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Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Today, 00:43
Replies: 21
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Posted By Dave W
Unreserved means exactly that. You cannot reserve...

Unreserved means exactly that. You cannot reserve in advance. You buy tickets at the station. They can get full and I wouldn't recommend for long trips or overnighters but they can be a real...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Today, 00:00
Replies: 21
Views: 373
Posted By Dave W
If you plan to use Mastercard or Visa you will...

If you plan to use Mastercard or Visa you will need to buy through Cleartrip. IRCTC's site will accept Amex but only if SafeKey enhanced security is active. Last time it was discussed on here...
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 22:45
Replies: 2,138
Views: 106,372
Posted By Dave W
On Cleartrip but not on IRCTC where you need Amex...

On Cleartrip but not on IRCTC where you need Amex to buy from outside India.

Actually I am not totally certain about non Indian Visa Debit cards as the only time I used one the transaction fee...
Forum: Photography Yesterday, 22:27
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Views: 1,349,776
Posted By Dave W
Orchha?

Orchha?
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 22:22
Replies: 2,138
Views: 106,372
Posted By Dave W
Nick I nearly always use my non Indian Amex...

Nick

I nearly always use my non Indian Amex card to buy rail tickets on the IRCTC site as it gives me a four hour jump on people using Cleartrip. The last time I used it was on the 29th January...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 22:02
Replies: 21
Views: 373
Posted By Dave W
We spent four years ignoring people who said that...

We spent four years ignoring people who said that Varanasi was 'a must visit place'. When we finally got there we wondered what all the fuss was about. It's OK but nothing special.

The problem...
Forum: Chai and Chat Yesterday, 21:54
Replies: 2,138
Views: 106,372
Posted By Dave W
I don't think that can be right. It is...

I don't think that can be right.

It is perfectly possible to buy Indian train tickets and hotel rooms on line using non Indian credit cards. I don't see how either of those could be classed as...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 01:30
Replies: 21
Views: 373
Posted By Dave W
So time is on your side. You will find plenty if...

So time is on your side. You will find plenty if people on this forum who will tell you that they went once and were hooked. There is so much to see and do in India that you can't possibly do it...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 00:44
Replies: 21
Views: 373
Posted By Dave W
It's very difficult for people who do not know...

It's very difficult for people who do not know you or your partner to judge whether particular places will be 'worth it' from your point of view.

It would help members to help you if you could...
Forum: Photography Yesterday, 00:31
Replies: 39,801
Views: 1,349,776
Posted By Dave W
Q : How close is close? A : 285 km away...

Q : How close is close?

A : 285 km away (https://www.google.co.uk/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=distance+jodhpur+to+jaisalmer&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=XeAaVbLtOevN7Ab4hIGADw)


Well...
Forum: Photography Mar 31st, 2015, 23:07
Replies: 39,801
Views: 1,349,776
Posted By Dave W
I didn't realise that there was anywhere close to...

I didn't realise that there was anywhere close to Jaisalmer
Forum: Photography Mar 31st, 2015, 22:05
Replies: 39,801
Views: 1,349,776
Posted By Dave W
Jaisalmer?

Jaisalmer?
Forum: Indian Railways Mar 30th, 2015, 20:33
Replies: 537
Views: 352,941
Posted By Dave W
You are still RAC. This means that you have been...

You are still RAC. This means that you have been allocated a shared berth. In practice this means a seat rather than a sleeping space. If there are no shows you may be reallocated to a berth of...
Forum: Photography Mar 30th, 2015, 13:01
Replies: 39,801
Views: 1,349,776
Posted By Dave W
Is it Sanskar Kendra?

Is it Sanskar Kendra?
Forum: Indian Railways Mar 30th, 2015, 02:12
Replies: 13,451
Views: 2,311,410
Posted By Dave W
Nationality is a bit of a red herring here. If...

Nationality is a bit of a red herring here. If you are visiting India on a Tourist Visa you are eligible to buy tickets in the Foreign Tourist Quota (FTQ).

See...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 29th, 2015, 03:41
Replies: 3,358
Views: 251,484
Posted By Dave W
Splash. ...

Splash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nebe1zuEtbc
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Mar 25th, 2015, 23:20
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Dave W
The Advance Reservation Peiod for Indian rail...

The Advance Reservation Peiod for Indian rail tickets is due to change from 60 days to 120 days on the 1st April 2015 so you need to be thinking about booking in July for November.

You cannot book...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 25th, 2015, 01:56
Replies: 95
Views: 3,466
Posted By Dave W
I wasn't too sure about that until I saw Nick's...

I wasn't too sure about that until I saw Nick's post.
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 25th, 2015, 01:55
Replies: 2,138
Views: 106,372
Posted By Dave W
@Julia I am generally a reactionary when it...

@Julia

I am generally a reactionary when it comes to matters of grammar, spelling and the use of language but I rather like +1.

I suppose that makes me lazy.
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 24th, 2015, 23:03
Replies: 95
Views: 3,466
Posted By Dave W
That responsibility has to extend to the whole...

That responsibility has to extend to the whole membership. Please go ahead and start a discussion.



How are we going to define 'idiots' or 'exaggerated'?



As explained in an earlier post...
Forum: Indian Railways Mar 24th, 2015, 22:37
Replies: 16
Views: 3,919
Posted By Dave W
And a little bit more. From...

And a little bit more.


From http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/2015-03-24/Seeing-off-loved-ones-at-Railway-stations-to-cost-dear-139423

Dynamic pricing for Platform Tickets! Whatever...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 24th, 2015, 22:30
Replies: 95
Views: 3,466
Posted By Dave W
I make this post in a personal capacity rather...

I make this post in a personal capacity rather than as a Moderator.

I don't think that this forum has ever had a policy of censoring threads or thread titles other than deleting those that breach...
Forum: Indian Railways Mar 24th, 2015, 20:44
Replies: 16
Views: 3,919
Posted By Dave W
From ...

From http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/platform-ticket-to-cost-rs-10-from-april-1/article7026563.ece
Forum: Indian Railways Mar 24th, 2015, 20:33
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Dave W
New Peak Period booking restriction on IRCTC website

From http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/curbs-on-online-train-ticket-booking/article7025606.ece

Seen on the indiarailinfo news forum.
Forum: Kerala Mar 22nd, 2015, 18:14
Replies: 117
Views: 101,292
Posted By Dave W
In January an AC prepaid from the airport to MG...

In January an AC prepaid from the airport to MG Road in Ernakulam was 900 and some rupees. Fort Kochi is further and involves tolls so is going to be quite a bit more.
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