, Triveni Art Gallery, Art Today, Sridharani Gallery, Eicher Gallery, Gallery 42, Dhoomi Mal Art Centre, Gallery Escape, Lalit Kala Akademi, LGT Gallery, Gallery Ganesha, Gallery steps, AIFACS, Max Mueller Photo Gallery, British Council Divisio Gallery, Gallery Romain Rolland, the Village Gallery and Khirkee Gallery.

Flying with babies: Points to be noted


In every real man there lies a hidden child that wants to play. If I had to pick the most beautiful creation ever by god, I would have definitely ended up choosing a bunch of children. Their weeping sounds that almost shatters a glass, their mischievous behavior that keeps us running behind them always, their wonderful expressions and many more would transform the stressful adult in you to a fun loving kid. But there are few cases, where you would really give up on kids and one such instance is while traveling. We present to you a few points that will educate you on flying with your babies.

Before we go on into what needs to be checked before you fly, let us make a note of who can fly? By which, I mean babies of what ages can fly?

Airline policies change often and it is always a better option to either check your airline’s website or to call them ahead.

Babies ideally should be at least 7 days old to fly. A few airlines indeed allow younger infants to fly, upon a doctor’s written statement, while others have 14 days as the minimal requirement for the babies to fly. None of us would want to fly a 14-day infant except for an emergency J

Now, here we go with the tips for you to fly with your babies.

Car Seats:

There are two aspects to the use of car seats. One being that, you could save money by not booking your infant a ticket, instead pay an extra baggage allowance for your car seat and the other being to free yourselves from flying with your kids sitting on your lap throughout the travel, while your better halves enjoy their flight J. Car seats these days are allowed by almost all major airlines and checked at the gates through boarding and helps ensure safety of the kid.


The word Medication reminds me of a saying - “Prevention is better than cure”. It always good to carry an emergency sheet with your child's health information or save it on your smartphone. If in case you have a list handy and your kid needs some medical attention, the list can help you better.

That way, everything is in one place if you need it.

Food and Comfort:

This time it is not about the kid and it’s about the women. If you do breastfeed your kid, don’t forget to buy a drink after you go through the security gates, since it is very important to keep yourself well hydrated. And for those women who do not breast feed, may be for some reason are advised to carry ready-to-use formula for their babies. However, this has to be handed over to the security officers during the screening process.


When you are just changing a diaper, you will want to keep things simple. You will never want to take their shoes, socks and jacket on and off, every now and then. A comfortable suit would be a Pajama or their favorite tees to keep them away from weeping Turning up white and white is definitely going to be a bad option. Always carry at least one change of clothes for both you and the kid. You just can’t complain on the quality of diapers after it had leaked.

Hope these points will make some sense to add up something to your travel... Have a hilarious travel with your naughty ones

Airline Connections - How to Manage Connecting Flights and Have a Happy Journey!



Connections are bound to connect people. Sometimes, when connections don’t serve the purpose that they are intended to, the whole picture gets spoiled. With these connection citations, I am trying to connect you to the transits - “the connection points”.

Unless you are travelling to a major city with a huge airline hub, you will have to take these connection flights to fly from your place to the destination. There is always a chance of missing those connection flights if not planned properly. To ensure a smooth connection, we would recommend:

Avoid being tightly connected:

If suppose, you are travelling via Heathrow airport, which is one of the world’s busiest airports, you may end up walking to the departure gate, if in case the transportation factor between terminals is missing. Though they operate buses every six to ten minutes between terminals, passengers may find it difficult to commute to the gates for their outbound flights. With such constraints ahead, one cannot chose connecting flights with a transit time of 90 minutes. So, we would suggest you allow yourselves a minimum of 3 hours to connect to your destinations. This will not be a problem since most of the aerodrome allow up to 6 hours for connections to be made.

Baggage Transfer:

When you are not on a long trip, you won’t be carrying a lot. When you are overloaded, you are inviting trouble, if your airline doesn’t provide you the baggage transfer facility.

When your baggage is checked through to the destination at the departure airport, then you don’t have to collect baggage at transit hub since that will eat up a good amount of time from your pockets. Be sure to choose an airline that offers this baggage transfer and save time.

