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    • price for a car + driver

      India Oct 2, 2016 at 7:36 AM


      We want to go from Aurangabad to Bijapur with a car + driver and drop.
      Which price could we expect for a normal car (2 or 3 persons)

      Many thanks

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      Distance and time for travelling from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1D of Delhi Airport

      New Delhi Oct 13, 2016 at 8:57 AM

      Can I know how far is Terminal 1D from Terminal 3 of Delhi Airport and the travelling time by taxi? I have just bought return ticket to Delhi from Hyderabad. Arrive in Delhi Airport T3 at 6.15 pm, leaving Delhi Airport T1D at 8.25 pm. Is there enough time to transit to Terminal 1D from T3?

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      Reaching McLeodgunj

      McLeod Ganj Oct 11, 2016 at 4:53 AM

      Is it safe to start from Pathankot for McLeodgunj late in the evening? I'm taking Himgiri Express, which often reaches Pathankot very late.

    • 6 days' Itinerary planning help needed urgently.

      State of Sikkim Oct 3, 2016 at 11:10 PM

      Hi All,

      Pls help me prepare a 6 days' itinerary for my Sikkim trip.

      Traveler type : Solo, Indian male
      Time duration : 6 days (17 oct morning to 22 oct evening)
      Itinerary type : Economic (since solo :) ) , Adventurous (like North Sikkim etc.)

      Other help needed :
      1) Permit related :
      A) how long does it take to get the permit to restricted areas ?
      B) Can I get this permit on my own without any agent's help ?

      2) Navigation & Stay related :
      A) How to navigate to various places of sightseeing on an economic budget ?
      B) Any leads for night stay at economic budget are welcome ?

      3) Any other tips/tricks that I should know before my Sikkim trip are also welcome.

      Thanks in advance !

      Cheers :)

    • 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 is their service good. We would also go to shimla,kullu, Manali from Delhi can anybody suggest a good itinerary for that.

    • bus timetable

      Khajuraho Oct 10, 2016 at 8:42 AM

      Is there a bus timetable anywhere in the web??? I need to go from Khajuraho to Mahoba to take a night train to Varanasi, and can't find information.

    • looking for a room in a sharing basis

      Goa Oct 15, 2016 at 11:27 PM

      I booked 1 room for 3 people in goa from 26th Dec 2016 to 1st Jan 2017.
      I need 2 more people in sharing basis.
      If Anyone looking for a room in a sharing basis, contact me in the id
      Pay the rent in sharing basis when you checkin.

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      Connection between Delhi T3 and T1D

      Delhi Oct 5, 2016 at 6:10 PM

      Hi, I have a question regarding connections between T3 and T1D. Can anyone please give me an idea of how to go from T3 arrivals to T1D departure. I will be arriving in T3 at night (around 11.30 PM) and have a connecting flight from T1D (around 5 AM). I heard that there is a connecting shuttle service between the two terminals. Can someone please advise where to get it from, and whether the journey can be done from outside the airport premises using a private taxi. Never thought I will be asking a question on this forum regarding my home country, but seems like things have changed a lot since the last time I travelled through Delhi domestic airport! :)

    • best time to visit varanasi- with less crowds

      Varanasi Oct 5, 2016 at 12:21 AM

      I want to make a trip to Varanasi during the 15th to the 20th Of January 2017.This is a holiday period down south due to Pongal. Is it a good time to visit Varanasi.Will there be more than usual crowds during this period.

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      How to plan a trip to Goa?

      India Sep 30, 2016 at 2:16 AM

      I want a plan a trip to Goa with my friends, and require some help with planning for the whole trip.
      We are all from Delhi, and we need all kinds of details given on how to plan a trip to Goa from traveling from Delhi to sightseeing in Goa and coming back home.

      We are not too sure on how many days we should stay in Goa as well, so all the information provided such as places to see and things to do will allow us to find out what the duration of our holiday would be.


    • asking about tourism agency in india

      India Oct 11, 2016 at 5:41 AM

      im thinking to go to India next 2 weeks , i don't know if there is domestic tourism agency to organize my tour all over india or what and what is the best places to visit and what is the best place to shop especially to buy gold , and is it save country or what

    • query regarding the current situation of Kashmir

      Jammu Oct 3, 2016 at 9:12 PM

      Is it safe for tourists now at kashmir? we r going on 15th of Oct,2016 , so i would like to know the present atmosphere of kashmir now.

    • 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.


      NItish Reddy Kotha



    • 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!

    • 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.


    • 30 Day visa

      India Sep 27, 2016 at 1:37 AM

      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.


