Mini Guide to India

Important Sites and Natural Wonders

Khajuraho Erotic Temples

Khajuraho is a small town located 600 km southeast of Delhi and is famous for its group of 22 Hindu and Jain temples depicting scenes of the Kama Sutra on the outside. They were built around 1,000 A.D. during the Chandela dynasty and by the 12th century, there were 85 temples in total. But, unfortunately, most of them were destroyed when the Muslim ruled the region. Legend has it that the images were carved outside of the temples, so devotees would leave their temptations behind, before entering sacred places.

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Safety and Health

India is generally an extremely safe place and violent crimes are uncommon. However, solo female travelers should take extra precautions as sexual assault, unfortunately, plagues the country. It’s important to learn about common scams, otherwise you’ll undoubtedly become a victim.

Although you’re not required to take any vaccinations (unless coming from yellow fever infected countries), it’s highly advisable to read about the regions you intend to visit and get the necessary jabs. It’s also essential to take diarrhea medicine as you’ll most likely suffer from the so-called “Delhi-belly.”

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11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.