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Indian Subcontinent FAQ thread

Welcome to the Indian Subcontinent branch, please read this thread first!

If you have any general tips about travelling in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh or Bhutan, suitable for a FAQ list, feel free to post them in here

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From Jorhat to Mokokchung

I would like to go from Jorhat to Mokokchung by public transportation. couldn't find anything in L.P.

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Cost of a Driver in Dehli for half a day.

i have alist of places, only 2,3 that I need to get to while in Delhi next week.
will only take half a day probably?
staying close to Connaught area.....can I just get a tuktuk driver off the street and show him the addresses I want to go to? they are not far from that area.
or,
should i get a taxi / driver and just pay him / her for half a day use of their service?
which is best please. what would I expect to pay for this?
They are just shops that i want to visit to buy gifts before going…

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Canter/Jeep hire charges and Guide Fee for Ranthambhore National Park

I have just managed to get some online bookings for Ranthambhore National Park, but I still need to pay for the Canter and Jeep charges plus the guide fee. Does anyone know how much these would be?

The information I am after is:
How much I will need to pay for a seat on the Jeep now that my Park Entry has been booked and paid for?
How much would I need to pay for the guide fee per person?
Where would I pay these fees? I am assuming - at the park headquarters before boarding the Jeep.
I am also…

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Taxi from Durgapura station to Jaipur Airport

I am arriving in Jaipur by train to catch a flight out from the airport. The train has a stop in Durgapura and takes about 25 minutes from there to Jaipur Station although the distance shown is only 8 Kms or so. Will it be quicker to get to the airport if I get down at Durgapura and take a cab from there to the airport. The map seems to show that Durgapura is closer to the airport than Jaipur Station. Also will I be able to get a cab from Durgapura to the airport?

The train arrives at 15:50 at…

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Good mid-range places to stay in Varanasi and Bodh Gaya and travel logistics

Hello .... I will be travelling to India in the month of February. I start from Delhi then to Varanasi and finally Bodh Gaya before flying out.

These are the few questions where I would appreciate some help:
1. Please suggest some good places to stay in Varansi very close to the ghats (preferably on the ghat itself) on the Ganga river. My Budget is between US Dollars 40 to 60.
2. Also - please suggest good places to stay in Bodh Gaya which are close to the Mahabodhi Temple or in the main town.…

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Late arrival in HYD...

Hello,

I have been to HYD several times, but typically I have my friends pick me up from the airport. My friends have since moved, and I am flying into HYD(it was the cheapest flight), but I am a bit nervous because I am arriving at 9pm. I am only planning on being in HYD for a few days. I am wondering what budget hotel's I should look into, and how I would go about getting there at night.

Any advice would be great, Thanks!

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Guwahati's hotels

can somebody recommend a nice budget hotel in Guwahati for us 10-15?
thanks.

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Mumbai-Goa by car

Hi
I am planning to go to Goa from Mumbai with my car (Toyota Innova)with my Indian driver.
Is it really about 12 hours long?
Is the highway called 47 on google map in good conditions?
What is the reasonable speed you can go?
Where would you recommend to stop on the way for lunch break?
Thank you.

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Ladakh Winter Report , 2015

Flew out of Leh a couple of days ago . Winter has been mild up to now. Zoji La was out in heavy snowfall around the 14th , road opened again next day. New snowfall all the way up to Leh just before I left , but Srinagar-Leh still open. The bazaar street in Leh is ripped open at the moment , being renovated and apparently without cars in the future. No trees being planned , alas - in fact the big tree in front of Tashis place has been filled instead.

My main motivation was to see how the Ice…