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    • Varkala and rain in October. Or should I choose somewhere else??????

      India Yesterday

      I am going on a business trip to Bangalore October 10th till October 15th. My plan is to top the trip with four days on the beach. I was in Varkala 12 years ago and would like to go back there, but I notice the monsoon season is still going on in October and it usually rains 17 days during the month. Of course I do not want to experience bad weather during my four days.

      Shall I dare to book Varkala, or should I opt for somewhere else? Northern Kerala or southern Goa?

      The flight from Bangalore should not be more than an hour, and the beach should not be more than one hour’s drive from the airport. After last year’s trip to Bangalore I went to Goa but this year I would like to try a different part of the country. In Goa I stayed in Calangute, which I found a bit crowded for my taste, but I really enjoyed the beaches of Sinquerim and Aswem nearby. The place I stay in should not be totally isolated as I travel alone, a couple of restaurants and bars to choose from is a must. I am also more into white sand than golden sand.

      Or should I consider the Lakadives???? It looks beautiful there and I loved being in the Seychelles a coulpe of years ago!

      BR Lena

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      Basic Tourist Place

      South Andaman Jun 7, 2015 at 11:12 PM

      I will like to find a basic non ac or ac shared bath is ok type of place , most popular for backpackers type of place - thanks

      coming in tomorrow , June 9 2015

    • Which resort should I choose in Kumarakom ?

      State of Kerala 6 hours ago


      I am trying to decide between different resorts in Kumarakom for 2 nights stay. This is a quick family trip. Basic focus is on beautiful property and good food. I checked prices of different properties seems like, I can have option to go with Abad Whispering Palms and Backwater Ripples.
      If I check reviews, Abad Whispering Palms have mixed reviews and looks ok. While Backwater Ripples looks dated in comparison to Abad (I checked pictures on Trip Advisor).
      Please help me to decide, which one can I go with. Checking their pictures is not helping me. Local DE and people who stayed there, should be able to give me more insight.


    • monsoon darjeeling 2 days trip

      Darjeeling Jun 26, 2015 at 9:35 PM

      my husband and i will be heading towards darjeeling after 2 days. we have planned a small 2 nights stay till we return to siliguri for work. considering the weather what should be our itinery? do we need to book for toy train in advance in the offseason as well? is the weather pleasant or too irritating right now?

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      Houseboat stay

      Kochi Jun 16, 2015 at 12:44 AM

      which route is best for houseboat journey

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      Off the Beaten Track

      Srinagar Jun 15, 2015 at 7:58 AM

      Hello everyone!

      Can anyone reccommend some surprising, unique things to see, do or people to meet in Srinagar?

      I'm really interested in the history, real lives of people here and would especially like to hear ideas from people who have traveled there recently.

      Thank you in advance everyone,

      Becky smiley

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      trip for 4 days

      Kochi Jun 5, 2015 at 10:33 PM

      I was planning that I will reach kochi at 8 pm so I leave for munnar in night only then i roam munnar one day, stay there at night then next day( 2nd day) I leave for thekkady and they stay there for whole day and night and thn agiain next day (3rd day) leave for allepey, stay in house boat (12 noon to 9 am) and after this leave for verkala.enjoy in beach for whole evening and night and again leave for kochi airport late night or early morning for flight at 6 am.Is this feasible???

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      plan a trip for 4 days

      Kochi Jun 5, 2015 at 9:46 PM

      I want to visit Kerala for 4 days and I want to see allepey, munnar, thekkady and verkala beach. please help me out in planning my trip

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      andaman tour initiary

      Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jun 16, 2015 at 8:35 AM

      we 4 adult planning to go to andaman this december 1st week...planning to stay 9 days....want a good initiary from expert members...want to do snorkelling and scuba it necessary to book hotels before going there?....what places should we visit...please help us....thanks to all.

    • Traveling to goa by 12th june

      Goa Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50 PM

      going to goa on 12th june.

      does any one want to join?

    • Overland to Burma

      India Jun 11, 2015 at 3:12 AM

      I am looking at the logistics of travelling to Burma overland from India through Nepal, Tibet etc.
      I will be flying to India from Sri Lanka (not sure where yet) then travelling India before heading overland to Burma. Then onto Thailand to fly from Bangkok for the next leg of my journey. Any suggestions much appreciated regarding logistics of border crossings, literature, places to see!

