will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you’d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

Travel Answers

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • Man vs Wild - Munnar edition ;)

      Munnar Jan 15, 2017 at 4:31 PM

      Hi, i want to go jungle treking on a long multiple day camping trip; around, to, or from Munnar.
      I want to do this alone.
      Do you guys know, any routes, source of information, tips....?

      Thank youuuu

    • Cell phone.

      Mumbai Jan 9, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      I happened to have a Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone (USA) that I plan to travel to India with. I have heard that the frequencies used by Indian carriers for GSM-2, 3 may be different from the ones supported by Samsung S3.
      Would there be someone who is using a Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone in India and knows that it works. Thanks.

      Samsung S3 Specs. :

    • ShaktiGal's Profile Photo

      Macleod Ganj with Kids June toAug Budget hotel & Packing tips?

      Dharamsala Dec 31, 2016 at 6:04 AM

      I am travelling to Dharamsala in June with my two boys (9&11) and my older mom. We are staying for 3 months while I study in Bhagsu, but feel the boys and my mother may enjoy being closer to Macleod Ganj.

      Any budget hotel suggestions that are kid friendly? Bhagsu vs. Macleod Gang?
      Packing suggestions for Monsoon season?
      Interesting places to volunteer/courses etc that would make this place fun for a 9 & 11 year old?

      Thanks so much for any and all suggestions.

    • Query about Delhi-Manali.

      Manali Dec 26, 2016 at 11:54 PM

      I'm travelling to Manali for new year and I have a few questions I want answered asap.

      1. I'm travelling with the HPTDC VOLVO AC bus which leaves from Himachal Bhawan in New Delhi in the evening. Is the bus good? And is the route safe to travel at night since it's a lot of fog in Delhi this year?
      2. I'll reach Delhi in the afternoon and since I have ample of time till evening, is there some place near Himachal Bhawan or in Connaught Place where I can store my luggage safely and explore Connuaght Place?

      Awaiting early response.

    • Which is best Beach Resort in Goa?

      Goa Dec 21, 2016 at 3:06 AM

      I'm looking for a beach resort in Goa and bit confused in choosing a best stay option at reasonable rates. I tried to search at google and found "Lemon tree amarante beach resort". Does anyone have idea about this resort?

    • sugandhgupta's Profile Photo

      road trip in south india

      India Dec 21, 2016 at 1:44 AM

      need help in planning an itenary for the road trip in dec 2016, via car starting from chennai for 2 weeks. which way to head - towards goa/ kerela/ coorg/ munnar? we are not very touristy and prefer offbeat locales, serene nature and natural beauty

    • Getting a sim card for a cell phone.

      Mumbai Jan 6, 2017 at 8:26 AM

      I am wondering how easy/difficult would it be to get a sim card, perhaps at the Mumbai airport itself. I have all the necessary id's such as my North American passport, Driver's license, Credit card. Having access to a phone would be a definite asset. Any information in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    • Availability of Indian currency.

      Mumbai Jan 4, 2017 at 6:22 PM

      I plan to visit India for a three week period. I realize there is a currency crunch at this time (Jan. 4th 2017 today) in India. I am wondering if ATM machines in Mumbai have started dispensing out the cash? I have a couple of USA credit cards and a US Bank ATM card. Will it be a grim situation for me? I also have a couple of hundred US Dollars in cash with me. Any suggestion (short of don't come) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    • money exchange

      Kovalam Dec 22, 2016 at 12:55 AM

      Where is the best place to get good exchange rates in the kovalam area apart from banks

    • Gangtok Itineraries

      Gangtok Jan 1, 2017 at 8:31 AM

      I am planning a 1 week trip to gangtok. Need a 6 days Itineraries of gangtok ASAP. Thank you.

    • maestrousmc's Profile Photo

      Help regarding rupee

      India Dec 20, 2016 at 4:28 PM

      I landed in Mumbai yesterday and it seems difficult to find places that'll take my 2000 rupee note, which is all I have. Can anyone off suggestion as to how I might be able to do so? I'm told that the ATMs only dispense 2000 as well. Thanks in advance. :)

    • Best Airlines

      India Jan 2, 2017 at 9:49 PM

      Which Domestic Airlines is Best in South India?

    • tcheuki's Profile Photo

      Current position re domenyterisation

      India Dec 29, 2016 at 11:36 PM

      Hi travelling to Mumbai next week and have been looking at news articles regarding money shortages after withdrawal of larger notes. Kind of getting a mixed picture. What is actually happening? Is cash available at ATMs? Would I be able to get money at the airport? I have been to India a lot and understand that cash is still the main way to pay for goods and services, so therefore feeling a bit concerned. Any help/tips appreciated.



    • Christ University, Bangalore -- so what's it really like?

      Bangalore Dec 25, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      Is there anyone out there among our VT people who have had any experience with Christ University in Bangalore?
      I'm mainly trying to get general information about what it is like both as an academic institution -- level of teaching, students -- and as a social atmosphere. Plus the quality of the actual, physical lay out.

