Destination Guides

Uzbekistan Blog By Desiyatri

Minarets of Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is an erstwhile Soviet republic and is one of the nations called "Stan" countries as a group consisting of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,...

Bangkok Blog By Desiyatri

Bangkok Floating Market
Bangkok is Thailand's most visited city. It has everything for a tourist - great places to see, excellent food, endless shopping avenues, and the...

Pattaya Blog By Desiyatri

Beach of Pattaya,Thailand.
Pattaya, a beach resort town close to Bangkok is a solo tourist's paradise. But Pattaya does have a few goodies to offer to the...

Phuket Blog By Desiyatri

Big Buddha monument in Phuket
Phuket has some of the most popular beaches in Thailand and also famous islands such as the 'James Bond Island' and Phi Phi Island....

Chiang Mai Blog By Desiyatri

Sunset at Doi Inthanon - Chiang mai Thailand
Chiang Mai, the largest city is northern Thailand, is a different tourist destination for someone who remebers Thailand by the typical beach resorts of...

Cambodia Blog By Desiyatri

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Cambodia is a country bordering Thailand which has the world heritage Angkor Archaeological Complex in its city of Siem Reap. Most of us have...

Macau Blog By Desiyatri

Ruins of St. Paul's Church in Macau City
Macau, an erstwhile Portuguese colony now controlled by China, is a gambling haven. Of course the cultural draw of the place is strong too...

Goa Blog By Desiyatri

Palolem Beach in Goa
Goa is perhaps India's most popular tourist destination. Goa's beaches and the 24/7 party atmosphere has always been a big attraction for Indian tourists...

Singapore Blog By Desiyatri

Singapore is a perfect holiday destination that has something to offer to every visitor. Whether you are travelling with your companion, family, friends, or...

Hong Kong Blog By Desiyatri

Boat in Victoria Harbor of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, similar to Macau, and both are located within an hour's journey by ferry. Ferry services...

Sikkim Blog By Desiyatri

Yak at Tsangmo (Chhangu) Lake in Sikkim
Sikkim is India's most popular tourist destination in the North Eastern Region of India. Technically, "Sikkim is geographically not a contiguous part of the...

Kushinagar and Varanasi Blog By Desiyatri

Mahaparinirvana Temple Kushinagar
Kushinanagar is the place in eastern Uttar Pradesh where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. Some very important monuments like Mahaparinirvana Stupa & Temple, Matha Kuar...

Nepal Blog By Desiyatri

Durbar Square Kathmandu Nepal
Nepal borders China and India and has eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world including Mount Everest. Lumbini, the birth place of...

Sri Lanka Blog By Desiyatri

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka as a tourist destination has something to offer to everyone. They have beaches, wildlife, temples, shopping, massage, and even casinos. Much of...

Thailand Visa on Arrival

Bangkok Airport Visa on Arrival Counter

Thailand Visa on Arrival Requirements, Process, Fee, and Application Form

In this page you will read the detailed procedure, the documents that you need to carry and the eligibility and other requirements that you...
Bangkok Airport Visa on Arrival Counter

Thailand Visa on Arrival Application Form

New Official Thailand Visa on Arrival Application Forms in both English and Chinese Languages after revision in Visa on Arrival fee to 2000 THB....
Bangkok Airport Visa on Arrival Counter

Country Wise Information of Visa Availability to Enter Thailand

The official policy on the availability of visa to enter Thailand is broadly divided into two categories: (1) Diplomatic / Official Passport and (2)...

Casino in Goa

Goa Casino Entry

Goa Casino Guide

Casino gambling is always a serious issue, and it is even more serious in Goa because of the stiff opposition to the existence of...
Three of a Kind in Mini Flush Casino Game

Playing Mini Flush In Casino Pride Goa? Better Not!

