Welcome to Prague! Whether you are already here or are planning to visit this amazingly vibrant Central European city, we hope our
pointers will help make your stay even more enjoyable.

For those of you looking to plan your trip, there are many ways to travel. If you are in one of the surrounding cities, you can easily
connect to Prague by bus or train (http://www.cd.cz/static/eng/). You can also fly in from almost all European airports. Unfortunately,
there are no direct flights to India yet, but airlines (like Jet Airways, Austrian and our beloved sponsor Gulf Air) offer special
discount fares.

Once you arrive in Prague, there are many places to stay. You can look into pre-booking an apartment, or finding in accommodation in one of Prague's many hotels. If you are staying for a short period, we recommend getting a room in the center (Prague 1 or 2) as that will place you right in the middle of the historical city. There are many hotels on offer and you can make your bookings through several online portals like booking.com (http://www.booking.com/city/cz/prague.en.html). If you want to stay loyal to the festival (and get a great deal), you may consider taking advantage of the special "bollywood guest" discount at Hotel Charles (http://www.thecharleshotelprague.com/). Just mention the festival when booking your room.

There are many things to do in the city. You may want to take advantage of several of the pre-planned tours suggested by the City of
Prague (http://www.praha.eu/jnp/en/visitors/historic_prague/index.html). To find out about current cultural events (besides the Prague
Bollywood Festival) you may find the following portals useful:


Note, that these portals are in Czech, but perhaps you can find a friendly neighbor to help you with some basic translation?

If you are curious about life in the Czech Republic and current topics of interest locally, you may want to browse through a current issue of the Prague Post (http://www.praguepost.com/) or (http://aktualne.centrum.cz/czechnews/). For more economic analyses, you can look to the Czech Business Weekly

Czech food, and its preference for red meat and potatoes, can seem a little heavy for those used to a lighter less meat heavy diet. Should you find your self craving some exotic delicacy, do not panic. Prague's culinary possibilities are expanding every day and include Vietnamese, Thai and Indian delicacies. You may consider visiting:
Orange Moon (www.orangemoon.cz) for upscale Thai cuisine (but prepare to have your mouth burn!)
Zatisi  (http://www.zatisigroup.cz/cs/) for a luxurious meal you will remember for a long time
Himalaya Restaurant (http://www.himalayarestaurant.cz/index_en.htm) for reliable Indian fare)
Punjabi Food (http://www.mojejidlo.cz/index.php?lang=eng) for mall style Indian meals that you can easily combine with a shopping spree Ariana Restaurant (http://kabulrest.sweb.cz/en/) to satisfy your Afghani food craving
Beas Dhaba (http://www.beas-dhaba.cz/) for reasonable, vegetarian Indian cuisine
Kardamon Klub (http://www.hedvabnastezka.cz/kardamon) for various Asian and African cuisine - Get a 15% discount at Kardamon as a Bollywood guest. Just take a festival brochure with you to the restaurant.

Enjoy Prague and see you soon at the Prague Bollywood Festival!