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Forum: Himachal Pradesh Yesterday, 17:44
Replies: 2,127
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Posted By Hochwieskopf
As it has been suggested it is better to noard a...

As it has been suggested it is better to noard a but at Chandigarh since those passing through Kalka have many times filled up already earlier and you might be at the mercy of the driver if he stops...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Nov 23rd, 2017, 14:49
Replies: 26
Views: 2,925
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Jaydeepy, thanks for sharing your experiences...

Jaydeepy,
thanks for sharing your experiences on your family tour through southern Himachal.

A pity that the hot springs at Tattapani as well as some other sights, like a formerly holy guha/cave...
Forum: Delhi Nov 19th, 2017, 22:08
Replies: 72
Views: 5,147
Posted By Hochwieskopf
You might try this one: Sunny Lodge (real...

You might try this one:

Sunny Lodge (real inexpensive, friendly and - to me - sincere, Sikhs) in the same tola/alley as described by kullukid above.
100 , General Market, opp. Vivek Hotel, Pahar...
Forum: Crossing the Border Nov 8th, 2017, 21:16
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Hochwieskopf
You will be subject to a compulsory exchange of...

You will be subject to a compulsory exchange of min.200$/day. As a solo traveller they will most likely require you to go in an organized group when travelling overland.
This all is to increase the...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Oct 20th, 2017, 13:08
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,375
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Different sizes in bank notes are not meant to...

Different sizes in bank notes are not meant to differentiate between real and fake but between different denominations, i.e. values!
Interesting to read, to some people Pakistan seems to rank among...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jun 12th, 2017, 03:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Bus is the safest option as yuo seem to be...

Bus is the safest option as yuo seem to be concerned about safety.
Traffic at Delhi would be scary enough to proof you against Kinnaur road hazards.
There a frequent mini buses going up to Kalpa...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jun 12th, 2017, 03:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Not crazy or silly at all. On the contrary; I...

Not crazy or silly at all.
On the contrary; I consider it to be quite an interesting approach (also literally).
You would have sufficient facilities along the way, could even break your walk if in...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel May 10th, 2017, 15:09
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,375
Posted By Hochwieskopf
puzzling

Are you serious?
Maybe it was a glorious idea to first introduce a bigger denomination (i.e. 2000rps) in order to show how hideous cash generally is?

Elsewhere even the faintest idea of declaring...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar May 8th, 2017, 05:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By Hochwieskopf
post #4 by vistet must not go without a strong...

post #4 by vistet must not go without a strong voice against:

Any recommendation to apply Diamox in a preventive way is to be regarded as highly critical and next to criminal. Diamox must be used...
Forum: International India Flights Apr 28th, 2017, 22:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Those questions would not be raised by me if we...

Those questions would not be raised by me if we had already chosen or booked respective airline connections.
I thought I had pointed out sufficiently that I am still in the phase of collecting info...
Forum: International India Flights Apr 28th, 2017, 01:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By Hochwieskopf
to Delhi from Europe and onward to Kathmandu

To cut our cost on airline tickets I consider getting a budget ticket to Delhi and to combine it with some hopefully connecting onward flight to Kathmandu.

Question is: Can this be done on...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 9th, 2016, 00:46
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,375
Posted By Hochwieskopf
A typo I guess? Probably you mean ahimsa.

A typo I guess? Probably you mean ahimsa.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 5th, 2016, 17:57
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,375
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Most of us Austrian do feel relieved. Well, the...

Most of us Austrian do feel relieved.
Well, the margin is quite sizeable with about 54:46%:
8% seems like a well-deserved reminder for the chauvinist, rightist FPOE that voters would not tolerate...
Forum: Goa Oct 4th, 2016, 16:36
Replies: 22
Views: 4,393
Posted By Hochwieskopf
After a visit to Leh I, sadly, have to say that...

After a visit to Leh I, sadly, have to say that the same applies to Leh and probably too many other places where mass tourism has been coming in effect.

IMHO it is because a vast number of...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Feb 13th, 2016, 22:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Yes, definitely. Of course it also depends on...

Yes, definitely.
Of course it also depends on how much luggage you plan to load onto your bike. Having undertaken extensive cycletouring as well I would rather go on a touring mtb.
Be prepared for...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Feb 2nd, 2016, 06:24
Replies: 21
Views: 3,262
Posted By Hochwieskopf
captain bruce: So you would say that June/July is...

captain bruce: So you would say that June/July is too early for Spiti nowadays?
I have been there in 2006.
Heard of the floods at Leh and in Pin valley when Mudh got cut off rather dramatically....
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Jan 20th, 2016, 00:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Or go to Puri, Orissa. Quite close to Kolkata and...

Or go to Puri, Orissa. Quite close to Kolkata and enough of a beach for a change after Darjeeling/Sikkim.
If you go to the Andamans for such a short stopover you will end up seeing as little as 99%...
Forum: Sikkim May 30th, 2015, 23:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Hochwieskopf
At Gangtok you should not have any troubles...

At Gangtok you should not have any troubles joining a tour group for North Sikkim to visit the places listed.
A trekking permit for, say Goma and the far NW would be very hard to obtain. When I...
Forum: Delhi May 30th, 2015, 23:02
Replies: 99
Views: 108,426
Posted By Hochwieskopf
I would not worry: Initially the authorities had...

I would not worry: Initially the authorities had been very strict and you hat to persuade them as I did.
But now they will not interfere apart from the mandatory security check.
Sadly a taxi is...
Forum: Travel Photologues Jan 14th, 2015, 17:35
Replies: 74
Views: 21,670
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Dear Suman, What a pleasant coincidence to...

Dear Suman,

What a pleasant coincidence to find your documentation NOW!:
The day after tomorrow we shall make our way via Kolkata to Port Blair.
Will be reaching Pt. Blair saturday afternoon....
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 31st, 2014, 22:21
Replies: 151
Views: 161,104
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Of course a ticket secured under the tourist...

Of course a ticket secured under the tourist quota can be cancelled. Once issued it is just an ordinary, confirmed ticket.
Depending on the class it used to cost from rps20 upward until recently....
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Dec 18th, 2014, 03:09
Replies: 80
Views: 9,236
Posted By Hochwieskopf
CTC stands for Cruch - Tear - Curl and is not to...

CTC stands for Cruch - Tear - Curl and is not to be confused with dust/fannings as it stands for a particular process after fermentation.
To my knowldege it is meant to both increase the surface for...
Forum: Kolkata (Calcutta) Dec 2nd, 2014, 18:25
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Hi Kanu108, in my experience business is...

Hi Kanu108,

in my experience business is more or less as usual before holi.
Securing a bike box might be more of an affair there dompared to other, western (oriented) countries.
You might also...
Forum: Rajasthan Nov 30th, 2014, 00:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By Hochwieskopf
Alwar?

If it is not too far for you for the day you might consider visiting Alwar.
It still has some of the Rajasthani charm lost now in crowded places like Jaipur.
Visit the fabulous palace museum (much...
Forum: Indian Railways Aug 15th, 2014, 05:37
Replies: 5
Views: 3,902
Posted By Hochwieskopf
As platforms tend to be changed at short notice...

As platforms tend to be changed at short notice for arriving trains I do not imagine this info to be available on the net but at the station itself only.
Forgive me if I am wrong but it is always...
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