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#1 Jul 7th, 2007, 23:00
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Folks, I figured I'd collect some bookmarks of mine that I picked up over time, much of it probably from IndiaMike anyway, so thanks to all members (and to fellow mods for comments & additions) Hopefully travelers to India will find them useful.

I am not connected to any of these sites and cannot vouch for them, and I only "know" them to the extent I ever use them, some more so, some less. See for yourself what you make of them.

Please feel free to add your own favorite India travel-related links collections; the more orderly you can present them, the more useful they will be to others.

This will likely be a post forever "under construction," so it'll change over time.

Anyway, happy browsing

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Official Websites Find Your Own Links

India.Gov.In -- National Portal of India Official Portal of the Indian Government

GOI Directory Directory of Indian Government Websites; links to Tourism & Hospitality and state tourism websites.

Ministry of External Affairs

Ministry of Home Affairs
- Bureau of Immigration

Ministry of Tourism Links to regional websites & tourist boards

PQOI (Ministry of Agriculture/Plant Quarantine Organisation of India) -- Stipulations on the import of organic materials into India

* Other ministries and govt. departments are linked to at the above two portals, India.Gov.In & GOI Directory *

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Incredible India Official Website of Ministry of Tourism

India Image "A programme to establish Indian Government's presence on the web"

Transport Find Your Own Links

- Air

AAI -- Airports Authority of India Details on Indian airports, links to domestic and international carriers. Site open during Indian business hours.

Amadeus.net International flights information, hotel search, car rental & travel tip tools

Cleartrtip "Flights in India & International hotel bookings"

Ixigo "Travel search engine for Indian consumers"

OAG Travel Information International flights schedules, country guides, hotels & more

Airliners-India Airplane buffs forum

All about Domestic Flights An IndiaMike thread (2005) by member Kanbe about flying in India

SleepingInAirports.net "The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports"

To & From the Airport.com "How to get to and from hundreds of the world´s airports by car, bus, train & other forms of public transport"

- Bus

The Bus Station "Bus, coach, tram, trolley and transit related links all over the world"

IndiaTransit.com "Luxury, Express and regular bus search"

Online bus ticket reservation sites An IndiaMike thread (2007) by member 2Cents collecting Indian bus websites

* Please remember many of the numerous Indian bus companies and routes just won't be online, and it's still very much a figure-it-out-on-the-ground affair *

- Train

Indian Railways Official website of Ministry of Railways. Schedules, online booking (open during Indian business hours), the Trains at a Glance (TAG/TAAG) railway timetables online, railway maps, directions to (Delhi) railway tourist office, itinerary suggestions, further rail links, and more...

- Rail Tourism India Rail tour packages & more

TrainEnquiry.com Indian Railways Train Running Information

eRail.in "Better Way To Search Trains"

IndiaGroove TrainFinder "Subcontinental travel, simplified." Multi-train route finder. Beta version.

* On Indian train travel, there exist a number of rails sites, many of which seem to more or less successfully extract their data from the official site. While the latter can be at times challenging to use, users are advised to check alternate results with it to minimize possible disappointment. *

IRFCA Indian Railways Fan Club website & mailing list. Check their page on Travelling by train in India.

Samit Roychoudhury's IndianRailStuff "For fans of the Indian Railways." Train info, maps & more

The Man in Seat Sixty-One "How to travel by train & ship..." internationally

Train information An IndiaMike thread (2003, regularly updated) by member and long-time moderator Steven_Ber, collecting much of his and the site's train knowledge

Trains at a Glance Another online version of the Indian timetables

UrbanRail.net "Metros, subways, & similar urban rail transit systems around the world"

Travel Tools Find Your Own Links

FitForTravel "Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK"

HostelWorld.com "Hostels & Youth Hostels Worldwide"

India Meteorological Department

ITHVC (International Travel Health and Vaccination Clinic) (Vancouver) Travel health & vaccinations, tips on culture shock

MapMyIndia "Search for maps, directions, and points of interest for anywhere in India"

Maps of India Just what it says

Multimap "Online Maps to Everywhere"

OANDA "The currency site." Conversion tools & more

Time and Date.com International time zones, converters & more

TravelIndependent.info "Everything you need to know... about independent budget travel (backpacking)"

