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I will be in goa throughout June i was wondering if anyone could recommend any bars to watch the British lions v australia test matches. I have no strict itinerary as such.Starting up north and working way down
here a quick summery of our experience in Rajasthan - 2 Trips and altogether 23 days.
If you want more details, you can check our website: http://www.oneyearoff.net/countries-visited/asia/india/
On the beaten tracks…
Those three weeks were just enough to get a rough overview of the historic highlights and stray a bit from the main tourist pa... more »
myself and my boyfriend are planning on going to Leh in a couple of weeks using the Manali-Leh highway. Ideally we would like to fly back to Delhi from Leh but the flights are coming in at $290 each which is well above our budget.
I'm just wondering would it be crazy to take the highway both too and from Leh or should we just buy the flight?
Has anyone driven both to and from Leh?
Your thoughts would be really appreciated,
My fiancee will be getting married next April and we are looking for honeymoon possibilities... we are trying to settle on something mutual, as I want something interesting with some amount of cultural substance while she wants something on a beach, preferably with the phrase "all-inclusive" somewhere involved. So (among other ideas) I thought about India.
For a 2 week honeymoon, can both of these desires be satisfied? And is the private beach/all-inclusive idea something that even exists in India/Goa or am I looking in the wrong place?
And of course, if there are any other locales that come to mind to hit both of these targets, do please recommend.
Planning our southern India trip one step at a time. Arriving in Mumbai. First stops after Mumbai is to see Ajanta and Ellora caves.
How does flying from Mumbai to Aurangabad and then day trips by bus to Ajanta and Ellora from Aurangabad sound? Any recommendations for places to stay (mid range, clean, AC, private bathroom) in Aurangabad?
Next, we may go to Hampi. Should we go back to Mumbai and fly? Is there a way to get to Hampi by train from Mumbai? Or, should we fly to Hyderabad from Aurangabad, or fly to Hyderabad from Mumbai and then take a bus or train to Hampi?
All suggestions gratefully accepted. Thank you.
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I'm flying soon to Delhi (only change airplanes) and on to Mumbai.
this will be on an sunday. Where is the best place to change $ or €, in Delhi (Airport) or Mumbai Airport or Mumbai Colaba (Money Changer). Will ether be a big difference in exchange rates ?
Does anyone have a recommendation to a reliable houseboat operator out of Alleppey?
Hello, guys! im planning a 30day trip to india in july and need to know few things..
1) im planning to visit thar desert, in rajastan. but im not sure about the weather in this time of the year there. maybe it is too hot??
2) from rajastan, i want to make all the way to hampi/bangalore. i was thinking about goa, but i think the monsoon will be pretty heavy
3) do u guys know anything about the bouldering in hampi? like renting pads, guidebooks, etc
I will spend three to four weeks in India from mid August to mid-September, with a definite stay in Chennai around the end of August for a conference. I know it's hot and humid, I have already traveled the west coast in the same weather. What itinerary, beyond Chennai, would you recommend if I wanted to stick mostly to the East, and how long in each place?
Hello all. I'll be going on a tour in Rajasthan in Oct 2013. Tour includes Delhi, Jaipur, Mandawa, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bundi, Agra and a 3 day side trip to Varanasi. At the end of the tour, I will be back in Delhi. I would like to stay in the country another week on my own and would welcome any suggestions you may have about what I could reasonably do in my final week. I will be flying home to Canada from Delhi at the very end.
I love anything to do with music, textiles, art, cooking and animals, even a quick volunteer stint, if possible for only a week.
Your ideas are most welcome. This is my first time to India and I just don't know how easy it is to get around in a one week period.
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someone here just told me there might be better places than the chamba valley to go for a couple of days trek close to mcleod ganj
can anyone recommend a nice place for a 3 to 6 day trek on my own?
thank you :)
i'm in macleod ganj and thinking of trekking to chamba on my own :) can anyone recommend a route? where can i stay on the way? are there places to eat along the route?
how many days should it take?
thank you so much for the help!!
I hold both a Finnish and Australian passports so, as it turns out, I'm one of the lucky few able to get a month-long visa on arrival in India (with my Finnish passport). I'm currently in Thailand, where I've travelled on my Australian passport. I'm confused about which passport to use to book my flight to India -- Aussie or Finnish? I'm worried if I fly in on an Australian passport they'll kick up a fuss about giving me a visa; but do I need to fly out of Thailand using my Aussie passport?
And another question. My plans aren't fixed at this stage -- I may wander up to Napal -- so I don't have a return ticket booked. I'm wondering if this will be a problem when getting my visa on arrival. The India immigration website seems to suggest I may need an onward ticket, but it's not very clear.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
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