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Me and my boyfriend are starting our travels in India at the very end of June, we arrive in Mumbai and so far have only booked 2 nights accommodation there.

We have a total on 3 weeks to travel round but fly out of Mumbai again.

I am looking for advice on a good and achievable route during this time, using trains and possibly a couple of internal flights if needed. Obviously it is during Monsoon season too so I would like to be advised the best places to go during this time. I have been…

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Hi all,

Please can you help me.

I am on my second tourist visa in India which is about to run out.
I was thinking to go to Dhaka in Bangladesh to get a new one in June. Does anyone know if its simple process for a foreigner to this? I am Irish and want to get it over as quickly as possible so I can get back to India.
Or if any other suggestions of where to go that would help too.

Any help would be much appreciated

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Hi,
I'm thinking of travelling to Goa with my 4yr old girl in August 2016........I understand this is monsoon season.

Anyone been there at this time and wondered if it was a good idea to take my little girl.

Thanks,

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Has anyone, anywhere in the world been emailed their SMS OTP in the last few months so that they can register to purchase train tickets? I have been waiting three months and I know someone else who has been waiting six weeks. My email has been verified but no OTP. Several phone calls have not changed anything. I'm wondering if they have just stopped emailing passwords.

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Hi,

Quick question on applying for a visa. I am British so applying from here in the UK.

I have read that you have to get an appointment in person, is this true or can I just send in an application by post instead? I don't live near London so would be easier to do it by post.

I am flying at the start of July, how long does it take for a visa to be approved (I appreciate that there probably isn't a standard amount of time).

Thanks

Paul

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Hello

I was wondering what other people's experience has been in booking tiger safaris at Ranthambore was? I am having difficulties. I am looking for somewhere to stay June 28-July 1 this year and also to book safaris for the morning and evening of 29-30 June. I have tried contacting many places which all say they can book safaris, but all also seem to want payment in advance (which I understand) via cash transfer. I was dubious about this, but since I only contacted places with good reviews on…

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Hi all.

I'm taking 3 months off between September-December to travel in India-Nepal(Kathmandu only), Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. I stayed for 3 weeks in Myanmar last year and had no problem moving around the country, getting the Bus tickets for the next day with no problem, so I think I'll have no problem with moving around in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

However, as I've been reading, India its not like this. Trains are always overbooked and I've to buy tickets several days (weeks) in advance…

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Hi guy, a friend and myself are looking at purchasing a couple of motorbikes in India next year.

Is there any way we can ride those bikes into Pakistan?

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Hi All, hope all are ok. I will appreciate your advice about this concern that I have.

I will be visiting India during August and September So I want your recommendation about where to Start, is clear to me that I want to visit Goa and the Ladakh region. Which do you think that could be the better route to start?

  1. Arrive on August in Mumbai, visit Goa and then continue to the north to visit Ladakh in September.
  2. Arrive on August in Delhi visit Ladakh region and other places and then finish…