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      Delhi-Ladakh(India) on Motorbike 27th June-14th July 2015 join as Rider or come as Pillion.

      Delhi Jun 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      I am planning a motorbike trip from Delhi to leh/ladakh from 27th June-14th July 2015.If anyone is interested to come with me as rider or sit as pillion(back Seat)is most welcome. It will be a 17Day trip wherein will explore the lakes, High mountain passes, Rivers, Temple,Monasteries and the beautiful landscape around the border areas in the ladakh region of North India. Will be pitching tents in isolation close to mother nature, stay with local family's etc. I have been to the ladakh before and know the terrain well. I Am completely sound with all safety measures to be taken into consideration during the ride to high altitude as I travel raw. Anyone who wants to explore the nomadic land in an adventurous manner can join on the fix dates.

      India is beautiful
      Keep Exploring and stay blessed

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      trip for 4 days

      Kochi Jun 5, 2015 at 11:37 PM

      i am visiting there in november

    • Planning to Leh, India

      Leh Jun 5, 2015 at 2:32 AM

      I am planning to Leh with my friends and cousins in August 3rd week (15th to 22nd). is it fine to go in August?
      also my one of cousins is sensitive to weather like sometimes when there is a sudden change in the weather she will get fever and she has hyperthyroidism. is it fine for her to visit Leh??? please advise as I am very mush confused.

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      Hyderabad in july

      Hyderabad Jun 5, 2015 at 2:28 AM

      how is it to travel hyderabad in july? how is the weather then?

    • riding to manali

      Ladakh Range Jun 25, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      its been a  year and a half post angioplasty for me.i am 55 yrs old and want to ride to a motorcycle to manali, shimla and dharmashala.iam in good health and the angioplasty was successful.i live in Bangalore and have been to shimla soon after my angioplasty .

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      Animal Shelters in Delhi

      Delhi Jun 23, 2015 at 4:51 AM

      Hello all

      I will be traveling to India in October and would like to spend 1-2 volunteering at animal shelters in Delhi (walking animals, cleaning, feeding, giving love etc)
      Does anyone have any ideas of places that will welcome foreigners to help out? Or just any shelters you have heard about in general?

      I'm in the beginning stages of planning so out for all the advice I can get.

      Thank you!

    • What is the meaning of Rishikesh ?

      Rishikesh Jun 22, 2015 at 11:09 AM


      I m from Slovenia visiting India for 2 months.

      Currently covering south india.
      Visited Varadarajan and Kamashi temple in Kanchipuram.

      Want to start my north indian trip from next month.
      Will make Rishikesh as my base

    • One Baggage drop at transit location

      New Delhi Jun 16, 2015 at 12:22 PM

      I am traveling from Germany to Calcutta via New Delhi.
      Layover is just 90 minutes. I have 2 check in baggage. During layover I want to check out one baggage and give it to my relative and then will take the next domestic flight.

      - Now when I start from Germany, can airline keep different destination for these baggages?
      - Within 90 minutes, is it possible to get the baggage and provide it to my relative and then to the domestic flight check in in 90 minutes? International to domestic gate...

      Let me know if am not clear. Please help.

    • Boys trip Goa in Sept

      Goa Jun 14, 2015 at 7:02 AM

      Hey People! Its a boys trip (around 6-9), for 3 nights from 24th -27th sept, 2015. Which is the beach we should make our home? we are planning to eat, drink, party and do some more of it...and in between meet people, or stray on the beach... its unplanned, but its about having fun.. tnx for your responses...

    • Any travelling from Chennai to Frankfurt or Chennai to Helsinki on 23rd June 2015 by Lufthansa

      Chennai (Madras) Jun 8, 2015 at 10:50 PM


      Any travelling from Chennai to Frankfurt or Chennai to Helsinki on 23rd June 2015 by Lufthansa, my mother will be traveling alone and she would some travel assistance during her travel. If you know any please contact me on Your heap is greatly appreciated..


    • Mahabali to Pondicherry bus

      Mamallapuram Jun 8, 2015 at 11:17 AM

      Can I get bus starting from Mahabalipuram and going to pondicherry?

    • Goa : July 20-25

      Goa Yesterday

      Suggestions, places to visit, party, girls

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      What is the most historical place of India??

