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Forum: Lakshadweep Mar 3rd, 2019, 22:00
Replies: 5
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Posted By CliveG
Thanks for your comment. My wife and I wer booked...

Thanks for your comment. My wife and I wer booked to visit Kadmat in early February but due to two cyclones bearing down on us and our group SPORTS agreed we should go to Bangaram to avoid te 4 plus...
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Oct 11th, 2017, 23:52
Replies: 7,102
Views: 1,276,743
Posted By CliveG
Thanks for your reply - as you say it can take...

Thanks for your reply - as you say it can take several attempts - why can't they make it more user friendly?
Forum: For Citizens of Other Countries - Visa and PIO/OCI Questions Oct 11th, 2017, 21:30
Replies: 7,102
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Posted By CliveG
Hi, Has anyone experienced problems recently...

Hi,
Has anyone experienced problems recently with the VFS Global website? We have been applying for our visas every year since 2002 using the online postal application. This year it defeated us!...
Forum: Kerala May 8th, 2017, 21:32
Replies: 69
Views: 8,072
Posted By CliveG
Sadly knowledge and wisdom rarely occur at the...

Sadly knowledge and wisdom rarely occur at the same time. Knowledge brought about the industrial revolution but wisdom might have forewarned us about depleting basic resources, climate change and...
Forum: Kerala Apr 25th, 2017, 18:54
Replies: 69
Views: 8,072
Posted By CliveG
The alcohol situation in Kerala is a problem. The...

The alcohol situation in Kerala is a problem. The original decision by the Keralan government to restrict the sale of alcohol to people frequenting 4/5 star hotels was clearly discriminatory and...
Forum: Kerala Apr 3rd, 2017, 17:58
Replies: 69
Views: 8,072
Posted By CliveG
Where is the evidence that people in society as a...

Where is the evidence that people in society as a whole are lacking in pure, moralistic and idealistic values? Do you believe that if society had these values then politicians would also adopt these...
Forum: Kerala Mar 20th, 2017, 22:54
Replies: 69
Views: 8,072
Posted By CliveG
Why would anyone believe that Kerala will have...

Why would anyone believe that Kerala will have higher moral standards thanthe rest of India or other countries just because it is labelled as ‘Go Own Country’ Even a few examples will not tell the...
Forum: Lakshadweep Feb 19th, 2017, 19:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By CliveG
Why go to the Lakshadweep islands?

As someone who has been lucky enough to visit the Lakshadweep islands on many occasions including yhis year I thought it might be useful to put down my thoughts about the current situation for...
Forum: Lakshadweep Feb 18th, 2017, 16:59
Replies: 7
Views: 3,875
Posted By CliveG
I think your brst bet is to talk to SPORTS or an...

I think your brst bet is to talk to SPORTS or an Indian travel agency that arranges such vic sits. I don’t think the smaller and cheaper ferries such as MV Minicoy or MV Amindivi are...
Forum: Lakshadweep Nov 7th, 2016, 23:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By CliveG
On the MV Kavatti whicj is a slightly larger...

On the MV Kavatti whicj is a slightly larger ferry I believe 1st and 2nd class ate together and the food was excellent. I would imagine (although not certain) that the standard of food will be the...
Forum: Lakshadweep Nov 7th, 2016, 22:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By CliveG
Minicoy is a long trip compared to Kadmat. There...

Minicoy is a long trip compared to Kadmat. There are about 7000 residents on Kadmat the majority living on the north of the island. The resort is based on the South end of the island. It is beautiful...
Forum: Lakshadweep Nov 7th, 2016, 21:53
Replies: 1
Views: 1,350
Posted By CliveG
Hi, Kochi ( Indian name) and Cochin is the same...

Hi,
Kochi ( Indian name) and Cochin is the same city.
Ferry from Kochi is cheapest way to get to the islands.
Kadmat and Bangaram are resorts and quite expensive. Kavaratti and Agatti have a...
Forum: Lakshadweep Nov 7th, 2016, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By CliveG
I have been on many of the ferries but not this...