WeatherUnderground International weather site

More India Reading Find Your Own Links

The Digital South Asia Library

I Love India -- One handy portal

Important Indian Tourism Sites An IndiaMike thread (2004) by member Beach

INDAX's A Comprehensive Guide To india

The Open Directory Project: India

Frances Pritchett's South Asia study resources

StylusInc.'s India Cultural Tips "Business Culture, Manners, Customs, Etiquette in India"

Other Forums (Subcontinent/International) Find Your Own Links

The India Tree "All India Travel Forum"

Team-BHP "The Definitive Indian Car Community"

Pakistan Travel Forum

- The Travel Biggies

Fodor's
- Travel Talk Forums

Frommer's
- Travel Talk

Lonely Planet
- Thorn Tree Forum

Rough Guides
- Travel Talk

Miscellaneous Find Your Own Links

Art Of Travel "How to See the World: European and World Backpacking On $25 a Day or Less"

Asian Historical Architecture "A photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage"

BookCrossing.com "Catch and Release Used Books"

Chai! "The Enthusiast's Online Chai Resource"

Crazyguyonabike "A free, independent website for hosting bicycle touring journals, forums and resources"

The Internet Sacred Text Archive "Archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric"

Kabul Caravan "An Online Travel Guide To Afghanistan"

OnlineNewspapers.com "Thousands of Newspapers on the Net." India section.

Reuters AlertNet "Alerting Humanitarians to Emergencies"

RoadJunky Travel

Sarai "A space for research, practice and conversation about the contemporary media and urban constellations"

The TokeZone "Travel, Computer Security, Music..." & more

UNESCO World Heritage Center
- WHTour: World Heritage Sites in panography

Vegetarian-Restaurants.net Far from just about vegetarianism, site is run by Spiritual Guides Publishers, "established to publish travel books on India, Nepal and Southeast Asia, and books on spiritual and alternative subject matters."

Where the hell is... Matt?

Wikipedia "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." Links to numerous editions in other languages.
See also (unrelated):
Wikinews -- "The free news source you can write!", ditto;
Wikitravel, ditto;
Wikimapia;
Uncyclopedia, "the content-free encyclopedia"

World66 "The Travel Guide You Write"

& Finally: The Psychology of Cyberspace, by John Suler. "Explores the psychological aspects of environments created by computers and online networks."
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Great, Great info

Thank you for sharing.
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I'd like to include some other Subcontinent travel forums above, i.e., for Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.

If members know of any good ones, please let us know. I'm not looking just for any old forum, so maybe include a brief description why you consider this or that forum to be particularly good.

Cheers.
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This is an amazingly useful thread.

Well done!

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For travel photography, you can't beat

Trek Earth

learn about the world through a lens.....

Also, Travel Independent is a great site for first-time travellers. Loads of tips on packing, on-the-road, etc, and a great destinations section.

And as well, I think Dr. Funkenstein's blog, Out There Somewhere, deserves a mention
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Originally Posted by Conor M View Post And as well, I think Dr. Funkenstein's blog, Out There Somewhere, deserves a mention
Thanks, you're right. I consciously left out member's good blogs that I know of though, thinking it's beyond the scope of my post. You're welcome to add a list of your own though. Meanwhile, people can check out the Show us your website!!! and Do You Blog? threads for starters.
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machadinha... i bow to thee!! spectacular!

Trying hard to contribute.. and drawing a blank.. very comprehensive
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Y'r most welcome. Contribute what you can, please
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machadinha,

A great thank you for sharing all this sites.

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Originally Posted by Conor M View Post Also, Travel Independent is a great site for first-time travellers. Loads of tips on packing, on-the-road, etc, and a great destinations section.
Fantastic site btw Conor, now included above. Their links section alone easily outdoes this one
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Yep, that's how I found IM......
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Ha! Even better I noticed the link yes. Well, now cross-linked if it wasn't already

Say Mr. Overlander, don't tell me you haven't got some relevant forum links...

Oh, and thanks for people's thanks, of course
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Another one for you Mach...

Kabul Caravan, for all things Afghanistan - it's run by Paul Clammer, who has just become the first LP writer to do an Afghanistan guide since the 70's.

He is one of the best LP writers I've used (along with Mark Elliot), and has a real passion for Afghanistan.
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Thumbs up

Thanks Consider it included (did you point to this before? Seems familiar, maybe didn't register as such.) C'mon, Conor, don't leave us hanging here, you must have many links in the field Give us the "Overlanding to India and Beyond: The Links" section
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I find tripadvisor helpful, especially for hotel reviews.
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