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      New Delhi Nov 29, 2016 at 6:00 AM

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      Arrival and Departure Halls of Coimbatore International Airport

      Coimbatore Nov 18, 2016 at 3:52 AM

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      Bus from ISB Kashmir Gate to IGI Delhi Airport

      Delhi Nov 16, 2016 at 12:37 AM

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    • Is this a good trip plan?

      India 23 hours ago

      Hi I want to backpack by myself around the south of India My main goals on this journey are to jungle treck, see some temples and go to an ashram.

      Money for the journey (flights apart) : 900£ Planning to stay 1 month.

      Arrive: 10th jan airport kochi Leave: 10th feb airport Goa Stop by:

      -Munar, Kerala for jungle trecking

      - Coimbatore to stay at a ashram for a few days - Mysore. for city seeing, temples, markets etc. - Hampi, for bouldering, monkey temple, lake. - Palolem, touristy easy going to party bit, chill and then fly home.

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      Here is the route on google maps

      google.co.uk/maps/dir/Cochin...

       

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      India Visit - where to go in December?

      India Nov 27, 2016 at 3:11 AM

      Hi,

      Hopefully I will reach Kolkata airport on 16th Dec, 2016 with my family (my 2 kids and wife). One of my kid is 11 years and other is 7 years.

      We have a holiday 10 - 12 days. My wife likes to visit Taj Mahal, Agra.

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      In India, my plan is to travel long distant places by train.

      On my way back, we would like to stay in Kolkata 1 / 2 days. We have tried to make a plan but cannot do that ourselves.

      It would be great help if we get hints how to make our trip worth and enjoyable in India.

      Thanks,

      Shariful Alam

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      Swimming & Beaches in/near Kochi ?

      Kochi Nov 30, 2016 at 12:49 AM

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      Kochi to Munnar ?

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      Update on Currency

      India Nov 28, 2016 at 2:48 AM

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      India Nov 19, 2016 at 5:08 AM

      I am making two overnight journeys on trains in India. Is food available and does it need to be preordered?

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      Question about public toilets in Coimbatore and sleeping area in Coimbatore airport

      Coimbatore Nov 9, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      Hi, is there toilet facility inside Coimbatore International Airport? Is it easy to find public toilet in Coimbatore? Is there toilet at GeeDee Car Museum? I have been informed there is no lounge for passengers to rest in the airport during a layover of 5 to 6 hours. Passengers can only enter with valid ticket and sit on chair. Are the chairs adequate? Is it advisable to book a hotel room near the airport to rest for the duration before checking in for Spice Jet evening flight to Hyderabad? I arrive in Coimbatore from Chennai by Air Carnival at nearly 1 pm local time on 10 December.

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      New Delhi Nov 7, 2016 at 5:04 PM

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      Where to go near Bangalore International Airport between 10.30 am and 2.10 pm?

      Bangalore Nov 7, 2016 at 2:56 PM

      I will be landing in Bangalore airport at 10.30 am on 10 December. Between 10.30 am and 2.10 pm is there any nearby tourist destination i can visit without staying in an external hotel? I will be carrying one luggage and one sling bag.

      If there is no tourist destination nearby the airport, do you recommend me to change my itinerary and add one more domestic flight from Bangalore to another Indian airport like Coimbatore and from Coimbatore to Chennai airport before arriving in Hyderabad airport for flight to Singapore at 1.40 am on 11 December?

      Is there a transit hotel inside the arrival section of Bangalore airport?

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      Taxi/driver and car

      India Nov 28, 2016 at 7:29 AM

      We arrive Delhi Airport Feb 13th. We don't like the chaos of obtaining a taxi at the airport.
      We need to go to The Lemon Tree Hotel in Manesar. Could somebody please advise a good reliable driver/car who can meet us at arrivals clearly displaying our names so we can approach.
      How much should the car/driver cost for this trip.
      many thanks

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      How do tourists pay in cash in India now?

      Bangalore Nov 12, 2016 at 6:19 AM

      Can i know under the currency crisis in India, how do tourists get and pay in cash to the shops and taxi drivers in India? How long will it take for tourists to get the new 500 Indian Rupee and 2000 Indian Rupee notes? I will be in Bengaluru on 8 December before moving on to Hyderabad, Chennai and Coimbatore, and i do not want to meet the same problems of paying in cash in these cities.

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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