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Hey guys so I am ahead of schedule (not that there really was one) on my 6 month trip in southeast asia and have about a month to spare and have booked a flight to Mumbai for the 12th. I've decided to do the South of India and have up to 28 days to use. I know next to nothing about South India and just need some suggestions on places to see or a rough itinerary so I have something to work with.
So after Mumbai I know I would like to go to Goa and Kerala but that is all I have at the moment. I…
Did anyone recently try to apply for an indian tourist visa in Yangon? I found some older posts stating that it was quite easy and straightforward to get a visa even without being resident.
With the new changing regulations in Bangkok I would be interested if somebody managed to get a visa in yanmar recently.
Thanks for your help.
Hello! I have an overnight train booked from Lucknow NR to Delhi for my upcoming travels. I need to get from Kushinagar to Lucknow and the only train I see available is on the same day as my overnight train, arriving in Lucknow city station or Lucknow Ne 2 or 1.5 hours before my next train. I know how unreliable the trains are in India and from a quick google, it seems as though the Avadh Express may typically run late.
Any suggestions? Should I hire a driver? Take a bus? Thanks in advance!
From November to January, I will be in Lucknow (3weeks) and in Bhopal (10 weeks). Can any one suggest me nearby places to visit? Also Places in range of 200/250 kms are also welcome which can be covered in weekends. More into architecture, wildlife, geography, slow traveling and on budget side. You can call me a graduating backpacker. Not into nightlife, parties or drinking or smoking. Want to see all the major nearby places. Also need advise on local cuisines and things to shop for…
Does anyone have experience storing luggage at the Golden Temple?
I am planning an afternoon stopover in Amritsar next week. I'll be arriving in the morning from Lahore and taking the train out in the evening. I visited Amritsar properly recently which is why I'm not staying overnight again. However I can't imagine passing through the city without spending some time at the Golden Temple again. Since I won't be staying at a hotel, I'll have nowhere to store my travel backpack.
I saw that the…
I am going to be in Cochin on February leaving to Goa on February 8-9. The flight take 5 hrs ,the train more than 13 hrs
If I take a taxi, can I do it in 2 days? and what places with hotels are between Cochin to goa, so I can divide the trip for 2 days.
Here is a link to video (more a photo and an audio recording) I made in Manikaran a few years ago.
It is of children and unmarried women singing outside the old temple. I think it has tremendous energy and is quite uplifting. I was told that it was a nightly religious observance that goes on for a month every spring.
Please feel free to share.
I stayed in the Fatah Family Guesthouse. Mr Fatah is a good guy and I liked the…