      Ask because I've had no experience with higher education in India and have the opportunity to link with a variety of universities (in areas of the social sciences, business, humanities, languages) -- and Christ University, Bangalore, is one of them. But is it a good choice?

      If you know the place and feel like answering -- please be frank! Much appreciated.

      Thank you. - Eurycleia

    • Safe to visit?

      by owaiskhan Online Now Aug 7, 2016 at 12:02 AM

      Hi, I am planning to visit Darjeeling and Gangtok next month for a week in September, seeing the current conditions in Assam is it safe to visit both these places?

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2016 at 2:38 AM
    • visiting time

      by alapati07 Online Now Apr 16, 2016 at 3:31 AM

      hai actually i plane to visit darjeeling middle of may month its right time visit with my family

      3 Answers Apr 25, 2016 at 5:28 AM
    • monsoon darjeeling 2 days trip

      by AnirbanG3 Online Now 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?

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2016 at 11:21 PM
    • Are there home stays in Darjeeling ?

      by anbsolutions Online Now May 31, 2015 at 7:15 AM

      We are 18 members from one family wanted to check a decent home stay which could be cost effective then booking multiple hotel rooms. Any guidance will be much appreciated as I am visiting Darjeeling first time.


      2 Answers May 31, 2015 at 3:41 PM
    • Darjeeling / Gangtok trip in February end

      by ArjunKallawar Online Now Sep 24, 2014 at 11:56 PM

      Hello Touristers, I am planning for trip to Darjeeling/Gangtok in last week of February with my wife. I have no clue what the region has to offer. My expectations are that we want to spend some quality time together in less populated areas and immerse in beauty of nature. We are planning for a week or so. Hence, can you help us plan the trip? We would like to savour the local flavours and enjoy the nature as it is.

      2 Answers Sep 25, 2014 at 12:20 PM
    • Accommodation

      by ajaypandit.mishra Online Now Jul 9, 2014 at 2:36 AM

      We shall be visiting in September 14. Should we get the hotel booked in advance or we will be able to get budget hotel easily in this month. Some times hotels booked online are proved cheatss

      4 Answers Jul 21, 2014 at 4:41 AM
    • Rainning Season - Holidays In Bagdogra Sikkim

      by Online Now Jul 3, 2014 at 12:35 AM

      We have booked ourselves to Bagdogra to visit Sikkim in July 12 to July 19th. This is high raining season. What are the alternatives?

      1 Answer Jul 16, 2014 at 8:55 PM
    • hotels at darjelling

      by dipyany Online Now May 14, 2014 at 12:29 AM

      i am reaching darjelling on 17may 2014 and want to know which hotel can i check with 2-3000 rent per day but with lovely scenic beauty from balcony or room.

      5 Answers Jul 21, 2014 at 3:48 AM
    • darjeeling gangtok with family

      by ssone Online Now Apr 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM

      reaching on 4th june to njp @ 930hrs and return from njp @2100 hrs on 9th june, please plan my tour with the best siteseeing places

      1 Answer May 1, 2014 at 12:51 AM
    • best time to travel.

      by A.H.Khan Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 7:55 AM

      when does mansoon come?Can i plan tour in third week of may?

      3 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 10:11 PM
    • when is the best time to visit?

      by A.H.Khan Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 7:43 AM

      when is the best time to visit?

      3 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM
    • Darjeeling weather in September

      by msp11 Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 3:50 AM

      Dear all,
      Could anyone tell me whether we are like to experience heavy rainfall by mid-September? How is the weather in September? Is it a good time for honeymooners. If not, what would be the best time of the year.

      3 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 7:17 AM
    • Lachung to Darjeeling travel from morning till....

      by rmahesh23 Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 4:34 AM


      Like to know how much time it takes to travel from Lachung to darjeeling? How far??

      and is possible to do it in day time?

      Thank you,

      4 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 3:18 AM
    • Going From Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling, the Economical Way.

      by RajivSuri Online Now Feb 18, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      What is the Economical Way to Go To Darjeeling, from Bagdogra Airport.

      4 Answers Feb 21, 2014 at 4:12 AM
    • Central Heritage Hotel

      by 1manidipa Online Now Feb 11, 2014 at 10:07 PM

      Will i recieve value for money by staying in Hotel Central Heritage in Darjeeling?

