Monday, 29 June 2015

How to Make Your University Life Hilarious in USA Part - 01

Tips for students starting to usa part 01

As you are very well aware of it, the culture in the US is entirely different than in India. Though Americans are very friendly and helpful we have to take care of a few things to avoid unnecessary inconveniences to them and ourselves. Here are a few Tips for students going to the US to lead a joyful life there.

1. Bring a lot of positive outlook, enthusiasm and motivated mind to the US. You may find things that may not be your cup of tea. Do not get panic, it is just the cultural differences that stand between everything. Always remember the fact that what they do there is a part of their culture.

2. If you have a driving license, take an International Driving License from India before leaving to the US. Public transport is not much available in some areas in the US. Owing a car is not a luxury there but it is a necessity.

3. Do not always convert Dollars into Rupees. This habit will only help you to end up starving yourselves.

4. Speak slowly and clearly. Even though you have very good command over the English language, our accent may be difficult to follow. If you don’t understand something while in a conversation do not hesitate to ask them to speak slowly. They don’t mind it and they will help you follow American accent.

5. Pack necessary utensils for cooking. Some items are costly in the US. You can buy other cooking items from super market but it is advisable to pack some masala powders and all for initial days.

6. For married students who want to bring their spouse with them shall find accommodation in the US well in advance. Finding accommodation for family will be time consuming as singles can easily move or share apartments with others.

7. After landing to the US the first thing you have to do is to inform your university or college about your arrival.

8. Other international students also face same problems like you. Share your problems with other international students so that you won’t feel alone in the campus.

9. Americans are very friendly and polite. Speak to them with respect. Do not cut into a queue like in India. Hold the door for others while entering and exiting. Make it a habit to speak with a smile with others.

10. Attend international student’s orientation program. It will help you to understand the campus and ask questions if you have any.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Ultimate Guide: Safety Tips for International Students in the US

Safety Tips for International Students

Safety is very important factor while traveling abroad. Students studying abroad get chances to explore more places which ask for safe travel. University campuses and surroundings will be safe and secure for students. But, when they want to travel new places is a different matter. Students like to explore the neighbouring cities, countries and communities as a part of study abroad experience. Here are a few tips to ensure that your travel is safe and free from troubles.

Know the people:
People in USA are generally very friendly and like to help others, especially foreigners. But, there are exceptions too. Do a research on people in the locality you want to visit and be prepared to face and react appropriately. It is advisable to avoid places which are noted for nasty behaviour or such incidents. Ask your fellow students whether they can give tips on visiting other places.

Be vigilant:
Follow the same rules that you practice in your home town. You know very well about your native town, learn about the place you are residing abroad. Knowing the hues and shades of the town/city will help you live comfortably. Observe your surroundings, go for nights walk with a group, examine and know the locality as your home town.

Do not trust media too much:
This is common and straightforward. Media will try to showcase a place as most secure. This may not be always true and sometimes misguiding. Learn to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Seek help from authorities:
Foreign students are generally reluctant to bring any problems to the authorities. Universities and colleges have authorized people to take care of the safety of their students. Do not hesitate to report any issues or obstacles to the authorities immediately. Call to emergency phone number if you are away from university surroundings.

Be smart and keep your eyes open to your surroundings. Following little simple things will keep you away from troubles. There are mobile apps available for students to report any offences faced by students. Make use of every option to keep in touch with your university, college and friends. If you are going to some other city or country, ask advice from your travel agent regarding the people and safety of that respective destination. It is always good to travel as a group as you will be with people you know closely.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Super Tips to Cut Cost of Studying in the USA

Super Tips to Cut Cost of Studying in the US

Studying in the US is expensive and often international students wonder how they are going to meet the expenses for four years. The fact is that there are ways to cut down costs and you just have to explore it in the right way. Here are a few tips that will help avoid drain money from your bank account.

Off Campus housing can save you a few dollars:
Accommodation takes a good share of money from your wallet. I you are going for a room for rent or housing, it will cost you more for sure. To avoid this, look for off campus housing which most of the universities provide for affordable rates. Students can send their queries about off campus housing to university’s housing office or by visiting university website. Ask about types of accommodation, room sharing options and expected cost of stay. Finding off campus housing not only helps to save money but, students can develop their language and inter personal skills by interacting with students from other countries.

Meal plan options or start cooking:
Students who chose to live in off campus housing should opt meal plans carefully to avoid unnecessary expenses. International students living in the campus purchase meal plans. Students should carefully research on cuisine and other options in the campus. If the menu is not appealing students shall consider other options for meal. Purchasing a smaller plan or budgeting between smaller and larger plans for dining out would help balance the expense. The most profitable option is to start cooking for self.

Ask about employment options:
Normally, international students are not allowed to work off campus. But there will be options to do job in the campus itself. Some schools offer employment for international students in their offices. There are clerical, lab assistant, tutoring positions for international students who needs financial assistance to continue studies. Some students earn money more than their scholarship which is enough to cover taxes, health insurance and other personal expenses.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Amazing Five Places in the World To Try Right Now..

Amazing Five Places in the World To Try Right Now

Lau Islands, Fiji:

Lau Islands Fiji
The Lau Islands of Fiji is a chain of beautiful islands in the Pacific Ocean. Like every island, sunrise is the most attractive scene in Lau. Though it not much explored by tourists, those who have visited had mind blowing experience with amazing marine life and peaceful vibe. The inhabitants of the islands are known for masi painting and wood carving.

