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      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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      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). 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

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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.

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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.
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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.

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      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.
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      Goa Dec 21, 2016 at 3:06 AM

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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.

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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.

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      Kovalam Dec 22, 2016 at 12:55 AM

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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: cntraveler.com/story/india-t...

      Is there validity to this?

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      Gangtok Jan 1, 2017 at 8:31 AM

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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

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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.

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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?
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      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?

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    • Need Good Itinerary

      by ersandee Online Now Jun 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM

      I am planning to travel to shillong by Aug End 2016 for about 7 days. Need a Good Itinerary want to visit Kaziranga too. (can skip too if suggested). Will have a 5 years old kid with us.

      Thanks in advance.

      9 Answers Aug 19, 2016 at 2:36 AM
    • Need Help in Itinerary - Meghalaya - Jan 2016

      by rpsarathy Online Now Dec 31, 2015 at 5:44 PM

      Hi,

      I'm on my 2 week solo shoestring trip and will be reaching Guwahati on 5th Jan 2016 (by early morning). If time permits, I would like to explore a part of either Arunachal or Nagaland. I have my return flight on 18th Jan morning.

      I prefer to use shared vehicles / public transport and stay in budget accommodations.

      My tentative itinerary --

      • 5th Jan - Guwahati - Cherrapunjee
      • 6th Jan - Cherrapunjee - Nongriat
      • 7th Jan - Nongriat - Cherrapunjee
      • 8th Jan - Cherrapunjee - Dawki - Mawlynnong
      • 9th Jan - Mawlynnong
      • 10th Jan - Mawlynnong - Shillong
      • 11th Jan - Shillong - Mawphlang - Mawphanlur
      • 12th Jan - Mawphanlur - Guwahati
      • 13th Jan - ???
      • 14th Jan - ???
      • 15th Jan - ???
      • 16th Jan - ???
      • 17th Jan - ???
      • 18th Jan - Leave Guwahati to Hyderabad

      Pls let me know if any of the below mentioned places can be squeezed in.

      - One night stay at Lumpongdeng Island - Cover / stay at Mawpdai, Dawki or Shnongpdeng, Mawphlang, Chandigre

      Is this itinerary doable?

      Pls advice.

      Regards Sarathy

       

      1 Answer Jan 1, 2016 at 8:20 PM
    • guwahati to shillong private car fare

      by SampadB Online Now Nov 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      Would like to know the fare in a private Sumo/similar vehicle for Guwahati to Shillong.
      We will be 6 adults.so a car that can accommodate 6 adults is required, not a 4 seater.
      Also like to know if buses are available for same route and its fare.

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2015 at 6:37 AM
    • spending at Shillong

      by PransankarM Online Now Nov 19, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      dear all , tell me about the costs to staying in Shillong during this december? tell me also the places of interest and the off beat also which are not mostly visited by the travellers?

      thanks,
      pran.

      4 Answers Nov 20, 2015 at 12:17 AM
    • guwahati airport to shillong

      by krishvt Online Now Oct 26, 2015 at 2:24 AM

      what would be the private taxi fare from taxi fare from guwahati airport to shillong?
      No. of passengers - 6 adults

      2 Answers Nov 25, 2015 at 9:25 AM
    • weather in early june

      by swatiharsha Online Now May 29, 2015 at 12:58 AM

      i am traveling to shillong. will be there from the 7th of june to 12th of june, would like to know how the weather is during those days, other than it rains i dont know much.

      1 Answer May 29, 2015 at 8:04 AM
    • Do we need warm clothing for shillong

      by akhiltx Online Now May 28, 2015 at 5:33 AM

      Hi, we are visiting Shillong and cherrapungi 1-6JUN 2015 with kids of age 3,6,9 years. Do we need to carry warm clothings in this time frame? Looking at google it seems we should not need. But not sure about evenings.

      Any advice from familiar people?

