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#16 Jan 16th, 2019, 15:33
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Originally Posted by rebeccalynn View Post Thanks @nycank I didn't even think to look up airlines on-time performance
Aloha ! From Kangra, the planes are small and weight limited. Very much like the commuter planes for inter-island travel in HI. In slightly bad weather, they take a chai-break
#17 Jan 16th, 2019, 15:37
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@nycank Mahalo I'll be sure to take that into consideration and give myself extra time...and travel light!
#18 Jan 16th, 2019, 19:29
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post I don't have an idea about the cab fare from Pathankot to Mcleodganj. There are shared cabs also available outside the station. Check if your fellow travelers are going to Mcleodganj so that you can take the shared cab.

The distance is 95 km, with return of the car 190 km, times Rs 9-12 makes around Rs 2200, depending on the type of car.

I'd avoid shared taxi, except if other farangs want to share; and make sure no second person, the driver saying it is a friend of his, gets into the car to come along.

Be sure to bring a good flashlight (or two) for your night adventures, and carry it always with you. Indian outdoors can be difficult, be it from dog- or cow-shit, or uneven ground. It is also useful to cross a road at night, for pointing the beam in direction of oncoming traffic, or when you walk at the side of a road, pointing the beam backwards or in front, depending from where vehicles are approaching.

Also travel with a good moneybelt; never leave the passport and cards in a daypack, which you might put somewhere down and possibly forget about it.
#19 Jan 16th, 2019, 20:18
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March 12: Fly to Varanasi via Delhi (I know it's not a direct flight from Dharamsala, but thinking it will cut down travel time and be more comfortable, there's an 8am out of Dharamsala and an 11am from Delhi to Varanasi)
The first flights from Dharamsala to Delhi arrive at 09.35 at Terminal 1C. The 11.00 flight to Varanasi leaves from Terminal 3.
I don't think you have enough time for this connection.
The 8.30 Air-India DHM-DEL flight arrives at terminal 3, but nevertheless I should take a later flight to Varanasi.

And, as others mentioned, add a night to Varanasi.
#20 Jan 16th, 2019, 20:38
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4 days is a minimum for McLeod, you won't want to leave! Your flights look like a real problem, also be aware that flights are often cancelled from Dharamsala & Delhi due to bad weather or fog in Delhi.
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#21 Jan 17th, 2019, 02:41
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Thanks @atala that's very helpful information for thinking thru the taxi and I appreciate your advice on the driver. I will definitely be taking my headlamp on this trip!

@vonkla and @kullukid thanks for the feedback on the flight to Varanasi...I'll book extra time here.

Will also add a night in Varanasi
#22 Jan 17th, 2019, 16:30
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If I were you, I'd not mix-n-match. I'd buy both tickets in one PNR.

These are your option for one way.

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