    • Elephant visit

      Jaipur Sep 26, 2016 at 8:47 AM

      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!

    • E Tourist visa

      India Oct 11, 2016 at 11:46 PM

      We are traveling in a tour group in India 11/11/2016 to 17/11/2016. Tour group company wanted our Visas asap so applied on line and all went perfectly smooth. Visas were granted, however it states that we can arrive between 8/10/2016 (date of the application) and 11/11/2016 (date of our arrival by plane, if the plane arrives on time and is not delayed to the next day or so). This did not seem right so emailed them only to be told the ETA date could not be changed.
      We think someone has made a mistake with our dates but are having trouble sorting it out!
      Has anyone else experienced this with the dates on their application???

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      Where can i visit in Bangalore for 1.5 days?

      Bangalore Oct 1, 2016 at 4:06 AM

      What can i see i Bangalore for 1.5 days? Air India early arrives in Bangalore on 8 December at 1 pm plus. I will fly to Hyderabad on 9 December after 4 pm.

    • how do i post a question about a travel tip i need help with

      Mumbai Sep 25, 2016 at 6:14 PM

      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?

    • 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.

      Thomas Hanson
      Neches Engineers

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      What is the best in Agra?

      India Sep 26, 2016 at 2:42 AM

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


      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


    • Bollywood clubs! With bar girls?

      New Delhi Sep 22, 2016 at 8:46 AM

      Hi- I went to Sri Lanka recently and I went to a Bollywood club full of Mumbai tourists. It was amazing.

      Can someone tell me the names of clubs where the women perform on the floor dancing then the men are allowed to go up and dance once they are done in between sets.

      Really really nice to meet a woman that way instead of G Road.


    • Delhi 30 days or more.

      Delhi Oct 9, 2016 at 12:00 AM

      Hi guys, I'm in the very early stages of planning for a month or so I would like to spend in India. For now I've done the basic research on Delhi, Agra and Varanasi which is what many people are able to do in around 4-5 days. I'd like to take my time on this trip so I'll probably spend 3-5 days at each of these places which leaves me with plenty of time to spare. I would like to know if anyone can recommend any other places nearby or in between that I might want to include.

      Right now I'm only interested in this part of India, I might go as far as Kolkata but right now I can't be sure.

      I'm still a little confused about the train situation, if I really need to book in advance or if I can get tickets on the ground once I'm there on the day, or a few days before I travel. Having to book in advance makes it difficult for me since I prefer not to have a set number of days at any one place in case I decide to spend more time somewhere else.

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      Help! Colombo to Kerala to Goa?

      by GypsySoulad8 Online Now Nov 28, 2015 at 11:13 PM

      Hello, My friend and i are traveling to Sri Lanka/India for the 1st time December -Jan. We will fly in and out of Colombo. We want to visit Kandy,Kerala & Goa.

      We were told there was a ferry that would transport us from Colombo to Goa but I cant find any up to date information:(. Also, We were told about the train between Kerala and Goa.

      1.)What is the best type of seating for price and comfort?
      2.)How much is the train ?
      3.) All of the tours for Kandy and Kerala seem really expensive to book online. How easy is it to book a tour or sight see once we arrive?

      Sorry so long! Any info would be great! especially website links

      6 Answers Nov 30, 2015 at 11:07 PM
    • Is it worthwhile to visit Trivandrum?

      by meirto Online Now Aug 29, 2015 at 10:48 PM

      I shall be going to Allepey and debating if to visit Trivandrum?
      Please advise

      6 Answers Aug 30, 2015 at 4:05 PM
    • Lungis in Thiruvananthapuram

      by BrentL6 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 6:15 PM

      Are lungis common in this are and if so how come gymshorts are seen as less conservative?

      4 Answers Apr 26, 2015 at 4:38 PM
    • Clothes in india

      by BrentL6 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      Is is ok to wear gym shorts here?

      8 Answers Apr 27, 2015 at 4:47 AM
    • Clothes in india

      by BrentL6 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      Is is ok to wear gym shorts here?

      1 Answer Apr 25, 2015 at 11:26 PM
    • Non-resort location South of Kovalam?

      by breanann Online Now Mar 22, 2015 at 8:11 AM

      please advise of a beach location South of Kovalam which is not as developed as Kovalam or as isolated as the 'resorts' - where I can wander from cafe to cafe, please. Maybe a village or town?
      Thank you.

      1 Answer Mar 31, 2015 at 10:30 AM
    • Thiruvananthapuram

      by cindylwchoi Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      I heard that Dengue fever has been on an explosive rise in Thiruvananthapuram in the past few years. Is it safe to travel to Thiruvananthapuram? Any vaccination required? Any health tips?

