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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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Stranger things have happened... Well, once.

There had to be SOMETHING to wake them up. I guess 20,000 or so foreigners coming for Vibrating Gujarat in Jan did it... I'll be trying this out in a few days...

(Gujarat) NOW, LOG ON FOR LIQUOR PERMIT

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Accomodation and things to do at Bagdogra

Hey fellas,

I will be trekking Khangchendzonga Trek during May, 2015. Its gonna be mostly a solo trek where I will be spending at least a few days in Bagdogra.

If you have been there, I would like to know about anything that is a must see/do/eat stuff over there. I also an looking for a cheap hostel accommodation in that area until Siliguri but haven't been able to find any. Any ideas or contacts?

Thanks for the replies in advance,
Sarthak

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3 month Itinerary for first time backpackers/india visitors

Hello everyone,

My girlfriend and I are leaving NZ on the 20th Jan 2015 to travel to India. We will be arriving in Delhi with a 6 month double entry visa but are planning on spending 3 months there before moving on to Nepal.

We can both individually afford to spend around 2500rupee per day but would like to spend less. As we are first timers we are over budgeting so that we can enjoy some comfort if need be. We also have money put aside for flights etc. If possible we would individually like…

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Bus Options fromJodhpur To Udaipur

Hi

I wanna goto udaipur from Jodhpur by Bus.Departure time for me must be afternoon (2-3 pm ).I found Rajasthnan State Bus Transport.There is also some private buses like Jain Travels ,But timings are not suitable for me.
In Jodhpur How I can find Rajasthan State Bus Transport office to take ticket and Where is the Bus Stand for State Buses and IS there free transportation from city center to Bus Stand.

What do you recommend ?

Regards

Yasar OZKUL

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Quiet guest house in/near Bahraich, U.P.?

I plan to visit Bahraich city (U.P.) next month to check out the mausoleum of Saiyyad Salar Masaud. Can anyone suggest a quiet hotel or guest house, maybe a little removed from the center of town?

If in doubt, I'll just head toward the mausoleum and ask for suggestions.

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Book of Mumbai Walks - "Ten Heritage Walks" - What Do You Think?

Hi, what do you think of this book of Mumbai walks:

Fiona Fernandez, Ten Heritage Walks of Mumbai

Or would you recommend another book?

I am very interested in street life and social scene and less in architectural and historical finesse or Shah Rukh Khan's home.

I know that I could/should gather my walks-info from 200 internet sources, but am lazy and would love to hear that the book is useful and carryable - if you really think so.

On a sidenote: Is there a bookshop in Colaba that could…

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Aviation ministry may cap economy class air fares at Rs 20,000

As soon as they start thinking that 320USD is a fair price for a single run on a domestic airline in India, we'll watch for the rest to fail when no one shows up.

On the tiniest of upsides, it'll keep the predators from over-charging when the next one falls.

Aviation ministry may cap economy class air fares at Rs 20,000

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Tour of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

I'm heading to Southern India this February and March for about 4 weeks. I'd like to join a group tour of Tamil Nadu and/or Kerala, preferably leaving from Chennai. Can anyone recommend a good tour operator that offers reasonably priced tours?
Thanks in advance!
Jamie :)

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Obtaining Sertraline in India?

I'm due to be taking an extended trip to India in the new year. However I've just started taking an anti-depressant called Sertraline. Sadly my GP is only able to prescribe three months' worth of the drug (any more than that and apparently he would get into trouble as he would be seen as prescribing to someone abroad which is not allowed). As such I shall either have to: a) cut my trip short; or b) try and obtain some medication in India (which my GP says might be possible). Does anyone have…