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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…

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Hi guys

I will be in Kathmandu and needing to get to India as fast as I can by public transport to Chennai. I ve used both the Sunauli and the Birgunj border before but for Northern India, the latter of which took too long and was super dusty so trying to avoid that.

Do you think the Sunauli one would still be the fastest or will the Eastern border be a better option, the one near Siliguri (I believe there s only one on the East).

Thanks

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Long-term trek plans for all around India then eventually Thailand and Cambodia. Open to detours and refined-yet-leisurely direction. More the merrier.

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In September my boyfriend and I will have two weeks in south India after a pre booked tour of North India. The tour finishes in Goa, from there we were planing on taking the train to Hosapete to spend 3 days in Hampi and then afterwards the plan is to head south to spend a week or so in Kerala. My question is what would be the best way to enter and move around Kerala? I'm torn between overnight train from Hampi to Mysore and entering Kerala from the north or overnight train from Hampi to…

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Hello hello- I am travelling from New Delhi to Dharamshala on the 28th of May Early morning. I have a few spots vacant in my suv. Would
Like to car pool with some interesting folks. Gimme a shout for more details

Best

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i want to know about tiger reserve in india & population of tiger in wildlife parks ?

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Hello, i will arrive Jhansi with Bus,( Elite) from Kota at 1-2 O'clock in the night. Is it possible to find Taxi to Orchha i this Time? Would You rekommend such bus connektion between Kota and Jhansi? there are a lot of buses like this
thank you

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I am planning to do the Hampta Pass + Chandratal Lake solo trek in few weeks time. I need some help with few questions-
1. Do I need any permits or permission for this trek/camping on the way? (I will be doing a solo camping trek)
2. Any guesses on the weather during June first week? Should I carry rain gear and be prepared for snow camping?
3. Which map/app would you suggest for this trek?
Thanks!

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70 more hours of weather alert IGI & Metro (Delhi)..