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Welcome to the Indian Subcontinent branch, please read this thread first!

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I am touring north-east india & will start from guwahati.I want to rent a car for on week on self drive basis.Is there any agency or indivuals renting cars in guwahati?

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Hello,

My wife and I are visiting India in October for 6 weeks and travelling all over India. I am hoping to get suggestions from people who have visited India and traveled using trains, car with driver, buses and/or rickshaw with the experience you had.

We are interested in travelling to Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Kerala, Mysore, Goa, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Wagah & Kolkata. Can you please share your experiences and provide hints and anything you think that can assist us…

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Due to a long story, I just realized I don't have time to apply for the traditional Indian visa through the consulate where I live. Luckily, I just caught up on the news about e-visas, which seem to enable me to apply online while keeping my passport with me at home, then get the visa stamped in upon arrival. There are several services offering to do this for me quickly and I'm wondering if all of them can be trusted or if any is better than another. Has anyone used india.travisa.ca or…

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In a week or so i want to crossover to bangladesh via dawki/tambill border.I will leave shillong or guwahati(not decided yet) in the morning.at what timing gates open & close?what is the convienient mode of transport? how easy or tuff is crossing?any tips?after crossing what is convinient mode of transport to sylhet?good & clean hotels in sylhet?
thanks in advance.

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Another article impossible to find online, but...

Spicejet is giving discounted fares (they say up to Rs1000 less for round trip) for having only carry-on luggage.

The details:

1 carry-on @ 7kg + 1 laptop bag or ladies purse.

If you change your mind, Rs500 for the first 10kg checked-in, Rs750 for 15kg.

Other airlines are expected to follow suit.

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Rather than using my existing sim card, is it a good idea to buy a sim card to use my mobile phone in Goa ?

Where in Candolim or Calangute can I purchase the necessary sim card and how much are they?
thanks

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Of course it's not to be found online, but...

They're adding 31 more countries, "soon", including China. And... UK, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, Malaysia, Tanzania, Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Colombia, Cuba, Ireland, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Also, they're adding airports - Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Jaipur, Gaya, Lucknow, and Trichy.

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Hello I'm a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa and I'm planning an Indian getaway for my September vacation!

I'm planning the trip for South India (mostly Kerala) for just under two weeks. My friend and I get into Trivandrum and then plan to check out Kovalam, and move next through Verkala, Allepey, Munnar and finally Goa. My questions are as follows: It is unclear to me how easy it is to get to Trivandrum from Kovalam. Is it possible to do day trips from Trivandrum or would my friend and I…

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Later this month I will have 13 hours in Bangalore between flights, so I thought of seeing a movie. The Rex Theatre seems to be near a hotel that I booked for the day, but I wondered if there are others nearby worth checking out as well. So, I'm looking for movie & restaurant suggestions in the general area of our hotel (Brigade Rd. between MG and Residency Rd.). I haven't been to India in a while, but other movies I've seen there before and liked were My Name is Khan and Three Idiots. Anything…