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want to tour Iraq, primarily because I am enthralled by the
rich history of the place. I would like to know whether it
is a safe place to go to at present, considering the belligerent
attitude of the US? Radheshyam Doshi, Lucknow
is not a tourist destination any more due to the present political
conditions. There are no flights or trains into Iraq. In case
one has to travel it is only by bus from Syria.
there any tour devoted exclusively to the Angkor Wat. As in,
stopping there and exploring the place for a couple of days
rather than merely passing through. If so, could you give
me the details? Kishore Sirja, Baroda
is no tour exclusively to the Angkor Wat. You can visit individually
by flying into Siem Reap via Phnom Penh/Bangkok/Singapore
and visit Angkor Wat. You can spend 2 full days visiting Angkor
Thom the Elephant terrace and the magical Banteay Srei.
might sound as a strange question, but I have a wish to go
to the Antartica. Is the region open to tourism? If so, how
can I go there? Meeta Singh, Delhi
typically start with a day in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From
there, guests travel to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in
the world and the starting point for cruises to Antarctica.
Your expedition ship will sail through the glacier-draped
Beagle Channel and then Drake Passage. At Antarctica and other
islands, guests go ashore in small, motorised Zodiacs. Expert
lecturers in the fields of history, geology and marine biology
often accompany tour groups. Because you’ll need to fly a
long distance to reach your departure city, we suggest that
you arrive at the departure city at least one or two days
in advance of your trip. This will give you time to rest and
get oriented before embarking on your tour. Most companies
offer pre-tour hotel packages.
am planning to go on an all India tour and have set aside
three months exclusively for that. I want to see as much of
the country as possible within this period of time. Which
is the best deal that is on offer? Sulakshana Borde, Mumbai
best way to go on an India tour is by buying a good India
guide. The most popular one is by Lonely Planet that is a
favourite with all foreigners and Indians planning a trip
within India. Without selection of your area of interest,
it is not possible to give details on deals. The rail and
air networks connect all the preferred tourist destinations.
The cheapest way to travel is undoubtedly by rail. Accommodation
may be booked at the state run tourist class hotels.
Airlines recently slashed its rates. I would like to know
whether the night fare discount is available over and above
the slashed rates? Rahul Shetty, Bangalore
night fare is a discounted fare valid throughout the year
for travel during the night hours. The lower fares are the
advance purchase or apex fares that have booking and cancellation
restrictions. Two discounts cannot be combined hence you may
select either the night fare or an apex fare.