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Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Oct 2nd, 2008, 20:24
Replies: 7,096
Views: 1,237,551
Posted By Sprocket
Positive news.

Hello folks,
Just writing to say that fast turnarounds are possible, do not despair. I sorted out my 6 monthly by post - both ways recorded delivery. Posted on the Wednesday with postal...
Forum: Gujarat Sep 21st, 2008, 16:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By Sprocket
Thanks for your replies folks - I'll post all...

Thanks for your replies folks - I'll post all findings early next year when I leave Gujurat.
Kind regards.
Forum: Gujarat Sep 6th, 2008, 13:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By Sprocket
Birds in Bhuj.

Hello all,
Just about to return for a third visit although a bit concerned about the visa outsourcing problems in the U.K. I'm going birdwatching around Bhuj, Mandvi and that neck of the...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Jun 28th, 2007, 19:04
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By Sprocket
Udaipur Enfields.

Hello all,
Has anyone any recommendations for buying/ hiring a Enfield in Udaipur (secondhand). Or should I get one in Delhi - I'd prefer Udaipur.
Thanks a lot.
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions May 26th, 2007, 15:29
Replies: 0
Views: 1,241
Posted By Sprocket
Birmingham CGI visa turnaround.

Hello all,
Just to let UK folks know, I applied by post for a 6 month tourist on Monday, it arrived 5 days later. That's fast, so don't be afraid to take the postal route, it is a low...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles May 17th, 2007, 16:30
Replies: 199
Views: 98,612
Posted By Sprocket
If ever you hear the joyous strains of " I'm...

If ever you hear the joyous strains of " I'm dreaming of a white christmas" by good ol' Bing Crosby on the road in Karnataka - it'll be because there's a 10 tonne Tata truck reversing towards you. It...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh May 17th, 2007, 15:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,801
Posted By Sprocket
Thanks for the replies, ...

Thanks for the replies,
Would travelling by motorcycle be a bad idea (I have one stored in Delhi) because of the rain? Would public transport be the wiser option?
What do...
Forum: Madhya Pradesh May 15th, 2007, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,801
Posted By Sprocket
M.P in the rain.

Hello all,
Any suggestions for Madyha late June for a couple of months other than Mandu Pachmari and other quite backwaters?
Will Khajuraho be worth the effort at this time of year?
...
Forum: Indian Railways Apr 25th, 2007, 17:04
Replies: 41
Views: 3,842
Posted By Sprocket
There's an agent in Gokarna whos very good at...

There's an agent in Gokarna whos very good at arranging train tickets opposite the entrance to the bus station and about 5o yards up toward the town entrance on a right hand bend opposite a small...
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Apr 15th, 2007, 23:50
Replies: 53
Views: 36,536
Posted By Sprocket
In my humble opinion, India is the best country I...

In my humble opinion, India is the best country I have been to for all 5 senses and because of this can really turn our switch back on for us blunted British.
The smells on a long train journy...
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Mar 20th, 2007, 18:30
Replies: 12
Views: 6,382
Posted By Sprocket
Try Gurdial in Karol Bagh - he's got my 350...

Try Gurdial in Karol Bagh - he's got my 350 stored ther for me until I can get back to India. Bawa is a good knowledgeable mechanic - I can highly recommend him. He's always got abullet or two for...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Mar 11th, 2007, 02:47
Replies: 5
Views: 2,830
Posted By Sprocket
There's a guy in Freak Street that can get it...

There's a guy in Freak Street that can get it done in a couple of days max. This is probably too late but it's a well trodden path for people in the know.

Hope it all worked out for you.

...
Forum: Forum Help Feb 14th, 2007, 00:14
Replies: 140
Views: 14,562
Posted By Sprocket
The Head Wobblers.

The Head Wobblers.
Forum: Goa Jan 20th, 2007, 00:51
Replies: 6
Views: 2,435
Posted By Sprocket
There is an organisation based in Pune called the...

There is an organisation based in Pune called the R.L.S.S that trains people in advanced first aid and lifeguarding skills that is working hard to train local people to help cut back the terrible...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jan 1st, 2007, 03:02
Replies: 5,906
Views: 479,706
Posted By Sprocket
Rough as rocks in Wales. Strong Atlantic south...

Rough as rocks in Wales. Strong Atlantic south westerlies driving the rain into our little town.
By Jimminy I'd like to be in Karnataka. Maybe I'll just quit the job and go - again.
Happy...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Jan 1st, 2007, 01:03
Replies: 4
Views: 1,712
Posted By Sprocket
Hello all, From HP try Nepal -...

Hello all,
From HP try Nepal - Kathmandu - Freak St. - Mr. Hari - can supply address if needed. He's a good travel agent, also runs a visa service, offering about a 48 hr. turn around.
...
Forum: Delhi Nov 17th, 2006, 19:06
Replies: 7
Views: 25,684
Posted By Sprocket
Best go to the pre - paid booth as you come out...

Best go to the pre - paid booth as you come out of the station on your left. From memory this station isn't as hectic as some and as long as your train isn't late , you should have plenty of time -...
Forum: Delhi Nov 11th, 2006, 19:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,520
Posted By Sprocket
Caroline, Delhi - Kat. by bus is...

Caroline,
Delhi - Kat. by bus is around 12 quid each way - you'll find good advice/travel agents in the Tibetan colony in Manjnu ka tilla in northern Delhi. You'll have to bear in mind that...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Mar 16th, 2006, 21:42
Replies: 19
Views: 3,186
Posted By Sprocket
Buy everything you need in India, you can get...

Buy everything you need in India, you can get adecent net for around 200 rp. - if you come across kind people they may even make them to your size specs. and colour , would you believe, for a bit...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Jan 7th, 2006, 00:35
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Sprocket
You could try Nimmu House near the sea (just back...

You could try Nimmu House near the sea (just back from the beach) but it is quite basic, I loved it for its quiet, sociable atmosphere (in Gokarna). Get up really early and go to the tank for the...
Forum: Chai and Chat Jan 6th, 2006, 18:13
Replies: 16
Views: 2,951
Posted By Sprocket
I think I did visit a new level of existance on...

I think I did visit a new level of existance on that beautiful warm night in Delhi. A perfect and succinct description friend.
Iwanttogoback thanks so much for the photo - Iwantogoback too.
Forum: Chai and Chat Jan 6th, 2006, 03:02
Replies: 16
Views: 2,951
Posted By Sprocket
Lovely, lovely Ambassadors

Leaving India, one of the few things I'd missed was a trip in an Ambassador. Leaving Manjnu - ka -tilla on the way to the airport (having stored the enfield) I treated myself to a taxi. Imagine my...
Forum: Crossing the Border Dec 19th, 2005, 23:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,625
Posted By Sprocket
Friend, You'll need 30 dollars for...

Friend,
You'll need 30 dollars for visa on entry into Nepal. They'll also charge you for each day you intend to be in the country regarding the bikes - I think it's about 110 nepali...
Forum: Delhi Dec 16th, 2005, 19:59
Replies: 5
Views: 4,518
Posted By Sprocket
Good decision to stay there - rikshaw about 70...

Good decision to stay there - rikshaw about 70 rupees to Old Delhi (at most).
Wongdhen House is good and within your budget. Food is great, they change money and get train tickets for you if...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Dec 1st, 2005, 20:17
Replies: 15
Views: 4,193
Posted By Sprocket
Sirensongs, I think they,re...

Sirensongs,
I think they,re 24-36 hours Delhi -Kat only stopping at the border.
Don't know about hold ups at the border but I'd guess they're not too bad depending on the current...
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