      Thanks
      Akhil

      2 Answers May 29, 2015 at 8:06 AM
    • Shillong-Cherrapunji trip with family and 3 kids (8yrs, 4yrs old)

      by phanichv Online Now May 3, 2015 at 7:56 AM

      Hi,

      1. How is the weather in Shillong Cherrapunji in 1st week of June? Can we travel with kids of 8 years and 4 years age? Will rain be a problem?
      2. Any good hotels for stay with kids that can serve good food (preferably rice and if possible south Indian)?
      3. Good itinerary? We plan to just visit two shillong, cherrapunji and around like water falls, gardens and lakes so that we come back to our hotel and relax without moving between multiple hotels.

      3 Answers May 4, 2015 at 3:11 AM
    • needle of tatting

      by ChandraniD Online Now Sep 19, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      where to go to get the needle in shillong/

      4 Answers Sep 20, 2014 at 12:25 AM
    • Request for Itinerary

      by jaidesai Online Now Aug 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      Planning for a visit to NE (Total 15 days, Starting at Guwahati- Shillong-Cherrapunjee-Guwahati-Bhalukpong-Bomdilla-Tawang-Dirang-Nameri-Pobitora-Kaziranga-Guwahati) including Shillong and Cherrapunjee. Reaching Guwahati on Oct 18 By 2:00p.m. Wishing to cover maximum places in Cherrapunjee and Shillong from Oct 19 to Oct 21. There are 4 adults and 2 kids. Appreciate if anyone could suggest a Itinerary for Shillong / Cherrapunjee for 3days/ 4days.
      Thanks

      3 Answers Aug 7, 2014 at 10:00 PM
    • Shillong to Agartala

      by bawaamarjyotsingh Online Now Jul 13, 2014 at 5:41 AM

      shared taxi or local bus what options? How long does it take....or is it better to catch a train from Silchar....having gone to silchar by bus from Shillong?

      1 Answer Jul 13, 2014 at 5:54 AM
    • tour plane

      by souravshee Online Now Jun 11, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      please give me a tour plan of shillong & kajiranga for 5 days during december from guwahati to guwahati

      2 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 1:50 AM
    • Trip to shilong with parents, husband & 12 yrs old son on the end of July.

      by firozasobhan Online Now Apr 25, 2014 at 3:19 AM

      Hi, m planning to visit shilong with my husband ,parents & my 12 yrs old son on the end of July (at Eid ul Fiter) vacation.We'll start from Dhaka to shylet then cross tamabil boarder.W'ld u pls help me to know abt my following quarries :
      1.how will b the weather that time?
      2. Could you suggest some safe and budget hotels? I don't need luxury ... just to stay there comfortably.
      3. how i'll get the help for site seeing?
      4. As we will come by bus route so how we will reach safely in shilong?

      Appreciate an early response.

      Regards
      Firoza.
      Dhaka, Bangladesh

      9 Answers May 6, 2014 at 9:18 PM
    • Route from silong to Lamding

      by Deborshi Online Now Jul 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      How I go Silong to Lamding by bus or car directly

      5 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 2:32 AM
    • VEG FOOD ?

      by mehtaji Online Now Sep 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      I AM PURE VEG FOOD TAKEN..CAN I GET VEG. FOOD IN MEGHALAYA? SHILONG ?I WANT TO TRAVEL THIS MONTH END..THANKS. ( WHICH TYPE VEG FOOD GET..? )

      1 Answer Sep 16, 2012 at 3:15 AM
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      meghalaya and nagaland

      by RohitB Online Now Sep 12, 2012 at 2:23 AM

      HI
      We plan to visit Meghalaya and Nagaland from Dec 3 to 18, 2012. Please help make an itinerary for us
      thanks
      rohit

      8 Answers Sep 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM
    • A short trip to Shillong

      by ishouvik Online Now Mar 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM

      I might have to make a short trip to Shillong (5-6 days( in the month of May. Could you please tell me the safest way to do this trip within a proper budget.

      Could you suggest some safe and budget hotels? I don't need luxury ... just to stay there comfortably.

