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A really random question, but can anyone advise how much "Government of India Taxes" should be added to a quote/price for a tour around India? What is the %?
Any advice, greatly appreciated
We are planning a trip to Bardia NP and from there to Delhi.
Will be possibile to start early in the morning from Bardia, reach Banbasa and Aldwali, and take the Shatabdi at 3.50 pm to reach Delhi?
I ask because I did not find in the web any information about the lenght of journey from Banbasa to Aldwali, nor about ho many buses there are.
Hi, I'm trying to plan my trip and would appreciate any help.
The general frame is arriving at the begining of september (Delhi/Mumbai - undecided). I have two weeks alone and then I'm meeting my cousin in Delhi, and we have four weeks together. at the end I'll also probably have a few more days alone.
I've already been to some parts of the north - rishikesh, dharamsala, manali, ladakh; and I'm not sure I want to go back, I prefer seeing places that I haven't been to yet.
so far on the list are…
Date - 12-15 Aug 2016
27 YO male travelling solo to Darjeeling & Gangtok in August.
Will reach NJP by 12/13 morning.
Looking for travel partners. Ping me if anyone wants join in!
planning a trip to Ladakh at the beginning of October and looking for suggestions. It will be me and a friend
We're there for 2 weeks, both fairly fit, moderately adventurous.
It's our second time to India, though very well travelled elsewhere.
Looking to do some trekking but also experience some of the culture.
If you have something to share that would be greatly appreciated.
ive got an overnight in Mumbai before flying down to goair rather than slepping down to Colaba which i've done previously do you have any recommendations for place to stay close to the airport. Criteria would cheap and cheerfull (sub $30) and somewhere close by I can get something to eat and a beer.
So, we have about 6 weeks from arrival into Leh on August 17th to our departure from Delhi on the morning of September 29th.
Initially we will lie low and spend about 3 days acclimatising before heading off to trek. The following is our rough itinerary and is subject to how we feel and transport etc.
We are fiercely independent and will try to do most trips on our own, where possible. Also we prefer to travel slowly and soak in the surroundings.
Any comments and observations are welcome. Plus…
We want to hire a punting houseboat for a two night trip in Alleppey. We contacted via email two companies that advertise punting boat hire online but neither has got back to us. Also sent follow up emails with no response. Other bookings for our travels in India via email have been fine with pretty prompt replies form companies seeking our business and good follow up etc.
Would be interested to hear from others of their experiences with a punting houseboat and would love to have a…
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.
(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…