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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. :
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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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    • 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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    • Gangtok Itineraries

      Gangtok Jan 1, 2017 at 8:31 AM

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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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    • Trip to andaman for a week will a 11 month kid

      by ongmu Online Now Aug 17, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      Hello there.

      We are planning for a trip to Andaman for a week in the end of February. My kid who will be 11 months old then, would be traveling with us. I have already booked for the vacation but now I am unsure if it is safe for my 11 month old.
      We live in the mountain region of India, where weather is very pleasant all round the year.
      If it is safe for my kind, please suggest type of clothing's and all other stuffs that I need to carry for my kid.

      Please advice.

      4 Answers Jun 6, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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      Is Port blair expansive to stay long

      by vivekkumartiwari Online Now Aug 5, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      Hi there..
      This is Vik. I want to travel Port Blair for long time. Friends can you suggest me how it costs to live economically...?
      Your comments are vital for me..
      Thanks my friends. Have a nice and safe travel life :-)

      2 Answers Aug 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM
    • weather in June in Port blair

      by MangeshD Online Now May 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      How is weather in June in Port blair?Shud i carry umbrella?

      3 Answers Jun 1, 2014 at 1:53 AM
    • house for eleven people

      by robinbiker Online Now Jan 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      Hi

      I'm looking to rent a house (or two or three appartmants) for 11 adults from 15th to 22nd of February on Havelock Island or anywhere else near the beach.

      Kind regards, Robin

    • light n sound show in english at port blair

      by rsaksena65 Online Now May 5, 2012 at 10:15 AM

      is the light n sound show in english conducted all days ( other thn monday) or only on wed n fri............and what are the timings for this show pl

      1 Answer May 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    • light n sound show in english at port blair

      by rsaksena65 Online Now May 5, 2012 at 10:15 AM

      is the light n sound show in english conducted all days ( other thn monday) or only on wed n fri............and what are the timings for this show pl

      2 Answers May 5, 2012 at 10:10 PM
    • can we pick up own snorkeling kit somewhere

      by rsaksena65 Online Now May 2, 2012 at 7:03 AM

      we are a family of 4 spending a week in port blair/ havelock and someone suggested it will be a good idea to have own basic kit for r snorkeling.... wonder what all it involves and where can one pick up these items.... any suggestions?????

      1 Answer Mar 11, 2013 at 8:51 AM
    • help me plan trip to andamans in may

      by rsaksena65 Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

      Hello , we are a family of 4 , planning this trip from 7th to 15th May ………. I have planned the itinerary with help of web research and… I know it will be raining …… will be grateful if someone can help me with practical suggestions to fine tune the programme

      DAY 1 ( 8th May, Monday) reach by morn flight and in the AN/ evening go to Corbyn's Cove
      Kindly suggestions > good taxi service in port blair ?
      DAY 2/3/4 ( Tues - Thurs) Havelock Island
      we plan to catch the 6 am ferry ………. accomodoation fixed in Dolphin resort………..we are interested in scuba diving exposure for the boys
      Your suggestions >
      1 transport for this early morning ferry……are point to point cabs available early in the morning
      2 . hows food in dolphin and good eating places in Havelock island (sea food)
      3 whats a good transport option in Havelock
      4 should we also go for snorkeling here ..
      5 good diving outfits ….. being off season we hope to get some discount on the advt tariff
      DAY 5 Chaitham saw mill and cellular jail , finshing with show in evening
      Your suggestions >
      1 which are good eating places in port blai
      2 what are transport options incl hiring of scooters and from where
      DAY 6 Wandoor ….. we want to do snorkeling
      Your suggestions >
      1 is Jolly Buoy now open…. Whats best way to go to jolly buoy , if its open and worth visiting.
      2 what about red skin island
      3 heard somewhere that when you go to these places , there aint enough snorkeling kit so can this be hired from somewhere
      DAY 7 BARATANG AND JAWRA RESERVE
      Your suggestions >
      1 whats the driving time … 2.30 h 0r 4.30 hrs
      2 has the jawra reserve been relocated and is it worth going there?
      DAY 8 Your suggestions > about
      North Bay (Coral Island) - to see coral reefs and Chidiya Tapu
      Is there any other place that we have missed out

      5 Answers May 1, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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      Port Blair TIPS

      by moomoogirl Online Now Dec 25, 2010 at 11:13 PM

      Hi there,

      We are traveling to Port Blair in January 2011 on a Cruise Ship.
      We have only 1 day in this elusive port. I have done numerous searches on this port but have not found much information. Can anyone tell me if there are markets to shop at,restaurants,is money exchange easy to access, what money they do accept? (we are Aussie)and any other hints you may be able to share with us, I would be gratefully appreciative.
      Thanks in advance
      Stephanie.

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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      Port Blair

      by anilpradhanshillong Online Now Nov 23, 2010 at 4:05 AM

      Hi! VTers! Need help re visit to Port Blair this NYear. Any suggestion or tips welcome. Perhaps, I didn't search VT thoroughly but found the postings scanty. Any *must read* book or brochure or pamphlet? Thank u all, in advance!

      2 Answers Nov 23, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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      Flying to Port Blair

      by cherrybug Online Now Sep 17, 2007 at 8:59 AM

      Hi,

      We are thinking about flying from Chennai to Port Blair for about 5 days in january. It seems Spicejet offer the cheapest flights though these are still quite expensive.

      Are there any cheaper airlines that fly from southern India to Port Blair?
      Can we book flights through their website here in the UK?
      Would it be cheaper to wait until we are in India to book?
      What is the availability of these flights - ie. is it better to book early?

      Many thanks,
      Cherry

      1 Answer Jan 7, 2008 at 6:15 AM
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      chennai to port blair to southern thailand.. via boat/ship

      by rising_sun Online Now Aug 3, 2005 at 10:19 AM

      is this possible? I am finding possible information on ships leaving from chennai about once a week, but nothing about getting to thailand. We have the time to spare and don't want to fly more than we need to. Plus we are on a fairly short budget.
      By the way, has the situation on the islands improved enough that tourists are ok to come? (All of these questions apply to our trip that will begin in may 2006)
      if anyone has any advice, it would be welcome!

      5 Answers Aug 6, 2005 at 1:22 PM
    • Flight from Port Blair to Bangkok

      by msa_india Online Now May 17, 2004 at 8:03 PM

      Hello friends ! could anyone tell me the flight details between Port Blair and Bangkok. Its return fare and other details. rgds/suhail ahmed India

      1 Answer Sep 9, 2004 at 9:55 AM