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taxi cost to Lansdowne from Kotdwar?

Hey! Planning to go to Lansdowne from Delhi for a 3 day holiday with a couple of friends. For the KMVN stay do we have to book in Delhi itself?
One more question, can any of you please tell me how much the taxi from Kotdwar to McLeodganj costs?
Thanks a ton!!
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Nice write up, made me think of my visit there last year.

you can see some snaps here

http://puchoo.wordpress.com/2007/10/...-of-lansdowne/







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Originally Posted by pranavganesh View Post I am sorry Ronak.......I dont have pictures of Lansdowne readily available with me right now.....

But believe me .....its a marvellous place....you will relish going to that place ..far from the maddening crowd
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Originally Posted by relentlessly restles View Post One more question, can any of you please tell me how much the taxi from Kotdwar to McLeodganj costs?
Are you sure you want a taxi to McLeodganj or is it Kotdwar...

a shared Jeep would be around Rs.40 per head...entire taxi shud be close to Rs.400
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Silly me! Correction!

I meant taxi from Kotdwar to Lansdowne!!!
Thanks, shashank!
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Originally Posted by relentlessly restles View Post I meant taxi from Kotdwar to Lansdowne!!!
Thanks, shashank!
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You are welcome Sri bhai...we will see you at the meetup this weekend, and discuss a lot of lansdowne...

Yes, its season time now and its advisable to book something from here, either book Fairydale or GVNM. For Fairydale, find their number, call them, if they have availability they will give you their bank account number, deposit the advance in the account and you would be booked...
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Got info!! Want an opinion though!

Hi everyone,
Seems like I have only repeated a question asked before! Sorry. Easily found the info I was looking for.
Please give me your opinion though whether you think Lansdowne is a better 3 day holiday option or Mcleodganj? I don't want to be sharing space with truckloads of tourists, but also looking for nice views, walks and the like.
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For a quieter place i would suggest Lansdowne...been to both, lansdowne suits my style ( reading, walking etc) much more...


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Seems like I have only repeated a question asked before! Sorry. Easily found the info I was looking for.
Please give me your opinion though whether you think Lansdowne is a better 3 day holiday option or Mcleodganj? I don't want to be sharing space with truckloads of tourists, but also looking for nice views, walks and the like.
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Thanks Shashank!
And it is Sri 'behen' coz I'm Sridevi and everyone calls me Sri
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Thanks Puchoo! That's exactly the kidn of place I'm looking at...
Long conversations, chai, books and walks!
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And awesome toast and omlettes!!


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Long conversations, chai, books and walks!
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And it is Sri 'behen' coz I'm Sridevi and everyone calls me Sri
Oops..Then I am sorry...Sri Ji...

Lansdowne is very quite, not much to do..if not for reading, I can spend not more than a night over there...

btw, I just came back from Shimla and I loved it too much...somehow I had been told that Shimla is 'finished' its dirty, crappy and all that...

However Shimla is Wonderful, amazing walking on mall road, crowded, but not too much (All hotels were full, I know this because I spend 3 hours looking for one)...very very clean now...and nice people too..
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The food at Fairydale is awesome...
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it is pretty good yes, i must have had 30 eggs in various forms in the 3 days i was there....

basic food stuff is good, dont get exotic i.e chienese etc and u'll be fine..as is common in a lot of places meat is hard to come by (fairy dale was not able to arrange it all 3 days) but we went to the market and ate...

Oh and carry your own booze, best though the market has a shop but selection was limited when i was there.

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Thanks for the tips! Also, when it comes to the sights- tiffin top, the lake etc can I walk to all these places?
Even a weekend will be good then if I take a train from Delhi, isn't it?
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Originally Posted by puchoo View Post basic food stuff is good, dont get exotic i.e chienese etc and u'll be fine..as is common in a lot of places meat is hard to come by (fairy dale was not able to arrange it all 3 days) but we went to the market and ate...
I am a vegetarian, and not fond of exotics at places outside Delhi

and yes the Zaika thing in the market was also good.

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Originally Posted by puchoo View Post Oh and carry your own booze, best though the market has a shop but selection was limited when i was there.
Carry your booze from Delhi, the selection is limited and its quite expensive compared to Delhi. I remember last year I bought a beer for Rs.70 from a wine shop, it shocked the daylights out of me, because in Delhi it was Rs.40 only..
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