Okavango Delta, Botswana:

Okavango Delta BotswanaNear the Kalahari Desert, Okavango Delta is splendid with the presence of Okavango River which is a heaven of flora and fauna. Said to be the Africa’s last Eden, Okavango is an ideal place for riding safari, walking safari and photographic safari etc. Wild life is the major attraction in this African marvel.

Bordeaux, France:

Bordeaux FranceBordeaux is a port city in south western France. This city is famous for wine production, perhaps the world capital of wine. Referred as the Sleeping Beauty, Bordeaux has many monuments of historical importance. The combination of architectural and urban has been recognized by UNESCO.

Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile:
This enchanting park in Chile is rich with mountains, lakes, rivers and glaciers. It is the largest and most visited park in Chile. The flora and fauna of this park is a favorite place for scientists and environmentalists. This is a perfect place for hiking and camping. Though restrictions exist in camping, with the help of authorized guide visitors can dive into the hidden gems of nature.

Plain of Temples, Bagan, Myanmar:

One of the captivating sites in Asia, Plain of Temples in Myanmar shows Pagoda’s in large and small displays. There were thousands of Buddhist temples in Bagar which were built in the 12th century. Though only a few temples are regularly maintained, Bagan’s legacy as a center of knowledge and power still lays in the soil.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Top 5 Beaches in South East Asia

Our planet is blessed with beautiful beaches that waves with tranquility. Elegant beaches have always fascinated us and we become children when we put feet on sandy shores. Here are the best 5 beaches in South East Asia to conquer.

 1.Ko Lipe, Thailand

This heavenly island in Thailand is a finest place for relaxation. This small island is famous for crystal clear water and white sandy beaches. There are many underwater diving sites and adventure tours to explore. Ko Lipe has now become a busy tourist spot with a lot of resorts, coffee shops and shopping hubs. Every year the number of visitors increase and it is the good thing that Ko Lipe is ideal to visit throughout the year.

  2. Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

A small island in Indonesia is known for diving and snorkeling. The island can be toured by foot for three hours or less. Watch the giant tortoises wandering under the clear water. Tourism is booming here with new hotels and resorts. Gili is a cosmopolitan with bars and parties everywhere. Sunset in this island is the most beautiful scene one can experience in life.

3. Coron, Palawan, Philippines

If you plan to visit Philippines, never miss this beautiful beach. Palawan is enchanting with sandy beaches that reflect in the sunlight. You can skip the tourist places in Philippines, but never miss Palawan. A lot of resorts are available with facilities to feel the real nature and life of Palawan.

4 .Menjangan Island, Bali Indonesia

The beauty of Bali is famous throughout the world. Menjangan Island is near Java and situates on the north western side of Bali. The spectacular underwater offers a mesmerizing experience for its visitors. This island is protected and visitors are allowed only a certain period. Snorkeling and diving are other attractions in this island.

5.Ko Phangan, Thailand

Ko Phangan is famous for its full moon party. This picturesque island is home for calm beaches. The island has been a favorite place for past kings of Thailand. The national park and motorbike tours offer a thrilling experience for explorers.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Top 10 Attractions in Maldives for a Great Holidaying Experience

Top 10 Attractions in Maldives for a Great Holidaying Experience

Travel Maldives with your friends and family to realize the fun and excitement in an enterprising manner. Checking out the latest travel packages in an exclusive manner will ensure that you organize your preferences in an ideal way possible. Get access to the attractive deals providing you with the best features that you consider without leading towards any lackluster travel experience.

Here are the top 10 attractions of Maldives for you to experience a great holiday.

  .      Hulhumale
Are you island savvy? Plan your travel to this picturesque location of Maldives to realize the best travel experiences in a perfect manner.

  .      Male Friday Mosque
Maldives is a place of religious importance with maximum importance given to spiritual feelings. Visit this mosque to experience the same.

  .      National Museum
Venture to this historical structure to get a glimpse of grand Maldives culture and rich heritage. You will be left spellbound to come across the information in detail with facts.

  .      Hithadhoo
Realize the tranquility at amazing beachfronts in this Maldives location for you exclusively. Perfect treat of traveling with best features included with leave you amazed to the core.

  .      Paradise Island Resort
Get a scintillating feel of holidaying in Maldives with the fun of making merry with your friends and family. Exclusive travel deals are available for couples as well.

  .      Muli-aage Palace
This royal structure is the official residence of the President of Maldives. Visit this location to realize the best results providing you with best features accordingly.

  .      Alimatha Island
Spend your time leisurely to experience the grandeur of travel to one of the best tourism friendly location. Check out the latest deals with reputed travel operator.

  .      Sun Island Beach
Enjoy performing multiple activities at this beach location realizing the ultimate features. Have a gala time at the sun-kissed beaches and enjoy open bath in the sun.

  .      Male Fish Market
Are you savvy of tuna to the core? Then, you need to head towards the Male Fish Market. Rare species of fish could be found there providing a perfect feast for your eyes.

  .      Tsunami Monument
Constructed in the fond memory of the December 2004 tsunami effect, this structure attracts numerous tourists reminding them of the gory incidents that occurred in the past.