      India Jun 3, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      I am a season traveler. I want to spend my summer holidays at traveling all historical place of india. I have seen many blogs that contain about the same topics. here is one:
      But don't understand that are there right or wrong. Any suggestion?

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      Taxi fare at Leh India

      Leh Jun 21, 2015 at 7:23 PM

      Hi, I plan traveling to Leh 11-17Sept 2015, and will travel alone. I will fly Delhi to Leh. I only book hotel via online and plan to arrange the tours only when i arrive Leh. Will it convenient to arrange the tours there like taxi / private jeep to Khardungla Top, Panggong & Nubra Valley. How much a full day car usage estimated cost. Thank you for your assistancesmiley

      Regards, Masayu


    • tour plan for mysore city for 3days

      by SumitS10 Online Now Oct 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Plz suggest 3 day relaxed tour plan of mysore . From 28 dec to 31 dec.

    • Temples in Mysore province

      by remixtrance Online Now May 29, 2014 at 12:16 AM

      Which are the temples built by Tipu Sultan in the Mysore province?

      17 Answers Jun 9, 2015 at 4:16 AM
    • 1 day in mysore. need itinerary.

      by bebokanchan Online Now Nov 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      what will be the sutable itinerary for one day in mysore. 11am to 10 pm . overnight at hotel. we r two couple. should we hire any car for sightseeing or it can be managable by walk.

      9 Answers Nov 18, 2013 at 2:49 AM
    • iontransportat

      by askari11 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      how do I get a private taxi for three days in Mysore?

      1 Answer Oct 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM
    • mysore city travel

      by askari11 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      what is the best way to get a private taxi with driver for three days in Mysore for city travel?

      2 Answers Oct 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM
    • Car rental

      by Philsmart Online Now May 13, 2013 at 1:48 AM

      Planning to go to mysore on 21st June from ooty and spend one day in mysore. Can someone suggest a reliable car driver please. Approx. what will be the fare?

      2 Answers May 17, 2013 at 2:20 AM
    • Please Suggest me tour plan for 5 days 4 nights around mysore

      by tellapati Online Now Nov 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      Hi Forum,

      We are a young couple coming to Bangalore on 22-dec-2012 early in the morning at around 6.30 AM and have return train at 8.50 PM on 26-dec-2012 from Bangalore to Hyderabad.

      We are basically nature lovers would like to spend our time in lush green places.

      We don't like to travel too much during our trip. We love calm, pleasant places with lots of greenery, flowers, birds etc.

      Could you please suggest us best tour plan including sites to visit, where to stay, where to eat etc.

      We can spend around Rs. 2000 to 2500/- per night for accommodation.

      Thanks in advance.


      4 Answers Nov 23, 2012 at 2:11 AM
    • Massage course in Mysore

      by Ira1971 Online Now May 16, 2012 at 1:51 PM


      I would like to visit Mysore in November and was wondering if anyone knows a place where massage courses are given?

      Thanks a lot,

      Best regards,

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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      How to Reach??

      by explorerboy Online Now Aug 21, 2011 at 11:54 PM

      Hello May I know how to reach mysore from Delhi???

      5 Answers Aug 22, 2011 at 8:10 PM
    • Need Best Mysore Sight seeing tourist for 2 days

      by arunachalamamsam Online Now Apr 26, 2011 at 4:17 AM

      hello, can you please suggest a good tourist agency for mysore trip (for 2 days), i am residing in Bangalore

      2 Answers May 17, 2013 at 2:22 AM

      by crazy4757 Online Now Apr 3, 2010 at 5:26 AM


      2 Answers Jul 12, 2011 at 6:34 AM

      by crazy4757 Online Now Apr 3, 2010 at 5:20 AM

      HELLO palnning to visit mysore for four days with my girlfriend, i have no idea about what places to be visited,where to be stayed and im also worried about social security. would there be any problem for us in renting a room i mean from the hotel management side or the police,we both are MOJORS.Should i book a car or can come by bus,i heard there are some places to be seen between blore n mysore n if i go by bus i would miss them. i wanna make the most of it.

