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Ellora Caves

Ellora Caves

Daulatabad-Grisheshwar-Ellora-Khuldabad-Bibi-ka-Maqbara-Panchakki This useful tour covers not just Ellora, but a number of interesting spots in and around Aurangabad. If you decide you need more time at Ellora, stay overnight at the Hotel Kailash (tel 43, 46), with simple rooms Rs100, ...

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Aurangabad

Aurangabad

Aurangabad is a small, relaxed town, alongside the Kham River. The relevant urist points—rail station, budget hotels and tourist office—are all within 1 km 3/4 mile) of the central bus-stand in Dr Ambedkar Rd. For local transport, use auto-rickshaws, but ...

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Travel Itinerary

Travel Itinerary

Bombay to Aurangabad 392 km (245 miles) Air One flight daily-IC492 from Bombay (Rs767) which continues to Jodhpur (Rs1480), Jaipur (Rs1503) and New Delhi (Rs1859). 1C491 follows the same route in reverse. Rail Long, awkward train journey (8/9 hours, change ...

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Lost Wonders in the Wilderness

Lost Wonders in the Wilderness

The rugged state of Maharashtra, with over 500 km (310 miles) of coastline, is separated from the dry Deccan plateau by the Western Ghats. Forts dominate the coastal hilltops of this area, which was once the heart of the mighty ...

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Goa’s Beaches

Goa’s Beaches

Goa’s beaches are world famous—long idyllic sweeps of silvery sand overlooked by undulating palms and the calm blue Arabian Sea. The hippies discovered them in the early 1960s, domestic touristsflocked to them in the 1980s (mainly to see the hippies), ...

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South Goa

South Goa

Miramar-Dona Paula-Old Goa-Mangesh Temple-Margao-Colva-Marmagao First stop on this tour is  Miramar Beach, popular for its wide golden sands and lovely sunset views. Located just 3 km (2 miles) out of Panjim, it’s the ideal place to come for a swim, ...

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Food And Drink

Food And Drink

A delicious mixture of Asian and Western cooking, Goan cuisine is a popular escape from the usual Indian diet of thali, masala dosa and curry. Long-term travellers flock here for the continental-style beach restaurants, with their pancakes, spaghetti, baked beans ...

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Getting Around

Getting Around

Goa is a surprisingly big place. It may look like just a dot on the map, but actually comprises 3702 sq km (1428 sq miles) of lush, attractive landscape dotted with hundreds of churches and chapels, fringed with an endless ...

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Goa

Goa

Goa is a long, narrow 100 km (621/2 miles) of coastline running between the Arabia- Sea and the Western Ghats. It has some of the best beaches in the world, and is India favourite winter resort. The Mediterranean feel of ...

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General Information Mumbai

General Information Mumbai

Tourist Offices Government of India Tourist Office, 123 M. Karve Rd, Churchgate (tel 293144), is open 8.30 am-5.30 pm Monday to Friday, 8.30 am-12.30 pm Saturday, closed Sunday. Sadly understaffed, but helpful. Good handout information, including when in stock an ...

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