More travel destinations such as the ones mentioned above are available to you providing you with perfect effects on an overall. Have the fun of traveling to Maldives with your friends and family.  

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Andaman and Nicobar islands

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Andaman and Nicobar islands

Visit Andaman and Nicobar islands to have a gala fun with your family. Exciting travel packages are available for friends who would like to spend happy vacations in an overwhelming manner. Several destinations of top class are available for you providing you with fond memories. Have maximum fun at Andaman & Nicobar Islands allowing you to experience more excitement.

Rare Species of Flora and Fauna
Are you a nature lover spending most of the time knowing about plant and animal life? Then, you can experience the best results at Andaman and Nicobar islands enabling you to come across the best features. Get access to the top features with the inclusion of various deals as per the ultimate requirements you got on the whole.

Spectacular Beach front with Best Locales
Traveling to Andaman as a tourist will leave behind some of the memorable moments for you. Plan early to have great discounts upon the trips that you prefer in a proactive manner. Accessing the top features in accordance with the latest requirements too will help you in realizing optimum benefits without costing you anything more.

Maximum Tourism Spots of International Acclaim
More people prefer traveling Andaman & Nicobar Islands because of the immense effects created by the top tourist spots of the region. Some of the most acclaimed spots for your instant reference are Havelock, Cinque and Chatham. Top deals with exciting features are included in such a way that you get to explore more deals with ease.

Historical Attractions with Natural Effect
Touring the twin islands of Andaman and Nicobar will have a magnificent effect upon every traveller for sure. Luxury effects created will cast a broad magic upon the tourists. Checking out various features by choosing the best attractions of your preference will be of utmost help to you. Choose the unique attractions such as medieval saw mill to have a quick peek into the island history.

Best Picnic Spots within Your Budget
Enjoy great moments with maximum enjoyment at the picnic spots like Chidiya Tapu, Mount Harriet and Corbyn's Cove Tourism Complex providing you best travel experience. Having access to the top locations of the top tourist friendly Asian region will help you in discovering a new you always.
In fact, there are numerous reasons to travel to Andaman & Nicobar Islands that are of historical, geographical, and cultural importance, which will leave you elated to the core.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Why Travel Agent?

why choose a travel agent

“Why a travel agent when everything can be done by myself?”
“Why should I pay money to a travel agent when everything is online?”
“Do I really need to look for a travel agent?”

These are some of the commonly asked questions when someone needs a travel arrangement. Yes, you are right. You can book tickets or hotels online. You are smart and can do everything on your own. You will find lock stock and barrel. Hold on! There are a lot other things that a travel agent can do for you; especially if you are a frequent traveler.

There are many reasons to opt for a travel agent to plan your travels. The first and foremost is that they know much more than you. They have more connections than you. They can access more benefits than you do. Travel arrangement through an agent will ensure safe and comfortable travel and you may get extra benefits during travel and stay at hotel. This is because of the tie up that travel agents have with various travel companies, hotels and other service providers. This tie up enables travel agents to find discounts and offers for you which obviously will save you a lot of money.

One another advantage of having a travel agent is saving time. Think about a travel from India to USA. Your flight starts from Mumbai and you have to catch a connecting flight from Dubai. Here hides the actual trick of finding the most suitable connecting flight. If you have to wait for long hours to get the connecting flight will be waste of time and it can disturb your overall journey. A travel agent can dig out the most recent connecting flight for you so that you can avoid time lapse in airport.
A travel agent also can provide you other benefits that would make you feel like a VIP. Think about a room upgrade or access to a closed store. What if you could find a tour guide for affordable rates? Isn’t it an advantage if you get advice on best restaurants, exhibits or other reservations? These premium benefits come along with the expert service of a travel agent.
To conclude, even if a travel agent charge fee it worth more than what you have expected and overall it will be cost effective. 

Top India Coolest Vacation Places to Beat Summer Heat

Enjoy the beauty of Kashmir and Shimla

Are you ready for the great Indian summer carnival? Remember that Summer 2015 holiday extravaganza has started with a bang in India with top places already geared up. There are numerous places to visit in all parts of India such as Kullu and Manali in the North, Ooty and Nandagiri Hills in the South, Mahabaleshwar and Matheran in the West, and Shillong and Ravangla in the East. However, the top spots are taken by those that are famous across the world like Kashmir and Shimla

A Heaven on Earth – Kashmir. This one reason is alone to pull you to visit this most popular tourist attraction of India. Amidst snowy mountains, there is more to the scenic valley allowing you to witness the best moments of your travel. Such is the splendor of Kashmir that it is referred to as The Last Shangrila and Little Tibet. In fact, most of the tourists make it a point to visit Kashmir at least once in their life.

Popular Attractions in Shimla
Enjoy some of the unforgettable moments of your life by planning for a perfect Kashmir holiday. Imagine the kind of fun and excitement that you feel being with your friends and family in the region. Have a perfect treat of witnessing of special locations that are not just picturesque but magnificent as well. Affordable holiday packages are available from top tour operators for you to Kashmir.

·         Srinagar
Thinking of Srinagar will let you instantly think about Shikara boats as well. Experience the absolute splendor of travelling to this top location providing you with the best results whenever you desire. This is the exact reason that there is heavy tourist density throughout the year. Apart from being the summer capital of Kashmir, it is best known for temples of Lord Raghunath and Lord Ranbireshwar.

