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Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 16th, 2014, 17:39
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Posted By Dave W
Unless it is a really bad delay the connection is...

Unless it is a really bad delay the connection is held. Fog should not be a problem in November. The Kalka Mail schedule is very generous. When we did the trip we left Old Delhi nearly 3 hours late...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 16th, 2014, 17:31
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Dave W
You could take train 12311 from Old Delhi to...

You could take train 12311 from Old Delhi to Kalka. This connects with the trains up to Shimla. There is still availability for 15th November
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 16th, 2014, 14:28
Replies: 2,962
Views: 350,045
Posted By Dave W
JP Apologies. I thought that the link that I...

JP

Apologies. I thought that the link that I posted would take you direct to the screen I was talking about.

Touch the 17603 - Slip 2 link at the top of the column and it appears.
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 16th, 2014, 12:32
Replies: 2,962
Views: 350,045
Posted By Dave W
JP See...

JP

See http://m.indiarailinfo.com/avblcal/hyderabad-kacheguda-kcg-to-vasco-da-gama-vsg/844/512

There appears to be an error in indiarailinfo but the above link shows 'class not exist' for...
Forum: Jodhpur Sep 15th, 2014, 14:37
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Dave W
We stayed at the Haveli Inn Pal about 18 months...

We stayed at the Haveli Inn Pal about 18 months ago. Very clean with good AC but no view or balcony. I don't know whether any of the other rooms run to these.

Whichever one you stay at don't miss...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 15th, 2014, 12:36
Replies: 343
Views: 39,180
Posted By Dave W
I seem to recall an earlier mention that AOL...

I seem to recall an earlier mention that AOL email addresses caused a problem with the IRCTC site. Try Yahoo or gmail if you haven't already.
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 14th, 2014, 16:51
Replies: 13,018
Views: 1,327,483
Posted By Dave W
Mrinny Please read the post at the top of...

Mrinny

Please read the post at the top of the page and then post the required information.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 14th, 2014, 15:56
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Dave W
I second vonkla's suggestion. We did that trip a...

I second vonkla's suggestion. We did that trip a couple of years ago. Read more here
http://radinja2.blogspot.fr/2012/02/tuesday-28th-part-2-off-to-desert.html
Forum: Kerala Sep 14th, 2014, 13:33
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Dave W
Just a couple of observations. At present it...

Just a couple of observations.

At present it is not possible to go to Darjeeling by train. You would need to travel by road from New Jalpaiguri (NJP).

Trains from Kochi to Kolkata don't run...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Sep 14th, 2014, 12:28
Replies: 95
Views: 2,551
Posted By Dave W
These are readily available in French...

These are readily available in French supermarkets. We have been having them for elevenses for the last week.


Spud - is your visit being sponsored by the Indian Dental Association?
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 13th, 2014, 23:05
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Dave W
You should be able to get Foreign Tourist Quota...

You should be able to get Foreign Tourist Quota on train 14659 Delhi (DLI) - Jaisalmer during early October. Read this...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 13th, 2014, 02:30
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Dave W
We've used Railway cloakrooms to store luggage...

We've used Railway cloakrooms to store luggage several times without problems. I keep my netbook or tablet in my day pack which goes with me.
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 12th, 2014, 23:51
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Dave W
Are you talking about station codes? In my view...

Are you talking about station codes? In my view it is better to use these than not as it reduces confusion.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 12th, 2014, 23:24
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Dave W
You could stow your luggage at the railway...

You could stow your luggage at the railway station cloakroom. It has to be locked.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 12th, 2014, 14:35
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Dave W
ngoel I am making some assumptions here as...

ngoel

I am making some assumptions here as you haven't given us much to go on.

Do you really want to arrive in a strange city in the evening? Will your schedule allow you an extra night in...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 12th, 2014, 14:02
Replies: 13,018
Views: 1,327,483
Posted By Dave W
That's the best course of action. I doubt...

That's the best course of action.

I doubt that you can buy FTQ at Gorakphur but if you have time it is worth a try. Let us know if you are successful. There is a Basic Guide to FTQ in the stickies...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 12th, 2014, 13:34
Replies: 13,018
Views: 1,327,483
Posted By Dave W
X - Cross posted with aarosh - x Never...

X - Cross posted with aarosh - x


Never cancel a ticket until you have something better. Assuming that you get your FTQ ticket you then need to go online to cancel your existing. You will get a...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 12th, 2014, 12:54
Replies: 13,018
Views: 1,327,483
Posted By Dave W
Stevesayskanpai Using the term 'sleeper' to...

Stevesayskanpai

Using the term 'sleeper' to describe berths in 2AC or 3AC is a recipe for confusion. Sleeper class is a non AC carriage.

It is impossible to predict whether your berths would be...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 12th, 2014, 12:40
Replies: 13,018
Views: 1,327,483
Posted By Dave W
Bigjrox Your chosen train has a pretty generous...

Bigjrox
Your chosen train has a pretty generous FTQ allocation. Go to the railway station as soon as you get to Varanasi and book at the dedicated office on the left hand side of the main entrance.
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Sep 11th, 2014, 23:37
Replies: 12
Views: 4,278
Posted By Dave W
If you look underneath Induxtan's name on his...

If you look underneath Induxtan's name on his post you will see 'Account Closed'. Don't expect a reply anytime soon.
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Sep 11th, 2014, 22:46
Replies: 3,303
Views: 161,873
Posted By Dave W
Nothing quite like Moules Frites with a glass of...

Nothing quite like Moules Frites with a glass of chilled rose for lunch
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Forum: Indian Railways Sep 11th, 2014, 21:51
Replies: 2,962
Views: 350,045
Posted By Dave W
Rupom If you and your friend both hold...

Rupom

If you and your friend both hold tourist visas FTQ should be OL for you. Look at the Basic Guide sticky on the railway forum.
Forum: Rajasthan Sep 10th, 2014, 17:09
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Dave W
Make a list of the things that you want to see,...

Make a list of the things that you want to see, do and experience in India.

You may well find that a plan evolves out of that.
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 10th, 2014, 16:18
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Dave W
For a couple travelling together I would say side...

For a couple travelling together I would say side upper and lower would be the best choice unless you are exceptionally tall. I'm 6'1" and found a side upper in 3AC to be perfectly OK.

With side...
Forum: Indian Railways Sep 10th, 2014, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Dave W
Without knowing which train from where to where...

Without knowing which train from where to where it is difficult to answer. There is a sticky thread just for Waitlist Questions.

There is nothing to stop you booking more than one set of tickets...
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