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      Jaipur 23 hours ago

      We will be in Jaipur in December and are having a hard time deciding between visiting Elephant Joy or Elephantastic. Any help or advice is appreciated!!! We do not want to visit a place where the elephants are shackled or used as a work animal; purely rescued and loved is what we are looking for. Thanks everyone!

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    • Sanganer and puppets

      Jaipur Sep 17, 2016 at 12:17 AM

      I'll be staying at Bani Park so wondering if I should, on arrival at the airport, take advantage of Sanganer's proximity and ask the state tour desk to recommend a taxi tour (?1 hour) of the cloth- and paper-making area, thence to Bani Park (with my suitcase). Wondering about feasibility/advisability and cost.

      I'm also keen on puppets and wonder where I could see performances.

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    • Snooker Halls?

      Mumbai Sep 8, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      I'll be in Mumbai soon and am looking for some good snooker halls.
      Thanks.

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    • 30 Day visa

      India 6 hours ago

      Hi Everyone,

      Did anyone ever have this problem? I will land in India on the 16th of December and flying out 15th January at 1:50am. Would this be counted as 31 days? Since the visa clearly indicates as 30 days or does the 30 day count once you check in [ so I would do so before midnight] Any help would be great as I am worried they wont approve my application of the E Visa.

      Thanks,
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    • NItish Reddy Kotha-Best place to tour in India Haryana

      India Sep 24, 2016 at 12:13 AM

      Hi I am NItish Reddy Kotha want to know the best place with family tour in India's state Delhi and Haryana.

      Thanks

      NItish Reddy Kotha

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    • Required Tempo traveller in Delhi

      Delhi Sep 21, 2016 at 3:32 AM

      We are planning a short trip to Delhi. We would be doing the local sightseeing to places like lotus temple, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, OLd Fort, Humayun's tomb. We are looking to book a tempo traveller for our local sightseeing. Is the tempo traveler comfortable, as i am booking for the first time. Read the reviews of http://tempo-traveller.com is their service good. We would also go to shimla,kullu, Manali from Delhi can anybody suggest a good itinerary for that.

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      Bus Stand close to Nasiyan temple?

      Ajmer Sep 10, 2016 at 7:33 PM

      I read in some other forum that there is a Bus Stand very close to Nasiyan temple to take the bus to Puskhar.

      I was looking at maps and searching to confirm this but I haven't find any more info on it.
      1) Is there a bus stand there?
      2) are those buses the same that start their route close to the train station?
      3) Is there any "flagging" signal I have to do so the bus stop or they always stop there?

      I would prefer to take the bus from there but otherwise I will take a taxi back to bus station.

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    • Terminal M Kuala Lumpur Airport

      Mumbai Aug 30, 2016 at 5:27 AM

      Can I ask a similar question here also.I am travelling from mumbai(IND) to kualalumpur in Malaysia airlines,arriving at 7:45 am at terminal M. I have connecting malaysia airlines to auckland departing at terminal M ,9 Am . I have 1 hr 20 min of gap. is it possible to get between both , i guess the luggage will be moved along in airline itself

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    • PANDAVAPURA

      Pandavapura Sep 13, 2016 at 10:14 AM

      can someone give me info on pandavapura? has anyone been there? can u tell what the place is about?

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    • where all the hippies are gone