·         Gulmarg
Are you fond of skiing? Head towards Gulmarg to have unlimited fun in a protective manner. Adventurists and enthusiasts who prefer to spend every moment in an interesting manner will be able to experience the best moments by being at Gulmarg. Also, you can visit other locations as part of sightseeing apart from skiing such as Frozen Lake and Nagin Valley. Especially, the travel moments you experience by being in the Gulmarg Gondola or the cable car will remain with you forever.

·         Anantnag
Though you are aware of paradise, it will be exciting to know that there is paradise within paradise. Do you still not believe? Then, you need to venture towards this scenic destination of religious importance known as Anantnag. Stunning locales and breathtaking visuals around the place will leave you spellbound for sure.

How to Visit Kashmir
·         By Air:
Reach to Kashmir by landing at Srinagar airport from major parts of India such as Delhi, and Mumbai. Top airways of India such as Indian Airlines and Jet Airways offer their regular service so that tourists never experience any discomfort.

·         By Rail:
Jammu Tawi is the major railway station that connects you to Srinagar instantly. Indian Railways offer regular services to this place from as far as Kanyakumari. Tourists can reach from other popular locations such as Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune as well.

·         By Road:
Tourists reaching Srinagar or Jammu can make it easily by traveling across National Highway 1-A. Reasonable charges are collected by both public and private transport authorities. Traveling through Jawahar Tunnel too will leave behind a memorable experience for you so that you travel as per your convenience.

Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, which is best known for the greenery perched everywhere across it. Beautiful mountains beckon you for a perfect travel treat that you must have been eagerly waiting for. It is one of the best hill stations in India, which is equally popular among couples, families, and friends besides singletons. The natural beauty of Shimla leaves tourists in awe, which makes them to come and visit the attractive locations time and again.

Popular Attractions in Shimla
Spending your holidays in Shimla will never let you realize when days have passed. Perhaps, there will never be a moment during which you might feel bored as there are multiple activities for you to perform. Given below are some of the popular Shimla attractions that beckon every tourist in a scintillating manner.

·         The Mall
Perched across the scenic hill, this location is one of the busiest of the entire city of Shimla. Tourists enjoy shopping here with a lot of artifacts to collect and items to buy. Original quality goods are provided here for the cheapest prices possible. Luxury hotels around this attraction will ensure that you get the cheapest accommodation possible.

·         Totu
Willing to find out the kind of progress this Himachali capital has made in recent years? Totu is the urban location where you must be. Jutogh Railway Station is your access point in case you would like to visit this location. Local travel buggies and other modes of transport will lead you towards picturesque locations that will ensure that you witness best rural effects of India.

·         Mashobra
Attractive tourist packages are available to Mashobra, one of the best attractions of Shimla. However, the one aspect that you should not miss is that of attending twin fairs in Sipi and Mahasu. Plan your trip to Shimla during the month of May to beat the summer heat and enjoy a great time in Mashobra.

How to Visit Shimla:
·         By Air:
Jubbarhatti Airport is the official airport of Shimla. It is directly connected through regular flights from Delhi. Hence, tourists from foreign locations never have a problem in visiting the city. Domestic flights too are available from Chandigarh International Airport.

·         By Rail:
Kalka is the major railway station for all those tourists and others who are planning to reach Shimla. Local transport facilities are available instantly for the travelers after getting down at Kalka.

·         By Road:

National Highway 22 connects Shimla to other parts well allowing tourists to reach in a comfortable and safe manner. Private transport facilities too are available for you to ply as per your convenience.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The US Student VISA Interview - How They Evaluate a Student


After rejection of student VISA, many would be wondering about the criteria in which the Consular Officer decided that your VISA should be rejected. Are you one of them?

Here we go. At the outset, please do not feel that the Consular Officer is very rude and don’t want to help you. In fact, they are not at desk to help anyone; they are very much worried about the US VISA law. It is their responsibility to ensure that the purpose of applying for VISA is genuine. Many people come up with fake documents to get an entry to the US at any cost and once they get it, they vanish. The US government does not want to encourage these illegitimate activities. That is the reason why the interview for US student VISA is very tough and demands high concentration on what you are going to say.

Below given are the things that run through the Consulate Officer while interviewing a student VISA applicant:

It is a very difficult and crucial part in the interview for a consulate officer. Is this student heading to the US for studying or faking? Is this student’s intention is to work in the US during academic year? Will he/she leave USA after completion of education? The officer would ask tricky questions to unveil the real intention of the student sitting in front. In this situation a student might get confused or feel demotivated. The only solution is to think a lot about this part of interview and be ready with a convincing answer. If you are not sure, say it honestly. This is just to express that you have done homework about the matter.


About the academic program:
Yes, it will be a brilliant question from the officer. Why USA when there are many universities in your homeland and other parts of the world? You should explain the reason for selecting USA for your higher education with convincing facts. It is very important to link your academic program with the employment situations available in India. This will throw an impression that you are not planning to continue in the US after studies. That’s what Consular Officer is looking for.

