Where are some year-round cold places in India?

#1 Sep 3rd, 2005, 21:35
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Hi,

When I lived in the P.I (as a dependant of a military father) there was a place called Bagio, and it had cold weather in an otherwise hot climate country.

I was wondering if India has places that have cold climates year round? Thanks
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Dras...second coldest inhabited place on earth after Siberia...about 200 kilometers from Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), and 10,000 feet above sea level.
...and I took the road less travelled.
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There are many 'hill stations' in India which would be the equivalent of Bagio. Cool in summer, and (depending upon elevation) cold in winter.
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Thanks peeps


Hey how long do you think it will be till India can afford me a lifestyle like America? Is it building up fast? Thanks!
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What exactly do you mean? By the sounds of it any lifestyle you like is available India if you are willing to pay for it... most locations frequented by tourists (and some beautiful random places also) now seem to feature 4 or 5 star hotels, deluxe health/spa resorts or unique comfortable accomodation eg. treehouse hotels, deluxe air conditioned beachside tents, house boats. What more could you need?

Although I'm not sure you'll find any of that in Dras!
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who's lifestyle do you mean? America has all ranges. So does India. Main diff is India's rapidly improving for many, opposite for USA.
Dras might be a shell-case recycling paradise, na?
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Try the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh - its freezing the year round !
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Thanks all

Sorry about my other post now that I'm reading it the tone doesn't seem right.

I haven't been to India, so I can only go by what I've read, and business ppl seem to say the power, and roads aren't always reliable. And that the postal service isn't reliable. (not that it is all that great in the us), that kinda stuff is what I meant. What are your experiences with those things?
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Originally Posted by hollow I haven't been to India, so I can only go by what I've read, and business ppl seem to say the power, and roads aren't always reliable. And that the postal service isn't reliable. (not that it is all that great in the us), that kinda stuff is what I meant. What are your experiences with those things?
Things are not always perfect in India, but communication systems are not bad at all in the larger towns and villages. Roads do tend to get bad during monsoon, which is June to Sept. in the major part of the country.

India's still a developing country, not a developed one. It isn't backward, either!

Quite confusing, isn't it ?
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Originally Posted by hollow Thanks all

And that the postal service isn't reliable...
Cant recognise that description : my Indian bookstore regularly beats my Swedish web-bookstore with 4-5 days , Tibetan Review arrives on the same date every month, and all packages from Ladakh coming thru without problem.

Bought some maps from Library of Congress may years ago : they were delayed for more than a month because they had been sent (with correct adress) to El Salvador.

Kargil area had some litterary fame in Sweden some years ago with a much discussed novel called " Colder than Kargil"
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I really wonder what is wrong with Indian Postal Service that it is tagged as unreliable...I always get my mail on time and those blokes can decipher any handwriting in any language and mind you, there are 17 recognised lingos in India...
They may not be as modern and electronically developed as , say, US Post, but they are efficient. Plus they have the friendliest savings system in the world for senior citizen. Each post office works like a miniature savings bank!

If you need a killer cold habitat, sign up for the Indian Army and request for a stint in the Siachen Glacier...
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The postal service in U.K isn't that great, so I would suspect that India would have to be a step-up - at the very least.

I thought it was quite funny when a family, who I am going to visit, asked me not to post items to them in India as they may go missing in transit. As an avid ebayer, I have to say that 4 of my last 15 purchases failed to arrive and yes, the sellers did have proof of posting (1 was even recorded delivery). END OF RANT
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How about renting a house in a rural area, along train route, but a village not a city. Possible? economics on a $600. per month pension? Electricity there? Air conditioners for sale?
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Neither do i...

I still prefer sending some stuff via the post than couriers , especially in Himachal , where i heard recently that the courier guys dont even bother coming home , they call u and tell u to come to their office and pick up the package on the pretense that they were unable to locate the house...


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Originally Posted by puchoo View Post Neither do i...

I still prefer sending some stuff via the post than couriers , especially in Himachal , where i heard recently that the courier guys dont even bother coming home , they call u and tell u to come to their office and pick up the package on the pretense that they were unable to locate the house...
Ha ha ha ... rangss post reached puchoo after nearly 3 years! He should have used India-Post
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