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Forum: Kerala Oct 31st, 2015, 14:16
Replies: 0
Views: 753
Posted By arunchs
Elephant festival in Cheruthuruthy

I am travelling in Kerala in Feb 2016, passing through Kannur, Cheruthuruthy and Kochi and am still finalizing my dates.

I have been told that there is some kind of an elephant festival (a...
Forum: Karnataka May 10th, 2013, 15:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,570
Posted By arunchs
Accommodation in Bijapur

I am trying to find a good place to stay in Bijapur, preferably something mid-range to high-end. Any suggestions?

I tried searching for options and could not find anything that would be about...
Forum: Varanasi Feb 14th, 2013, 14:10
Replies: 9
Views: 6,603
Posted By arunchs
thank you theyyamdancer and edwardesco :)

thank you theyyamdancer and edwardesco :)
Forum: Varanasi Feb 9th, 2013, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 6,603
Posted By arunchs
Books on Varanasi

I am looking for some books to read about the city (travel memoirs, heritage, history, culture,..) before my upcoming visit. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Bangalore Nov 16th, 2012, 12:04
Replies: 0
Views: 4,242
Posted By arunchs
Looking for a good place for lunch near Nandi Hills

I have been searching for a good place to have lunch for a small group of people in and around Nandi Hills. The restaurants on the top of the hill do not exactly work well.. I used to go to Silver...
Forum: Rajasthan Aug 30th, 2011, 23:32
Replies: 1
Views: 2,341
Posted By arunchs
Road conditions and travel time between cities

I am planning to a road trip in Rajasthan and was trying to get info on the latest road conditions and travel time between some destinations. Anyone been on these roads and know how much time does it...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 22nd, 2010, 21:37
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By arunchs
Kanyakumari is definitely worth a visit. Lush...

Kanyakumari is definitely worth a visit. Lush green landscape, plenty of sea and sea wind and a calmness infusing environment. I loved it. Also visit Padmanabhapuram Palace while you are there. You...
Forum: Domestic India Flights Sep 21st, 2010, 21:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By arunchs
There is a very good chance that it is the same...

There is a very good chance that it is the same flight that proceeds to Varanasi from Delhi, and you don't need to alight and check in again. Otherwise it is unlikely that they would book you on such...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Sep 21st, 2010, 20:59
Replies: 19
Views: 9,112
Posted By arunchs
I do not know about getting all the way to...

I do not know about getting all the way to Chitkul, but you get -

1) many buses connecting Delhi with Shimla
2) Buses from Shimla that go to Rekong Peo. There aren't too many of them, so try to...
Forum: Bangalore Sep 21st, 2010, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By arunchs
I can see some of the routes you are looking at...

I can see some of the routes you are looking at are at different sides of the city. It is best to do a broken journey when the distances are long, changing buses where possible. That will take you to...
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 21st, 2010, 00:35
Replies: 2
Views: 2,057
Posted By arunchs
Skiing can't happen in April/May; there simply...

Skiing can't happen in April/May; there simply isn't any snow anywhere to slide on.

Corbett is a beautiful place. It would be worthwhile going there. In the hills, do spend those three days in...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 15th, 2010, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 2,197
Posted By arunchs
"natural n scenic beauty" don't miss...

"natural n scenic beauty"

don't miss Jabalpur - the marble rocks and dhuandhar falls. A bit crowded, but very pretty.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Sep 15th, 2010, 22:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By arunchs
Looks like a nice and easy holiday. Varkala would...

Looks like a nice and easy holiday. Varkala would be better than Kovalam. Since you are planning to spend a lot of time there, you could just check out both places and decide.

It is perhaps a lot...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Sep 8th, 2010, 16:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By arunchs
Major areas of the park normally remain closed...

Major areas of the park normally remain closed till 15th October. The exact date depends on how good/bad the monsoon season was. Opening may be delayed, but rarely gets advanced. Only some parts of...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Sep 8th, 2010, 16:30
Replies: 18
Views: 4,080
Posted By arunchs
Dharma in Vasishat seems to be the favourite...

Dharma in Vasishat seems to be the favourite place of most people. A clean place, lot of options for food and good views.
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 8th, 2010, 16:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By arunchs
Doable? yes. And some unsolicited...

Doable? yes.

And some unsolicited recommendations.. :)

Corbett is worth more time, give it three days. It would be worthwhile spending two days in Rishikesh. One day would suffice for...
Forum: IndiaMike Meetups Sep 7th, 2010, 22:01
Replies: 1,003
Views: 161,904
Posted By arunchs
Looks good! I am in too. Let's work on this. :)

Looks good! I am in too. Let's work on this. :)
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 7th, 2010, 21:55
Replies: 5
Views: 2,866
Posted By arunchs
Oh.. nice! That was my post #500! :)

Oh.. nice! That was my post #500! :)
Forum: Uttarakhand Sep 7th, 2010, 21:55
Replies: 5
Views: 2,866
Posted By arunchs
GMVN website has the full details of the prices....

GMVN website has the full details of the prices. Visit http://www.gmvnl.com/newgmvn/ They also have seven day courses that are very inexpensive. Even if you don't need coaching you can still enroll...
Forum: Lodging and Hotels in India Sep 7th, 2010, 21:50
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By arunchs
In the Himalayas -...

In the Himalayas - http://www.himalayan-homestays.com/
An aggregator of upmarket homestays - http://mahindrahomestays.com/
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Sep 6th, 2010, 12:51
Replies: 6
Views: 7,364
Posted By arunchs
I vaguely remember reading nearly two years ago...

I vaguely remember reading nearly two years ago that sleeper buses ran into some permit issues with transport office. Perhaps they were stopped since then.. I know HRTC wasn't running any sleeper...
Forum: Indian Wildlife and National Parks Sep 6th, 2010, 12:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By arunchs
Considering that Kanha is huge and it takes a lot...

Considering that Kanha is huge and it takes a lot of time to roam around and do a justice to the place, Bandhavgarh could be a better option.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Sep 6th, 2010, 12:29
Replies: 23
Views: 23,612
Posted By arunchs
Many thanks for posting this. I have often been...

Many thanks for posting this. I have often been wondering if it is good to recommend people to go or not. I knew the weather is alright and most roads (excelt Manali-Leh) are not open, but I was...
Forum: Karnataka Sep 3rd, 2010, 11:04
Replies: 4
Views: 3,714
Posted By arunchs
Assuming that you are going there to see the...

Assuming that you are going there to see the temples and ancient structures, it should not be a problem for you. Most of them are on a level area and you don't require any hard treks/boulder...
Forum: Sikkim Sep 3rd, 2010, 10:58
Replies: 13
Views: 20,700
Posted By arunchs
Woolen caps, a good jacket and good sweater...

Woolen caps, a good jacket and good sweater should do the job. Inners will not be necessary. Sneakers will be good enough.

Lot of people do feel nausea/altitude sickness after Thangu. Descend if...
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