Financial situation:
Education in the US is expensive compared to other countries. Other than fees, you should possess enough money for food, accommodation, traveling, medical etc. So, it is important that you should furnish details about the source of finance to study in USA. Some students would go with scholarships but most of the students are self-depended. Convince the Consular Officer that you have enough financial resource to stay and study in USA.

About your family:
The officer will be interested to know about your family in India and abroad. This is to ensure that you have enough reasons to study abroad and come back for a prosperous future in India itself. If you cannot give satisfactory answer, the officer may assume that you are planning to continue in USA after education.

Current situation in India:
You don’t have to worry much about this part of interview; it’s not in your hands. The embassy officers have clear idea about the financial, employment and political situation of each country. They are ready with all the latest information about the country they are working in. The reason they connect the situation in India with your VISA application is to make sure that you have opportunities in India when you come back after education. There are numerous incidents from citizens of poor or unstable countries to provide fake documents to get into USA and find a better living.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Tips for Students Who Plan to Travel Abroad

Tips for Students who Plan to Travel abroad

Are you a student ready to fly abroad for the first time? Most of the times, students do not plan well or seek advice from experts which would result in obstacles or unsatisfactory experiences. You can avoid such unexpected impediments by following a few simple tips regarding travel, accommodation etc. Don’t worry, here are a few things which will help you save money and get other needs done in 

Book tickets much in advance: You might be waiting for your visa approval and plans to buy flight 
tickets after the arrival of visa. This is not a good practice as by the time you go for ticket booking prices may go high due to increased demand. It is wise to get the tickets booked in advance because you can save money and do not have to worry about ticket availability. There are airline companies who refund the ticket amount if your visa gets rejected. 

Get Special Offers for Students: Airline companies announce special offers for students throughout the year. But, most of the times you will miss it or ignore it. Approach a travel agent and look for offers available exclusively for students during your time of travel. This way you can enjoy benefits like discounts on airfare, carry more luggage for free etc. 

Seek the help of a travel agent: It is a misunderstanding that travel agents charge more money from 
you. In reality, they can help you save money. Travel Agents are well connected with airline companies and keep updated on offers and deals provided by each service provider. By getting tickets booked by travel agents will definitely bring you savings in travel cost and other benefits.

Finding Accommodation: It is very important to find suitable accommodation in the country you are going to live for a while. Do the arrangements before you leave. You got to know about the 
neighbourhood areas in that country and facilities for food, transportation etc. Consult appropriate 
agents who can help you find a convenient accommodation for affordable rates. This way you ensure 
that you live in a most comfortable place and also is within your budget. 

The crux of planning well before travel is to make sure that you will get satisfactory services while travelling and after reaching destination. You can ensure a safe and effortless travel once everything is arranged in a proper way.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Why Student Visa to USA Gets Rejected?

why student visa Gets Rejected

A VISA to USA is not an easy apple to pluck. Consular Officers in the US embassies are well trained and experts in smelling the true intention of the applicant. They may not ask too many questions but will be observing your body language, expressions and all. Those who have applied for student VISA in USA should be very careful while answering questions. The reason for rejection may sound silly, but Consulate Officers are very sure about their decision.

Most of the times, the reason for VISA rejection will be ‘Section 214(b)’ of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.  As per section 214(b) the Consulate Officer should be convinced that the applicant has a true intention to leave her/his home country and shall return after completion of the purpose to visit USA. If a proper and convincing answer is not provided by the applicant, it is likely that the VISA gets rejected.

For e.g., a student was asked why did he chose that particular University for doing his course. He sincerely answered that he has a few years of experience in the same field and wants to go for advanced studies which will bring him better opportunities. Immediately his VISA got rejected. The Consulate Officer assumed that he is planning to continue in the US even after his studies which the officer is not happy with. So always be ready with a convincing answer which does not kill the purpose. The consulate officer will be looking into your social, economic, family and other ties to India which will ensure your return from the US after studies. Give them proper information which will guarantee your return from the US.

Another reason for rejecting VISA is that the officer is not satisfied with your qualifications for that particular VISA category. In that case always be ready with documents which will prove that you are eligible for getting the VISA. Clearly demonstrate your qualifications and experience with the help of supporting documents and do not get panic if the consulate officer looks unhappy. Remember that they don’t spend hours to analyse you; they are well trained that from the first look itself they can judge you. Be confident and speak clearly with good accent and don’t show your tensions to the officer.

Remember that you alone are responsible for the rejection of VISA. Do not try to fake any information related to you which has been submitted to the embassy. They all are stored in their database and you cannot make any changes to it when go for reapply. So be sincere and always give exact information to them. Many VISA consultants train you to fake but the consulate officer can easily identify it and it may lead to permanent VISA rejection.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

It’s time for Holiday-Makers – Easy Going

Its time for Holiday makers

Holidays are stuffed with moments of fun, happiness and entertainment. It is a break from all the worries and busy schedules of both professional and personal life. It’s a hilarious time to spend with family or friends. There are uncountable holiday spots around the globe to visit and experience, packed with everything and anything that you expect from your dream vacation. Still, unplanned or misguided holiday packages are enough to spoil your good days and return with bitter memories.

Expectations of Holiday-Makers:

Travel with ease:
Yes, you plan to go for holidays in another country and you need excellent travelling experience. You look for cheaper fares and at the same time good quality services. Many a times a cheaper fare doesn’t guarantee a better travel experience. At the same time, getting your travel planned with the help of an expert travel service provider, like us would give you the satisfaction you are expecting. We know the exact quality of services that are available in the market. We can advise you on choosing the service that is cheap and best.

