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Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 8th, 2017, 20:50
Replies: 7
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Posted By Dilliwala
1) Are you asking if there are trains from...

1) Are you asking if there are trains from Amritsar to Delhi? Plenty, just search IR.
2) Any time is a good time to visit Himachal :). Yes, you can get snow above Kothi. If it's snowed out, you may...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jul 6th, 2017, 21:05
Replies: 3,963
Views: 487,821
Posted By Dilliwala
It's doable, but 2 nights at PB and 2 nights at...

It's doable, but 2 nights at PB and 2 nights at Birthi? Bit of a waste.
Forum: Uttarakhand Jul 5th, 2017, 21:20
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Dilliwala
There's an ordinary bus at 5.30 am (end-point...

There's an ordinary bus at 5.30 am (end-point Mussoorie).
I don't think there's any other bus from Nainital, only from Haldwani. Which is only 34 km from Nainital.

The fact is that the...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jul 5th, 2017, 20:51
Replies: 107
Views: 5,783
Posted By Dilliwala
How do you know you'll be the only ones there? ...

How do you know you'll be the only ones there?




I think you just ensured that joyd will not go to DT. :)
Forum: Uttarakhand Jul 5th, 2017, 14:25
Replies: 1,401
Views: 137,391
Posted By Dilliwala
aroon already gave up his idea of moving to the...

aroon already gave up his idea of moving to the hills years ago.
Forum: Uttarakhand Jul 3rd, 2017, 21:34
Replies: 107
Views: 5,783
Posted By Dilliwala
You can, if you want to. In that case you're...

You can, if you want to. In that case you're better off with an auto or taxi.
If you do this, better to pre-book accom at Rishikesh. Otherwise just stay at Haridwar.

IMO, yes. But they're your...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jul 1st, 2017, 17:22
Replies: 107
Views: 5,783
Posted By Dilliwala
Late entrant here to throw a spanner in the...

Late entrant here to throw a spanner in the works. :cool:

Banswara is between Syalsaur and Bhiri. This is where the road to Mohankhal (for Kanakchauri) starts. Normally I'd wait here to catch...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jul 1st, 2017, 14:13
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Dilliwala
Get off the train at Haldwani. The bus station is...

Get off the train at Haldwani. The bus station is 1 km from the RS, you can take a cycle riksha. Share-jeeps park in a lane close by.
If you can get a bus or jeep for Kausani or Gwaldam in a...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jun 30th, 2017, 21:37
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Dilliwala
Rather hectic. Yes, HP vehicles can go upto...

Rather hectic.

Yes, HP vehicles can go upto Amritsar, they probably have to pay toll tax.
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 30th, 2017, 21:24
Replies: 337
Views: 169,822
Posted By Dilliwala
Firstly, let me say that I remember reading om...

Firstly, let me say that I remember reading om LLS's site many years ago that anyone coming to study there was not eligible for a student visa. That leaves any other kind of visa.....

I asked...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 30th, 2017, 21:04
Replies: 1,401
Views: 137,391
Posted By Dilliwala
There was a report a decade ago that 25% of...

There was a report a decade ago that 25% of monsoon rain disappears underground into ancient aquifers.



Yes - perhaps.
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 30th, 2017, 20:56
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Dilliwala
UTC has buses leaving from the RS itself. ...

UTC has buses leaving from the RS itself.
TGMOC's (Vishvanath Seva) bus leaves from the Parade Ground, approx 3 km away. Share jeeps also leave from the PG, but I don't recommend them - they're...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 29th, 2017, 21:42
Replies: 1,682
Views: 282,842
Posted By Dilliwala
See my posts in the relevant thread here...

See my posts in the relevant thread here (http://www.indiamike.com/india/uttarakhand-f135/road-traffic-conditions-in-uttarakhand-t26690/264/#post2044986).

When was this? I myself saw big cars and...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 29th, 2017, 21:34
Replies: 1,401
Views: 137,391
Posted By Dilliwala
Neither is Mussoorie. In the cantonment, to be...

Neither is Mussoorie.
In the cantonment, to be specific - 1 hour of supply in the morning. If that isn't enough to meet your daily needs, too bad. I won't mention the times when the pumps break down...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 29th, 2017, 21:08
Replies: 225
Views: 200,301
Posted By Dilliwala
I posted in Jan 17 - after seeing that bus on the...

I posted in Jan 17 - after seeing that bus on the road. I guess it was introduced after your trip.

There is also a TGMOC bus which has been plying on that exact same route for a few years. It is...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 27th, 2017, 22:21
Replies: 225
Views: 200,301
Posted By Dilliwala
Consequent to the landslide on the outskirts of...

Consequent to the landslide on the outskirts of Mussoorie 2 nights ago (reported here...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 27th, 2017, 21:58
Replies: 3,992
Views: 512,700
Posted By Dilliwala
Took a drive out to the affected site this...

Took a drive out to the affected site this evening. Looks bad. Half the road has slipped away at the spot, and also some earth from under the other half that remains. Consequently buses and other...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 27th, 2017, 18:14
Replies: 3,992
Views: 512,700
Posted By Dilliwala
The latest news is that cars/jeeps have been able...

The latest news is that cars/jeeps have been able to pass the landslide area since yesterday. So any share-jeeps from/to Dehradun and Mussoorie are running.

I'm trying to find out more on the...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 27th, 2017, 18:08
Replies: 1,682
Views: 282,842
Posted By Dilliwala
Lambgaon is nowhere near the Badrinath highway....

Lambgaon is nowhere near the Badrinath highway. The article mentions Lambagar, which is north of Pandukeshwar.
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 26th, 2017, 21:21
Replies: 3,992
Views: 512,700
Posted By Dilliwala
There was a big landslide last night at Bataghat...

There was a big landslide last night at Bataghat (outskirts of Mussoorie), at the junction of Tehri Road and Mussoorie Bypass road. The net result is that no through-traffic is possible from...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 26th, 2017, 16:46
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Dilliwala
Dugalbitta also has the Mayadeep Resort, right...

Dugalbitta also has the Mayadeep Resort, right across from the PWD. I stayed there once, quite decent. They didn't have electricity then (2010). Check out their website.

Pipalkoti has a few hotels...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jun 26th, 2017, 15:00
Replies: 94
Views: 4,311
Posted By Dilliwala
Very interesting. Even more so are the comments...

Very interesting. Even more so are the comments by various readers.
The thrust of which is that you can't be a citizen and a refugee at the same time. Seems reasonable?

One Q, IL - Who owns the...
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 25th, 2017, 21:35
Replies: 20
Views: 915
Posted By Dilliwala
Much better.

Much better.
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 25th, 2017, 21:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By Dilliwala
Sorry I don't know of any guide.

Sorry I don't know of any guide.
Forum: Uttarakhand Jun 25th, 2017, 21:25
Replies: 337
Views: 169,822
Posted By Dilliwala
Weird. I visit Muss regularly and hadn't heard...

Weird. I visit Muss regularly and hadn't heard any such thing. I'll try and make enquiries.

Btw, what's the maximum stay on your visa? Are you really allowed to stay a year at one go?
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