      1 Answer Mar 19, 2012 at 9:12 PM
    • assam , meghalaya tour

      by thottees Online Now Jan 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM

      SIR,
      I AM PLANNING TO VISIT ASSAM AND MEGHALAYA IN THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH. WILL REACH GUWAHATI ON THE 3RD AND WILL PROCEED TO KASIRANGA ON THE 4TH. STAY AT BOTH THE PLACES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED. WILL START FOR SHILLONG FROM KASIRANGA AT AROUND 12 NOON ON THE 5TH. WE ARE A GROUP OF SIX AND WE ARE PLANNING TO STAY AT SHILLONG FOR A DAY(MARCH 5) AND ALSO ONE DAY AT CHERRAPUNJEE HOLIDAY RESORT.(MARCH 6). HAVE ALREADY DONE THE BOOKING AT CHERRAPUNJEE AND AM PLANNING TO BOOK AT ORCHID HOTEL AT SHILLONG WHICH OFFERS BUDGET STAYS. I READ AN ARTICLE YOU WROTE ON THIS SITE AND I ALSO STUDIED SOME DETAILS FROM THE NET. I KINDLY REQUEST YOU TO HELP ME CHART OUT A TRIP COVERING ALL THE TOURIST SPOTS AROUND SHILLONG AND CHERRAPUNJEE , INCLUDING ALL THE FALLS, AND ALSO KEEPING IN MIND THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO REACH GUWAHATI ON THE NIGHT OF MARCH 7.I HAVE ASKED A FRIEND OF MINE IN GUWAHATI TO ARRANGE A SUMO OR SOME OTHER VEHICLE FOR THE ENTIRE TRIP SO THAT WE CAN COVER MAX.PLACES. I KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL BE REAL HELPFUL IN EVERYWAY.

      HOPE YOU'LL OBLIGE,
      THANKING YOU,
      JOHNSON, KERALA.

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2012 at 4:16 AM
    • Travel plan of Shillong with wife and 2 years daughter

      by sayem Online Now Dec 12, 2011 at 1:56 AM

      Would anyone please help me to make a travel plan for 3/4 nights at Shillong or adjacent area to have a relax & pleasure trip with my wife and 2 yrs daughter!!

      I'll start from Dhaka. And I willing to visit in January/February. Also please suggest me what time (which month in the year) will be perfect for visiting Shillong.

      Thank you.

      Regards,
      Sayem

      6 Answers Dec 29, 2011 at 5:31 AM
    • Fishing in Shillong?

      by vikanaut4 Online Now Jun 3, 2011 at 11:56 PM

      I plan to visit Shillong from 10th Jun for about 10 days. Are there any good places for fishing close to the town? Also how is the weather going to be in those days? I have read that by end June the rains start. So should we schedule a visit to Sohra at the end of our stay. Is there any problems during the rains. Appreciate an early response.

      7 Answers Jun 6, 2011 at 8:26 AM
    • 2 day trip out of shillong

      by vikanaut4 Online Now May 25, 2011 at 6:25 AM

      I am planning to visit Shillong from 07th Jun till 15th Jun with wife and 3 year old daughter. I would like to know if there is a suitable destination for a 2 day trip from Shillong which we could squeeze in, during this period? Also does the city shut down very early in the evening?

      1 Answer May 28, 2011 at 2:30 AM
    • Is August 1st week a good time to be there in Shillong ?

      by ranjan_nandy Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 8:38 PM

      Guys,

      I will be in India in August 1st week and was thinking of spending 4-5 days in Shillong .. I was just wondering how the weather will be during the those time in the year .. Will it be still monsoon there ? Do u recommend to go there ? Primary reason to go there is to relax and enjoy the natural beauty and the mountains ..

      Thanks,

      Ranjan

      6 Answers Oct 22, 2016 at 4:54 AM
    • Place to see?

      by psbanerjee Online Now Sep 13, 2006 at 4:49 AM

      Hi fellow VTs!

      Can anubody guide me as to what all are the places to see in shillong?

      Partha

      1 Answer Sep 20, 2010 at 9:09 AM