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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

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    • 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.

      John.
      Samsung S3 Specs. :
      gsmchoice.com/en/catalogue/s...

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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.
      Bobby

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    • 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.
      Thanks

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    • 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

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    • 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.

      John.

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    • 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.

      John.

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      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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      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. :)

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      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.

      Regards.

      Martin.

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    • 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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    • Zanskar trek without guide

      by ArnaudMartin Online Now 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). ju-lehadventure.com/trekking... 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?
      Thanks

    • Good Travel Operators

      by Rajesh.lolienakar Online Now Jun 24, 2016 at 4:41 AM

      Would anyone inform names of good travel operators in the valley.

      1 Answer Sep 30, 2016 at 11:40 AM
    • Information Request for Tour to Manli and Ladakh

      by Rajesh.lolienakar Online Now Jun 18, 2016 at 12:19 AM

      Wish to Visit Manali and Ladakh with family in the month of July 2016, Is is the right time ? I have seen good reviews about Frozen Himalayas who organised tours in valley. Would you'll share whatever information about Places to visit, Food, Travel means , Tour Packages or Self Itinerary preferred to help me to schedule a 9 to 10 days trip which is worth a life experience. Explore Ladakh.

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 4:01 AM
    • Looking for travel buddies to share Taxi

      by romainkeener Online Now Jun 14, 2016 at 10:10 AM

      I have booked my tour from Kashmir to Ladakh and I am looking someone to Share the Taxi with us we are two people from France - DAY 01- SRINAGAR – LEH - 29 JUNE 2016

      Day 02- 30 JUNE 2016 Route Leh- Shy/Thiksey/ Stok– Leh

      Day 03- 31 JUNE 2016 Route Leh – Nubra

      Day 04- 01 JULY 2016 Route Nubra – leh

      Day 05- 02 JULY 2016 Route leh – Pangong

      Day 06- 03 JULY 2016 Route Pangong - Leh

      We have already booked the Taxi with one Travel company in Kashmir kashmirtravels.com we are easy going travelers and it would be fun if someone who is in to adventures life. Only two more so we can share Taxi four of us.

      Please drop me an email Romain

       

      3 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 4:11 AM
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      10-11 days road trip starting from Manali

      by singhsomen Online Now May 5, 2016 at 11:28 PM

      I and one of my frn are planning to visit Ladakh some time June end or July 1st week for 10-11 days. We will be starting from Delhi. Delhi to Manali by Volvo and then Manali to Leh by SUV. Any suggestions for places to visit and any travel agents you may suggest are most welcome. So far we are planning to see following places :
      Nubra Valley, Pangaong Tso, Tso Kar, Tso Miriri (not sure yet)

      and while traveling back and forth we might stay at following places:
      Key long, Jispa, Sarchu.

      One way flight from Leh to Delhi were coming very expensive (min 12-14k per person) so we have decided to do Manali-Leh-Manali.Thanks in advance :)

      4 Answers May 9, 2016 at 3:18 AM
    • Looking for travel partner

      by Amithap Online Now Aug 4, 2015 at 1:08 PM

      Hi,
      we are two, am travelling from Dubai to leh and other coming from chennai during 11-20 Sep. We are looking for travel partner to Pangong lake, TSO morri, Alchi and other places within Ladakh region mainly villages and forms. Itinerary is feasible within given date. So please if you are interested reach me directly let's plan together. Amithapk@yahoo.co.in

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2016 at 12:32 PM
    • riding to manali

      by madhusuresh Online Now 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 .

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2015 at 11:13 AM
    • risk for post angioplasty patients to ride to leh

      by madhusuresh Online Now Jun 24, 2015 at 4:07 AM

      My husband is 55 yrs andhas double angioplasty done a year ago. He's an avid motorcycle rider and wants to ride from Manali to Ladakh. How safe is it with a group and taking all precautions like oxygen cylinder , medicines etc.

      6 Answers Jun 25, 2015 at 11:09 AM
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      Essential things to carry in Ladakh

      by uthathi Online Now May 24, 2014 at 10:20 PM

      Hi, I am visiting Leh/Ladakh in the first two weeks on June, What are the essential things we need to carry in terms of clothing. Is it too cold even in the June or is it okay to carry thermal inner plus any swaeatshirt/jacket apart from your regular clothes?
      Plus, as me and my father already have the glasses, so we cant wear goggles, will normal specs will do or need anything else?
      For shoes i think normal sports shoes will do or not?

