India Travel Guide

/ / / / /

Do Yoga While Doing Good in India

July 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

As yoga retreats and tours have gained in popularity, so have the prices of these wellness getaways.

Rainbow Voluntours is now offering a less expensive tour for yogis, that also lets them do good between poses.

more ›

/ / / / /

Help 'Great Projects' Protect the Tigers of India

Where: India
June 3, 2014 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

Great Projects has put together a once-in-a-lifetime trip to India where volunteers will not only help protect endangered tigers, but they will also stay in the reserve they call home.

The project takes place in the prestigious Kanha National Park, the same location that gave Rudyard Kipling with inspiration to write The Jungle Book.

more ›

/ / / / /

Jon Hamm Shares the Dos and Don'ts of Visiting India

Where: India
May 16, 2014 at 4:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jon Hamm spent much of last spring filming his new movie Million Dollar Arm in India and, during a recent press junket, he shared some advice for first time visitors to the country.

Don't Eat The Fruit Basket...

more ›

/ / / / /

Air India Receives $200 Million to Finance Three Brand-New Dreamliners

Where: India
April 15, 2014 at 10:05 AM | by | Comment (1)

Another round of funding and investment is underway in India, and the amount of money that's being thrown around is no joke. The national carrier announced that it has been loaned $200 million by the country's bank, Bank of India, to purchase three brand-new Dreamliner airplanes.

That's not all. Air India expects to raise an additional $500 million from bridge loans and has received a $288 million tax credit to cover the cost of fuel, simulators, and spare parts. If it all comes through as planned, as many as six new Dreamliners could be in the airline's future.

more ›

/ / /

This Indian Airline Got Into Trouble For Dancing in the Aisles

Where: India
March 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM | by | Comments (0)

In celebration of a Hindu festival known as Holi, the crews on several SpiceJet flights added a little color to their service by performing a choreographed dance after takeoff last Monday, March 17th. Passengers sang and clapped along with delight, filming the show with their mobile phones and later posting the videos to social media.

The dance seemed harmless, but the subsequent surfacing of videos online ended up shooting SpiceJet in the foot. India's version of the FAA, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), sent the carrier a notice that threatened sanctions and asked for an explanation as to why its license should not be suspended. The DGCA said that the dance could have created an unruly environment on the plane. As you'll see in the video below, even the pilots came out of the cockpit to participate in the organized event. According to reports, a professional choreographer trained about 30 SpiceJet crew members for the dance.

more ›

/ / / / /

India to Finally Welcome Visitors with New Visas Upon Arrival

Where: India
February 10, 2014 at 9:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve seen some good visa news and advice over the last few days, and now we have even more to share. India seems to get be getting on board the technology bandwagon, and they’re streamlining their whole entry process.

The country is boosting its offerings when it comes to allowing visas on arrival to visitors from around 180 countries, and that does include those making the journey from the United States. Right now there’s only like 11 countries that can do this, so it’s certainly quite an expansion. Obviously the thought behind things is convenience, but we’re also thinking that the country is eager to cash in on some more tourist dollars.

more ›

/ / / / / /

Air India Moves Forward with In-Flight WiFi Hopes and Dreams

Where: India
January 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s time for some WiFi news, as another international carrier is jumping on the in-flight connectivity bandwagon. This week it’s Air India that’s getting ready to install wires, switches, and antennas in hopes of keeping passengers happy and logged on during their time up in the air.

Details are kind of limited at this point, but the carrier has announced that WiFi is coming to both their big planes and little planes—on both domestic and international journeys. Right now they’re still reviewing PowerPoint presentations and other sales pitches, but it does sound like Thales is just one of the companies in the running to install the WiFi bits and pieces.

more ›

/ / /

Habitat For Humanity Seeking Volunteers Willing to Lend a Hand in India

Where: India
November 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Habitat for Humanity is looking for enthusiastic and hardworking people to join a 16-day adventure in Delhi, India.

Volunteers will not only help build decent, safe housing for the community but they will also be able to immerse themselves in the local culture. On their days off volunteers can visit a temple, browse Old Delhi markets or see other nearby places of interest.

more ›

/ / / / /

Forget Africa and Opt for an Indian Jungle Safari Instead

Where: India
August 14, 2013 at 1:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Taj Safaris, known for their luxurious Indian jungle lodges in Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park, Kanha National Park, and Panna National Park, are now giving their guests a chance to give back.

Through a new voluntourism program, Taj is working to teach children in neighboring villages the importance of conservation in the national parks. Many kids live near the parks but have never been inside because they can’t afford the cost of a safari drive. Now, Taj Safaris is takes these kids inside and teaching them how each element of the jungle contributes and affects the well-being of the eco-system. They are also hoping to improve the lives of surrounding communities by enhancing basic heath care, education, and incomes.

more ›

/ / / / / /

India's Go Air Stands for 'Girls Only' When It Comes to Flight Attendants

Where: India
July 1, 2013 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

The airline industry is notoriously super competitive when it comes to saving cash and adding some extra fees to make bonus bucks. After all, look at Samoa Air charging passengers per kilogram.

Don't worry, we aren't going to announce a new ridiculous fee from a low-cost carrier; instead the news comes in the form of cost savings from a private Indian airline called Go Air. The 8-year-old LCC has announced they are hiring new flight attendants, no doubt to expand their services in India and the region, and they only want females. The rationale for this sexism? In theory, women weigh less than men and that equates to fuel savings..

more ›

/ / / /

How to Volunteer at an Elephant Sanctuary on Your Next Trip to India

Where: India
January 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM | by | Comments (0)

United Planet, an international non-profit offering short and long term volunteer abroad programs, has announced a new animal conservation program in India for international volunteers.

The organization is now offering participants in the Jaipur Elephant Quest the chance to work in an elephant village which houses over fifty Indian elephants.

more ›

/ / /

'An Idiot Abroad' Goes Bollywood

Where: India
January 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

Continuing their journey in the footsteps of Marco Polo, Karl and Warwick made their way to India on this week's episode of An Idiot Abroad 3.

They started out with a little Laughter Yoga, which Karl described as more of a "yelp." When asked what make him laugh in his everyday life, he told a story about seeing a baby fall out of a stroller that on;y he would find amusing.

more ›