      Goa Sep 11, 2016 at 12:39 AM

      where are all the hippies gone , i first travelled to goa in the year i think around 1993 and i continued it till 2000 we used to visit in the month of december for christmas and new year but in 2000 i saw tht all the parties were commercialized and more indian tourists were to be seen from 2000, since then the hippies were marginalised, and after that whenever i visited goa i hardly noticed any hippies , very few were there because of the influx of indian tourists i think these hippies moved away from goa , though i heard about goa that in the 1980s many europeans visits goa, and they resides at anjuna and wagator beaches, and heard that in particular beach they stay nude at that time , and they smoke marijuana hashish charas and ganja,but when i started going to goa i never saw any one who were bathing nude or anyone nude resting on the beaches, but ya i saw many women's who were taking rest without bra on the beaches, they used to enjoy the noon at the beaches and the whole entire night they used to spend in acid parties which they used to call , and whole night they used to smoke marijuana and dancing continuously till morning, and i too used to enjoy with them with some of my friends and we felt like heaven in goa, it was an unforgettable moments in my life which i spend in goa along with my friends with the original hippies, and they were very lovely people , they never got involved in any crimes or never disturbed anyone they just loved their lives and they lived their lives as they want without disturbing anyone,and i think they were not commercialized people , when we made some hippie friends and asked them how they survive here they used to tell that they worked for six months in their home country and other six months they stayed in goa enjoying their lives in goa, because they told me that here in goa its very cheap and in europe it is very costly so they choose goa for entertainment and for peace, in those days very few indians used to travel in that beaches particularly anjuna and wagator beaches were full of europeans and the whole surroundings were mostly europeans , very few indians were to be seen in these beaches and hardly any indian were to be seen in acid parties which used to start at 12 am, so very few indians were to be seen but we were regular we used to hunt for this parties by riding our byces in the villages and we used to find acid parties mostly in anjuna and wagator , some of the famous place where these parties were in hill top , bamboo forest, disco valley , nine bar , prem bar, shore bar, and many but i don't remember all the names but this names were very popular at that time, though we visited continuously for 7 years but we never saw goa other than these 2 beaches , most of the time we spend sleeping in the day time and we used to spend our whole night in the parties drinking and dancing , but recently i visited goa again in 2002 and i saw very few europeans were there though there were night parties but there was no charm without hippies in tht parties, and recently when i visited in 2013 and 2015 i saw that most of the europeans left goa and the hippie culture is finished in goa and now a days a few russians are to be seen in morjim beach and arambol beach and baga anjuna and wagator beaches are infuxed with inidan tourists , and the charm of goa is finished , its no more paradise or heaven without the hippies.

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    • concern for the current situation in kashmir?

      Srinagar Sep 1, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      hi.. we will be travelling srinagar on 12th sep.2016 till 16th sep.2016.............we planned this trip 6 months back. Is it safe to visit on these dates or not???

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      Mumbai Yesterday

      I'll be arriving at Mumbai International Airport at 02:30am and want to grab a cheap tuk tuk to a nearby hotel (that I've already booked). How/Where can i find a tuk tuk?

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    • Safety concern for Srinagar visit

      State of Jammu and Kashmir Sep 22, 2016 at 3:47 AM

      Hi, I am planning to travel to Srinagar on 1st October to attend a wedding. How safe is it to visit Srinagar in the current situation? Please advice. Thanks!

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    • Travelling to Taj Mahal on the 25th of December

      Agra Sep 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM

      Hi, Has anyone been to the Taj Mahal on the 25th of December? I am wondering how busy it would be on this day.

      Thanks,
      DA

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    • HELP US DECIDE WHERE TO STAY IN GOA

      India Sep 17, 2016 at 6:34 PM

      We are a couple from Ireland in our sixties We are going to India for a long trip in October .This will be our first time to India We will spend a very busy 25 days touring ,going to Shimla and touring Rajasthan That part of the trip will be demanding with a lot of traveling We fly into Goa airport on the 29th Oct intending to spend 8 or 9 days in the Goa area We might stay for a day or so in Panjim's Fontainhas area but this is not high on our priority list I am aware that Diwali is on the 30th so not sure how that will impact in terms of how busy it will be . I have a done a lot of research on this site but am finding it difficult to decide where we should base ourselves We need a place ,reasonably near to a beach ,with good bars ,nice restaurants ,some entertainment, live music, a laid back atmosphere , We do not like places that have loud intrusive piped/disco music or an area which is overrun by any particular nationality I have looked at Canolim but am concerned that it may be very early in the season I really would appreciate would appreciate any help you can give and recommendation for good centrally located budget accommodation

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      Best Places to Visit in Coorg?

      Bangalore Sep 14, 2016 at 11:37 PM

      Suggest me some best places to visit in Coorg?

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      Best place for Honeymoon in India?

