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#31 Nov 1st, 2007, 01:21
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Thanks capt. I got the answer. We like aloo parathas a lot. I will definitely post a feedback and of course with photographs if comes to be good.
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#32 Nov 1st, 2007, 09:39
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Yes Shayamal there is a rule of not allowing sound system while travelling.
What I know this system is only applicable to those jeeps or vans which are running daily on the route.For example you take a jeep from Haldwani to Almora on sharing basis,with other passengers inside the jeep.in that case the music system is not allowed.These jeeps(or vans,sumos..etc) run daily on the route with permit.
But if you are coming from Delhi with your own vehicle its allowed(well thats what I know), as its a private vehicle.
I have travlled number of times from Almora to Bhowali in taxis
(those which ply daily on the route),they never run the music system because of the above reason.
Its a govt rule..
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The rule also does not seem to apply to taxis (not jeeps, but the Indica car types) hired from Haldwani.. maybe its only for jeeps?
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Usually in hills for local passengers there are two jeeps
1) Mahindra jeep
2) Tata Sumo
They run regularly with number of passengers in them.For such type of jeep(jeep or sumo both)its not allowed.
If you are hiring Indica or Sumo or Alto or Innova anything for your own family or for yourself, in that case its permitted,still I am not too clear about this.
But what I know is, there is a rule of not allowing music systems in the hills.

Perhaps it may depend upon whether its a private vehicle or a vehicle for commercial use...
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Dec 2006, I hired an Indica from Binsar/Jageshwar/Almora/Haldwani.

I had to let him go after Almora, because he was playing loud music and switching off the ignition going downhill (besides being unsafe per se, these guys tend to go too fast because they don't want to lose momentum.)

I wish I had known about this rule then. Its a good rule.
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Sometimes these taxi drivers starts playing the music system.A taxi coming from the different direction informs the taxi driver that there is a inspector ahead(to check the whether the music system is running or not), thats what the information they need.Then they hide the music system.....
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Yes Piyush, it seems you are mostly right. I have booked an alto through a travel agent of nainital and who is also well known to my colleague. As per discussion with the agent they have some problem of providing sound system in the car because of the rule. Anyway it is not a prime requiremwnt for me. I would be very happy if the driver is co operative and friendly to us and the vice versa. I am extremely thankful to you for giving such detail information and of course 'Escape to Kumaon' and 'Jageshwar a must?' are really splendid.
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hi,

I have not read the whole thread . I would suggest that when you reach delhi in morning, visit some places rather than wasting time in travelling. Depending upon your taste there are so many places you may visit.

In the night catch Kathgodam express and reach Kathgodam next morning around 6 am. then catch a taxi ti nainital.

see the place ,rather explore it ,its really bautiful
then go to mukteshwar , very very scenic place.
from mukteshwar go to almora, kausani.
if you are a trekker like me then do some easy trekking from kausani to baijnath amidst pine forests, lush farmlands,villages and what not.

come back to kathgodam and board a train to delhi then to bombay.

and yes, share the pics. i love those places.


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Kausani to Baijnath..surely a good one...There is a temple called Kot Ki Mai on the route to Gwaldam.From Baijnath not more than 10 kms...If you are at Garur or Baijnath the temple is must vist....

http://tdil.mit.gov.in/coilnet/ignca/utrn0020.htm
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Request for Address.

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Originally Posted by Piyush View Post Hiring a cab for whole 7 days would cost you somewhere close to 7000 - 10,000.It also depends which taxi you are booking..Alto.Van aur Quallis, the rates will differ.Nowadays no period is off season in Kumaoun, except the rainy season.As you are travelling in feb ,possiblity of snowfall is on the card.This will make a huge rush to the hill stations(if it snows).
According to me you should not hire taxi for the whole seven days, it would cost you more(if its in ur budget, than its ok).From Haldwani take a taxi reach Nainital, cost around 200-300Rs,you can even take a bus if luggage is not a problem,you can get the buses within 20 minutes to Nainital.Importantly it depends how many persons are travelling.If 2 or 3 persons are travelling go by bus, if more hire a taxi, the amount will come more or less same.From Nainital you can again hire a taxi to reach Ranikhet or Kausani.It all depends how many places you want to visit.
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Hi Sunny ..welcome to IM...well what you wrote as absolutely offtopic.
Any information you need please send a private message to me.
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Huh? Missed this thread completely, altho I see my name mentioned a few times.

But I see u've been doing a good job single-handedly almost, Piyush
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I agree on not hiring a taxi for all 7 days. Best is to take a cab to your 1st destination from Kathgodam / Haldwani. This way, if you like the driver (the way he drives, your assessment of his knowledge of the region etc.) you can keep him for a couple of more days or else hire a different car to the next destination.
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Shyamal where are the pictures, as per your itenary you should be back now.
Thanks Dilliwala........
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Thanks Piyush, You remembered my name and the travel plan. I came back home just 4 hours back. Our travel plan was just what we wanted and slight change of route what I was asking for. We could not see the mighty himalays peaks except somewhat in Binsar during sunrise and during travel to Chaukori just after Dhaulchinna and at Vijaypur while comong back from Chaukori. Anyway I forgot to take honey from Jageshwar but remembered to take Bal Mithai and of course did not forget to touch Kot Ki Maa temple at Dangoli. We also explored the road from Binsar to Jageshwar as suggested by you and Capt Mahajan. I will upload photos and our experience which may be helpful to a common leisure family traveller like me. Please wait.
Shyamal Mukherjee

Just uploaded some photographs at members gallery. More to come. I will also write my overall experience. Piyush and Captain please comment.
Shyamal
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