      4 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 5:30 AM
    • Planning to travel to leh in the end of may

      by Renjithvijay Online Now May 15, 2014 at 6:47 PM

      Is it safe to travel alone in leh

      5 Answers May 12, 2015 at 5:49 AM
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      jain fare in leh

      by sukuarora Online Now May 10, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      on which date this year will be the fare of jains in leh

      2 Answers May 14, 2014 at 11:36 PM
    • mountain sickness

      by shrenikortho Online Now Apr 13, 2014 at 12:28 AM

      how can we prevent mountain sickness? and how best we an treat it ?

      4 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 2:04 AM
    • Markha Valley Trek

      by shelly_pseudonym Online Now Mar 20, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Is it a good idea for the Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh, India to be our first high altitude trek? We are reasonably fit people who have previously done easy to moderate hiking and trekking at sea level.

      2 Answers Mar 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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      PANGONG NIGHT STAY????

      by drmvm35 Online Now Mar 1, 2014 at 3:16 AM

      hello,

      we are a group of 7 4 adults + 3 chilren aged 12, 12 & 6 and are planning to stay in leh for a week 19th may to 25th may...we are also planning a night halt at pangong lake ( pangong retreat...mann village) on the 22nd
      we heard that it is v.cold in the night and can sometimes be dangerous esp with small children..is it true at that time of the year???
      also a few useful tips for our ladakh trip and pangong in paricular would be well appreciated..
      thanks,
      mehul

      1 Answer Mar 1, 2014 at 5:59 AM
    • Auto Rikshaw or Local Cabs in Leh?

      by ssonde Online Now Feb 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      Just to go to the main three touristic places in Leh, are there any Auto-Rikshaws or cheaper mode of transport than hiring a taxi for the whole day?

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2014 at 9:05 PM
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      Travel Gear

      by RajeshwarM Online Now Jan 9, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      I am reaching Leh on 12Feb14 and will be there for a week. Could you help me with what to pack, particularly shoes. I have Quecha trekking shoes but they are not water proof. Thanks for your help.

      3 Answers Jan 31, 2014 at 11:25 PM
    • treck shoes

      by heheman1969 Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 4:55 AM

      will my Teva event shoes willl be sufficent for Marakah velly treck or i need to buy treking boots. My Tevas are water proof trecking shoes without ankle support but very good grip and water proof.

      5 Answers Jul 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM
    • weather in aug during marakah valley treck

      by heheman1969 Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 4:53 AM

      what max and min temp i can expect for Marakh valley treck starting 14 aug ..

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2013 at 8:01 AM
    • which seat in airplane

      by heheman1969 Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 4:46 AM

      i would like to know which side seat is best for view while flying from delhi to leh. facing towards cockpit in the front will it be left window or right window.

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2013 at 5:30 AM
    • Security in Ladakh

      by MZg Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      Hello, my friend and I are planning trekking in Markha valley in August. If somebody would be kind to answer my questions: 1) how safe is it for trekkers (crime wise, terrorism wise etc.), 2) is it it unsafe for two women like in some other parts of india, 3) how much would cost to hire local carrier without engaging agency? Thanks!

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2013 at 5:14 AM
    • Need travel mates to share transport in Leh,ladakh-Jun/July 2013

      by ankwuck Online Now May 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      Me & friend are going Leh from 12th Jun to 1st July 2013.We shall be going to monasteries, Panggong Lake,Nubra Valley,Tso Morriri & Spiti Valley.Anybody going Ladakh during the above period & interested to look for somebody to share transpostation cost,please contact us.Thanks!

      5 Answers May 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM
    • Ladakh trip help

      by prosu Online Now Jun 11, 2012 at 4:40 AM

      Hi,

      We are going for the Hemis festival 29th/30th June. I will also do the Lamayuru to Alchi trek after that. Just wanted to know whether this trek can be done with homestays (without carrying tents) just like we did the Markha valley trel last year. Also, there are two possible routes:
      1: Lamayuru -> Wanla -> Hinju -> Sumda Chenmo -> Sumda Choon -> Alchi
      2: Lamayuru -> Wanla -> Urshi -> Tar -> Mangyu -> Alchi

      Which one will be suitable and more scenic?

      1 Answer Jun 11, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    • Trvel to Leh-Ladakh in July

      by tarishijha Online Now Jun 10, 2012 at 5:15 AM

      Hi,
      I plan to travel in the third week of July(July 14onwards) and for now I have no co travellers . Any group which is headed at the same time and I can join ?

      3 Answers Jul 7, 2012 at 2:41 AM
    • trip to ladakh

      by sunilmullick Online Now Apr 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM

      Hi ! i am planning to go to ladakh in may. will there be breathing problem? i have a 4 yr old child.. is it ok for him to go at this high altitude, won't he suffer breathlessness?

      thanks /rgds
      sunil

      1 Answer Apr 5, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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      Jammu -Srinagar-Leh

      by Raynuka Online Now Jan 17, 2012 at 12:18 AM

      Im planning to travel from mumbai to Katra (Jammu) and then forward to ladakh .please suggest if its the correct time and also numbers of some local taxi drivers or private car service from katra to ladakh.