      India Sep 8, 2016 at 5:07 AM

      Hi,
      My friend getting marriage on next month, so he is planning for honeymoon in India. So can you please suggest some best cities for honeymoon in India.

      Thanks & Regards
      suraj

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      Best Beaches Locations

      Kochi Sep 7, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      Hi, we are thinking of visiting Kochi in early March next year, travelling from KL. WE have never visited India before, so this will be a taster for us.
      We have about seven days in all here.
      We are looking for advice on the best areas to stay, best beaches to visit and any general information.
      We obviously love beach life but also nature, city living and also engaging with locals away from the tourist traps.
      Any advice would be gratefully received.
      Many thanks
      POEPAT

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      What is the best in Agra?

      India Yesterday

      Hi, Guys
      Agra is famous for Taj Mahal. Will anyone please tell me how many other places is famous in agra. ?

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    • Sleeping buses

      India Sep 11, 2016 at 8:28 AM

      Hi,

      My partner and I will be travelling to India from the 15th of December till the 16th of January. We are wondering whether to book our sleeper bus tickets online [before we go] or book them once we are there. Has anyone traveled to India during this time? We are wondering how busy these night buses will be since it is a busy period and therefore would need to book beforehand. 

      Thank you for your help :)

       

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    • NECHES ENGINEERS-Place to tour in India Rajasthan

      India Sep 24, 2016 at 12:33 AM

      Hi I am Thomas Hanson working in Neches Engineers.Can any one suggest me to visit in Rajasthan India.

      Thanks
      Thomas Hanson
      Neches Engineers
      Texas

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      What should I expect in Delhi

      New Delhi Sep 15, 2016 at 5:54 PM

      Going to Delhi for 2 days on my way to Ranchi to do a solar install in a small village hospital 2 hours north. First time in India, wondering what to expect in terms of local food and drink

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    • How long in each place, Rajasthan and Gujarat

      India Sep 11, 2016 at 7:23 AM

      My sister and I will be returning to Rajasthan. We missed too many things the first time. This will be a long trip and I'm not sure how many days we should spend in each place.
      Delhi -3 nights
      Shekhawati-4 nights
      Samode- 1 night
      Bundi, 3 nights
      Chitorgarh, 1 night
      Udaipur, 2 nights (have already been there)
      Durgapur, 1 night
      A'bad, 3 nights
      Bhuj, 4 nights (we love textiles and crafts)
      Mumbai, 3 nights

      Does anyone have any ideas about this? It would be most appreciated.

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      Which is the best resort in kerala ?

      India Sep 7, 2016 at 5:35 AM

      Me and my family planning to visit Alleppey next month. So I would like to know which is the best resort to stay at Alleppey. We are looking only Lake side resorts.

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    • TRANSPORT FROM GOA TO HAMPI

      Hampi Sep 23, 2016 at 8:35 AM

      As part of an extensive first time trip to India we are considering adding Hampi to our itinerary We would arrive around 6th or 8th Nov an I am concerned about transport from Goa Our original plan was to take an overnight bus from Goa run by Paulo Travels or taking a train the Howrah Express (does not run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays). We would take a train Vasco De Gama station (Goa at 7:20 AM in Goa and reach Hospet (closest station to Hampi 20kms away) at 2PM Are there other train options ? It was suggested to definitely take an overnight bus back to Goa where we intend to go to Kerala The reason it was suggested to take the bus over the trains is the trains originate from Kolkata (36 hours away from Hospet) so they often late and at times can be very dirty too. However I have checked reviews of Paulo Travel and they are very bad We are in our sixties and there is a limit to what discomfort we can take Is there any other private/public overnight bus service to Hampi from Goa I can't find anything on the internet but thought someone living there or having recently gone there might know of a service In some other post I seen a reference to an overnight train but can't find any details  Any adice on alternative trains would be appreciated .If we get suitable transport does anyone know where the nearest hospital is located I carry an EPI pen because of severe allergic reaction to something which they have been medically unable to identify In the extremely unlikely event of having to use it my doctor has said I would need to attend a hospital Hampi sounds like a place that we would love so it would be great if we could work out the logistics I have got so much help from Virtual Tourist forums in the past that I really hope that we could find the best logistical solution Thanks in advance for any help and advice you can give

       

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    • Where can I get the best yoga education in India?

      by markjoel730 Online Now Apr 1, 2016 at 3:27 AM

      Hi,
      All,
      I love yoga very much. I want to study yoga perfectly, so I am looking for the excellent yoga education. I’ve no idea about yoga course and school. If anyone has any idea about yoga, help me.

