Some useful tips and information from my trips. Feel free to share!
Delhi, India –
The metro from the Airport to the city centre takes 20 minutes and costs less than £1. There are no maps though so research your stop before hand.
Buy an E Visa at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html this way you skip the queue at the airport and you don’t need a passport photo with you.
BEWARE of scams. We got caught out in Delhi and reading online its a common occurrence. So keep your wits about you.
Know your planned route to your hotel, Delhi is crazy like no city I’ve ever seen.
Pollution- buy a mask before you travel, save your health.
Lotus temple- really nice area in Delhi and an impressive building with free entrance.
Taj Mahal is 1000 rupees for tourists, if you keep your ticket you get a discount off Agra Fort.
Entrance to Matab bagh garden area 500 rupees- to be honest i wasnt that impressed.
Agra Fort – 500 rupees entrance (25% is open to the public but its still worth a look).
Crystal Sarvour Premiere- Amazing hotel if you want some luxury on your trip with a rooftop pool and good restaurant.
City Palace 500 rupees to enter the grounds and museum, 2500 if you want to enter the palace.
Amber Fort- HUGE! 500 rupees entrance, alot of steps! Make sure you have good footwear and water.
Galti Ji- Again lots of steps, alot of monkeys quite a crazy site. It is pretty dirty though. Temple at the top has a donation entry fee. Good view of Jaipur.
Umaid Bhawan heritage hotel – really nice hotel, clean rooms and got a real indian feel to it. Great attention to detail.
Visa cost 25$ on arrival, they only accept cash! There is a visa system where you can take your photo or if you have one with you, then there is a manual form.
Pre paid taxi from the airport to Thamel costs around 700 rupees.
Hotel Nepalaya- was a great location in Thamel, with huge rooms and a rooftop restaurant.
When booking excursions venture out from the hotel! We saved £60 each by booking in a tour agency. We got a rough price from in the hotel first so we knew what kind of price to pay.
Durbar Square- 1000 rupee entrance fee for tourists.
Swayambhunath (monkey temple) 250 rupees entrance fee.
Boudhanath Stupa- 250 rupees entrance fee, lots of places to eat around the edge.
Pashupatinath temple- 1000 rupees entrance fee- the place is huge with a lot of steps.
Bhaktar- 1500 rupees entrance fee.
Use the star ferry to cross the water, its very cheap regular and a great way to see the city.
Buy an iventure pass online! It saves alot of money and queing for tickets. It includes, a harbour cruise, peak tram, observation tower, ocean park as well as attractions in Macau.
Check the weather when going to the peak, the view can get covered in cloud quickly.
Stay on Kowloon side and get the ferry across if on a budget and check Groupon for meals.
Get the ferry to Macau for the day, we travelled with turbojet it took around an hour and leaves every 15 minutes.
Siem Reap – Cambodia
Most places take us dollar as payment.
Tours can be booked in the town or with your hotel/ hostel. We booked ours at a good price in our hostel keeping the same tuk tuk driver for Angkor Wot and the floating village.
Pub street is a great night out and food and drink is very cheap.
On the last night we stayed at Pacific hotel which was towards the airport. It was 5 star and £38 for a night with breakfast. Customer service was the highest ive had in the world.