      3 Answers Apr 4, 2010 at 6:25 AM
    • Cabs from Mysore

      by viswram Online Now Feb 3, 2010 at 3:09 AM

      Is it possible to hire a cab (Genuine one) from Mysore for one day sight seeing around mysore? What would be the tariff rates? If anybody knows a good travels? Do help me out..

      5 Answers Jun 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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      Nice and clean hotel in Mysore

      by kamaferro Online Now Oct 23, 2009 at 7:27 AM

      Any suggestion for nice and clean hotel in Mysore ?


      6 Answers Nov 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM
    • From ooty to mysuru!!!

      by pawali Online Now Mar 29, 2009 at 12:33 AM

      This is the first time i coming to India with my wife for leisure purpose, between sept 2009 and mid november 2009.

      I would like to get some suggestion the mode of transport( which is cheap, affordable, and convinent) May be its sound a bit different caused i assumed the hospitality there would be as same as malaysia. i dont want to get cheated by the touts

      where should i get the first class bus ticket from ooty to mysuru in ooty.
      (mode of transport suggested, frequent of transport, journey time and estimated cost)

      Hotel ( Budget range from Rs.1100 to Rs 1350 must be safe and clean with attached toilets and easy to access the city. .

      Any way to arrange city tour at the minimal cost and safely which are as follows:

      Mysuru palace
      Brindhawan musiacal fountain
      Chamundeswari temple
      Night tour of the city around the palace

      vege and non vege restaurant for your recommendation.

      Pls advice

      2 Answers Mar 29, 2009 at 5:01 AM
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      Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

      by dahomej Online Now Dec 5, 2008 at 3:07 PM


      I'm going to travel south from Mysore to Kerala, and visit any reserve or National Park on the way. I'd like to see elephants, crocodiles, beautiful landscapes, etc...

      Which Park should I choose: Mudumalai, Nagarhole, Bandipur, Wayanad, Periyar or maybe Silent Valley? Where can I find wild nature and decent, inexpensive accomodsation.


      5 Answers Dec 9, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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      by baloog Online Now Nov 23, 2008 at 2:27 AM



      5 Answers Dec 4, 2008 at 5:20 AM
    • Meeting up in Mysore and accomodation help..

      by yogajo Online Now Aug 17, 2008 at 10:13 AM

      Hey there,

      Will be studying yoga in Mysore for two months from October 8th and wondered if any fellow females fancy meeting up for a coffee or just see the sights of Mysore or surrounding areas?

      Will be staying in Laxipuram and wondered if anyone has info & contact on home stays in this area?


      3 Answers Oct 31, 2009 at 12:24 AM
    • the rate of taxi from bangalore to mysore..........

      by shobharat Online Now Jan 23, 2008 at 5:26 AM

      I wanted to know how much do the taxis charge in indian rupees from bangalore to Mysore??

      2 Answers Jan 24, 2008 at 2:11 AM
    • Dates for Dasara in Mysore.

      by K44skov Online Now Jun 27, 2007 at 2:06 AM

      I am trying to find the date for the big procession.
      Somewhere I have seen the date of Okt. 21, but I think that is too late to be first day.
      Is it correct that the procession is on the 10. day?

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2007 at 12:21 AM
    • car rentals

      by venkat555 Online Now May 29, 2007 at 12:26 AM

      is there a car rental service at mysore, can u givethe phone number


    • Drop in Yoga classes in Mysore

      by Brijette Online Now Jan 18, 2007 at 3:39 AM


      I'm going to Mysore for a week in Feb. can anyone suggest any highly reccommended drop in yoga classes? I have made enquiries about quite a few and they all require a minimum of a months attendance. I'm keen but can't afford that amount of time there!

      Any advice on a lone girl travelling from Bangalore to Mysore would be great too. Landing at 5am so thinking of getting the train...any tips?

      Brijette x

      6 Answers Aug 28, 2009 at 5:58 AM
    • Swimming Pool Mysore

      by fishdisco Online Now Mar 12, 2006 at 11:11 AM


      I am thinking of moving to Mysore for a couple of months. I am from the UK. There are a couple of things I need help with before I decide if I can go to Mysore.

      Firstly is there a 25m swimming pool in Mysore? Either public or private or perhaps a nice hotel? I am a swimmer and I would need to have a swimming pool. How do they feel about females swimming? I am cool with there being a separate ladies session.

