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Hello fellow travelers,

Our first leg on our RTW trip is India where we will be spending 2 months.
Nothing is officially set in stone but I would like to put forward our two month itinerary to get opinions or advice.
We are traveling with our 3 year old daughter and decided to stick to a certain region.
Here is our rough itinerary...

Delhi 5 nights
Ajmer 2 nights
Puskkar 4 nights
Jodhpur 6 nights
Jaisalmer 9 nights
Jaipur 7 nights
Agra 2 nights
Thinking about adding Gwalior. Thoughts?
Varanasi 5…

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Hello,

I am from Kolkata. I want to stay there for a month. Initially I would put myself up in a hotel but eventually I would like to buy a rented apartment/flat or a mid-level room with toilet for starters. I plan to stay around the Connaught place area but I dunno the area well; I have been to Rajiv Chowk (metro) but that's about it. Can you please tell how much it cost to get to Connaught place from the airport?

I need to know the general rate of house rentals there (Connaught place)…

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Hello everyone.
I will go from Srinagar to Leh overland stopping at Kargil for one night.
I was trying to figure out the price but I read a lot of different information online.
In wikitravel I read:
"Book only your seat on sumo taxi jeep to Kargil for Rs. 500. Stay overnight. Book your seat for Leh from Kargil and pay 400 rupees upon arrival in Leh. "
In the lonely planet book the prices are around this.
Can anyone confirm this?

We are a group of 4, and would like to visit some places in route like…

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Hi,
We're traveling to India in July. We like nature, adventure, cultural experiences, etc.
Hoping to get some ideas about:
- Monsoon friendly itinerary
- Where to fly in and out of
- Interesting "must sees"
- Off the beaten path ideas that you've enjoyed
- Ideas of your favorite places to stay
- Resources re: locals you've used as drivers or bed n' breakfast hosts.
Thanks!

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Hello, I will be travelling the 5th of August from Varanasi to Agra.
What is the best train between this route?
I would like to see Taj Mahal that same day (hopefully catch a sunrise), and possibly Agra fort before catching a train to Jodhpur. Just not sure what to do with my bags since it will be two nights in a row travelling by night train.

I've been using the website http://indiarailinfo.com for reference, is this website good?
Some of the trains have an average delay of 6h, is that true? I…

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Someone asked a while back about shipbreaking. Here's an exerpt from a book talking about it. "Will", a friend of mine, is not a factory worker - he owns a factory...

Shipbreaking in Alang

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Hello again.

I have received several quotes for car & driver for the Golden Triangle and have decided to go with Namaste India Tours. Using all of the itineraries that were sent to me and looking up the sites, I custom made the one below to send back to Namaste Tours. Is there anything I am missing or that I should give a miss? Do you think I will be too rushed to see everything? I am not too worried about having a lot of down time, but I just want to make sure it is realistic. Thank you.

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Me and my boyfriend are starting our travels in India at the very end of June, we arrive in Mumbai and so far have only booked 2 nights accommodation there.

We have a total on 3 weeks to travel round but fly out of Mumbai again.

I am looking for advice on a good and achievable route during this time, using trains and possibly a couple of internal flights if needed. Obviously it is during Monsoon season too so I would like to be advised the best places to go during this time. I have been…

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Hi all,

Please can you help me.

I am on my second tourist visa in India which is about to run out.
I was thinking to go to Dhaka in Bangladesh to get a new one in June. Does anyone know if its simple process for a foreigner to this? I am Irish and want to get it over as quickly as possible so I can get back to India.
Or if any other suggestions of where to go that would help too.

Any help would be much appreciated