      7 Answers Apr 11, 2016 at 12:06 AM
    • What is the meaning of Rishikesh ?

      by T.Vakula Online Now Jun 22, 2015 at 11:09 AM

      Hi,

      I m from Slovenia visiting India for 2 months.

      Currently covering south india.
      Visited Varadarajan and Kamashi temple in Kanchipuram.

      Want to start my north indian trip from next month.
      Will make Rishikesh as my base

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM
    • good place in Rishikesh ?

      by alexinindia Online Now Mar 7, 2015 at 12:47 AM

      I plan to go to rishikesh soon,

      I'm looking for a place to learn yoga, beginners class, and also to meet kind and sweet girls (travelers)

      does anyone knows an ashram in Rishikesh or anywhere else in North India ?

      thanks

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2015 at 3:24 PM
    • rishikesh, india

      by asamuels1 Online Now Aug 10, 2014 at 1:39 AM

      I'm going to do teacher 200 hour training in rishikesh. I notice I can book before leaving home at most schools and was planning to do so. But since there are so many schools now does anyone having been there know if I can just show up, take a look at some schools and their accomodations and sign up on site... any recommendations for Schools?
      annija

      4 Answers Aug 12, 2014 at 6:31 AM
    • First Timer!

      by mandyfaerie Online Now Feb 7, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      Help! I am planning a trip to Rishikesh to do a yoga teacher training. I have never been out of the country before (unless you really want to count the Bahamas). I have a passport, and thats about all... I have heard that I need to send it over to India to be approved to go there? Im also looking into flights and Im unsure of which airport I should fly into. Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!!!

      4 Answers Feb 8, 2014 at 9:40 PM
    • River Rafting in rishikesh in nov,13???/

      by mkshakya Online Now Sep 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      I have heard somewhere that river rafting in Rishikesh is banned for 2 years due to mishappenings.......is it true????
      We are planning for Rishikesh at the end of November and the main reason is river rafting and other adventerious activities.....so please advise that river rafting is possible in nov this year??????? and is it safe to come rishikesh in nov????????

      4 Answers May 23, 2016 at 4:05 AM
    • Pink Safa: for sisters marriage

      by mudit_tanwani Online Now Aug 27, 2013 at 6:00 AM

      Hi,
      I have my sisters wedding in Rishikesh and we want pink safa(Turban) for bride side around 15-20 in numbers. Can anyone give me details from where i can get them on rent or buy them.
      Any contact detail or shop name would do.

      Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Aug 27, 2013 at 6:12 PM
    • Rameshwaram

      by holidayindia Online Now Apr 6, 2013 at 3:29 AM

      I want to go beatles ashram rishikesh...how to reach there and i also want to know the behind story of beatles ashram

      4 Answers Apr 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM
    • Situation in Rishikesh

      by Atalantia Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 2:59 AM

      Dear Travelers,
      does someone know about the social situation in Rishikesh. Is it crowd? Is there a high crimal rate? Is it more or less clean? Is there spreading a lot of diseases? Are the locals nice or nasty? Are there lots of druged hippies? Is there a lot of "religious frauds" like devotie fishing gooing on?

      11 Answers Apr 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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      Visiting Rishikesh

      by xantylaol Online Now Feb 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      Hi!

      I plan to visit Rishikesh during Easter this year - approx. 23-29th March. I'm looking for up to date advice on which hotels to stay at, where to eat and what to see and do. Yoga stuff and meditation are on the to do list as well as maybe hiking in the Himalayas a day or two. The hotel should be clean and with WiFi/LAN.

      All tips and information are appreciated!

