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    • 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

    • Zanskar trek without guide

      Ladakh Range Dec 19, 2016 at 8:23 AM

      Hi, I am planning to do the Zanskar trek from Padum to Lamayuru next summer, however my budget is tight and I would like to do it alone (without guide). I will be carrying a reliable GPS so I am confident I will find the way. My main concern is to know if homestays can be found all along the itinerary or if I will have to carry tent and food?
      Do you know if homestays can be found in Hanamur and Snertse?

    • 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. :

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      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.

    • Best ladies shopping place for famous suits and sarees in kolkata, India ?

      India Dec 18, 2016 at 6:01 AM

      Best ladies shopping place for famous suits and sarees in kolkata, India ?

    • 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?

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      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

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      Free SIM Cards for tourists?

      India Dec 18, 2016 at 6:20 AM

      Hi. I'm traveling to India tomorrow morning and intend to purchase a SIM card for my trip. However, I've heard that tourists with e-Visas are being given SIM cards upon arrival:

      Is there validity to this?

    • 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.

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      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?

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      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

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      Do I need transit visa at Dhaka airport

      by Deep85 Online Now May 13, 2016 at 12:50 PM

      Hi everyone!

      I am an Indian and resident of Oman. I booked a flight from Oman (Muscat) to Dhaka and Dhaka to India, Kolkata (4 hours transit) with two different ticket in different airlines. Kindly guide me with following:
      1. Do I need a transit visa at Dhaka airport. If yes then, is it available on arrival for an Indian?
      2. Is it ok to travel with a check-in bag as well? Because I need to collect that at Dhaka then board again in for next flight.

      Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer May 13, 2016 at 4:08 PM
    • Day Tour of Kolkata city

      by Britontour Online Now Mar 31, 2016 at 6:44 PM

      Can you please list the names of some good tour operators who offer day tours?
      Phone numbers please as well if you have? Thanks.

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2016 at 5:25 PM
    • Kolkata to Darjeeling

      by Britontour Online Now Mar 15, 2016 at 4:53 AM

      Overnight train (18 hrs) or flight,1 hr?
      I could save one night hotel cost but train journey's too long?
      Are the sights good enough to justify the train route?
      Besides, I have only 3 days to travel around Kolkata.
      What would you do in my situation?

      5 Answers Mar 16, 2016 at 11:11 AM
    • Crosssing Bangladesh Border

      by Britontour Online Now Feb 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM

      Kolkatta to Dhaka - Have you crossed the border by land?
      Any reflections?
      Is the experience thrilling enough/worth doing it?

      1 Answer Feb 29, 2016 at 5:02 PM
    • Kolkatta - 3 days

      by Britontour Online Now Feb 28, 2016 at 8:51 PM

      Are there any interesting places outside of Kolkatta city?


      3 Answers Sep 29, 2016 at 1:56 AM
    • Anybody going to Joydev Baul Mela in January?

      by Saraha456 Online Now Oct 4, 2015 at 7:44 AM

      Hi, I would like to go 14 Jan to Joydev Mela in West Bengal. Anybody been there to give me some tips? Also I m looking for a people to travel together and stay there together as as a women not fancy to travel alone. Anybody knows any good hotel there and also what is the best way to travel from Kolkata? Many thanks

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2015 at 4:36 PM

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      2 Answers Sep 1, 2015 at 2:51 AM
    • Hotel resort closure in Sunderbans

      by adatnash Online Now Aug 3, 2015 at 7:13 PM

      I booked online for a weekend 2 night stay at the Tiger Camp resort in Sunderbans (through Waxpole hotels). They sent me a message that the WB govt. has ordered the hotels closed for overnight stay. Is this true? What are my other legal and safe alternatives? Any other places you can recommend to visit instead of the Sunderbans?

      2 Answers Aug 4, 2015 at 1:01 AM
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      Sim card at airport

      by sukibarhey Online Now Jul 20, 2015 at 5:56 AM

      Can I buy a sim card at Kolkotta airport?

      5 Answers Jul 20, 2015 at 7:50 AM
    • Kolkata Rail station to Sudder St

      by AuntieAnne Online Now Mar 21, 2015 at 3:33 AM

      Arriving into Kolkata from Bhubaneshwar and want to travel from the train station to Sudder ST to our hotel. What would be the best way?

      7 Answers Apr 23, 2015 at 12:49 AM
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      Clothing for Kolkata

      by bobbied0517 Online Now Feb 21, 2015 at 10:15 PM

      Since the temperature will be 90 to 100 degrees, is it ever okay for a mature woman to wear shorts, knee length skirts, or sleeveless blouses?

      9 Answers Feb 22, 2015 at 5:30 PM
    • Bus stand to Sonakhali

      by MartinK19 Online Now Feb 11, 2015 at 3:48 AM

      Hi guys,
      does anyone know where to look for correct bus stand in Kolkata to Sonakhali?
      The bus stand is (was) on Strand Rd. - Babu Ghat, but last info I have this stop was suppose to move last year
      to Kona Expressway - Santragachhi.
      Can anyone confirm or specify?
      Many thanks, Martin.