On-board services:
It is a matter of concern while travel abroad for holidays. A smiling response or assistance that you get from flight attenders can add cream to your memorable journey. Sometimes you may need immediate attention from flight attenders and it will be mind-blowing when you get it. Ask us and we can ensure your comfort and safely during travelling by help choosing the best known service available ever.

Food and Beverages:
This part has an important role in making your holidays mesmerizing. To taste and celebrate the special and regional cuisine is one of the main plan-of-actions for holiday-makers. But, where to find the food and beverages that are famous for its traditional elements is something confusing. The hotels or resorts where you stay might serve you with all those famous dishes, but what if it is much tastier and cheaper in some other nearby location? Ask us for the locations that are recognized for serving the best food in town. You may not get a second chance to experience the finger-licking taste of a masterpiece cuisine.

Entertainments, Fun and More:

It is fun time and you need to be flourished with entertainment. Your kids want to experience the fun at its peak. Entertainment facilities differ place to place and it is unique everywhere. We can help find you the spots where you will have attractive and fun-filled entertainment facilities for children and adults. All you want to do is to get ready to go for the hyper level of entertainment and fun that is meant to fill your holidays with sweat memories.

Top 5 places to visit in Jaipur

Top 5 places to visit in Jaipur

Jaipur aka The Pink City is the capital of Rajasthan in Northern India. The city is famous for its palaces and forts with tailor-made architecture which evokes the glorious past of the Rajput era. Jaipur is called the pink city because of the pink buildings and walls in the city. It is one a major tourist attractions in Rajasthan, to say India. Below are some of the important attractions in the

Amber Fort and Palace:
Overlooking the Maota Lake, Amber Fort is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur. It was the home of Rajput Maharajas and its architecture is filled with breath taking palaces, gardens, halls and temples. The fort is just half an hour away from Jaipur city. The light and sound show in the evenings held at the fort will be a mesmerizing experience for a tourist. If you are an art lover and wants know about traditional block art, visit Anokhi Museum near the fort where workshops on block art are conducted. Night tourism called ‘Amber by night’ allows visitors to roam around elegantly illuminated Diwan-e-Aam, Jaleb Chowk, Sheesh Mahal and Mansingh Mahal

City Palace:
City palace showcases the richness of the Royal Family of Jaipur. The architecture of the palace is a combination of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. The Palace has huge breath taking courtyards, gardens and buildings. Peacock gate for example is a wonderful example of detailed workmanship and artistic talent of that time. There are museum, art gallery and displays of royal costumes and old weapons inside the palace. The palace is a door opener to the history and legacy of Royal Family of Jaipur, The Rajputs.

Hawa Mahal:
The most recognized building in Jaipur, hawa Mahal is a perfect example of craftsmanship and architectural intelligence. It was constructed in 1799 and has five floors with small windows in every side to make wind flow inside without any disturbances. The palace faces towards the main street of Old City, the legend is that the women of royal family can watch the street below without getting noticed. However, wind is no more flowing inside the palace as most of the windows are sealed now.

Jantar Mantar observatory:
Build by the Kind Jai Singh II, Jantar Mantar is a perfect example of technological advancement at that time. This is not just a collection of sculptures but is meant to calculate time, track stars and predict eclipses. Samrat Yantra Sundai is a major attraction here which is 90 ft. tall and has a shadow that moves every minute to show how quickly is time passes by.

Jaigarh Fort:
Jaigarh Fort is a favourite place for lovers of military and amours. The world’s largest cannon on wheels is in Jaigarh Fort. Towering gateways and watch towers in the fort furnishes the history of militancy in Rajput Era. 

How to Plan a Trip?

How To Plan A Trip

Plan wisely for a memorable journey:
Is it that easy to just pack and leave for a journey? No, it is not. You have to think about lot things before you start your travel. There are important matters like expense, tickets, time and all. It is always sensible to plan your travel a few months before the journey and you can save more money for traveling, you can see more places where you go and what not. Here are a few tips for planning your travel to make it a memorable experience ever.

Where am I going?
Ask yourself this question hundred times. Where to go, which place you want to see, why I want to visit that place etc. Look through a binocular the answer you got. Is it really a place you want to see? If the answer is positive, narrow your focus. Think about Machu Picchu than Latin America.  Hit a nail on the map. Now you have a clear idea about the place you are eagerly waiting to visit. Good job, you have done with the first and most important step in your travel planning.

How long I want to be there?
Now that you have come to a conclusion about the place you want to go. The next question behind you is how much time you are going to spend in your favourite location. Is it for a week or a month? Relax and think well. Is your holidays allow you to stay there as per your wish? How many days, including the time you have to spend in flight/train/bus. Pen down the time you have to spend on traveling and calculate the exact time you get to be in your destination. This is not a hard thing to do. Your travel agent can give you all the information on traveling time and all. Once it is finalized, you are ready to go ahead with other things that matters a lot.

Do I have enough money?
Nothing is free in this world! You need money for tickets, food, accommodation and other expenses. Take a paper and pen and start filling the expenses column. Ticket charges, expected food and beverages costs per day, hotel/home rent, attractions which need tickets etc. You can figure out average cost per day by including all the expenses in the list. This makes an easy way to plan your total expected travel costs.

