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  • Ubud Treasure

    "While at first it was very difficult for us to send payment via bank transfer, those initial fears became completely unfounded. Not being able to pay with visa was a concern; heck, the whole world deals with visa! What we discovered through this experience was that we were dealing with warm, friendly, down-home people in Ketut and her staff. The payment method was a reflection of the care and meticulous detail that was invested in ensuring a vacation second to none. As we had stayed in Seminyak for a week, the Villa Tirta's driver, Ariya, picked us all up and transported us to the waiting luxury of this beautiful villa about 15 minutes outside of Ubud. Luxury was an understatement as we were completely awed upon arrival! The grounds are meticulously kept: the organic garden, the fabulous pool and its decking, the family temple with accompanying daily offerings ceremonies, etc. The villa itself is beyond luxurious: a spacious, clean and extremely well-stocked kitchen, three large beautiful bedroooms with fans and A/C and a large inviting dining area. The upstairs bedroom complete with a huge balcony / terrace was where my wife and I started our day with coffee and tea; it was an excellent getaway in itself for yoga meditation, internet browsing, etc. Ariya, our driver was so accommodating as he waited to take us wherever we wanted to go. Daily trips to Ubud or day-long excursions were thoroughly enjoyed in the air conditioned comfort of his spacious van. Illuh, Petu and the rest of the staff ensured that our breakfasts were always scrumptious and prepared us for a day of activity or leisure. The traditional western breakfasts or the wonderful pineapple, coconut or banana crepes were mouth watering! Dinners were also available by Illuh and the girls upon demand; they were definitely the best meals we had in Bali from the gado-gado, to the chicken satay and pork, fish and chicken dishes to the vegetarian dishes - there was something for everyone in our group. There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that we would return to this villa if we ever planned another trip to Bali. The staff of the villa Tirta Indah treated us like family and facilitated one of the most enjoyable vacations ever!"
    Guest: The Sampson Crew Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 2015
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India Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Travel to India Vacation Rentals

The climate in India varies depending on if you are in the northern highlands or the more tropical southern regions. In general, India has three distinct seasons. The summer months are hot and followed by the monsoon season which brings heavy rains. In general, the preferred time to travel is during the cooler months which are from October to March.

Getting to Your Luxury Apartments in India

There are four main airports in India. When searching for flights, it is best to know which area you are traveling to in India so you can get a flight to the nearest major hub. The four airports in India are Mumbai which is formerly known as Bombay, Kolkata which is also referred to as Culcutta, Delhi, and Chennai which used to be known as Madras. All these airports have frequent international commercial flights. Other regional airports include Bengaluru, Guwahati and Amritsar. India is probably one of the most well-connected travel destinations in terms of international flights. There are airlines operating from almost all continents.

Major Tourist Sites near India Accommodations

India's most famous tourist site has to be the beautiful Taj Mahal. This white marble mausoleum was built in the mid 1600s by the Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan in remembrance of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is located in Agra which is near Delhi. From there, you can get day trips out to see this impressive architectural structure. The Taj Mahal is open in the evenings when it is full moon and a few days before and afterwards. Outside of these times, it is open daily. Some incredible photographs can be taken in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun reflects off the white marble and ornate tiles and mosaics. The Taj Mahal is one of many beautiful architectural structures in India.

There are several royal palaces and temples in various parts of India. They are usually set in magnificent natural surroundings which have either high mountain vistas or sweeping views over the Indian Ocean. India is a land of many contrasts. While it is one of the fastest growing modern economies, there is widespread poverty in the major cities. The chaos of city life in India is not very attractive to most tourists. But once you have spent some time there, you may come to appreciate the experience. India is a country of diverse landscapes. To the north are the towering peaks of the Himalayas overlooking the Ganges River Valley. The central highlands are a series of scenic valleys and hills. India's coastline is extremely beautiful and there are many beach havens where you can get away from the crowds.

Travel Tips for India

When traveling in India, there are two things that you will need -- a strong stomach and patience. A sense of humor also helps as initially the culture can be very frustrating for foreigners. When traveling around, drink only bottled water and try get meals in reputable restaurants. Unless you have been traveling in India a while, it is not advisable to purchase food from the street vendors. Many foreigners end up with stomach issues because they are not used to the food. Generally, the locals are friendly but they have their own way of doing things which can be frustrating for visitors. Your best bet is to take a deep breath, relax and just go with the flow. Shouting won't make you achieve much so it's best to exercise patience. Read up as much as possible before visiting the destination so you can be prepared.

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