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#31 Jan 12th, 2007, 07:24
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Devdar is totally veg, as it serves only Indian food. Rokeby will provide veg meals, and vegan too if you ask. The veg meals at Rokeby were really good, a whole range of international cuisine (as were the non-veg too), and often we preferred the veg meals to the regular ones.
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Devdar doesn't serve only Indian food. They also serve great pizzas along with spaghetti for dinner. Lunch is always Indian. At breakfast, you can get waffles or toast.
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Sorry, I understood from other guests who stayed there this fall that it was all Indian. I stand corrected.
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Originally Posted by decamped Anyone know if certain boarding houses are more vegetarian-friendly than others?
Ivy Bank serves mostly veg food. And you can order whatever you want. But then again, Ivy Bank is slightly more expensive than the other places and the food is not that good.
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Places to stay

Hey all-
I posted on another thread earlier but then just found this one. I basically just decided to do Landour if there is still room in June (the principal wrote back and said they were pretty booked). I am a grad student and have taken Hindi for three semesters- does anyone know if there are mostly beginners or if there are some intermediate students there too? Also, I'm looking for a place to stay but they may be booked. Any comments on which is better- Devdar or Ivy Banks? Which is closer to the school/in a better location? Thanks!

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Most people who go to Landour are beginners, but they will tailor the program to suit your needs. You get private lessons so just tell the teachers what you want. I know of one student who is returning next week and she is taking advanced lessons. It will be quite busy so book ahead. You may only get two classes a day because of the heavy load of students, but there are also some pretty good tutors around. I am also a grad student and will be returning to Landour the same time as you. I am staying at Rokeby which is next door to the school. A lot of people are frightened off from there because it is/was a Christian guest house. I am not Christian, and found it was ok. The original manager who was quite strict is no longer there. It was a nice accomodation with nice people staying there. Anyhow, I hope to see you at Landour in June.
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I read in another thread they are closed and will open again in February. I emailed them a couple of days ago and am awaiting reply. Does anyone know if they are good at replying, or if I should consider telephoneing them?

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Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post I read in another thread they are closed and will open again in February. I emailed them a couple of days ago and am awaiting reply. Does anyone know if they are good at replying, or if I should consider telephoneing them?

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they are nototious for NOT responding.
NO WORRIES!
they will accommodate you when you arrive. you will likely be able to start the next day, or at latest the next week. they set the next week's schedule on thursday.
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What should I do if they are known for not responding?

I need to apply in advance as my government would be able to supply with financial aid. Therefore, I would need an offer of acceptance etc...

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Originally Posted by bijapuri 6.Some teachers are better than others. You can request a teacher either be assigned or not assigned, and take advantage of it, everyone does it. When there, it was generally agreed that the worst teacher was H***b. . But most of the teachers are quite good.
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Originally Posted by Lugubert If you're lucky, Mr. Dinkar Rai will still be alive (he smoked an awful lot of bidis) and teaching. There was one woman teacher, slightly older than most others (Urmila?), who wasn't half bad, and one other woman who was useful. And a slew of kind but perfectly useless youngish boys. It would be an insult to the profession to call them teachers.

The nearby Rokeby guesthouse is very Christian, meal prayers etc. It should have been extensively renovated by now, but who knows. From where I stayed, the Ivy Bank Guest House, it was a very steep and not too short walk to the school. Nice rooms, lousy food.
Knowing what to prepare for, I might go there again some day. At least one Swedish and one USAmerican university are recurring customers.
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Booked a room at Ivy Bank (Devdar was full) starting around June 9 (beginning date is not set yet). Is anyone going to Landour around this time? llm when will you be arriving?

Also can someone tell me about getting from Delhi to Dehra Dun- heard there are trains, but I see two- very early in morning which could be complicated when coming from the US. Any advice?
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I'll be at Landour from the end of April to August-ish... I think I'm staying at Rokeby, haven't finalized everything yet.
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How have you managed to get in touch with them? I've emailed them twice with no reply!

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yeah, but it took two different email addresses and about a month, if i remember correctly. they don't seem particularly organized.
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Two different email addresses, is the email address stated on their website not the correct one?

Perhaps best to phone them, or should I wait for them to reply?
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