      5 Answers Jan 23, 2012 at 4:23 AM
    • Travel suggestions for Ladakh

      by bullethead Online Now Aug 19, 2011 at 10:55 PM

      I am a lone traveller visiting Ladakh in september 1st week. i intend to stay in ladakh for 3-4weeks and mite extend if need be. I want to take the following visits for sure
      1> Lamayuru to chilling trek(....wud luv to continue further till markha).
      2> Climbing Stok Kangri till summit (5days)
      3> Visit Nubra valley (4days)
      4> Leh-Padum (if its possible)

      As i am on budget i am looking at US$60/- or so, per day during the treks. Accomodations as homestays, wherever possible).

      Suggestions will be well aprreciated. Thanx.

      4 Answers Aug 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM
    • Leh to delhi in 16 days - itinerary advice please!

      by amitjadeja Online Now Jun 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM

      Hi all, below is the itinerary I have planned. What do you think? Given the limited time we have, I have tried to include most of the highlights, without making it too hectic. Have I succeeded? Any advice would be much appreciated!

      Day 1 (17 Aug): Delhi - Leh flight

      Day 2 (18 Aug): Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Leh

      Day 3 (19 Aug): Leh - Lamayuru - Alchi - Leh

      Day 4 (20 Aug): Leh - Hunder (via Khardung-La-Pass)

      Day 5 (21 Aug): Hunder - Leh

      Day 6 (22 Aug): Leh - Sarchu

      Day 7 (23 Aug): Sarchu - Manali via Rohtang Pass, Keylong

      Day 8 (24 Aug): Manali - Vashist - Manikaran - Manali

      Day 9 (25 Aug): Manali

      Day 10 (26 Aug): Manali - Dharamsala

      Day 11 (27 Aug): Dharamsala/Mcleod Ganj

      Day 12 (28 Aug): Mcleodganj to Triund (trek)

      Day 13 (29 Aug): Triund - Ilaka - Triund - Mcleodganj (trek)

      Day 14 (30 Aug): Dharamsala - Shimla

      Day 15 (31 Aug): Shimla

      Day 16 (01 Sep): Shimla - Kalka/Kalka - Delhi (train)

      I am also thinking about leaving out some of the monasteries near Leh and doing some rafting or trekking instead. Can anyone advise on good one day rafting/trekking routes near Leh?

      Many thanks,

      Amit

      3 Answers Jun 12, 2011 at 6:04 AM
    • One month in Ladakh!

      by travelshanks Online Now May 4, 2011 at 11:09 PM

      Hello,

      My wife and I are planning for a month long stay in Ladakh. We want to explore the place in detail and also want to do some treks.
      What would be a good time to travel between mid June and mid sep? We are planning a budget trip since its for over a month. Are there any good accom(long stay) available at a decent price?
      Also please let us know good trek routes as well (moderate level)

      -Shanks

      2 Answers May 5, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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      Ladakh in Septmeber and festival tinme :)

      by tafferx Online Now Apr 24, 2011 at 4:41 PM

      Hello,

      I'm going to fly from Delhi to Leh around the 6th of September, 2011 then hopefully travel by land back down South to Manali, Dharmsala etc

      I'm looking forward to the Ladakh festival but I'm wondering does the Ladakh festival have any bearing on finding accommodation in Leh and the Ladakh/ region? Is the festival concentrated on one specific region or spread out over the area? How big and well celebrated is it? I'd like to trek and travel in the region until the end of September then travel by road at the beginning of November. Are the roads generally still open at the beginning of October to head South to Dharmsala? Also what temperature weather is there in September? I suppose I can buy any heavy warmer gear in Leh if needs be?

      Thanks so much,
      James

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      4 Answers May 24, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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      leh-ladakh trip feb-march 2012

      by sheetzhere Online Now Apr 20, 2011 at 5:12 AM

      Hi we are a family of 5 adults and 1 kid of 2 years old.We plan to visit leh-ladakh next year around feb-march.wanted to know the following:
      1) what will b ethe weather like during that time or which will be th best weather to visit the places?
      2)what are the places we can cover is say 7 days in leh & ladakh and how should we start and end the trip.any suggested itenarary please.this could be our one and only trip to the place.so we want to make the most of it.
      3)any suggestions for any tour operators/guides who canarrange everything at the places?
      4) is it advisable for kids.if not i may have to leave her behind at home with my parents.
      5)any other tips/suggestions

      Thanks in advance
      Kind Regards

      3 Answers May 17, 2011 at 5:33 AM