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we need transport between Rajastahn cities - Agra to Jaipur, Jaipur to Pushkar, Pushkar to Jodhpur, Jodhpur to Udaipur. Time is an issue - money is not. What would you suggest? Book one driver for the whole journey (we will stay 2-3 days each place), book drivers for each leg in advance through a travel agent in India, ask the hotels in advance to get us a driver for each leg, or ask the hotels when we're there to get a taxi/driver? This will be in late February, so maybe it's good to have a car with a/c.
Hello! My boyfriend and I are going to Amritsar Saturday morning and would like to take a taxi instead of the bus. However, we'd really like to find some people (1 - 4 more) to share the taxi with. We will be taking a train to Delhi after that, so we won't be able to share transportation back to McLeod.
Let me know if you might be interested and we can make further arrangements. Cheers!!
October 24th until December 5th.
Entry point: Delhi.
Departure point: Mumbai.
Max. rate for double room: 500 Indian Rs. only, except Mumbai.
1: landing 4.00 am Delhi.
4: Delhi. Overnight train to Amritsar.
6: Amritsar - Attari - Amritsar.
7: Amritsar. Overnight train to Delhi.
9: Taj Express to Agra.
10: Agra - Fathepur Sikri - Agra. Overnight train to Varanasi.
17: Varanasi. Overnight train to Gorakhpur.
18: Gorakhpur - Sunauli/Bhairawa - Kathmandu, arriving before midnight :)
21: Katmandú. Diwali!!!
22: Katmandú. Diwali!!!
23: Katmandú. Diwali!!!
24: Katmandú. Diwali!!!
25: Katmandú. Diwali!!!
27: bus Katmandú - Pokhara.
29: Pokha... more »
My wife and I are lucky enough to have gotten exactly 3 weeks off work during the month of November and so we are planning a trekking holiday in Nepal.
Our first interest is the 12 day Gokyo lakes trek as described in LPs guidebook, but we have a major concern. That being that we get stranded in Lukla after our trek because of bad weather.
We have read that thousands of Trekkers were stranded in 2010 for this reason and recently November weather has been problematic for Lukla flights.
To account for this we have allowed 3 days extra in our itinerary to do our trek and get back to KT and our jobs back home. So, in order to ascertain our risk I'm wondering how often delays greater than 3 days occur. If this is relatively rare then I think we are comfortable with the risk of missing our flight home. If this has happened more than 2-3 times during Novemb... more »
I will be arriving into Varanasi by air @ approximately 3pm and was planning on leaving the following day @ 3:45pm on the overnight train to Agra, I have spare day and wanted to know if there is enough to see and do if I stay for another day? Or any other recommendations for things to see in the area / day trips?
Hi, im arriving 8pm by plane to delhi, and if possible i would like to take a night bus straight to rishikesh, i prefer not to spend the night in delhi. Do you know which bus terminal has government, or sleeper buses departing for Rishikesh? Do you know what time the last bus departs in the evening?
The reaosn i want to take a bus is because I have a problem with the Irctc website, with my Indian phone number, so i can't take a train, it won't let me log in, so i have no choice but to take a bus, or maybe get an agent to book a train ticket for me, but due to limited time, isn' it easier just to take a bus? Thanks
Anyone going from kashgar to gilgit by road in coming mid july?
Okay I understand visa on arrival situation has changed at sost. I cam get a letter of invitation from a tourist agency plus itinerary and hotel bookings. Is this sufficient to get the visa on arrival. Thank you in advance.
Anyone recommend a good budget guest house hotel where i Can leave mobile phone/ valuableswhile trekking for 3 weeks?also . My boots are falling apart . Can i get them repaired in ktm or on ebc trail . I imagine most villages have boot repair shop. If i buy trail runners in ktm will they need breaking in? Thanks . Time
We are planning to go do EBC trek in this Nov ( team of 4 ), tentative plan is 15th Nov - 5th Dec including flying to Kathmandu , trek and return. We're beginners for this kind of huge trek , but have done Mt. Koziousko summit - Australia (21km loop/ 8-10 hours / one day / peak around 2860 mts ). Please advise whether this will be alright to do. Read some blogs and journals and noted that we can do it by ourselves with a help of a guide and a porter. please help me to find the following info to get ready.
1. weather - will it be snowing / raining or any tips
2. availability of the tea houses and lodges as this is the end of peak season ( we take the route from Lukla .... Namche Bazzar.... , Tyangboche..... , Gorekshep.... , EBC)
3. will the prices be expencives as less people during this time for accomodation and food
kindly advise some information for above and I have... more »
me and my friend will arrive at Colombo on 3rd June 8am ish and we are heading straight to Arugam bay. Is anyone interested in sharing taxi? (Taxi have usually space for six people or even more).
I am planning a trip with my parents in Mid August to Sri Lanka. The Itinerary i have worked out is as follows:
Day 1 : Land in Colombo & transfer to Kandy for sight seeing & Stay
Day 2 : Kandy to Dambula. Sightseeing & stay in Dambula
Day 3: Dambula to Tricomalee. Sightseeing & Stay in Tricomalee
Day 4: Stay in Tricomalee
Day 5: Tricomalee to Nuwara Eliya. Sightseeing & Stay at Nuwara
Day 6: Nuwara to Colombo. Overnight at Colombo
Would need feedback on the feasibility of the travel plan on two accounts. One is the weather in August and second whether the travel would be comfortable by a hired van.
im planning to visit sri lanka october and im planning to hire a car for 2 weeks.
Ive seen a few forum posts on the subject and a lot of them seem to be bordering on the hysteria!!
Im well travelled and have been to places like india and nepal so i know what bad driving is like.
So what im looking for is an unbiased opinion good or bad about self drive im from the uk so driving on the left isnt a problem and i consider myself to be a good confidant driver.
Most of my driving will be on the south west coast and the hill country all replies will be very gratefull.
I am traveling in Pakistan, and I am wondering if and where I might write about it.
I think it would be helpful or interesting for others to hear my impressions and experiences.
Should I just make my own thread for it here at Thorn Tree Forum? Or, should I start on a blog a WordPress?
Where on the Internet is a good place to blog or reflect on my travel experiences?
Had I blogged already, where might you have found it?
Found this interesting blog....it brings up a lot of good points and the comments are worth reading too....part of it is very personal to the person involved, part of it certainly an object lesson in how volunteerism can go bad and be misused at ALL levels, that part is really appalling......IMHO worth reading....BTW, I have not asked permission to post this but since it was mentioned by the author that it has already been picked up by others AND it is on point (and it is a public blog, written to be read, right) to so many questions about volunteering seen on TT thought I would just go ahead and post it....
Especially note the part that follows: ""Let me give you a quick run-down of a few other reasons why, for me, this trip was so bad:""
http://rachelrtw.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/what-i-learnt-in-nepal-why-a-bad-travel-experience-isnt-the-end/ more »
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