I usually do not go to any Pride Group casino in Goa because I find those to be sub-standard establishments. But once in a...
Goa Casino Entry

The Messed Up Casino Industry of Goa

Deltin Royale is the largest 'floating' casino anchored in the river Mandovi in Panjim Goa. There are three other similar casinos in the river....
Strike Casino Grand Hyatt Bambolim Goa

Strike Casino at Grand Hyatt Goa

(Update December 2016: Please read the updated info at the end of this page) Strike Casino that opened in July 2016, is Goa's largest...
Gaming Chips in Casino

One Time Play (OTP) Chips in Goa Casinos

One needs to pay an entry fee to enter a casino in Goa. This entry fee will be a minimum of INR 1000 (equal...
Casino Palms in Baga Goa

Casino Palms Baga Beach Goa

More than half the tourists who visit Goa wish to stay near the very popular beaches of Calangute and Baga. Therefore, it is hardly...

Massage in Goa

Vida Spa Panjim Goa

Body Massage at Vida Salon & Spa Panjim Goa

Having written about the other four main spa joints in Panjim - Snip, Sephora, Deltin, and Waterleaf - there was no reason for me...
The Spa at Deltin Suites Goa

The Spa at Deltin Suites Goa

Hotel Deltin Suites is a good property on Nerul-Candolim Road Goa which is a popular Beach destination. There are two other attractions on Deltin...
Sephora Salon & Spa Panjim Goa

Body Massage At Sephora Salon & Spa Panjim Goa

Sephora Salon & Spa is one of the establishments in Panjim Goa where one can get a body massage. It is not just a...
Snip Salon & Spa Panjim Goa

Body Massage At SNIP Salon & Spa Panjim Goa

If you wanted to get a body massage in Goa and did not know where to go, well you are reading the article that...
Waterleaf Salon & Spa Panjim Goa

Body Massage At Waterleaf Salon & Wellness Spa Goa

'Waterleaf Salon & Wellness' was the first spa that I tried in Goa. Later I have been to another three and as per my...

Travel Tips

Customs Signboard

Limits on Taking Indian and Foreign Currency In and Out of...

As per Reserve Bank of India directive number RBI/2015-16/310 dated February 04, 2016 , the limits on taking Indian and foreign currencies in and...
Prepaid Forex Card

Do Prepaid Forex Cards Make Your Holiday More Expensive?

(Updated: December 2016) My answer to the above question would be a "Yes" but then prepaid Forex cards do happen to exist in our...
Tripit Mobile App

Remember Your Future Travel Plans With ‘Tripit’

If you travel as much as I do, you will certainly need a service like 'Tripit'. Actually we all do travel bookings well in...
Oyo Rooms at Hotel Republica Panjim

Why You Cannot Trust OYO Rooms in India

I spent three nights in an OYO Rooms hell so that I could I bring these facts to you. Before this I have stayed...
Radisson Hotel Sukhumwit Bangkok

What Is Wrong With Club Carlson Hotel Loyalty Program

The basic idea of being a member of Club Carlson Hotel Loyalty Program is to earn Gold Points whenever you stay in a Club...
Priority Pass Discount Offer

How to Get a 20% Discount on Priority Pass First Year...

Priority Pass is the world's leading airport lounge access program giving its members access to 700 airport lounges across the world. The program has...
Excellent Review

Why You Should Not Trust Tripadvisor Hotel Review Score With Your...

This article is meant to help my fellow travellers in being cautious while booking or rejecting a hotel solely based on its review score...

Recent / Updated Posts

Niyati Cafe Maan Mandir Varanasi

Niyati Cafe Varanasi

If you went to Man Mandir near Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi looking for a "restaurant" called Vishnu Tea Emporium, you would be supremely disappointed....
Dosa Cafe Maan Mandir Varanasi

Dosa Cafe Varanasi

Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi is famous for a grand Ganga Aarti that is performed here every evening and is watched by hundreds of pilgrims...
Open Hand Cafe Varanasi

Open Hand Shop & Cafe Varanasi

Amid the chaos of the crowded streets that line the famous Ghats of Varanasi, there exists a small shop & restaurant that is totally...
Money Changer in Pratunam Bangkok

Best Money Changers in Bangkok

Money Exchange options are aplenty in Bangkok starting from the exchange counters located in the arrival areas of Suvarnabhumi or Don Muang Airports. But...
Hotel Varuna at Sigra Varanasi

Hotel Varuna Varanasi Review

Hotel Varuna can be called a business hotel just because it is not a hotel meant for someone on a holiday in Varanasi. It...