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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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kochi,ernakulam 2 weekstay.

please looking for accomodation there maxi 1000rs/day if still possible,thankso much....

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Planning to visit tourist places in Pondicherry

I have a plan to visit around tourist places in Pondicherry. I need some suggestion about places to visit in pondicherry and how to make plan and establish that plan. Please give a suggestion.

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Valley of the Flowers Tour Oporator

Hello,

I am wondering if anyone can make suggestions for a tour operator for the VOF. I will be travelling solo so want to be in a group for this portion of my trip.

I have heard Blue Poppy is good, though they seem very expensive.
GMVN is cheaper but I am hoping for a weekend departure and theirs is on Tuesdays
India Hikes?
Dream Mountain?
Anything else?

Many thanks

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India tightens visa rules - fingerprinting & need to appear in the consulate in person

So far for Poland only or will other countries follow? According to an announcement on the website of BLS, compulsory visa processing centre for Indian visas issued in Poland (http://www.blsindiavisa-poland.com/), from 2 February every applicant is required to appear at Indian consulate in person to have his/her fingerprints taken.

That means that every Polish applicant will now need to add a compulsory trip to Warsaw to the cost and hassle of arranging an Indian visa. I suppose that the…

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sim card

Hi,
I need to pick up a sim card for my iPad at the Delhi airport. Can someone recommend a good carrier for India?

Thanks!

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Anyone around for Holi 2015

I find myself with 6 nights free in India (March 6th to March 12th), I just need to be ijn Delhi on the 12th. Anyone looking for a travel partner? Also, any recs on good cities/places to get the full on Holi experience?

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Monsoon season in Goa and Kerala

Hi,

me and my girlfriend are planning on travelling around Goa and Kerala between late July and August, right in the middle of the monsoon season. Ive travelled India before but in October and November so missed most of the monsoon season and we cant change the dates of our trip due to family weddings and School term dates.

i was wondering if any one has first hand experience of being in Goa or Kerala during monsoon season to advise on how constantly it rains and if anyone had any trouble…

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Possible good news for travelers to Kolkata

This might just be a benefit to travelers soon. It comes on the heels of the recent annoucement that the phone company would make all of India Wi-Fi enabled in 5 years (this was not all good news, it will cost after a free period).

I hope they pull this off...

Kolkata to go fully Wi-Fi in two months' time

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And you thought YOUR day was bad...

Not exactly travel or tourism, but just might make you think again about a camel safari...

And if you hadn't heard of this before, this is the same camel that bit off a guy's head a few days ago... I think he would have been better off with a puppy ;)

Killer camel bites off owner’s arm.