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India’s Cup 2018: Day 2

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Day 2 of the India’s Cup 2018. After a day of training (preparing teams for tackling Indian roads and trying local strong beverages!) on Day 2 it was time for the India’s Cup to hit the road for real. Teams were to drive to the temple city of Thanjavur. It was a […]

Why You Will Love the India’s Cup Rally

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Adventure, Sun, Parties — all on the India’s Cup. The India’s Cup is an unusual sort of event. It’s a rally, but it’s not really a race. Our participants have independent, adventurous spirits, but also enjoy a beer all together at the end of the day. And, most of all, […]

The 1000 Year-Old Temple Built by the King of Kings

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Thanjavur’s Brihadeeswara Temple is stunning. Photo by Imagenesis Photographers On the second day of the India’s Cup minimal assistance adventure challenge, we arrive in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. While not as well known as some of the other stops of our trip, the city is home to one of India’s most impressive buildings: […]

Why You Need to See Ooty

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Some of our favourite photos of Ooty. Photo by Dibesh Thakuri   You can understand why Udhagamandalam is known as Ooty. It would be a shame if tourists missed out on this beautiful part of India because they couldn’t say the name! On the India’s Cup minimal assistance rally, we drive through Ooty, […]

Extended Stay in India on E-Visas

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The length of time that visitors on e-visas can stay in India is to be increased.   Great news for visitors to India, like those visiting for the India’s Cup. E-visas, previously providing a stay of thirty days, now offers double. A sixty day stay also comes with double entry, […]

Prepare To Sing National Anthem at Indian Cinemas

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If you’re in India and want to catch a movie, don’t be surprised when the audience stands to attention just before the film starts: it is now mandatory to sing the national anthem at Indian Cinemas.   When travelling to India, going to the movies is an essential experience. Whether you worship all […]

Nagarhole National Park

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Photo by Yathin S Krishnappa   What can you expect to see at Karnataka’s Nagarhole National Park? It would be a waste to go to Southern India without seeing any animals, and there’s not many better places for that than Nagarhole National Park. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, you can find […]

The Former Danish Colony of Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu

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India’s history of colonialism is no secret, but the former Danish colony of Tranquebar, owned by the Scandinavians for over 200 years, is often forgotten. Photo by Sumanskumar745   Small, often ignored, but actually lovely, it is fitting that Tranquebar was run by the Danish for over 200 years. One […]

Tips for Visiting India as a First-Timer

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India – country of colors and spices, home to more than one billion people and completely different to everything we know in Western Europe. A visit to the subcontinent can be overwhelming for the first time visitor, but with the following basic tips for visiting India, you will be well […]

Places to visit in India: Top 10 sites in South India on the India’s Cup

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The India’s Cup has been over for over 10 days, which has given us a chance to reminisce about all the wonderful places to visit in India on the way. Our inaugural adventure car rally took us on quite a journey around South India, where we may have broken down […]