      Secondly are there any intensive kannada courses? I mean 6+ hours a day for maybe one month. I would also be prepared to pay for one-to-one lessons so that I can learn faster.

      Looking forward to your reply. Many thanks

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2007 at 11:47 PM
    • Hardwicke Church

      by SLilaRamachandran Online Now Apr 18, 2005 at 1:29 AM

      Can anyone help with the address and telephone number of Hardwicke Church
      in Mysore? Also any write up on the internet about the history of this church would be of great help.

      2 Answers Apr 22, 2005 at 1:37 AM
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      Taxi from Bangalore to Mysore?

      by SooBrand Online Now Apr 21, 2004 at 1:24 PM

      I'm going to be in Bangalor next week and wanted to take a trip to Mysore. The office I am visiting has offered to arrange a taxi to take me to Mysore for the day - but they are estimating that it will cost 100USD. It's been suggested to me that it shouldn't cost anything like that much (in Bali we hired a car and driver for a day for 25USD and I'm told that India should be similar). Any comments or suggestions on how best to go about this? I only have one day to spare (sadly a Monday not a Sunday) and I have to return to Bangalore that night. Is this feasible, or should I look for something closer at hand? Thanks, -Dominic

      5 Answers Oct 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM
    • Hotel President

      by bazza1 Online Now Dec 4, 2003 at 5:01 AM

      I'm off to India for new year and have been booked by my travel agent into the Hotel President in Mysore. All I know about the place is their phone number (!) Can anyone provide any further details please? bazza

      1 Answer Dec 19, 2004 at 9:27 PM
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      Anti-malarials & travel

      by luckywanderer Online Now Nov 24, 2003 at 12:11 PM

      Hello all! My question is about the risk of malaria during the time that I'll be traveling/visiting in Mysore, Bangalore and Mumbai. I'll be there from Jan 7th until the 22nd. From my understanding this is the height of winter - I recognize that malaria is a very real threat, but under the circumstances I'm wondering if subjecting myself to not-so-pleasant side effects makes sense if I'm able to take necessary precautions (mosquito coils, mosquito repellent spray w/DEET, wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts during the evening). My question is how real of a threat do malaria-infected mosquitoes pose during my time of travel? I'm having some reservations on taking the pills I've been prescribed due to the information that I've come across. I've been prescribed Malarone. Any information would be incredibly helpful. I definitely want to be safe on the trip, but I don't want to spend the short time that I have there feeling ill due to the prescription. Take care & be well, Paz Emely O

      7 Answers Dec 11, 2003 at 4:21 AM
    • Mysore Home to Rent

      by DianaStevens Online Now Oct 16, 2003 at 11:39 AM

      We are a family of 5 (see Inspired Tutor question also) and looking for a house/villa/condo/apartment to rent in Mysore (and environs) from the middle of December until the first week in February '04. We would need enough space for 3 children and 2 adults. Would love any feedback...Diana

      1 Answer Mar 12, 2006 at 9:48 AM
    • Inspired Tutor for Inspired Children?

      by DianaStevens Online Now Oct 16, 2003 at 11:36 AM

      We are a family of 5 (2 adults/3children;ages 7, 10 and 11) travelling in India for 3 months. My husband is doing research for a novel. We are going to be based in Mysore from the middle of Dec. until the end of the first week in February. I will be doing Ashtanga yoga at AYRI in Gokulam and my husband will be writing each morning, therefore I am trying to find a unique person (perhaps Mysore University student) that would be able to "teach" the children about local customs, history, language, sights, etc. etc. during the morning hours--perhaps 3-4 each day. We could be flexible on days and times. The kids are eager and I am looking to find a person who would be excited to spend the time and share knowledge. We are leaving on Nov. 15th, so I just have a month left. Please advise with any information!! Many thanks, Diana

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      Mysore/ooty : Looking for advise on hotels

      by pendam Online Now Sep 18, 2003 at 11:31 PM

      Mysore: Looking for advise on hotels Hi I am parshuram from Bombay, i'm looking for some advise on a good but afffordable hotel in Mysore and ooty which is in a near railway station /bus depo location .I am visit in oct last week (after end of diwali) with my family total 4 persons. (request:-hotel name/ phone no and tarrif detials required) thanks parshuram

      5 Answers Sep 26, 2003 at 10:59 PM