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Does anybody have any first hand information on the present situation in Srinagar? I hope to visit for a few days site seeing in early November. I would fly in and fly out and stay in a hotel in the city and don't plan to visit anywhere else in the valley. I've heard that the place is in "complete lockdown" presumably meaning nearly 24hour curfew which would make the trip pointless. And with sensible precautions, keeping clear of demonstrations etc is it safe?

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Hi all,

I'm in India for a few months to avoid the British winter.
I've been wondering about where to spend Christmas and New Year.

My rough route means I'm most likely to be in the West Bengal/Darjeeling and Sikkim areas, however I'm open to suggestions which a are approximately nearby (Ie not Goa, Kerala, etc).

I have thought about getting down to Calcutta and then flying to the Andaman Islands - I assume prices on the Islands at that time would be quite high.

I think on balance I'd rather…

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Hi,

I can only find Reckong Peo to Haridwar from the website below.
Anyone know where can I check Haridwar to Reckong Peo, Manali or Shimla ?

http://hpkinnaur.nic.in/HRTCTT.htm

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Hi,

Has anyone managed to book any bus ticket online ?
It ask for a telephone number which I believe but be local.
How can I book a bus ticket from overseas ?

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This is unexpected.
The tourist visa must be filled online before print out. It ask for details of previous visit to India including date of issue, address of stay, visa number etc which I will not be able to supply the details. I cannot click "no" since I have visited India before but if I click "yes" those details must be filled.
There is no way I will be able to complete the form.
Anyone know how can this problem be solved ?

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I finished filling in then form and clicked to print and arrange an appointment BUT nothing, it printed but no option for a na appointment. I have spent the last half hour and i cannot fathom it, anybody had the same problem? If i cannot get an answer then i can only think to do it all again or got to the visa centre.
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Hello,
am an austrian citizen and am currently in the north of India.

Does anyone know whether there is a possibility to go on a cargoship or any other ship from preferably Chennai or also Mumbai to Indonesia, e.g. Singapore, etc...?

Thanks in advance, Georg.

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Hello again. One last plea from help, I promise!

I have 8 weeks left after I travel through South India, my plan was to spend a month in Sri Lanka and a week in The Maldives, which only leaves 2 weeks for Northern India. Since I haven't booked my flights yet, I wondered if 2 weeks would be long enough to see Varanasi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, and Rishikesh (at the bare minimum) - I know these spots are in completely different directions, but I am most interested in architecture, spirituality…

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Hi.

Last year when I booked train travel via Cleartrip I received by Email an Electronic Reservation Slip for train travel and that ERS included the IRCTC logo at the top and was referred to as an E-Ticket

Today when I booked train travel I received again via email a "Ticket Confirmation" email from IRCTC. It includes Ticket Details and Passenger Details and has the coach and seat numbers, the fare that was paid etc. At the top of the email is a paragraph that states"* Please take a…