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Welcome to the Indian Subcontinent branch, please read this thread first!

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Hi travellers,

Does anyone know if it s fairly easy to get a 6 month tourist visa for India from Milan? Is the procedure, that if finding the Indian govt form online, filling it in and then go with 2 photos or do they ask for more stuff such as return ticket, travel insurance etc please as I will have none of these as I ll be traveling around ...

Also, how long does it usually take for the visa to be issued please?

Would appreciate your help as I m kinda nervous about this visa stuff...

Than…

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Hi,

I'll be arriving Delhi airport at night time about 21:00hr and firstly plan to do the Golden Triangle tour on my own. Initially I plan to visit Jaipur first (stay for 2 days) but I realize Taj is closed on Friday so no point to visit Agra after that. So I think I must go Agra, my question is should I hop on the night bus/train as soon as I land in Delhi to Agra, this way I could enjoy morning sunrise in Taj (but the big problem is I hardly get the ticket on the early morning).

Please…

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Hi

We've booked a train due to depart Dehli Junction Station 2135.

Any suggestion for accomodation?

We're a family of four 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 16. Something similar to the 'Metropolis Tourist Home' located near New Dehli Station would be good ie a/c, clean with food available.

Alternatively we could stay at the 'Metropolis Tourist Home' and take a cab. Would this make any sense?

Cheers

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hi there,

my partner and myself are planning a trip to leh in late august this year. we have being some research online about trips and itineries. a lot require a car and booking through a tour agency.
just wondering if it is easy enough to organise a tour when you arrive?
are there taxis which you can hire per day? if so - what are the approximate daily costs?

we want to do a trip to see hunder/diksit valley and may look to stay there for a night.

we would also like to visit pingong lake.

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Hello everyone,

If you're in Leh, in one of the streets leading to Shanti stupa there is a music instrument shop. It's either called Harris flute shop or Harris Music shop, or something similar. I'd really appreciate it if you can pm me the email-address of the shop owner. Shanti Stupa is the big Buddhist building on the high hill looming above town. I think there are only 2 or 3 streets leading to it.

Thanks for any replies! Jop

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Hello,

I plan on visiting India in the fall.

I would like to experience a festival or two (I’m thinking Diwali on Nov 7). I’m open to other suggestions if there is something under the radar that I’m unaware of.

I am also planning to do my yoga teacher training, most likely in Kerala, and I would like to visit Hampi.

Would it make the most sense to fly into Bangalore to visit Hampi? Are there any sights near Hampi or on the way to Kerala I should not miss out on? Is it worth visiting…

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So, I'm planning go to India, but I have only 3 weeks time for visit.
I am flying in to New Delhi. I need advice for traveling plan.
Destinations are Varanasi, Rishikesh and Tiruvannamalai ( Sri Ramanasramam).
Maybe some advice how travel from place to place ( plane, train or bus?). To the Tiruvannamalai I planning fly (to the nearest airport Chennai ).
I know that 3 weeks a short period, but I willing to try.
Tnx.

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We intend to visit Rajasthan in September - we are experienced India travellers, but somehow, in six visits in the past 30 years, we have never got around to seeing Rajasthan!

From Mumbai we intend to get the train to Jaipur
Jaipur - 4 nights
Shekawati (stay Mandawa) - 4 nights
Bikaner - 2 or 3 nights (mainly to see Junagarh fort)
Possibly Jaiselmer (I want to visit, husband thinks it's too out of the way) - 2 or 3 nights
Jodhpur - 2 or 3 nights
back to Mumbai (husband reckons Udaipur is "too…

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Dozens of residents of a northern village in Kerala are fleeing their homes (June 21, 2018) after a deadly virus killed four people and sent nine people to hospitals in the past few days. The state government of the southern state has sprung into action, setting up specialized viral labs and units in hospitals in the city of Kozhikode and urged people not to create panic.

The move comes at a time when hundreds of tourists are planning to visit the state during the monsoon for ayurvedic…