      6 Answers Jul 23, 2014 at 2:45 AM
    • sea food in trivandrum

      by sanset Online Now Jul 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      where can one find good affordable sea food in trivandrum ? details of exact location & average cost of a meal per person

      1 Answer Jul 6, 2014 at 3:31 AM
    • Malaria PIlls

      by AnneB1 Online Now Jun 24, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      Are they necessary in July?

      4 Answers Jun 24, 2014 at 9:22 AM
    • check out time of hotels in thiruvananthapuram

      by boddu Online Now May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      what is the check out time of hotels in thiruvananthapuram?

      3 Answers May 30, 2014 at 4:29 AM
    • How to go from Kerala to Goa ?

      by Rishabh.Oberoi Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 2:52 AM

      How to go from Kerala to Goa by bus or train on 30th Dec the peak time of the year

      11 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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      Long stay visitor Kovalam

      by aletaj. Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 7:25 AM

      I would love to know the best way to find a studio or one bedroom apartment for 3 months (Nov. > Feb. 2014 ) in Kovalam, Kerala. Searching on internet appears to only produce the luxury and expensive accommodation that are not within my budget.
      All suggestions are very much appreciated.
      Thank you...

      7 Answers Oct 3, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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      kaimals dosa kada

      by VipinSagar Online Now May 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

      i would like to know the exact location of kaimals dosa kada

      4 Answers May 26, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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      The Napier Museum

      by cilsley Online Now Nov 28, 2011 at 10:02 AM

      I will be visiting Trivandrum this July and would like to photograph the white Buddha in the Napier Museum. Cameras are forbidden and I have been unable to find an email address for the director.
      Has anyone any suggestions?

      Thanks, Chris

      6 Answers Nov 30, 2011 at 1:36 AM
    • Economic Hotels

      by pawali Online Now Nov 19, 2009 at 8:37 PM

      Looking for clean and nice but not lux hotels for 6 pax. Is there any bus service from Thiruvendram to Madurai. What is the fare would be.

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2012 at 5:44 AM
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      **Help Renting a Furnished Apartment near Trivandrum**

      by portlanddave Online Now Aug 31, 2009 at 9:40 AM

      Hello travelers,

      My wife and myself arrive in Trivandrum on September 4th, 2009. After jet lag is over :) we will be searching for a furnished apartment to rent for 2-4 months. ANY, and I mean Any comments, tips, or general help you can offer would be much appreciated, and I thank you in advance for your time. Happy travels to you all,


      Dave and Leela from Portland, Oregon, USA

      2 Answers Nov 6, 2009 at 10:09 PM
    • Visiting Thiruvananthapuram

      by ohdannyboy27 Online Now May 23, 2009 at 9:23 AM

      I am visiting Thiruvananthapuram for one week from Monday next, and I would like to know what night life there is there to attend.

      Ideally I would like to visit Clubs, Pubs to hear Music and perhaps even meet some people, particularly the Ladies

      Any suggestions would be much appreciated



      1 Answer May 23, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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      which is a good five star hotel in thiruvananthapuram with gym facilities

      by vpas Online Now Mar 18, 2009 at 9:39 PM

      could someone recommend a good five star hotel in thiruvananthapuram having a good health club/gym facilities.
      also where to find shantigiri ayurvedic products and good quality banana chips,tender mango pickle and other such products in thiruvananthapuram.any other ideas for shopping would be welcome!

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2009 at 1:59 AM
    • Elephant sanctury near Kovalem

      by johnfreda Online Now Feb 1, 2009 at 11:33 AM

      Visiting Kovalem in March and would like to visit place where you can see and help with washing of Elephants,can anyone suggest villages where this takes place

      4 Answers May 1, 2009 at 5:35 AM
    • trivandrum airport taxi

      by johnfreda Online Now Feb 1, 2009 at 8:27 AM

      Arriving from UK soon,where do you book the fixed price taxi at the airport

      3 Answers Feb 15, 2009 at 12:29 AM
    • Thiruvananthapuram to muhamma jetty

      by musaphir Online Now Aug 13, 2008 at 5:16 AM

      can you please advise what is the best means of transportation from thiruvanathapuram to muhamma jetty near cherthala with timings, if possible.

