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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.

cheers

Mark

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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…

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Hi

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…

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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.