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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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    • money exchange

      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 Itineraries

      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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    • Best Airlines

      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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      Arrival and Departure Halls of Coimbatore International Airport

      Coimbatore Nov 18, 2016 at 3:52 AM

      Can i know whether the arrival and departure halls of Coimbatore International Airport are in the same terminal building? Or i need to walk further from one terminal building to another? How long does it take for me to reach the departure hall from the arrival hall in this airport?

      2 Answers Nov 18, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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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.

      8 Answers Nov 11, 2016 at 5:40 AM
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      Dress in Temples

      Chennai (Madras) Aug 1, 2016 at 9:51 AM

      What is suitable dress for a western man and a western woman when visiting a temple for a wedding?

      3 Answers Aug 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM
    • Can we get some rooms to Fresh up ?

      Palani Jul 27, 2016 at 12:02 AM

      Hi,
      Im planning to visit Palani from chennai, however want to know are there any rooms available to get fresh up after night journey other than lodges or hotels,Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2016 at 4:59 AM
    • any restrictions bathing from the 22 wells

      Rameswaram Jul 24, 2016 at 11:17 PM

      Can anyone take a bath from the 22 wells.? Someone told me only those whose father had passed on were to take the bath implying, those whose fathers were alive should not.

      3 Answers Jul 26, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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      Bus transport a

      Thanjavur Jun 15, 2016 at 7:46 PM

      is there a regular bus service between thanjavur and velakani.. What is the duration.

    • Madurai Trip

      Kodaikanal May 22, 2016 at 2:20 AM

      Can I make a visit to Madurai and back in a day

      2 Answers Jun 1, 2016 at 11:51 PM
    • Self drive car

      Mamallapuram Apr 5, 2016 at 7:41 AM

      Can I get a self drive car in mamallapuram?

      3 Answers Apr 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM
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      What to do in Giundy, Chennai

      Chennai (Madras) Mar 25, 2016 at 11:57 PM

      We want to book the ITC Grand Chola Hotel on a 5-day trip to Chennai, but what is there to do within walking distance in the area? Shopping malls? Markets?
      Is anything in walking distance or do I have to take a taxi everywhere?
      Thanks
      Tanja

    • kancheepuram to airport Chennai taxi

      Kanchipuram Feb 26, 2016 at 10:52 PM

      Where are taxix in Kancheepuram to go to airport Chennai?

      2 Answers Mar 9, 2016 at 10:29 AM
    • Kodaikanal trip

      Kodaikanal Feb 26, 2016 at 8:28 AM

      Someone please tell any taxi service/driver's mob. no. available to take us to Kodaikanal from Coimbatore airport.
      Also,how much is,now a days, fare of taxi,for the trip?
      Thank you

      3 Answers Jul 12, 2016 at 8:26 AM
    • Kodai trip querry

      Kodaikanal Feb 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM

      Someone,please provide me the mob.no. of a taxi service/driver's ,for dropping us to Kodaikanal from Coimbatore airport.
      How much is the charges for the trip,now a days?
      Thanks

      4 Answers May 1, 2016 at 5:16 AM
    • Madurai Visit Related Query.

      Madurai Feb 24, 2016 at 2:19 AM

      Hello Sir,

      I will visit Madurai 22 March 2016 with my family,So i have some question

      1) Is this best time or not.

      2) I will come Madurai in morning 6:30 O'clock from 12665 KANNYAKUMARI EX, after that I have plan fresh in waiting Room and admit the Bags in luggage room and go to visit Meenakshi temple.After that I want to go Rameshwaram.I have 2 option for this first is train 56721 MDU RMM PASS at 12:30 and second is train 16734 RAMESWARAM EXP at 16:05 afternoon , so which is best option, also I want to see pamban bridge in day lite from train so which is best option for me.

      3) About waiting Room and luggage Room availability.

      4) About crowd in train or ticket line , or best way for this.

      Thanks in Advanced

      4 Answers Mar 9, 2016 at 10:54 AM
    • kodai to madurai in early morning

      Kodaikanal Feb 19, 2016 at 6:18 AM

      is there any service in early morning say 4am or 5 am from kodai kanal to madurai bus, shared taxi etc

    • Need Travel Agent in Rameshwaram

      Rameswaram Jan 28, 2016 at 6:30 AM

      Need Tourist guide  Person  in Rameshwaram

       

      2 Answers Jan 30, 2016 at 12:09 PM
    • Kodaikanal cottages with food

      Kodaikanal Jan 25, 2016 at 7:19 AM

      Hello All, we are planning to visit kodaikanal this february 2016 last week. looking for cottages to stay for around 10-12 family members. could someone suggest any cottages with / without food looking within the budget.

      2 Answers Jan 31, 2016 at 10:04 PM
    • Private buses vs. Government buses, Chennai to Pondicherry

      Chennai (Madras) Dec 29, 2015 at 7:20 AM

      Based on what I read on Virtual Tourist, I took Rathi Meena Travels, a private bus company offering deluxe bus service from Chennai to Pondicherry. We paid about 480 Rs. each, expecting a fast, smooth trip. What a mistake! Our deluxe Volvo bus broke down on the highway, and for three hours, we sat and stood around, watching while two men tried to fix a
      Broken pipe using string and duct tape. Everyone had cell phones, but no-one called for a replacement bus, as they were afraid of management response to the situation. It was dark and they finally got us on another bus.
      On our return trip, we took a government bus. It was less than half the price, more spacious, and arrived on time.
      I wonder if the person who recommended the high priced private buses got paid for his recommendation...

