Traveling Confident

Hold Tight to Your Spirit of Independence

To get out of your comfort zone, to leave the warmth of hearth and home and to travel to the far
corners of the big, wide world can be slightly daunting to most people. There is a feeling of excitement, a keen quickening of the senses and an air of excitement that can barely be contained.

The keen feeling tends to last right through your journey and also tends to keep your senses in a heightened state of flux and excitement. This is usually a good sign and an enjoyable health bonus that an individual unfailingly receives from the experience of travel. It means that new neural pathways are being created in the brain in preparation for all the new experiences and mental stimulation that would need to be stored in your mind.

However, this also tends to bring on a little feeling of timidity due to changed circumstances and unfamiliar surroundings. It is this timidity that tends to open up the traveler for exploitation in many countries of the world. This is the negative side of the travel experience.
This is the aspect of travel that I shall be dealing with in this article.
As a tourism professional promoting both, International Travel from India for Indian Nationals and tour packages to India for overseas visitors to India, I have had ample opportunity to observe different levels of timidity in travelers from various countries around the world. I have also observed the different unhappy situations of psychological attack and brow-beating that this emotion can attract to an individual.
As humans, we may have evolved a fair way up the order of creation. However, exploitation is one animalistic tendency that we haven’t left very far behind on our evolutionary path.
You are likely to bump into really grumpy and nasty immigration officials and passport control personnel. If the man at the other end of the counter senses your nervousness and timidity a little strongly, it is likely that he will immediately go into sadism-mode and turn a simple, everyday procedure into absolute torture.
See what I mean? There were other travelers at other counters being waved through breezily by cheerful-looking officers. But you had to bump into that one, mean-looking guy. And he’s really warming up to the grilling he’s putting you through. But the fact is that he has to let you go through. You’re neither a terrorist nor a high-profile international criminal with a red-corner alert out for you. You’re just nervous. But that’s the point: you don’t need to be nervous. You just need to sit back and enjoy your holiday.
Then again, you’re on a guided tour, your bus makes a scheduled stop at some monument. You’re enjoying the guide’s commentary and the excitement of photographing one of the most impressive historical monuments in the world. Then you suddenly realize that you are being given a real hard sell by the local, hot-shot curio salesman. His persistence succeeds in getting you into one of his favorite carpet shops or some such, much against your better judgement. There you meet up with his older brother, an even more insistent and persistent individual who has already got you cut and dried and nailed to the fence, in his mind. By the time he lets you off, you soon find yourself more than a few quid lighter in pocket and lugging around a rather monstrous and unnecessary package that you have no place for, by the time you reach home.
It’s a wonderful feeling, when you are actually in the mood for shopping and you are overjoyed to pick up a prize that you have been searching for, for a long time. But I have seen more than a few travelers that ended up buying stuff they were not interested in because they were too just timid to say no.
The point that I am trying to make here is that you really don’t need to let someone push you around just because you are a visitor to their country. You are more than ten times likely to bump into obnoxious individuals and rather shady characters when you travel than if you had stayed home. It could be Hong Kong, New York, London or New Delhi. There is no nationality for rudeness or exploitation.
It’s you who has to make up your mind before you leave home that you are going to enjoy your holiday and that you are going to retain your freedom of choice by being calm and in control of the situation where ever you go. And that you will allow no one to come between you and an enjoyable holiday.
A simple decision is all that it takes to ensure that you enjoy your holiday, no matter where in the world you decide to travel.

Discover India – Experience Magic

Planning your trip to India can be a bit daunting, even for seasoned travelers to the sub-continent.  Vacations to India can be rather hectic, to say the least.  The advertised tours to India could be missing elements or destinations that you would like to include.  Or they could be downright exorbitant.
This little video will serve to give you a quick overview to the places you may want to include on your own trip.
Have fun with the planning!

A Luxury Yacht Cruise to Discover Goa’s Most Secluded Beach

Goa is going upmarket with the addition of a French-manufactured, luxury catamaran that can accommodate 6 passengers in 3 well-appointed cabins that are the ultimate statement in luxury. 
The public areas in the yacht are a fashionable style statement with richly-polished wooden floors and furniture.

No more does a trip to Goa mean just being beach-bound to soak up the sun and doing a round of the many beach shacks that dot the beaches everywhere.  You can now give in to your yen for freedom and adventure by sailing off into the beckoning blue Arabian sea regally esconced on your private sundeck. Discover a secluded beach with a clear, clean sweet water pool.  This beach is one of Goa’s best-kept secrets.  It is difficult to approach from the hinterland and is thus virtually unknown, except to the privileged few or the hardy odd, intrepid trekker.
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Drive Your Way Through the Heart and Soul of India

By far the best and most rewarding way to see the country in India is to hire a car and driver and set off on a mesmerising journey of discovery.

You encounter small, sometimes non-descript, but most times uniquely picturesque villages that seem to have been forgotten by time in its mad race towards modernity. The villages can seem at times to be extremely primitive.  But don’t be decieved. The people are humble, simple, warm-hearted and welcoming; but by no means naive. They are hospitable and ever ready to welcome a visitor. 

Once within the confines of the village, you get to see a simple, self-sufficient way of life that is more or less largely forgotten in the more advanced countries like Europe and America.  This simple, charming life-style is extremely attractive to most overseas’ visitors as they rediscover a less complicated way of life that seems to have all but disappeared in their own countries.  It’s time to sit back and savour the simpler pleasures of life that they have no time for back home.

Away from the breakneck hustle and bustle of the city, you also get to see the true face of the real India.

You get to enjoy the sight of tiny little boys happily herding a bunch of buffaloes to the local village pond so that the animals can enjoy the luxury of a cool and refreshing dip.  But, the barely contained excitement of the lively boys betray who is most likely to be enjoying this outing more.

At around midday, the community seems to head on over to the main village water tank for their day’s ritual bath after the morning’s chores are over.  Of course, there are segregated areas for the women folk and children in deference to their need for privacy.

As you continue with your road journey, the numerous little towns and villages will also throw up a zillion reasons to stop for photographs and more.  It could be an ancient monument at one stop that will take you back centuries. Or it could be a colourful “mela” or village fete further down the road.  It’s as if the circus has come to town!  You are likely to see old fashioned jugglers and minstrels and snake-charmers weaving their way in and out of the happy crowds and the numerous other vendors and sellers of old-world wares and services.  Further along you get to see crowds of happy and boisterous school kids catapulted out of their classrooms like jubilant prisoners just let loose from the local jail!

We encourage you to discover the true India.  The vivid collage of colourful vignettes that you will carry back will light up your life for years to come. 

A road trip in a modern and comfortable car of your choice with a well-mannered, soft-spoken, knowledgeable driver who is eager to please, can come for a surprisingly small price as compared to most other countries in Europe or North America.

You could plan your own trip and set your own pace to suit your budget, your needs, your interests and the time available to you.

To start with, you could browse the list of road trip otptions that we have displayed on our India Car Rentals page.  You may “mix-and-match” or even add-on places not listed there-in.  We shall be happy to give you a very reasonable price.

Once decided, we can then see you off with a cries of “Happy Touring” and “Namaste!”

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