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Hi Vicky this side,
I am a business analyst by profession and traveller by blood, me and my colleague (female) are planning to attend the famous Pushkar camel fair Nov 10-13 this year. We are open to any group or any individual wants to join us, so that we can manage the cost side of the trip. DM me asap so that we can plan the trip accordingly.

Thanks & Regards,
Vicky :)

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Dear traveller friends,

I will be travelling to Goa at the end of this year with 3 friends for 8 days.
We would like to make the most of our time so we prepared an itinerary and we would like to get a taxi with a driver to be able to go from one point to the other without loosing much time. But up until now, I haven't got any reply although I have contacted several companies.

Our plan is here under - do you have an idea of which company could propose that kind of service?

Thank you very much…

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Did anybody get their visa to India from consulate in Iran? I will be travelling overland from Iran to India and I want to know about someones experience in doing that. Is it problematic consulate, do they require a lot of documents, how long it takes to make visa. I'm intend on multientry visa.
I found also on a website (indiavisairan.com) some information about new centres for visa applying (Shiraz, Mashhad, Esfahan) and I don't know if they are up to date. Enybody tryied to make visa in those…

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I am wondering about getting a new back to back tourist visa for India. I've been here in India nearly 4 years on tourist visas. There's never been a problem getting the actual visa in my passport.

But on last occasion coming in from Colombo checking in at airport was difficult because they wanted an onward flight booking. Then later in Chennai immigration officer was unhappy- and rude. I gathered she was observing I had only been out for 2 weeks.

Some time ago they had the rule you had to…

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Would recent clashes between Pakistan and India affect it's land borders? I plan to travel from Pakistan to India overland in January next year.

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Hi,

I applied for a VISA via BLS International on Monday, now it's Wednesday and my tracking status says "ready for dispatch". First of all I did not want my passport to be sent via mail/courier, also I doubt the Visa process would take 2-3 days. I tried to contact BLS by phone (office in Warsaw/Poland) but they never answer it. What do you think?

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Hey everyone,

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to India for around 6 weeks in Feb/March. We're planning on flying into Mumbai and flying home from Delhi, essentially focusing on the North. Our rough, tentative itinerary is as follows:

Arrive Mumbai, train to Goa

Goa (4 nights)

Flight to Varanasi

Varanasi (4 nights)

Overnight train to Agra

Agra (1 Night)

Jaipur (2 nights)

Overnight train to Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer (3 nights)

Jodhpur (3 nights)

Udaipur (4 nights)

Flight to Amritsar

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Hi,
does anyone of you know which days there are ferries from colcata to the andaman islands? Is there a ferry plan online available? Am austrian citizen and am planning to go there in around Dec 2016...
And has anyone done this journey already?

Thanks for your advise, Georg.

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Hi,

My wife and I are experienced and strong trekkers who would like to complete the Green Lake trek in December. We are only looking for minimum help as we prefer to carry our own gear for the challenge. We would be looking to leave from Lachen on Dec 19 and complete the trek in 8 days. I am looking for a company who can provide a guide only and help with trekking permits. Has anyone here had any experiences with a similar situation in Sikkim?

Thank you,

Yaro