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I'm planning a trip to India with my two sisters, we are planning on spending three weeks there this coming January. They have never been to India before and have requested to go to Delhi and Agra. I suggested we also add Jaipur and either Jodhpur/Udaipur (or both if we have time) Varanasi, and maybe Mussoorie, to get a hill station experience (or will it be too cold/snowy there?), however we're open to other destination suggestions in Northern India too. We will arrive in Delhi on Jan. 1 and…

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Hello,
I'm following the steps given in seat61 to be able to make online reservations for Indian train tickets.
I got to the part where I receive the email:
"IRCTC' s Online Rail Ticket Reservation User Registration Confirmation"
And it supposed to contain an Email OTP (Email One Time Password) but the only password it mentions is:

Your user id is ***
Your Password is as you select at the time of registration

No OTP or a link that contains one. Is this normal, as did the procedure change now and…

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Hey folks

Wondering if anyone has attended the Wagha Border crossing ceremony?

I'll be going to India next month and this one is on my bucket list. Wondering

Is there anything I should know about getting there/attending? any weird rules, restrictions, specific scams (other than the usual) that I should know about?

Do you need tickets or to get there at a certain time?

Is photography permitted?

We'll probably send the night in the area, is there anything around there that we should do?

we…

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Hello!

We are planning a trip to Northern India in July, and wanted to run our itenerary by you:

Day 1-2: New Delhi
Day 3: train Delhi-Amritsar
Day 4: Amritsar
Day 5: bus (?) Amritsar-Dharamsala
Day 6-7: Dharamsala
Day 8: bus (?) Dharamsala-Jammu
Day 9: Jammu
Day 10: bus (?) Jammu-Srinagar
Day 11: Srinagar
Day 12: taxi Srinagar-Kargil
Day 13: taxi Kargil-Leh
Day 14-19: Leh (trekking)
Day 20: bus Leh-Manali
Day 21-22 Manali
Day 23: Manali-New Delhi

Does this make sense time-wise?
Any places we should skip…

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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…