I have been on many of the ferries but not this one. I would not worry as there is no alternative (unless you fly - expensive!). The main thing is you will rnjoy visiting Lakshadweep islands which...
Forum: Kerala Dec 28th, 2015, 01:17
Replies: 170
Views: 159,336
Posted By CliveG
Frys Village Restaurant , Chitoor South serves...

Frys Village Restaurant , Chitoor South serves good genuine Keralan food. A lot of locals use it which is a good sign. I go there each year.
Forum: Lakshadweep Jun 6th, 2015, 18:56
Replies: 8
Views: 5,241
Posted By CliveG
Scuba diving

Hi, I know that some outfits will take people who can't swim on short dives, but it is strongly against the guidelines of PADI and other certification companies. Personally I wouldn't recommend it,...
Forum: Lakshadweep Jun 5th, 2015, 22:58
Replies: 8
Views: 5,241
Posted By CliveG
Lakshadweep

Hi archer

As a foreign visitor I have only visited Bangaram (tented accommodation only), and Kadmat (good accommodation, beaches). If you don't swim, you will only be able to snorkel in shallow...
Forum: Kerala May 15th, 2015, 00:33
Replies: 32
Views: 11,320
Posted By CliveG
Hi, You can go to Lakshadweep without a package -...

Hi, You can go to Lakshadweep without a package - just contact Rajesh.
Clive
Forum: Kerala Mar 9th, 2015, 21:34
Replies: 32
Views: 11,320
Posted By CliveG
The food can be variable - much better than it...

The food can be variable - much better than it used to be! Not a huge choice, and a bit lacking in spice, but adequate. Some evening meals are now served on the beach, which is very nice. The island...
Forum: Kerala Mar 9th, 2015, 20:52
Replies: 32
Views: 11,320
Posted By CliveG
Hope you go for it -it's a great trip....

Hope you go for it -it's a great trip. Beginne3rs can do a resort course starting in the lagoon and then an open water dive. Water temp 30 degrees! Vis 20-50 metres - not like U.K. !
Forum: Kerala Mar 9th, 2015, 16:52
Replies: 32
Views: 11,320
Posted By CliveG
You can go by ferry from Cochin but it can take...

You can go by ferry from Cochin but it can take 24 hours to reach Kadmat as it visits other islands. It was the cheapest option and an enjoyable experience. However Indian Airlines now have daily...
Forum: Kerala Mar 8th, 2015, 22:11
Replies: 32
Views: 11,320
Posted By CliveG
As I menmtioned in my previous post we went to...

As I menmtioned in my previous post we went to Kadmat last December. This was our first visit there in four years and how ithas changed - for the better. The biggest change is that the east lagoon...
Forum: Kerala Mar 8th, 2015, 21:53
Replies: 32
Views: 11,320
Posted By CliveG
I have often commented on how poor SPORTS is at...

I have often commented on how poor SPORTS is at communicating but the following person will help. I have known him for over 12 years and he is very reliable.
Contact:
Rajesh Ramakkrishnan...
Forum: Kerala Aug 22nd, 2014, 18:18
Replies: 174
Views: 21,759
Posted By CliveG
If they introduce a ban how will the government ...

If they introduce a ban how will the government raise the taxes lost from the sales of alcohol?
Illegal toxic alcohol willfind a market and then hospitals will have to cope will the effects...
Forum: Kerala Jun 26th, 2014, 23:12
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By CliveG
Have done Gavi tqwice and enjoyed it both times...

Have done Gavi tqwice and enjoyed it both times -early start at about 5.30am so need warm clothes. There is a bullock cart ride just in Tamil Nadu which takes aboutg two hours or more. The guides...
Forum: Kerala Apr 29th, 2014, 04:40
Replies: 30
Views: 5,738
Posted By CliveG
It will be very hot and humid. It is early...

It will be very hot and humid. It is early monsoon time, but how and when it rains is variable. The rain can be very hard and heavy, so wet gear and a brolly advisable. Otherwise, just hot weather...
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