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2014 at 1:03 PM
    • darjeeling travel

      by sangeetasood26 Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 4:27 AM

      is it safe to visit darjeeling as i have booking for 29oct 3nov

      5 Answers Oct 22, 2013 at 6:06 AM
    • Darjeeling Trip

      by suman.sourabh81 Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      I am reaching Bagdogra on 11-Oct-2013 night by Spice Jet flight @ 7:30 pm, will i get a pre-paid taxi from Airport to Darjeeling? How much time will it take? Is it safe as i am travelling with my wife

      4 Answers Oct 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM
    • Darjeeling Trip 11-Oct-2013 to 14-Oct-2013

      by suman.sourabh81 Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM

      I am reaching Bagdogra on 11-Oct-2013 night by Spice Jet flight @ 7:30 pm, will i get a pre-paid taxi from Airport to Darjeeling? How much time will it take? Is it safe as i am travelling with my wife

      1 Answer Oct 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM
    • TravisE's Profile Photo

      july weather

      by TravisE Online Now Jun 29, 2013 at 1:31 AM

      namaskar, anyone in or near darjeeling now? can u give me current monsoon updates...thx

      1 Answer Jul 5, 2013 at 3:45 AM
    • tropique's Profile Photo

      Sandakphu to Phalut Trek

      by tropique Online Now Feb 11, 2013 at 9:16 PM


      Does anyone know whether I can go directly to Sandakphu by car/jeep and start my trek there to Phalut? Or do I really have to start in Maneybhanjang?


      2 Answers Feb 12, 2013 at 4:58 AM
    • dainoo's Profile Photo

      2/3 days in Darjeeling family-with 8 year old child

      by dainoo Online Now Oct 22, 2011 at 4:01 AM

      I have rec. wonderful responses regarding Darjeeling already.
      Is a side trip for a day outside Darjeeling feasible if our stay is now 3 days.

      The toy train and Tiger view is on our itinerary at preent...

      Accomodation at a hotel offering good service is a priority? Suggestions welcomed please/central location..

      2 Answers Oct 23, 2011 at 11:45 PM
    • dainoo's Profile Photo

      Darjeeling for 2 days - december 2011

      by dainoo Online Now Oct 19, 2011 at 3:55 AM

      will be visiting Darjeeling for 2 days in December 2011.
      family of 4 including an 8 year old child.
      It is a rather limited stay but would like to see and do as much as possible.
      MUst see suggestions will be appreciated.

      4 Answers Oct 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM
    • mail2pm2001's Profile Photo

      best way to go Darjeeling

      by mail2pm2001 Online Now Sep 1, 2011 at 9:08 AM

      I will go darjeeling on oct 27 th 2011 with my family. My daughter is 3 yrs old having vomiting tendency when in car.How can i solve this problem when i will go darjeeling from njp? what is the best route?please suggest me....

      2 Answers Sep 1, 2011 at 1:13 PM
    • sash100's Profile Photo

      Best way from Calcutta to Darjeeling

      by sash100 Online Now Dec 10, 2010 at 3:15 AM

      Hi, Still planning my trip to Darjeeling. I'm wondering what is the best way to travel from Calutta to Darjeeling? Can I buy train tickets online? Also if anyone could give me advice on how to get to Darjeeling from Siliguri? Are there any jeeps for hire and how much do they cost? Are there any firms hiring out jeeps with websites?

      5 Answers Dec 14, 2010 at 10:41 PM
    • flowersinlondon's Profile Photo

      Good and Warm hotel

      by flowersinlondon Online Now Dec 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM


      We are planning to be in Darjeeling for Mid-December and we are looking for decent and warm hotels - About Rs.2000 a night or so.

      We have looked at quite few in this range, but not sure if its warm enough and if they actually let us have a log fire.

      Warmth is a big criteria and cannot afford the Windamere or Mayfair unfortunately...


      1 Answer Dec 3, 2010 at 4:29 PM
    • Hill Cart Road Repairs

      by Steamnutz Online Now Nov 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM

      Can anyone give me the current status of repairs to the Hill Cart Road after the recent damage at Paglajhora. When is it likely to re-open?

    • Any restrictions to travel to Darjeeling

      by Ang2011 Online Now Oct 18, 2010 at 12:02 PM

      Hi, anyone would know if there are current restrictions or strikes in Darjeeling?and what are the options to travel from Varanasi to Darjeeling.any worthwhiile tours (which are not too expensive!)that goes from Varanasi or Bodhgaya?

      5 Answers Oct 20, 2010 at 4:33 AM
    • Taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling

      by mmathur Online Now Sep 6, 2010 at 6:23 PM

      My wife and I (both senior citizens)intend arriving at Bagdogra from Delhi on 20 Oct 10 at 1335 hrs and will need a taxi to go to Darjeeling. Where shall I find it and how much will it cost?

      5 Answers Oct 21, 2010 at 10:40 PM
    • hotel meghma

      by acsamy Online Now May 16, 2010 at 11:15 PM

      please send me contact phone number of hotel Meghma to book accomadation from 20-05-10 to 24-05-10.

      1 Answer May 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM
    • Temprature and Places around Darjeeling

      by Hydrangea Online Now Dec 6, 2009 at 6:21 AM

      I'm going to Drajeeling from 19th to 27th December by Toy Train.

      I have no idea how cold it is. Is it verrrrrycold?
      Could you please give me advice on clothes?

      I have 5days in Darjeeling.
      Are there any good place for short trip from Darjeeling?

      Thank you.

      1 Answer Dec 19, 2009 at 2:35 AM