Asia - Indian Subcontinent
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Hii I'm looking to do India in January for the month, I really wanna see Taj Mahal, goa and rishikesh. Plus travel in Rajasthan I was wondering if anyone could help
Me out with a good route to take?
I am a single female in my early-mid twenties interested in trekking in Nepal this July. I am a teacher, so unfortunately any other time of year is out.
I am looking to spend a month in Nepal, and would like to spend between 2 and 3 weeks trekking.
I am interested in perhaps combining the Tamang Heritage Trail and the Langtang Trek, but have done some reading that leaves me a tad leery in terms of safety. Culture and nature is what I am after, with as little tourism as possible.
I am also thinking that a female guide is something that I should be considering. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
I realize that this is a bit of an all encompassing message, but I am in the planning stages of my trip and would welcome anything helpful for me to ponder.
My wife would like to go on the backwaters apart from that and Cochin itself is there much else to do around there, thinking of going there for a week is that too long. Will then go either to Rajasthan or Nepal for a few weeks. Sorry guidebook has not arrived yet.
will an original ipad with att 3g service be able to do wifi in india?
will it be able to, if i get an "international plan", have cellular service?
fyi, i am NOT looking to use it to make calls. just mainly limited web surfacing and sending emails.
I want to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek in March 2014. Can I book it in Nepal or should I book it in advance by e-mail ?
If it´s possible to do the booking in Nepal, is it easy to find this tour for the next day or does it take more time ?
Hi all, i would like to fly to India without having an onward airticket. I would by that onward ticket only after arrival. I already have the usual Indian tourist visa in my passport. Entry would be Hyderabad airport, late at night.
Do you see any problem if i am not able to show an onward ticket at Indian immigration? I am aware that i could buy a refundable onward connection to a nearby destination, but i would much prefer to just show up without any ticket. I have been to India a few times already, but don't remember the requirements and what kinds of tickets i had on my hands.
Thanks for your real-life experiences!
Im in Varanasi now.
I want to book the train to Gaya (to get to Bodhgaya)....
From there, I'd like to head to Sikkim.
It seem quiet complicated when I asked the 2 agencies....
I know I need a bus to Darjeeling.... Peolple here are suggesting to go via Assam...?!
Anyone knows a easier say?? Like a train Gaya-Patna.... And a bus from Patna to Darjeeling....?!
The guide mentions the need of a permit to visit Sikkim; available at Rangpo....
Anyone has done this before and can hlep me a little?!
Also, ill be heading to Rishikesh after that.... Seems my easiestbtrain option is from Kolkata?
Any easynxay to avoid that detour?
Yes, I know. India will be very hot. Worst months to visit India. I've done some research, read several topics on the ThornTree forum and do realize that a lot of people think it's not the ideal time of year to visit India.
However, India is very large, and we're not completely against suffering some heat and humidity. So, baring that in mind, I wonder if anyone has different experiences.
Globally, our current plans are to arrive in Mumbai around half April and then travel down towards the South, slowly making our way up all the way to Nepal and to leave again around half July. That's the broad scheme and it may be completely subject to change. We are not in a hurry and so do not mind staying for longer if the opportunity arises...
What we'd like to know is: in which areas in 'the south' (again, generally) could we travel? I think it'd make sense to make our way ... more »
I have Planned and confirmed Trek to EBC Nov 30 – Dec 13. I am from India and will reach Kathmandu on (30th and start to Lukla on 1st Dec. Would try to cover other place in the region if time permits. I have some travel experience and welcome partners to join my expedition.
Is there anyone here got the chance to go to the Hornbill Festival in 2011? I desperately want to know:
- How you obtained the permit to enter Nagaland?
- Did you travel in a group of more than 4 ppl?
- How was the festival?
- Do you have any pictures of the festival? if yes, pls share with me. I will be more than happy to see them.
If you visited Nagaland, especially the Hornbill Festival before 2011, your experience can also help me as Im currently doing some research about travelling to there before 2011 (as I know after end of 2011 tourists no longer need permit to enter Nagaland, rite?)
I appreciate your help,
I'm an Aussie guy, clean tech exec on sabbatical. I'm pretty fit and have high altitude trekking experience. I'm heading for Sikkim in early Dec, keen to trek Geocha La or open to anything.
Info online about trek operators is thin, I've started to contact some directly. Does anybody know:
- do treks go out in Dec because of the possibility of snow?
- any good / dodgy operators?
- any other tips?
I'm also keen to talk to anyone interested in joining me. I'm expecting to be in Sikkim for about 3 weeks and would like to check out the Yumthang Valley as well.
I want to listen to Indian classical music in new delhi.
Do you know concert hall ?
Is there information newspapers?
thank you very much for your answers !
I will be traveling to Chennai on 12th December with my partner. After some work in the morning we're free by evening till 15th December (3 days) to explore weekend options from Chennai.
Can somebody please help us with some great options nearby to spend our weekend, this can include some adventure activity or stay option also. Would a day in Pondichery be suffice? Can we check out more than one destination? Also the travel guide in terms of local transport would be of great help :)
All ye travel experts of thorn tree please help me...i promiseto treat u guys if ur there in chennai ;)Thanks in Advance
(PS: Its a special trip for me)
im going to do the annapurna cicuit next march. a few questions.1. the trail starts at besisahar, how do i go about getting jeep transport ? 2. how much does it cost per person approximately per day ?. 3. how far does the road go now ?
4. how long does it take from besisahar to chamje by jeep. ? i did this trek years ago but now would find it easier to save a few days going by jeep for the first day or so, so any info regarding costa would be appreciated. thank you all.
My husband and I have 30 days in Nepal in March. We would like to have 3-4 days in kathmandu at the beginning and a 3-4 days in pokhara at the end so we are planning to trek for about 21 days. We are planning to do the annapurna circuit using the NATT trails to avoid the roads. I can't seem to find many trip reports from people who have used these newer trails. Would be great to hear from people who have used these trails.
1) Are they well marked? (we are planning to hire a porter but not a guide).
2) Are there any parts of the circuit you would still recommend skipping even with these trails?
3) Does anyone have a porter or a company they hired a porter through that they would recommend? It would be great if we could find a porter that speaks some English so they could answer any questions we have.
4) I think we will have time for some additional side t... more »
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