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I'm looking to take a Land Rover from the west coast of India to Iran next year and searching the internet has led me to believe that the best way to do this is to ship the vehicle from Mumbai to the UAE then get the regular ferry to Bandar-Abbas. If anyone has information about getting a vehicle from India to the UAE or Iran I'd be extremely grateful for the advice.
Many thanks, Stu
I'm hoping to travel to India in January but am having a few issues with my visa. I called the embassy in Dublin and couldn't speak to someone who could understand me. The visa application asks for a port of entry. I will be in Nepal first and haven't decided yet where I will enter India. I might go overland to one of many areas possible or I might get a flight to Delhi or even to somewhere south to get a bit of warmth after Nepal. I was going to play it by ear. So my problem is that I don't know what I should put on the visa application. If I put one port of entry do I have to stick to it or are they flexible? It also asks for an address. As I don't know yet where I am going then I also don't have an address. Getting a bit stressed as I leave for Nepal in three weeks and wondering if I should just change my flights and not go near India!!
can anyone help with somewhere, clean and simple, well located?
much appreciation, thank you
I am an American citizen of Indian origin born in Lahore which is today in Pakistan.I am above 60 years of age and
would like to visit my place of birth and please could some one tell me if a visa is possible to get at wagah border
or do I have to get one at New Delhi.I am told that a visa is give to one who is above 60 years of age and an early
reply is requested as I am going to India soon for a short stay from New York.Thanks folks.
we are landing in Kolkata on Friday (i.e. 3 days' time), and would like to see north-east states. Obviously this is very much last-minute planning, we were originally going to spend the time in Bangladesh but had to change plans due to political unrest.
We are experienced travellers, each having been to India 2 times before, as well as numerous other countries in Asia.
We would like to see tribal villages, local life, colorful markets. Ideally, a festival or a fair. Also, some nature, wildlife perhaps or jungle.. We could use public transport or trek/hike for up to 3-4 days at a time if necessary.
We can book any domestic flights e.g. to Imphal or to Dibrugarg. Imphal seems to me like a better choice I guess?
Can we just show up in Imphal and organise it there? Is there ... more »
Me and my friend are first time travelers in India and could really need some help for an itinerary. We are flying to Mumbai in January and have 25 days (flying home from Mumbai as well). We have booked a guesthouse for the first two nights in Mumbai and was thinking about taking the train to Goa after this.
Do you have any suggestions on where else to go and what is possible to do in 25 days?
I am planning a stay of few months in Mc Leod Gangj: does anyone know if there is a gym or a fitness club in the area and not too far away from the centre? I am looking for a gym with fitness equipment (dumbbells, barbells, etc..), I can't find anything on the net. I know there are some resorts or hotels with fitness facilities: can one join them even if not staying there?
One for the seasoned Hampi/Badami travellers here:
I will go from Margao in Goa to Badami in a few weeks. There's the train that people get to Hospet, but it's definitely better to get off earlier.
From my map, the town of Gadag seems to be closer, but some posters here have suggested Hubli, which seems to need longer by road to reach Badami. Which has the better bus connections, Hubli or Gadag?
Hi, as a tourist, do i face more problems in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa around Christmas and (Christian) New Year? I mean full hotels, fully booked transport, film studios closed, etc. I have no plans to go to Taj Mahal, Goa, Mumbai or other famous Indian tourist destinations.
I reckon that NRIs would come to HYD around Christmas, but i don't know how this affects the tourist market.
I wonder in which order to put my Asian destinations. I could arrive in HYD around Dec 10 - or around Dec 24; then HYD could also be an escape from my other Asian destinations that do get crowded around Christmas, New Year.
Thanks for your real-life experiences!
Hi, i want to visit the Tawang district in the middle of decemeber but i am not sure which permit system is applicable to me. I am an Indian Citizen holding Indian passport but i have been living in Canada for the past 7 years as Permanent resident and do not have a residential address in India, neither does my passport have my old Indian address (expired and then renewed in Indian High Commission in Canada so it has Canadian address).
Now, my question is
1.) since i'm indian citizen, can i apply for Inner line permit even though i do not have residential address in india nor any photo id in India? if not,
2.) Can i apply for Protected area permit? The confusion i have is PAP is only for foreign citizens and i am Indian citizen. Will that confuse indian beaurocrates in the remote regions of North-East?
I am travelling alone and would love for some fellow explorers to join me... more »
I am a US citizen living in Chiang Mai. I want to spend 4-6 days in India late December. I know I must fill out the online application and then go to the consulate in Chiang Msi to complete the process, with passport, photos, copies. I have not found answers to several other questions :
The consulate web site states that a transit visa is valid for 15 days. Is this true, and do I have to specify what type of visa I want before I go to the consulate.
If I can't get a transit visa, I assume the shortest tourist visa is 3 months. What is the cost for a UsS citizen
Do I need to print the online application in addition to submitting it on the internet
Do I need to make an appointment with the consulate or just go with my printed online application
Is the one week processing time accurate
Thanks for any information. I had a 10 year Indian visa years ago and remember ... more »
What is the temperature/humidity like in Kerala in early April? I've tried looking on different weather websites but get conflicting information. Some say it is too hot to consider but on others it doesn't seem so bad. I'd want to spend a weekish at a beach resort and a week doing things in the backwaters.
If you are willing to give your support to the land of Buddhas, i.e. India, please don’t forget Tripura – a small state but with the highest number of slums in northeast India, close to Bangladesh border and near Burma. Unbelievably, in a land mixed of different religions of Christianity, Buddhism, Muslim and Hinduism, very small tribes of Chakma, Mog,… have been struggling to make Buddhas’ teachings survive. They are Theravada Buddhist people. Dharma can only exist for five thousand years as Gotama Buddha says, but the Buddhist communities can help lengthen it. Therefore, Vietnamese Buddhist people in particular and Buddhist people in general, please don’t forget the small Buddhist groups in here who have been trying to make living the Dharma.
It would be the best if you can pay Tripura a visit; in case you can’t, every year monks and Bhantes from Tripura frequent Bodhagaya and ot... more »
Any tips on best way to get from Jaipur down to Bundi. The train seems complicated - not a direct route.
Has anyone done this trip recently and could advise me?
Solo woman taking a 5:00 am train from Gaya....(so need to be at the station by at least 4:30)
Anyone was there recently and can tell me if its as safe and crowded as any other train station in India? ....or addtionnal care should be consider?
Im going to Bodhgaya for 2 days.... And im thinking about sleeping in Gaya for the last night.... Since i need to be really early at the station to catch my train....
Any suggestion on good and not too expensive Hotel close to the station?
I was able to arrange a daytime arrival to Gaya.... but had to go for a nite time departure....
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