Staying in Delhi
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#1
| Member

Staying in Delhi

Hello people

I am going to be staying in Delhi for the first time in November, i will be there for 2 months studing, i will not have a great deal of time whilst i am filling my head with Geek soup, but once i have finished i am free to travel and explore this Fantastic country. so on that if anyone can give me advice on where to go things i should try (food) it would be a great help, Ive got bags of time and a healthy budget and no intention of rotating back to the rat race until i am skint or deported.

Ta. :)

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#2
| Maha Guru Member
Hi, India is a very big place i think you need to be more specific on what areas interest you i.e. beach mountains etc by the way i'm in Leeds. kk
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#3
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Thinking about Goa i like the beach and night life, love wild life, lions tigers and bears, there's a place in Darjeeling i would like to go to its the windamere hotel, sun rise's sun set's. anywhere i can have a good adventure and tell my gandchildren.
#4
| Senior Member
Darjeeling's fabulous - but I think you could give the Windamere Hotel a miss .... purely a personal view, we spent New Year 2004 there, and bizarre wasn't the word. A blazing log fire in the bedroom was a delight, but the food was dire, most of the staff not exactly welcoming and many of the non-Indian guests were a nightmare. Still, it was an interesting experience! We moved to the New Elgin, which was a far, far nicer place to be.

I can highly recommend Kolkata - we loved it, and especially our stay at the Tollygung Club. I cna give you further details if you are interested.

Maybe we should have a North of England IM Meetup - I'm near Otley!
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#5
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Thanks Judi the two places you recommend sound great send us the info please.

How do you arrange a north of england IM meetup just post a thread?
#6
| Senior Member
Hi Connell

I'll post the details for both those places tomorrow (need to dig out the info) and I don't have time this evening, I'm afraid.

Re: Northern Meet - or any other meet for that matter, yes, just start a thread, see who's interested, and then we just choose a date, time and venue to meet up. It seems to work in other cities, so I don't see why we can't get it to work in Yorkshire, do you? :D
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#7
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Thats Great Judi, leave it with me and i will sort it.

On ilkley- le- moor by Tat on ilkley-le-moor by Tat. sorry could not resist
#8
| Senior Member
Hi Connell

Here's the info. I promised you:

Kolkatta: www.thetollygungeclub.com
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I think we paid just about the same here as in Kal. It's reputed to be the oldest (i.e longest established) hotel in Darjeeling, and is in a very quiet situation, but just of the main square (Chowrasta). Log fires, wood panelling, great food, friendly staff ..... but not at all pompous like the Windamere. However, the Windamere is definitely worth a visit, for drinks on the terrace, say - it's got fabulous views over the valley towards Sikkim.

I can also highly recommend travelling to Darjeeling in at least one direction on the Toy Train. A fabulous trip, through fascinating countryside and real contact with local people!

By, the wind's 'owling ower that theer moor tonight, better not go wi'out mi 'at. :D
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#9
| Loud Noisy Bird
I think I've just added a couple of place to my want-to-see list! Thanks Judi. :D
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#10
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Where the girls play rugby

Thanks Judi i shall be visting them both. Maximum loaf. :cool:
#11
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It Aint half hot Mum

Could i catch a train from Delhi to Darjeeling? and if so how long would it take and would the service be affected by the weather, it will be early Feb when i vist. [happy]
#12
| Senior Member
Hi Connell - sorry for the late reply, but I've been away for a few days.

Yes, you can get a train from Delhi to New Jalpaiguri, then either go by Toy Train, or jeep on up to Darjeeling. We went up by jeep, down by train, but that was because there is often fog on the plain in january/February - our overnight train was delayed by 7 hours, and we missed the train connection up. So, yes, the weather can affect the trains!!
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