If these two trepidations are given sheer importance then your connection flight becomes pleasant..!!

At the worst case, if it happens for you to miss your connection flight, then what do you do? You still have a chance to fly at no additional cost. Take a look at how can this be possible?

Demand a seat to fly:

If a planned delay or cancellation of one flight segment causes you to miss your connection flight which you have booked under one booking number, then you can, by all means, demand for a seat in the next available flight. You are just a phone call away to avail this service, if you are expecting a delay. Once you land at the transit, you should look for your airline’s travel desk and follow the procedures to board the next available flight. As simple as that J

How do you manage the delay?

“Time and tide waits for none” marks the significance of time. Few things go out of control and this sort of delay falls under those few things. You will always have to be prepared to face the consequences of it. A few steps that you could take to manage this delay:

Drop by the Duty-Free shops:

Be it window shopping or shopping, for sure, it kills a lot of time. And if you have got women with you, you are already done for the dayJ. With kids onboard, the play becomes even more interesting. With women shopping and kids weeping, you can’t complain about killing time J

Plan for your stay at the hotel:

If the delay is going to be for 2-3 hours then waiting at the travelers lounge makes sense. But for a delay of more than 6-7 hours, the airline takes responsibility in arranging suitable accommodation for its passengers and incur transportation charges to the place of accommodation. Heathrow airport doesn’t have a place to stay during nights within their premises and hence in case of delays, airlines are bound to look for hotels nearby.

To be prepared, in case of such delays, let us carry an additional attire. Two pairs of clothing’s shouldn’t make much of a difference.

Hope that sums up the strategy to keep your flight pleasant through the transit!!! Safe journey!!!


3 places to visit in Edmonton

Edmonton, “the city of festivals” as it is hailed, is located in Alberta. Edmonton attracts a decent number of tourists every year. Here we present to you the top 5 places that you will never regret visiting.

1. Winspear Centre:

To experience the best acoustics and to have a pleasant evening, Winspear Centre is the go-to place. With lots of music lovers around, the concerts hosted here are a major reach. To cite an example for the acoustics being at its best, you could even hear the choir members turning of the pages from your seat. Well may be surprising, but that’s trueJ. The ambience and decor of the Centre would floor you down. Look for your favorite symphony performing at this very venue and book your tickets right away. They are also known for their inexpensive ticket fares J

2. West Edmonton Mall:

The largest shopping fraternity of North America and the tenth largest shopping mall in the world is this West Edmonton Mall. Covering about 5,300,000 square feet, the mall holds about 800 stores and a parking capacity for more than 20,000 vehicles. A few attractions at the mall would include:

Galaxy land: Second only to Ferrari world, this indoor attraction at the West Edmonton Mall has 24 rides in it.

World Waterpark: This is the second largest indoor waterpark in the world and has the world’s largest indoor wave pool, with six wave bays each with 2 panels.

Nightclub Empire Ballroom: The Joint and Ka'os Nightclub were once the tenants of this recreational spot.

3. The TWOS:

The southwest corner of the coronation park, holds this Centre, which was first opened in 1984 to replace the Elizabeth planetarium. Telus World of Science was formerly known as Odyssium, after it was changed from Edmonton Space and Science Centre. This Centre was raised by the Edmonton space and science foundation. The exhibits galleries of telus world of science includes:

GPS Adventures Canada: This is an interactive maze combing technology with 3D puzzles in four rooms dedicated to Global positioning system and navigation technology.

Space Gallery: Aspiring astronauts can find this place to be like wow! Would you believe if I say this exhibit runs you through a computer program that turns your face in to an alien? You have to, as it does J

Environment Gallery: This interactive gallery keeps you informed about a few possible ogy’s which includes hydrology, ecology and meteorology.


If you are planning for a day’s trip to Edmonton, then this places would sum up your day. Added to this the places that you can take a sneak look at would be places like the Alberta railway museum where you can find a never-ending display of trains, the Edmonton City Hall, which can turn your sunny day into a pleasant one with the wading pool that it has right in front of it and last but not the least the Alberta Art Gallery which could your trip awesome with the exhibitions over there.


Have a fun-filled, informative trip to Edmonton! Don’t miss booking your flights.