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Is it possible to buy train tickets in advance via an agency without having to have an IRCTC account? I'm finding IRCTC really difficult to work with at the moment. If it is possible can someone recommend an agency.

Thanks

(As an aside, I've lost my IRCTC password and don't have an Indian Phone and I am having trouble getting IRCTC to send a password retrieval code to my email address. To try and get around the problem I created a new IRCTC account a week ago but I haven't even received the…

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Trains

I am looking to book a train from Varanasi to Jaipur.

Does anyone have experience in this? Where/How should I go about the reservation?

What class would you recommend?

Thanks in advance!
Rae

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Hi friends!
I will be flying into Delhi using a one way ticket and I'm wondering if anyone can foresee a problem with this. I have done this multiple times in other countries and it's never been a problem for me. I'm American and I have a 10 year Indian tourist visa.
THANKS for any replies !

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Hello,
Has anyone recently stayed at Yatharth Yog Ashram near Allahabad?
This is the link to the ashram: http://yatharthyogashram.org

I am wondering if it'd be OK in terms of safety to go and stay there as a female solo traveler?

Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you.

Anri

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Hi all,

I'm going to be travelling on my own around Kerala for the last two weeks of August. I'm planning on doing north to south, mainly because I'm going to be in Ooty before starting travelling, so it makes sense to it that way. This is the first time I'm doing solo-travelling and I've got a few questions, was wondering if anyone would be able to help!

  • I don't have a fixed itinerary yet, but I've got a rough plan for the first week. This would be : Wayanad (2/3 nights) -> Kannur…

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hi all

I arrive at 19.40 at Mumbai on Etihad an am looking at flying to Goa on Go air from terminal 1b at 21.05. Im a bit concerned at the connection time. Assuming everything happens with only average delays what do you reckon.

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We're a bunch of college students, about 10 of us, in Mumbai, who're going to Surat for a competition on the weekend of 13-14 August, 2016. Since 15 August, Monday is a national holiday, we want to make it a nice road trip.

We would want to leave 13th early morning. We'll be done by the competition on 14th evening. Then 15th morning we leave Surat, and stop by some beaches midway to Mumbai.

The Problem If we book a tempo traveller, as we want to, we've nothing to do with it on 13th, after we…

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After trekking in Leh I have 2 weeks from 10/11 Sept to get to Delhi on 24th Sept.

Would to do Leh > Manali > Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj > Rishikesh. BUT now sure that's going to be feasible - there'll be a lot of time traveling and will the roads even be open or closed due to snow/ice?

It looks like there is a 2 day bus from Leh to Manali. Is there a better/quicker way to do this?

Would appreciate people's thoughts and any suggestions on places I could/should/must do instead while I'm up there…

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hi guys, i will be arriving in delhi on the 4th of august, i got few questions regarding guesthouse and AMS:

  1. any good and cheap backpacker hostel/guesthouse in ladakh? (ive read lonely planet's india book but i think some of the guesthouse are not updated)

  2. i've read also about altitude sickness over the internet, and some of them are contradicting in their articles. is it better to drive by bus from delhi to leh? or do it by plane? and when arrive in leh, should i rest for 1…