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Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 15:52
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By OldandRambling
I have never bothered with selecting a food...

I have never bothered with selecting a food option online, although I think if one selects "no food" the fare is reduced slightly on the Rajdhani etc trains.

I have almost always been asked what...
Forum: Rajasthan Yesterday, 13:56
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By OldandRambling
As with Paul Theroux buying a tuk tuk for an old...

As with Paul Theroux buying a tuk tuk for an old cycle rickshaw owner, such generosity is impressive.

I often think that us western tourists could do a lot for some of the poor people in India, at...
Forum: Agra Yesterday, 13:41
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By OldandRambling
Hi, Depending on your own preferences, I...

Hi,

Depending on your own preferences, I would suggest that up to three hours should be allowed. It is a popular attraction, but set in large attractive grounds so one can get away from some of...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Yesterday, 13:32
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By OldandRambling
Please be aware that the e-visa only lasts for 60...

Please be aware that the e-visa only lasts for 60 days from arrival, which may be enough for you anyway.

Apply through the official govt site for e-visa.
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Forum: Agra Yesterday, 00:37
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By OldandRambling
I am pretty sure we walked the first time, back...

I am pretty sure we walked the first time, back in 1983...

The best way now would be to take an autorickshaw or taxi as aarosh says.

Ed.
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 19th, 2018, 10:35
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Homeward Bound... Nov 2018

Homeward bound...

A last day or two in Delhi, a few presents bought, and my flight home sorted out...

Difficult to know how to wrap up this little "journal / trip report"...

I think the...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 18th, 2018, 10:14
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Hi Simon, My trip was always meant to be...

Hi Simon,

My trip was always meant to be open ended, and I have already decided to return home shortly from Delhi.

As with my last year visit, I have found the solo travel to be a mixed...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 17th, 2018, 15:06
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Bikaner to Delhi. Nov 2018.

Bikaner to Delhi. Nov 2018.

My ad hoc travels since arriving in Mumbai have been required, to a certain extent, by availability of Indian train tickets. Leaving my travel arrangements to the last...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 17th, 2018, 09:49
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By OldandRambling
"Hello, I'm flying to India this Friday, Nov...

"Hello,

I'm flying to India this Friday, Nov 17th. A friend this past weekend asked me if I got any shots for the trip. Honestly, I didn't realize that was something I needed to do."

I wonder...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Nov 16th, 2018, 17:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By OldandRambling
Indeed, the availability of cash is not a problem...

Indeed, the availability of cash is not a problem at all these days, I obtained the new Rs500 notes from money changers, and Rs2000 and Rs500 from ATM cash machines.

Main problem I have had was...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 14th, 2018, 09:59
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Bikaner Visit Nov. 2018.

Bikaner visit, Nov 2018.

I first visited Bikaner in 1983. We were en-route to Jaisalmere from Amritsar. The first leg of that journey was to Sri Ganga Nager by bus from Amritsar, we were...
Forum: Tamil Nadu Nov 14th, 2018, 07:20
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By OldandRambling
My feeling is that it would be wise to allow...

My feeling is that it would be wise to allow yourself more time to reach Delhi from the south.

I have no direct knowledge of airlines on time performances, but given the fact it is India, which...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 13th, 2018, 22:43
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Certainly the tomato soup had only a passing...

Certainly the tomato soup had only a passing acquaintance with any tomatoes 😀. I took masala chai only on the train.
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 13th, 2018, 19:43
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Bikaner Bound... 11/11/2018

Bikaner Bound… 11/11/2018

I solved the issue of where to spend my afternoon in comfort, by means of a later check out from the hotel. They let me stay ‘till 6pm, albeit after paying extra.
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Forum: Gujarat Nov 11th, 2018, 08:29
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By OldandRambling
I had a quick look at the Official Website for...

I had a quick look at the Official Website for the Statue of Unity.

There seem to be very many pictures of Mr. Modi, few of the actual statue... ;)

Ed.
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 8th, 2018, 06:20
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Thanks for spending time with me again this year...

Thanks for spending time with me again this year Nick, it is great to have a "local person" to show one around. :D

I was with you when the chap told us about the photography fee the other year,...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 7th, 2018, 22:07
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
To be honest, I was not sure if there was one. I...

To be honest, I was not sure if there was one. I looked last time I was in Chennai, but could not find one.

I will certainly go there in the evening now!

Ed.
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 7th, 2018, 21:31
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Chennai. 7/11/18

Yesterday I made at least two faux pas...

I walked to the Kapaleswar Temple, only to find it closed. There were one or two other western tourists looking a bit disappointed too, so I wasn't the...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Nov 7th, 2018, 16:25
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By OldandRambling
Mothballs in India ?

What is it about Indian hotel rooms that they need so many mothballs in them?

Nowadays it is rare indeed to encounter mothballs in the UK, but my Chennai hotel room, while a very nice room, had...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 6th, 2018, 13:06
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Chennai. 5/11/18. A Bigger Bang.

Tonight is Guy Fawkes night in the UK, and the start of Diwali celebrations in Chennai, both involve fireworks and loud explosions!

A slow start to my day, nice breakfast of tea, and then more...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Nov 6th, 2018, 10:03
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By OldandRambling
Hi Robin, You may already know, but Indian...

Hi Robin,

You may already know, but Indian trains are very popular indeed, and often get sold out months in advance.

You may wish to register with IRCTC now to book some tickets online in...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 4th, 2018, 23:01
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
I am rather worried about picking up tummy...

I am rather worried about picking up tummy troubles to try anything very exotic. I am probably being a bit of a wimp, but I don't seem to have much resistance to such infections.

Fingers crossed,...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 4th, 2018, 21:24
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Chennai. Sunday 4/11/2018

I left Delhi on Friday from H.Nizamuddin train station. Auto from near my hotel, the cost was Rs.200. Traffic was quite heavy, but I was feeling relaxed, plenty of time in hand.

The usual...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 2nd, 2018, 11:00
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
I am sure there were all sorts of amazing...

I am sure there were all sorts of amazing specialities tucked away down the side streets!

I liked Parrys, let's hope that cyclone you mentioned does not put a "dampener" on that idea...

(My...
Forum: Mumbai (Bombay) Nov 2nd, 2018, 10:54
Replies: 117
Views: 5,335
Posted By OldandRambling
Gosh, I thought you were in Kolkata? (I admit to...

Gosh, I thought you were in Kolkata? (I admit to not always following the "shorthand" in some of your posts...) :D

Ed.
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