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Forum: Rajasthan Mar 16th, 2009, 20:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By zoltan
The e-mail is balubarsa@hotmail.com Not sure...

The e-mail is balubarsa@hotmail.com

Not sure of his mobile phone number, I've got it buried somewhere amongst the junk laying round this place I call a study.

I'll try find the details and post...
Forum: Rajasthan Mar 16th, 2009, 20:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By zoltan
For those who may be interested, a very good...

For those who may be interested, a very good guide is Balu Barsa (not sure if I can post an e-mail address here or not - may be considered advertising (?)).

He's a resident of Jaisalmer; speaks...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jan 27th, 2009, 09:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By zoltan
Add to the list above, another one that I was...

Add to the list above, another one that I was told about last week.

Apparently, your passport must now have 12 months validity from the date you leave India.

I've yet to confirm this, but it...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Jan 27th, 2009, 09:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,851
Posted By zoltan
At the risk of sounding flippant, go with an open...

At the risk of sounding flippant, go with an open mind. If your time is up (ie. there are bombs; shootings; etc), then there's nothing that can be said for looking out.

Common sense should...
Forum: Gujarat Jan 21st, 2009, 04:32
Replies: 13
Views: 3,458
Posted By zoltan
Not sure how far they are. Have a look at...

Not sure how far they are. Have a look at www.mapmyindia.com. That should help you with some detail.

As for going to Dholavira, you must obtain a restricted area permit from the police station...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jan 18th, 2009, 05:30
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By zoltan
Hi Jazz, As a first timer with a limited...

Hi Jazz,

As a first timer with a limited amount of time to spend there, I would suggest that you make up a few different itineraries and allow people to comment.

Read a guide-book (one of your...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jan 18th, 2009, 05:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,979
Posted By zoltan
Having done some long distance drives in India...

Having done some long distance drives in India (hire car + driver), I'd say from the outset that 14 hours behind the wheel on Indian roads is too much for one-stretch.

You would need to break this...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jan 18th, 2009, 05:09
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By zoltan
I've had this happen in the past and it's damned...

I've had this happen in the past and it's damned annoying.

In Jaipur a few years back, I ended up grabbing someone by the shirt collar (who had pushed in front of me) and pulled him back out of...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jan 15th, 2009, 06:23
Replies: 42
Views: 10,580
Posted By zoltan
Sorry to hear your issues in Nepal (although some...

Sorry to hear your issues in Nepal (although some of it had me laughing).

Makes most of my issues trying to leave India pale into insignificance.

Cheers
Zoltan
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jan 15th, 2009, 06:15
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By zoltan
Just a few comments: 1) bangalore is really a...

Just a few comments:
1) bangalore is really a dump... I've been there twice and really thought it was the pits (many of the locals do too).

2) mysore is a lot more laid back than b/lore. places...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jan 15th, 2009, 06:06
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By zoltan
I'm still puzzled why you're flying into Delhi...

I'm still puzzled why you're flying into Delhi and then down to Bangalore.

Surely there's a closer international airport than Delhi into which you can arrive ?

Also, I'd skip Mumbai (only...
Forum: Domestic India Flights Jan 15th, 2009, 06:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By zoltan
To my recollection, the *easiest* (as in, least...

To my recollection, the *easiest* (as in, least hassles), is to get the train from Jaisalmer => Jodhpur, change for the train to Mumbai and from Mumbai, fly.

Because Jaisalmer is geographically...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Jan 12th, 2009, 05:06
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By zoltan
Just very quickly (supposed to be working)... ...

Just very quickly (supposed to be working)...

1) which area of Rajasthan are you staying ? There are many good hotels in many cities and, many good places to visit - but it depends on where you...
Forum: Rajasthan Jan 12th, 2009, 05:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By zoltan
Recently I hired 2 Indica vehicles + driver and...

Recently I hired 2 Indica vehicles + driver and was charged Rs.5 per km. for the 1st and Rs.4.5 for the 2nd.

I'd drop one or two locations and spend more time enjoying the locations you intend to...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Jan 12th, 2009, 04:50
Replies: 55
Views: 21,066
Posted By zoltan
Chris, I find your comments interesting... ...

Chris,

I find your comments interesting... you've lived there for much longer than I have made visits but you seem to have encountered the worst of everything during your time.

To comment on a...
Forum: Jammu & Kashmir Jan 10th, 2009, 14:14
Replies: 18
Views: 10,920
Posted By zoltan
Can you clarify "data card" ? Is this...

Can you clarify "data card" ?

Is this something like a pre-paid internet access card that can be used on a mobile phone or, something else ?

Cheers
Zoltan
Forum: Introduce Yourself Jan 10th, 2009, 14:10
Replies: 44
Views: 2,516
Posted By zoltan
I could be wrong but I think July is the hot...

I could be wrong but I think July is the hot season. We're not talking far north Queensland hot, we're talking "peel the skin from your bare feet on the steps of the Taj Mahal" hot.

As for the...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jan 10th, 2009, 14:04
Replies: 5
Views: 12,499
Posted By zoltan
I could be wrong, but I believe chikungunya is...

I could be wrong, but I believe chikungunya is the Indian equivalent of dengue.

With that disease, you'll feel ill; tired; feverish and more.

But as for the peeling of skin, rashes etc, never...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jan 10th, 2009, 13:59
Replies: 10
Views: 3,820
Posted By zoltan
Generally, all of the currencies you have listed...

Generally, all of the currencies you have listed will be exchangable at forex bureaus.

There's little point in changing from AU$ to US$ as you'll lose on the exchange charges (which India doesn't...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Jan 10th, 2009, 13:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By zoltan
I did a journey out to the Desert National Park...

I did a journey out to the Desert National Park in Jaisalmer. In the 3 hours I was there, I got to see:
- Indian fox
- vulture (becoming rare nowadays)
- bustards
- deer
- camel (that was...
Forum: Volunteering and Charitable Causes in India Jan 10th, 2009, 13:40
Replies: 4
Views: 2,165
Posted By zoltan
Pippi beat me to it. I've given to TEWFI in...

Pippi beat me to it.

I've given to TEWFI in the past and have attended a couple of their fundraising programs.

I think they're about as legitimate as they come and, the donations are tax...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Jan 10th, 2009, 13:38
Replies: 16
Views: 2,947
Posted By zoltan
I had it when I first went to India in 2000. I...

I had it when I first went to India in 2000. I figured that I was going to be all over the place (literally) and wanted to be covered for everything possible.

Since that first time, I've never...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jan 10th, 2009, 02:37
Replies: 39
Views: 3,885
Posted By zoltan
I recall reading here (?) of a person from the...

I recall reading here (?) of a person from the USA who went to a bordering country to get another visa issued but was only given a 6-month one instead of a 10-year.

I have a suspicion that the...
Forum: Rajasthan Jan 10th, 2009, 02:31
Replies: 6
Views: 2,746
Posted By zoltan
It's not just Raj. that I've seen children...

It's not just Raj. that I've seen children working. Lots of kids in Delhi, Diu & in some parts of Himachal.

I think the problem is endemic throughout parts of India (at least in the North).

It...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jan 9th, 2009, 10:15
Replies: 29
Views: 18,528
Posted By zoltan
Hi indiaprof, In answer to your questions: ...

Hi indiaprof,

In answer to your questions:

1) up to 9.99kg (to Australia) costs close to Rs.3000. 10Kg and over is another weight range and the price increases again. If I recall correctly,...
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