Gather money:
You have plenty of time to gather money for your dream journey. This is the farthermost advantage of planning a trip well in advance. Identify the loops where money is wasted more. Avoid unnecessary expenses which you really don’t need. Cut down a beer or a pizza from your routine. You can save some handsome amount by carefully using telephone. Stop having food from hotel and learn and try cooking. Keep away from parties with friends and all. There are numerous things in your life that steals money like steal someone blind.

Check for updates:
Be flexible, that helps you in finding a better travel planning. There will be offers that you missed to see. Keep on searching for latest offers and deals announced by tour operators and travel agencies. Sometimes you may come across a great dear which can give you double impact on your budget. The word ‘flexible’ is very important at this stage. You still remember the first question you asked yourself rite? What if you can enjoy a trip to another location for much lower expense? Don’t think much, just grab the opportunity. It won’t make any difference if you go to Singapore instead of Mauritius. What you want is a trip that will give you a sweet memory. Let Mauritius wait for you some other time. This way you can enjoy all the benefits of a budget travel and don’t forget to do a shopping with surplus money.

7 attractive places in Tamil Nadu

Tourist Places in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a southern state in India which is known for its historical aspects and cultural diversities. Tamil Nadu was under the ruling of ancient dynasties like Chera, Pandya, and Chola. The long history of Tamil Nadu under various dynasties contributed to the land a lot of monuments and attractive temples which are now major attractions in the state. Tamil Nadu is very particular about its culture and traditions. There are a number of attractions to explore for a keen tourist. Let’s go through some of them.

Earlier known as Madras, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The city houses major heritage structures like light house, railway stations, museums and more. Chennai is an important place for South Indian cinema because in earlier times the cinema world was totally depended on film studios in Chennai. Neat and beautiful beaches are another attraction of Chennai. Though the climate in Chennai is always hot and humid, no one would deny the fact that beaches in Chennai are wonderful. An evening walk in Mount Road or Burma Bazar in Parrys Corner will be most enjoyable places for those who love shopping.

Mahabalipuram is one of the prominent tourist places in Tamil Nadu. Also known as Mamallapuram, the place is known for ancient monuments and has been classified as a heritage site by UNESCO. The monuments built with granite display the architectural brilliancy of Dravidian culture. The carvings in the monuments are fruit for eyes and other than monsoon tourists flow to Mahabalipuram to see the craft shown by artisans. There are numerous temples which are perfect examples of sculptures and there is a story behind each monument too.

Kanyakumar is one of the favorite tourist destinations in India. The coastal town is famous for its diverse culture and historical constructions. This is a place where one can view sunrise and sunset at the same beach. The water body of this enchanting beach includes Indian Ocean, Arabian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. Kanyakumari is also a favorite destination for pilgrimage. You can taste unique Dravidian cuisine here in Kanyakumari which food lovers will never forget.

Madurai is special; it is one of the oldest cities in the world to be inhabited. Madurai is known for the temples which stand as the hallmark of the city. Tourists visit Madurai to explore the temples in the city showcasing the ancient artistic brilliancy. Madurai Meenakshi Temple is the most visited temple and which was mentioned in ancient scripts. Madurai is the most important pilgrimage for Tamil people.

Kodaikanal, is a hill station famous for thick forests and cool weather. Kodaikanal is mostly preferred by honeymooners for its beautiful lakes, forests and waterfalls. This place is located in the Palani Hills. Tourists, especially photographers and trekkers choose Kodaikanal as their favorite destination. There are many places like Bryant Park, Coaker's Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Green Valley View (Suicide Point), Pine forests, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Pillar Rocks, Guna caves, Silver Cascade, Dolphin's Nose etc.

Ooty is one of the favourite hill stations in India for tourists. Situated in the Nilgiri Mountains, Ooty also is a primary choice for honeymooners. Throughout the year, Ooty maintains pleasant and cool climate and it has many lakes, mountains, valleys and graders to wander around. Ooty holds a major place in Tamil Nadu tourism. Like Kodaikanal, Ooty ensures a chilled memory to its visitors.

An ancient city known for silk, Kanchipuram situates in the banks of river Vegavathy. Kanchipuram also was ruled by various dynasties and the monuments in the city exhibit its rich cultural ethnicities. This place is famous for its natural and man-made attractions and has bird sanctuary, temples, backwater and beaches for its visitors.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

5 Amazing Places in Kerala

5 Places in Kerala

Kerala, known as ‘God’s Own Country’ is one of the popular tourist destinations in India. It is rich with backwaters, beaches, forests and wild life sanctuaries. Kerala is famous for eco-tourism and Ayurvedic treatments. The biodiversity of Kerala is famous and there are places reserved for flora and fauna which are endangered to extinction. Domestic and foreign tourists prefer Kerala due to its historical and cultural specialties also. There are numerous destinations in Kerala which showcase the evidence and leftovers of colonialism in India. Also for those who like to experience varieties of seafood items, none other than Kerala is the apt place for that. Festival seasons add colors to its cultural heritage which will be a memorable experience for a tourist for sure. Below is a list of must visited places if you are planning a vacation in Kerala.

