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Essential travel insights to keep you safe in India
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 India
Over the last 100 or so years women have broken down much of the entrenched sexism which was once common place in even modern western countries. But this is not the case in India. In India women are viewed in a very different light.
A tropical storm struck Bangladesh on 16 May 2013, killing 12 and forcing many to flee.
A reminder to anyone undertaking a high altitude trek or ski excursion that AMS - acute mountain sickness - is a threat to your health. There has been a spike in the number of cases reported in the past year.
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 India
The popular tourist destination of Goa in Western India is in the grip of a crime spree directed at visitors. The British Foreign Office has issued a warning following an alarming increase in bag-snatching and petty crime.
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 India
Before you hit the highway in India be aware that this isn't Kansas any more Toto! More people die on India's roads per capita than anywhere in the world. More than 118,000 in 2008, the highest figure in the entire world. And that's despite having only 12 cars per 1000 people - the United States has 765 per 1000.
Thu, 8 Sep 2011 India
The Indian Government has issued a national alert after a horrific blast erupted outside Delhi High Court, leaving 11 dead and up to 90 injured. It is believed that the death toll from the explosion could reach up to 60.
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 India
Three bombs have decimated the Indian capital of Mumbai during evening rush hour, leaving at least 21 dead and nearly 150 injured. It has been reported that at least one car and a motorbike were used in the attacks, and that improvised explosive devices ...
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 India
Howzat! The first ball in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will be bowled on February 19 th and hundreds of cricket fans will be in India, Bagladesh and Sri Lanka to cheer on their team. Sport mad Aussie, Triple M Grill Team member, and cricket ...
Wed, 22 Sep 2010 India
As the New Delhi Commonwealth Games staggers from crisis to terror threat and back to crisis there are two questions on everyone’s lips: “should I go?” and “Am I covered by travel insurance if I do?” Am I Covered? This is the easier ...
Unless you have an absolutely iron clad constitution inevitably you will become at least slightly ill during your stay in India. but here's a collection of tips, tricks and advice on staying as healthy as possible.
Unfortunately there are simply too many scams in India to be prepared for all of them, but a good rule of thumb is that if something feels wrong, or too good to be true, then it probably is.
Touts, or spruikers, are an unfortunate fact of life in India. In fact it's wise to assume anyone actively trying to help has a hidden agenda of some kind.
Sun, 24 Jan 2010 India
Thinking of planning a trip to India? From sharing your personal space to embracing the "organised chaos" travel experts share their knowledge and advice about what you should know before travelling to India. Read more
Thu, 27 Nov 2008 India
This is a very brief overview of the developing situation in Mumbai, India. We are keeping an eye on the situation, so come back for regular updates What's happening in Mumbai: On 26 and 27 November 2008, attacks were launched in Mumbai targeting ...