    • Help! Trying to find (what looks like) brass/pewter indoor plant pots

      by xtielee Online Now Mar 5, 2008 at 4:28 AM

      I am new to the city and I am trying to find those huge indoor plant pots that look like pewter/brass/copper. Does anyone have any idea where I can locate them or indeed any other good quality indoor plant pots?
      Many many thanks

      1 Answer Mar 6, 2008 at 11:30 PM
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      Thiruvananthapuram to Ooty

      by hshifan Online Now Feb 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM

      I want to go to Ooty from Thiruvananthapuram, I want to fly to Thiruvananthapuram by 10th Feb 2008 (Sunday) and my flight will land by 17:40 pm. I want to catch an Express Bus to Ooty the same day. Can someone guide me through.......?

      6 Answers Apr 11, 2008 at 2:30 PM
    • Trivandrum to Periyar

      by DebBowers Online Now Nov 20, 2007 at 2:39 AM

      What is the best way to get to the Periyar nature reserve from Trivandrum (or Kovalam)time it takes and approx cost. If it is too far to make a day trip can anyone recommend a decent mid-price hotel nearby. Many thanks.

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2007 at 11:08 AM
    • Travel time from Kovalam Bch hotel to TRV airport

      by Wheel_Spanner Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 2:41 AM

      What is the latest time I can leave the hotel in Kovalam beach area, to catch a domestic flight leaving Trivandrum airport at 12.15 p.m.?
      Leaving 10.45 by taxi be ok?

      1 Answer Aug 15, 2007 at 6:54 AM
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      accomodation please

      by doofus Online Now Jul 25, 2007 at 3:37 AM

      My wife and I, both 60ish, want to spend about 3 to 4 weeks in Kerala next February. We will arrange our own flights to Trivandrum. We would like a nice clean, cheapish place to base ourselves. We can then try to arrange our own excursions etc. Package tours seem so so expensive.

      Any help and/or advice would be much appreciated so that we can start to plan etc.

      cheers, pete

      7 Answers Aug 15, 2007 at 7:11 AM
    • bruce

      by bruce007j Online Now Jun 8, 2007 at 12:21 AM

      I need to know if there is any official website of the Ambrosia bakery. Plz.

      1 Answer Jul 4, 2007 at 3:46 AM
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      35 mm film

      by rox-san Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 7:52 PM

      For the avid photographers out there: do you suggest bringing in some rolls with me or is it roughly the same price over there? Thanks :O)

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2007 at 6:00 PM
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      First time in India

      by rox-san Online Now Mar 8, 2007 at 8:53 AM

      Thank you so much for your input. Last night I discovered the Thorn Tree forum from Lonely Planet and came across loads of antimalarials questions. Until I came across some upsetting news about this girl Kinga who hitchhicked her way to Africa from Poland and died of cerebral malaria in Ghana. Check out her website, it's IMPRESSIVE, beautiful and heartbreaking. So thank you guys, I will take my pills. Now the question is, which one? The side effects of Lariam (sp?) are absolutely frightening but the once a week thing is appealing. Anyone taking it? My other options are Malarone, Doxycycline and maybe Primaquine? Any recommandation? I'm calling my travel clinic today but as you can guess they didn't do a great job at recommanding me taking the drug in the first place... Thanks again for your replies :o)

      10 Answers Mar 13, 2007 at 9:09 PM
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      First time in India

      by rox-san Online Now Mar 7, 2007 at 4:15 PM

      And first time on virtual tourist too. I'm three weeks away from landing in Thiruvananthapuram and I need to know the thruth about mosquitoes! I know it sounds silly but friends & doctors really bug me with the malaria pill when I'm really trying to stay clear of medication. However, I intend to compensate by thoroughfully using the DEET repellent as well as the permethrin spray on my clothes. (If you guys really think its necessary b/c when I asked one of the local men he kind of chuckled and said not to worry about mosquitoes & malaria...). Is there anything I should know about possible medical/health issues? I supposed I can't escape from travellers diarrhea but is it really necessary to bring antibiotics for that purpose? I mean how bad can it be!? Sorry, I had to ask... Also, are iodine tablets necessary or I can just buy bottled water?
      From reading VT's postings I gathered the "dress code" for women should be pretty subtle, long-sleeved t-shirts, pants, longs skirts/dresses, avoid sleeveless and jeans and shorts. That's sounds pretty good... As for money (being from Europe I totally lost sense of foreign currencies so forgive me), should I get travellers checks here before I leave (USD or rupee?) and bring a small amount of cash (USD) to change over there? Best to bring my CC also just in case, right? Well that's it for now but I may have more questions later. Thank you so much for your help and don't hesitate to throw any advice or tip for an indian first-timer. Cheers, ROX-SAN

      5 Answers Mar 9, 2007 at 11:21 AM