      1 Answer Mar 12, 2015 at 11:15 AM
    • veg restaurants

      by KankshaA Online Now Jan 25, 2015 at 12:02 AM

      which are the nice veg restaurants in kolkatta

      3 Answers Jan 25, 2015 at 9:05 AM
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      What to see and do in Kolkata

      by TravelTheWorld4 Online Now Dec 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      I have 5 days in Kolkata. I am a photographer and I am looking for interesting subject matter and things to see. Any suggestions?



      3 Answers Dec 22, 2014 at 8:11 PM
    • travelling alone to kolkata dont know hindi

      by a-3- Online Now Nov 3, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      i booked my flight ticket on nov 14 2014....i need a tour package from kolkata and a return ticket to pls

      4 Answers Nov 3, 2014 at 3:42 AM
    • adventure sports for children

      by saptarshi Online Now Oct 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

      is there any opportunity of adventure sports for kids during weekends? any group/team organizing?

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM
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      budget accomodation..

      by mehulraj Online Now Sep 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      planning to visit kolkata for next months starting december for about 6 months..

      going to stay in city for about 2-3 days..any suggestion for budget hotels..

      please do suggest if you have any experience or heard it from frns..I know to use different hotels websites ( please dont suggest any websites )

      thx in advance..

      9 Answers Sep 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM
    • 10 days backpacker-kolkata india

      by yikeeEe Online Now Sep 18, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      Hey guys, i will go to kolkata on mid of nov approximately 10days. Is there any places of attractive and places surround kolkata worth to visit. waiting for your guys feedback. Appreciate and thankssss..

      5 Answers Sep 21, 2014 at 9:33 AM
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      by JAnoopM Online Now Aug 31, 2014 at 2:23 AM


      Is it advisable to travel sunderbans without a tour operator and the tour package..

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2014 at 8:52 AM
    • pre-paid taxis at airport

      by queenjills Online Now Aug 18, 2014 at 4:49 AM

      Is the pre-paid taxi stand open insider the terminal 24 hours a day or only limited hours?

      4 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 7:35 AM
    • horsr riding gear in kolkata

      by anjupasari Online Now Jul 19, 2014 at 1:28 AM

      where to get horsr riding boots in kolkata

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      Kolkata to The Sunderbans

      by robertopele Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      Hi has anyone been to The Sunderbans outside Kolkata?
      We are thinking of going when we are there.
      Is it worth it for 1 or 2 days? Where is the best place to go? What is there to do/see? How can we get there from Kolkata?

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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      Kolkata to Bangladesh

      by robertopele Online Now Jun 24, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      Is it possible to go to Bangladesh for a couple of days when staying in Kolkata? What is the best way to get there? Would I need a Visa, I'm for the UK?

      1 Answer Jun 24, 2014 at 7:14 AM
    • Want to stay in kolkata with girlfriend ...

      by ankan_91 Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      Hi friends , I will come to kolkata from coimbatore to meet my girlfriend. I want to know about good the hotel where i can stay with my girlfriend. We are not married . My budget is 4000-5000/- max per night ..

      3 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 2:56 PM
    • Reach Kolkata airport at midnite

      by Bhlian Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 8:51 AM

      I will reach Kolkata airport at midnite. I'm a female traveling alone. Is it safe to take taxi from airport to sudder street? And is there anything I should be aware of? Thanks 

      6 Answers Mar 26, 2014 at 5:30 AM
    • Reliable Rental Car in Salt Lake Area

      by krishmunn Online Now Nov 14, 2013 at 7:52 AM

      Can someone suggest a reliable taxi service near Salt Lake area . How much are the daily charges for a small (basic) car ?

      Also, is it safe to take a Pre-Paid taxi from Airport to Salt Lake at around 10 PM. I am basically from India (not from Kolkata though) but settled in US.

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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      Kolkata, India

      by zuhur Online Now Oct 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      Can people suggest do-not-miss sights for a visitor to Kolkata, India? Hope to go in November. I won't have lots of time as will be attending a conference.

      10 Answers Oct 26, 2013 at 6:10 AM
    • Voga Centres in Calcutta

      by AnnabelMo Online Now Oct 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      I'm travelling to Calcutta in a month or so. Has anyone experience, or is aware of any Yoga Centre in Calcutta, or the surrounding area where i could do up to a week long, all inclusive retreat? Failing that we might do it when we get to Varanasi if anyone knows of a good Yoga Retreat there? Thanks!

      1 Answer Oct 24, 2013 at 12:34 AM
    • trip to Gujarat by car

      by SayanMuhury Online Now Oct 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      I am planning for a trip to Gujarat and i need a trip plan how i could cover most of Gujarat within with in 8 days in my personal car...its urgent i need to leave within 9th of october.

      4 Answers Oct 8, 2013 at 3:26 AM
    • want to know about tourist spot about kolkata

      by sunnybhai Online Now Sep 27, 2013 at 3:07 AM

      I am coming kolkata on 30th September let me know the best tourist sport in kolkata .


      4 Answers Sep 27, 2013 at 7:03 AM