      Regards
      Chris

      4 Answers Feb 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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      Returnig from Rishikesh to Delhi

      by malka12 Online Now Mar 26, 2011 at 1:31 AM

      Thank you for all the replies about the way to Rishikesh. We decided to take a taxi (an a/c SUV). We found a very good site www.starlim.co.in - They can also make train booking (US$10 fees), but they accept paypal that makes the transition easy and safety.
      We are now plannig our way back to Delhi - We want to be there only for a day, and we wanna a good tip : to take one of the "day tours" or to go specifically to one place like Humayn's Tomb, Akshardham or any other site?? The 2nd thing we will arrive to Delhi at 6th of april and will need a hotel (our fligth will be at 8th in early mornig). It's better to take a near airport hotel??? THank for all VT members who help each other. Namaste

      1 Answer Mar 26, 2011 at 4:43 AM
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      Train form Delhi to haridwar

      by malka12 Online Now Mar 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM

      Where in Delhi we need to take the train to Haridwar (planning to travel to Rishikesh)?? How far is from the Delhi International Airport??
      How is the better way to go to the train station from the airport?
      We are two 60"s ladies, travelling to open , fresh air and mind. Thanks.

      12 Answers Mar 13, 2011 at 3:17 AM
    • how long does it take in a taxi to Indirha Gandhi airport from Rishikesh, please?

      by catsville Online Now Nov 26, 2010 at 1:32 PM

      Even a rough guideline would be useful!

      Thanks!

      5 Answers Nov 26, 2010 at 8:23 PM
    • anand lok

      by dravnish Online Now Aug 6, 2010 at 2:24 AM

      Kindly get me the tarrifs and phone no of anand lok rishikesh

      1 Answer Aug 6, 2010 at 2:36 AM
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      Rishikesh to Varanasie

      by atinom Online Now Oct 19, 2009 at 6:10 AM

      Hi there

      I'm travelling to India in December and we want to get from Rishikesh to Varanasie, does anyone know if there is a day or overnight train we can get or a bus and not have to return to Delhi first to get to Varanasie? I know the main transport link for Rishikesh is Haridware. The agent i'm using has said there are not trains from Haridware to Varanasie.

      Thanks for your assistance.

      regards
      Monita

      3 Answers Oct 30, 2009 at 4:06 AM
    • Yoga in rishikesh

      by LozJ Online Now Jul 14, 2009 at 3:19 AM

      Hi there...

      My question is regarding studying yoga in rishikesh or somewhere else in north india that you might recommend.
      I'm arriving in new delhi around the 22nd of september with my husband and we're planning on spending a couple of months traveling in the north. I would like to spend about 4 weeks doing a teacher training course in an ashram...have noticed that there are many so can anyone recommend one from their experience?
      Also what sort of money am i looking at spending? I have heard that most include accomodation, food, and sometimes they have cooking classes...

      Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge.

      Lauren.

      12 Answers Sep 7, 2015 at 1:23 AM
    • travel tip

      by rohitnambiar Online Now May 25, 2008 at 12:42 PM

      so we've planned a trip during the second week of june. Let me tell about my plan. I'll be leaving on a friday from Pune (which is where I live) and come to delhi. The problem is that ill be reachin Delhi in the evening and from there we'll be catching a bus to hrishikesh if avaiable (suggesstion required). We'll be reachin hrishikesh most probably late in the night, may be after 1 or 2am...can i get accomodation at that time and if yes, please tell me about the charges and what els i need to sure of as it is our first time to the north

      1 Answer May 25, 2008 at 9:58 PM
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      Bus / Train Delhi, Rishikesh, Chandigarh

      by nightcowboy Online Now Mar 2, 2008 at 5:05 AM

      Where in Delhi will you get a bus to Rishikesh, time it takes?.And could you get transport Bus/Taxi to Chandigarh from Rishikesh?

      4 Answers May 21, 2015 at 1:27 AM
    • How to get to Rishikesh

      by Jokate Online Now Feb 10, 2006 at 5:45 AM

      Hi

      I am currently in Mumbai and would like to travel to Rishikesh and surrounds soon.

      Adice re how to get there. What is the quickest way?

      What is the weather like now?

      Any other helpful hints?

      Cheers
      JoKate