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Looking for tips and suggestions from those who have done this journey. I'm looking for the smoothest (both literally and figuratively) way to get from Delhi to Tso Pema. I'll be traveling with my 86 year old mother this December and we both want to see Tso Pema. Is it possible to fly a great deal of the journey and then hire a car, for example? Any tips will be appreciated greatly.
Accomodation tips at Tso Pema will also be helpful.
I am planning a trekking expedition to the mountains near Manali, Himachal Pradesh, in August.
We need to hire a company to help us get our team, food and equipment from the road near Manali to the base camp, 2-3 days trek uphill. We also want to hire a cook and standard base camp provisions for our 3-4 week trip.
Does anyone know an trekking outfitter in or near Manali that they could recommend?
Thanks in advance,
I will be in Himachal Pradesh (Manali) in late September, and would to hire/buy a motorcycle for two months. Can anyone recommend a dealer nearby Manali to acquire a motorbike? I haven't quite decided if it is better for me to buy or rent a bike, so any thoughts on that would be appreciated, too.
I am sure I can find one once I am on the ground in India, but I would really like to sort this out as much as possible ahead of time.
What is the situation about hand luggage on Delhi Leh flights eg Goair ?
Does anyone has first hand experience on what is possible,permitted to be carried as hand luggage on flights Delhi Leh ?
Thanks so much.
Does anyone know if the recent exchanges between the Chinese and Indian military, along the border in the Himalayas, has caused any changes in the Indian trekking permit policies?
This August/September I'm hoping to trek in Spiti and Kinnaur, including the Kinnaur-Kailash circuit. I was just going to show up and get an inner line permit in Shimla or Rekong Peo or Kaza. I'm hoping to go independently, with just one buddy and no hired guides/porters.
I'm interested in going to India buying a mule and walking the land, there would be three of us we would have all the necessary gear to eat & sleep! We have 6 months total and no specific destination and open to absolutely everything, has anyone heard of similar journeys!
Just wondering where you would go & what you would be worried about!
Does anyone know the prices of a train from Jaipur to Agra?
Also does anyone know anything about the Rusirani village in Jaipur, how much it is, how to get there etc?
Thank you :)
myself and my boyfriend are currently in Nepal and will be crossing the border into India next week.
We have a small plan of where we want to go but are very flexible with changing it.
We will be going to Varanasi, Agra and Amritsar and then spending time in the mountains in Mcleodganj, Manali and if the roads are open, then Leh.
What we are looking for are some nice towns in between the big cities that we can spend a bit of time in. We have heard of Orchha, which we plan on visiting after Varanasi, but if anyone has more suggestions that would be great!
Thanks so much :)
Hi TT! A relative who is not a regular TT user is making her first trip to India this summer, arriving alone in Mumbai around midnight. She'd like to stay somewhere safe and clean that has reliable airport pickup, and she is willing to pay in the range of US$100 maybe US$150 for the right place. She is meeting a friend and they are leaving the city after a day or so, so it is not too important where in the city she stays (the only thing I know that they are considering is a slum tour). Any suggestions? Most of the posts I found on this forum are looking for cheaper places.
My partner and I will be backpacking in 10 Asian countries and territories for approximately 18 months, starting this September, and we're looking to see if our cost estimates are practical.
For India, we're budgeting approximately $8000AUD (400,000 INR )for the both of us for 6 months, which works out to around $45 (2500INR) per day.
This includes transport, food, accommodation, sightseeing entry fees and basic shopping. Though does not include our visas or long flights which will be coming out of our separate flight budget.
Essentially, we're not too fussy and happy to eat local food, sleep in very basic budget (but private i.e no dorms) accommodation and doing traditional homestays where ever possible, use public transport and we'll be doing the trip by ourselves without going on organised tours.
We'll also be doing the 'must see' attractions, as well as some... more »
We are travelling to southern India in August. All the places I am vistiting have low risk of malaria. The only place I cannot find any info on is Hampi. Can anyone advise me on this.
Thanks in advance,
Hi fellow travelers,
I am planning on visiting Ladakh (other places around it) from May 28-June13
Any suggestions for me to spend two weeks meaningfully in Ladakh.
I am an experienced solo female backpacker.
I always enjoy getting deep into local life, mostly have managed to stay with local families (even in Iran). I am hoping I can do that at least for a couple of days in Ladakh as well.
I will arrive in Delhi in the evening of May 28. And I will fly out from Delhi airport in the late evening of June 13.
Q1: it seems all the flights (Delhi to/from Let) are booked for those days.
How long will it take to take bus from Delhi to Leh? What would be the best way to get there except by plane?
Q2: any inexpensive yet pleasant guesthouses (hostels) in Ladakh (including Leh) for a backpacker?
Q3: any travel agencies that I can consult with for any short trip or excursions?... more »
During summer time Buddhist temples (Karma and Buthan) don't provide rooms to people. There are many cheap guest houses. I am staying at Tara (www.taraguesthouse.net). It's family run and I am the only guest , a single room with attached bathroom for 100rs with a fan, not AC. The guest house is to support a school.
He will be hosting a Business Traveler segment on India this Thursday morning on CNN. Should be very interesting.
Thursday 09 May at 0830 BST / 0930 CET
Friday 10 May at 0530 BST / 0630 CET
Saturday 11 May at 0730 BST / 0830 CET
Sunday 12 May at 0400 BST / 0500 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
This month, ‘CNN Business Traveller’ is in India. With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the country is in a moment of major transition. Host Richard Quest meets the players driving change in the region and those strategising how to benefit from the rising influx of business travellers and increase in those able to afford to fly.
Since the 2008 recession, most Indian airlines have struggled to stay afloat. However, low cost carriers like IndiGo are experiencing stellar growth. Quest visits IndiGo’s training centre with CEO Aditya Ghosh, to hear how young nimble airlines ... more »
It looks like Pongal and Thaipusam are going to be held in mid January 2014 when I'll be in Tamil Nadu and I wanted to know where the best place to see these festivals would be. Right now I am thinking about Madurai but there is very little info on the Thaipusam festival in Tamil Nadu so I don't know how big a festival or how intense it is. I've seen it in Malaysia where they do a lot of piercings, is it the same in Tamil Nadu.
Thanks for any help.
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