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Forum: Karnataka Jan 21st, 2017, 23:56
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Posted By OceanTragic
Sorry, my mistake, I'd mixed up our Mysore to...

Sorry, my mistake, I'd mixed up our Mysore to Badami train time.
We're planning to catch the 16587 from Badami to Mumbai on a Sunday - http://erail.in/?R=16587-BGK-BSR
Forum: Karnataka Jan 19th, 2017, 05:27
Replies: 12
Views: 2,941
Posted By OceanTragic
We've decided to drop a day in Periyar to be able...

We've decided to drop a day in Periyar to be able to get an extra day in Badami. I think that's the right choice, especially as Badami is towards the end of the trip and I'd rather the end was more...
Forum: Kerala Jan 19th, 2017, 05:25
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By OceanTragic
After reading more posts we've decided to cut...

After reading more posts we've decided to cut Periyar down to 3 nights (from 4) so that we get another day in Badami later on in our trip. We realised that if we didn't do that the last week of our...
Forum: Kerala Jan 15th, 2017, 05:40
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By OceanTragic
Well, I think I'm happy with it but nothing is...

Well, I think I'm happy with it but nothing is booked so there's always room for change. Kovalam is fixed though, I don't want to shorten that stay.
Forum: Kerala Jan 14th, 2017, 15:07
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By OceanTragic
Following replies and chats with others I think...

Following replies and chats with others I think we'll change the itinerary to:
Kovalam 4 nights
Kochi 5 nights (was 3 nights)
skip Alleppey (was 3 nights)
Munnar 1 night
Periyar 4 nights -...
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 11th, 2017, 20:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By OceanTragic
Not a bad way to get some new sheets...if your...

Not a bad way to get some new sheets...if your bed happens to be the same size as a berth :D
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 11th, 2017, 20:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By OceanTragic
Thanks. I found this -...

Thanks. I found this - http://www.ndtv.com/bangalore-news/railways-new-e-service-offers-bedroll-for-sleeper-unreserved-passengers-in-bengaluru-1448857 - last night which says it's for non-AC classes,...
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 11th, 2017, 00:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By OceanTragic
e-Bedroll service

Whilst checking out my IRCTC account I came across the e-Bedroll service - http://www.irctctourism.com/cgi-bin/dev1.dll/irctc/services/bedRollhome.do

Is this just an optional takeaway service?
Do...
Forum: Kerala Jan 10th, 2017, 18:40
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By OceanTragic
Thanks for these reports, good reading. Hopefully...

Thanks for these reports, good reading. Hopefully staying nearby would mean we could do a couple of early morning and a couple of late afternoon safaris.
Forum: Kerala Jan 10th, 2017, 18:03
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By OceanTragic
Sorry Aarosh, I don't understand. Are you saying...

Sorry Aarosh, I don't understand. Are you saying that some like Thekkady and/or Periyar and others don't? Or the places have issues?
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 10th, 2017, 18:01
Replies: 547
Views: 115,227
Posted By OceanTragic
Sorted ^^^^^^^^ [whoa] [whoa] [whoa] :D

Sorted ^^^^^^^^


[whoa] [whoa] [whoa] :D
Forum: Kerala Jan 10th, 2017, 17:56
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By OceanTragic
Maybe, but we love wildlife and the four nights...

Maybe, but we love wildlife and the four nights only really gives us three days, of which I expect one will be at the elephant place, one in Periyar and one walking around. I was expecting to stay in...
Forum: Karnataka Jan 10th, 2017, 17:51
Replies: 12
Views: 2,941
Posted By OceanTragic
Ok, thanks. It seems I can't stay there longer...

Ok, thanks. It seems I can't stay there longer unless I drop a day elsewhere. I'll have to see.
Forum: Karnataka Jan 10th, 2017, 17:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,941
Posted By OceanTragic
Thanks. I'll take a read of your write up soon.

Thanks.
I'll take a read of your write up soon.
Forum: Karnataka Jan 10th, 2017, 17:48
Replies: 12
Views: 2,941
Posted By OceanTragic
I'm not sure Banashankari interests me and I hope...

I'm not sure Banashankari interests me and I hope that without a serious interest I can still enjoy the splendour of Pattadakal.
Forum: Karnataka Jan 9th, 2017, 20:31
Replies: 12
Views: 2,941
Posted By OceanTragic
Badami, Aihole & Pattadakal - days required

Just planning the Karnataka section of our trip and I'm hoping to visit Badami and surrounds.

Arriving from Mysore on the overnight train, we plan to spend one night in Badami before catching the...
Forum: Kerala Jan 9th, 2017, 20:19
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By OceanTragic
Kerala locations and days

I'm just at the start of planning our next trip and am looking at how many days to spend in each location.

The middle part of our trip sees us in Kerala and I'm thinking about:
Kovalam 4 nights...
Forum: Indian Railways Jan 3rd, 2017, 20:13
Replies: 547
Views: 115,227
Posted By OceanTragic
EDITED TO ADD: I'm an idiot. I chose the wrong...

EDITED TO ADD:
I'm an idiot. I chose the wrong payment method, once I chose the correct international cards option it worked fine.



I'm from the UK and last went to India in 2011 and booked...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Sep 30th, 2016, 19:16
Replies: 23
Views: 3,192
Posted By OceanTragic
Really interested in your trip fnm500 as am...

Really interested in your trip fnm500 as am thinking of going there next year with my 15yo. So you mostly did local trips? Was it still worthwhile without going to the far off trips?
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Mar 4th, 2015, 12:46
Replies: 1,836
Views: 206,662
Posted By OceanTragic
You could cheer me on in the RideLondonSurrey100...

You could cheer me on in the RideLondonSurrey100 cycle ride I'm doing that day, I'll need all the help I can get to get round. :D
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jan 11th, 2014, 17:32
Replies: 31
Views: 4,423
Posted By OceanTragic
If you're going to Orchha, I'd recommend a stay...

If you're going to Orchha, I'd recommend a stay in the homestays in Ganj, a short walk from Orchha. Organised through Friends of Orchha, we stayed for 2 nights and had a lovely time. Wish we had...
Forum: Karnataka Dec 30th, 2013, 00:36
Replies: 575
Views: 339,631
Posted By OceanTragic
Hopefully I've convinced my niece to go there in...

Hopefully I've convinced my niece to go there in a week or two, so I'm grateful for any updates anyone there this week or next can give.
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Nov 12th, 2013, 13:56
Replies: 1,836
Views: 206,662
Posted By OceanTragic
Thanks TD.

Thanks TD.
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Nov 9th, 2013, 14:18
Replies: 1,836
Views: 206,662
Posted By OceanTragic
Well you've got 5, that'll do for a start. Last...

Well you've got 5, that'll do for a start. Last one I went to the was only 4 of us
Forum: Karnataka Nov 7th, 2013, 22:20
Replies: 575
Views: 339,631
Posted By OceanTragic
So the mango tree has moved? Sure it can't be as...

So the mango tree has moved? Sure it can't be as nice now :(
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