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  • I am interested in wildlife and would like to visit Kenya to witness the migration. Which is the best park to visit and how much would a trip for a week cost? Could you also suggest some tour operators who specialise in wildlife safaris to Kenya?

    Pradeep Sharma, Delhi

    A good park to visit is Lake Nakuru National Park, the greatest attraction being the flamingoes. Accommodation is available within the park for about US $120 per double occupancy, per night. Week long itineraries will cost approximately US $1,200 per person on twin share plus international airfare. Tours operators like SOTC and Cox & Kings offer packages to Kenya and nearby destinations.

  • I am scheduled to travel to Fiji on work in April and would like to stay on for sightseeing? What are its tourist attractions and what would be the approximate cost of a budget room ?

    Bhowmick Shah, Surat

    The tourist attractions of Fiji include the Fiji Museum, Parliament, Handicraft Centre, Biausevu Waterfall, Sawa-i-Lau Caves. An average budget room accommodation will cost about AU $50 onwards (on room only basis). For more details log onto www.tourismfiji.com

  • What are the must-see destinations in Sri Lanka that can be covered in a week? Could you suggest an itinerary?

    Lalita Gupta, Gaziabad

    The must-visit cities in Sri Lanka are Colombo, Pinnawala, Sirigya, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. We recommend two nights in Colombo, en route Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and two nights in Sirigya, en route Dambulla, one night in Kandy, en route Peradaniya and one night in Nuwara Eliya. This tour for six nights/seven days in three-star hotels will cost approximately US $360 per person on twin share basis. International airfare, visa and other charges are extra.

  • What is the best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar? Does one require special permits and from where? Are there tour operators who offer a Kailash Mansarovar package? How much would such a tour cost?

    Charu Dutta, Bhuvaneshwar

    The best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar is June to September. For the yatra you require a valid passport and a Tibet visa. Tour operators like Yeti Travels (yeti@yetitravels.com.np) organise packages with fixed departures costing about Rs 71,155 per person on twin share, which includes airfare Delhi/ Katmandu/Delhi on Indian Airlines.

  • How much would a five-day Greenland cruise cost and which companies operate such cruises?

    Swapnil Shashtry, Pune

    The Greenland cruises are for a minimum duration of nine days. This cruise sails ex-Copenhagen and cost approximately US $2,465 on double occupancy for an outside cabin. Cruise Scandinavia (based in New York) offers cruises to Greenland. For more information please log onto www.cruisescandinavia.com

  • I would like to explore the beaches on the east coast of India. Which is the best beach for a four-day holiday?

    Clayton Dias, Mumbai

    The beach at Puri is one of the finest in India. Puri is washed by the sea, and embraced by Casuarina - fringed beaches. One of the four holy dhams of the Hindus, Puri combines the outdoor pleasures of sea and divine beaches with the religious sentiments of ‘darshan’.

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