      21 Answers Jan 2, 2016 at 6:07 AM
    • safari plan

      Mudumalai Nov 30, 2015 at 9:50 AM

      I want to visit Bandipur & mudumalai in a one day trip.
      What can be the best safari plan?

      I'll visit the two places on my way back from ooty.

      Thanks

    • Flood situation in Chennai, Kanchipuram and thiruvannamalai

      Chennai (Madras) Nov 29, 2015 at 5:40 AM

      I booked my ticket to visit Chennai, kanchipuram and thiruvannamalai from 9 Dec to 15 Dec 2015?
      Can anyone please advise as to the flood situation in these areas. Is it safe to travel to these places?

      2 Answers Dec 3, 2015 at 5:31 AM
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      Temple & Travel options

      Madurai Nov 22, 2015 at 11:16 AM

      I will be travelling to Madurai around end of next month. I want to know what is the best option to travel from airport to my hotel next to Meenakshi Amman temple. Is it fixed price for airport taxis or bargain required? I also want to travel to Thiruparankundram temple or Pazhamuthir Solai temple - as I have a member in the group who cannot climb steps wanted to know if these temples have steps and are very steep?

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2015 at 11:27 PM
    • X mas 2015

      Madurai Nov 19, 2015 at 10:59 PM

      is their any x mas meet of virtual tourists in madurai for xmas this year. which is the best place to have drinks at night

      3 Answers Nov 24, 2015 at 12:57 AM
    • Nus from Chennai airport

      Chennai (Madras) Nov 14, 2015 at 9:12 PM

      Can you tell me of a quick bus from Chennai airport to the city, and a connecting bus to Pondicherry? We will be flying in on Tuesday.
      Thanks,
      Noreen

      2 Answers Nov 24, 2015 at 9:45 PM
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      Accommodation suggestions

      Kanyakumari Nov 9, 2015 at 5:02 AM

      We need a room for 4 people for one night in kanyakumari. Any suggestions for a decent clean hotel near the temple.
      Also is it possible to visit Vivekananda rock early in the morning? How many hours would it take to visit the Vivekananda rock?
      Thank you for your time,
      Seetha

      1 Answer Nov 10, 2015 at 10:36 PM
    • Nagarcoil junction to Kanyakumari

      Nagercoil Nov 4, 2015 at 1:09 AM

      Hi..

      From where will I get a bus to go from Nagarcoil junction to Kanyakumari?
      Also, if I decide to take an auto, how much will they charge me?
      I will be reaching Nagarcoil Junction at 10am on Next week.

      Thanks

    • Is makemytrip.com a reliable and trustworthy agent?

      Chennai (Madras) Oct 18, 2015 at 12:28 AM

      Is makemytrip.com a reliable and trustworthy agent?

      4 Answers Oct 18, 2015 at 11:41 PM
    • Baggage shipping options at chennai domestic airport

      Chennai (Madras) Sep 7, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      Hi,
      I'll be arriving in chennai from Chicago on September 11th at around 3 a m and same day at 6 a m I'll be flying to Madurai in jet airways. I'm carrying two baggage weighing approximately 20 kg each. Jet airways baggage policy allow only 1 baggage weighing 15 for domestic travel and their excessive baggage charges are way too expensive (Rs. 300 per kg). What are the options available in chennai airport for safely shipping my luggage to Madurai? Is there any 24 hrs domestic cargo handling services available within Chennai airport that I can use for shipping my luggage? Please advise any help is greatly appreciated. Thank in advance.

      1 Answer Sep 7, 2015 at 2:38 PM
    • Chennai to Mamallapuran on Bus Z568C

      Mamallapuram Sep 6, 2015 at 7:33 AM

      Cannot find the bus on METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT CORPORATION website. Is the bus number still operational? If so its timings?

      1 Answer Sep 6, 2015 at 6:10 PM
    • How to Contact

      Chennai (Madras) Aug 24, 2015 at 4:46 AM

      Hi , I am in urgent need to contact any of the photographers who operate on Marina Beach or any such tourist spot in Chennai and offer Instant prints of the photos. Its regarding a project and he will be handsomely paid for it. I need precisely them only who operate at tourist spots. Can someone help me in contacting them? My number is +91 80970 26946, Vikas

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2015 at 9:30 PM
    • Visiting Coonoor for a holiday.

      State of Tamil Nadu Aug 14, 2015 at 7:50 AM

      We are travelling to coonoor for about a 15 days holiday beginning mid November.
      What is the best place to stay which would be central to coonoor and kotagiri.Is it worthwhile staying some days in Coonoor and a few days in Kotagiri.Which is more picturesque or they both.From there we plan to stay in Ooty for another few days.Can you suggest some good place to stay in both Coonoor and Kotagiri.WE have no idea of the region as we have never gone to the South of India.
      Please do let me know everything worth knowing about the region.
      Also suggest some places to stay in Ooty.Mid range would be fine.
      I look forward to your valuable suggestions.
      Jayarep.

    • Taxi fare to Kodi

      Kodaikanal Aug 9, 2015 at 12:33 AM

      We, a couple, are planning to visit Kadaikanal next month. Could anyone give an idea of taxi fare to Kodi from 1) Kodaikanal Road, 2) Madurai, 3) Palani? A contact number would be of great help.