Alappuzha is known as the Venice of the East. It is very famous for backwaters, beaches and seafood. An exceptional natural beauty, Alappuzha is a pet for those visits Kerala. Karumadi is an important historical place where a granite stature of Budha, known as Karumadi Kuttan is placed. Kuttanadu is another hilarious destination where tourists can experience the beauty of backwaters and paddy fields. Alappuzha town itself is so beautiful with old historical constructions and boat services to nearby places.

Known as the Queen of Arabian Ocean, Kochi is a real beauty to wander around. It is the commercial capital of Kerala where you can find cultural exchanges with Chinese, Portuguese and Dutch traders. Fort Kochi and Mattanchery are known for Portuguese style constructions and monuments of historical intercourses. Bolgatty palace is another attraction in Kochi which was built by the Dutch in 1744. Willington Island is a man-made island which is an important place for Kochi as major offices related to port are situated there. There are many other places in Kochi and surrounding which will take you the memories of Western invasion to India.

The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is known for Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple. The capital city is also has a dynamic cultural background with museum, palaces etc. The famous Kovalam beach is just 15km away from Thiruvananthapuram. Lion share of the history of Kerala sleeps in this beautiful city.

The gateway of Kerala we can call it. Palakkad is a border town sharing boundaries with TamilNadu and is protected by Western Ghats. Palakkad is a favorite place for film makers and photographers for its mesmerizing beauty. Also known as the rice bowl of Kerala, Palakkad has many tourist attractions in its soil. Malampuzha dam for example is a major dam in India. The garden alongside the dam gives the place a mystic atmosphere with the famous statue ‘Yakshi’ by Kanai Kunjiraman. Silent Valley is another famous place to visit in Kerala. The valley is rich with numerous birds and animals which are facing extinction. Nelliyampathy hills is another destination for those who like trekking and botanical excursions. There are other important historical places like The Fort of Tipu Sultan, Varikkassery Mana, Kalpathi Agraharam etc. Palakkad is also famous for its musical tradition and many renowned musicians were born in Palakkad.

Wayanad is situated in the beautiful southern tip of the Western Ghats. It is famous for its forests and valleys gifted with flora and fauna of the Ghats. Wayanad also has cultural importance as it shares border with Karnataka State. The climate in Wayanad is always cool and welcoming to a tourist who is looking for relaxation. The important tourist destinations in Wayanad are Chempra Peak, Neelimala, Meenmutty waterfalls, Chethalayam, Pakshipathalam, Banasura Sagar Dam, Kabani river etc.

5 Tips for Indian students to Travel USA

The US is a large country with diverse climate and culture in each region. Students who are traveling for the first time to USA should know a few things to be followed for a safe journey. These tips will help you in managing your resources effectively, avoiding unwanted expenses, keeping healthy and confident during your stay in the US.

Do a research on the climate in the region you are about to go. In USA, weather differs and it is advisable that you keep cloths that are suitable for the particular region. It is better to keep a handbag to easily take out and drop cloths that are frequently needed (Sweaters, woolen caps etc.). Try to keep a pouch which can be attached to your belt. This helps in handling small amounts of bills which is necessary while travelling in the US. Carry some general medicines for fever, cough, pains and all because it is costly in the US. You cannot buy a medicine from a pharmacy in the US without prescription from a doctor, which will make a little more expense.

Always opt for travel by air in the US. It is time saving and comparatively cheap for long distances. If you need to travel short distances, make use of bus services. You may not find bus services to all the suburban places; in which case look for an economic car rental service. Travel agents can advise you on the best available transportation options based on the destination you are heading to. Experiences travel agents can even pre-book your seats for your continued journey in the US.


It is unavoidable. You need to be in touch with your family and friends both in India and the US. It is always better to buy telephone cards to keep it under your budget. Coin operated pay phones are available everywhere in the US, but they are comparatively expensive. For making international calls, use telephone cards or buy a cellular phone with best offers given by major telephone operators. Do remember that, all the handsets in India are not suitable for usage in the US, voltage is different and electronic gadgets from India may not work properly in USA. Try to get a cellphone from USA itself to avoid inconveniences.

You may feel nostalgic about homely food after a few days in the US. Students, who are supposed to stay there for a long while needs to take care of their health; especially about food. Carry necessary utensils to cook for yourself. Many students prefer to buy electronic cooker from the US itself; not bad it is. Other utensils like spoon, stirrers, and vessels of various sizes are cheap in the US. If you prefer to carry it from home; go on. Don’t forget to pack some Indian masala powder packets like sambar/rasam powder, turmeric and  haldi powder, cumin seeds, mustard seeds etc. You can pack some of your pickles also to not to miss the delicious food your mummy cooks.


There are other things you will need while staying in the US. Toiletries are one of the important in that. Get a toilet mug for your use, you may not find mug in toilets in the US. Stock toothpaste, soaps, powders, hair oils,  shampoos etc. You may also carry stationeries like gum, stapler, punching machine, note books, pen & pencils, erasers, ruler etc. CDs/DVDs of your favorite music or movies will help you when you feel nostalgic or lost. Pack some of your favorite books if you are a veracious reader.

Knowing and planning your journey well in advance will help reduce stress and obstacles while you live in the US. Anyways, you are going to make friends of your choice very soon. So, no need to worry too much about your safety in the US.