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Forum: Indian Railways Dec 9th, 2017, 03:19
Replies: 831
Views: 288,892
Posted By Rasika
I'm back after a long time, to report that IRCTC...

I'm back after a long time, to report that IRCTC now accepts international mobile numbers! Yay!

I logged back on to IRCTC a month or more back, expecting to book as I had an account for a few...
Forum: Delhi Jan 20th, 2017, 15:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By Rasika
There's the bus option, line 181A and also...

There's the bus option, line 181A and also another number, from the Pahargunj side of NDLS. Good fun, goes around some of the wide roads of New Delhi, cost is 25 rupees. I took it last week on the...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Jan 7th, 2017, 09:02
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,098
Posted By Rasika
Report from IGI

I've just arrived in Delhi, the cash situation is not too good. I asked at two FX counters and they only have 2k notes, so visitors are only being offered choice of 2k or 4k, and they are insisting...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 24th, 2016, 01:31
Replies: 2
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Views: 1,153
Posted By Rasika
Hi Srikanth - welcome to IndiaMike. But it is...

Hi Srikanth - welcome to IndiaMike. But it is unclear what you mean. If you want some to help you with waitlisting, please post your question in this thread:
...
Forum: India Travel Partners Dec 21st, 2016, 03:22
Replies: 183
Views: 11,057
Posted By Rasika
Whose state of mind? What state of mind?...

Whose state of mind? What state of mind? :confused:



Yes I am sorry I exaggerated. How would you like to study the Vedas?



Great. You can probably look at some of the Vedanta books they...
Forum: Agra Dec 20th, 2016, 23:42
Replies: 21
Views: 3,415
Posted By Rasika
Thank you both for the links - I will call closer...

Thank you both for the links - I will call closer to the time. It might be best to arrange for a cab for the whole day, to get me back to station on time.



Oh no :).



I am sold on Sikri -...
Forum: India Travel Partners Dec 20th, 2016, 20:34
Replies: 183
Views: 11,057
Posted By Rasika
Hi Voyager, welcome to IndiaMike. I hope you...

Hi Voyager, welcome to IndiaMike. I hope you don't mind that folks are joking around, it is probably because it is not clear what *you* mean either :).

But, looking at your first message, you seem...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 19th, 2016, 16:56
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,098
Posted By Rasika
Moderator note: let's keep the personal attacks...

Moderator note: let's keep the personal attacks out of this thread, please. Hard to keep cool, I know, but let's try, please.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 18th, 2016, 05:06
Replies: 13
Views: 4,138
Posted By Rasika
Vaibhav, has this made any difference to the...

Vaibhav, has this made any difference to the queues, which I've always heard are very long at the Taj? Do all the gates have electronic scanners that allow more people to get through quicker or is it...
Forum: Agra Dec 17th, 2016, 18:41
Replies: 21
Views: 3,415
Posted By Rasika
Thanks all for the warnings. Usually I don't mind...

Thanks all for the warnings. Usually I don't mind wasting a bit of time until I figure out I am being taken for a potential scam, but on that one day time will be tight so it is good to know what to...
Forum: Agra Dec 16th, 2016, 17:45
Replies: 21
Views: 3,415
Posted By Rasika
Reviving this thread :). My question is...

Reviving this thread :).

My question is similar to the OP's. I am taking the Bhopal Shatabdi and hope to arrive in Agra before 9am. All the advice I see says to go first to the Taj Mahal and then...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 16th, 2016, 04:28
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,098
Posted By Rasika
Sorry to hear! That sounds terrible, and then...

Sorry to hear! That sounds terrible, and then going around hospitals in a different country is never good... We are very lucky with the NHS here, at least until now even foreigners/visitors are not...
Forum: Bihar Dec 15th, 2016, 04:30
Replies: 15
Views: 3,644
Posted By Rasika
Ah, I did not look at the journal but I should...

Ah, I did not look at the journal but I should have, thank you vonkla. Yes, everyone seems to agree that Gaya is quite dirty. I wish I had time to go to Rajgir and Nalanda as well, but...
Forum: Bihar Dec 15th, 2016, 03:40
Replies: 15
Views: 3,644
Posted By Rasika
Thank you both - I don't really know what to...

Thank you both - I don't really know what to expect in Bodhgaya/Gaya, so your experience is very helpful. I am indeed going to Kalachakra next month, so I am expecting crowds of Tibetans. This...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 14th, 2016, 23:29
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,098
Posted By Rasika
(Worse, or, depending on point of view, better...

(Worse, or, depending on point of view, better :rolleyes:. )You may have gone through Ibrahimpur:


...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 14th, 2016, 03:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rasika
Hi starshine, welcome to IndiaMike. Rather...

Hi starshine, welcome to IndiaMike.

Rather than starting this topic from scratch, you may want to read the existing thread on the topic of demonetization:...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 13th, 2016, 20:44
Replies: 14
Views: 5,527
Posted By Rasika
This seems to be an understandable error because...

This seems to be an understandable error because many people in India talk of age in this ambiguous way - they may say so-and-so is in their 24th year, or they may say so-ad-so has completed 23...
Forum: Indian Railways Dec 13th, 2016, 05:06
Replies: 201
Views: 27,411
Posted By Rasika
There is a special page which lists all the...

There is a special page which lists all the trains affected b the fog:

http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in/ntes/fog.jsp

I am finding it quite useful, though scary to see all the trains delayed by...
Forum: Bihar Dec 13th, 2016, 04:34
Replies: 15
Views: 3,644
Posted By Rasika
Thanks GP. But by car should be okay?...

Thanks GP.



But by car should be okay? Also I will try to leave Bodhgaya to train station by 6pm, that is not *too* late and dangerous, hopefully.



I booked both a late night Rajdhani and...
Forum: Bihar Dec 13th, 2016, 00:23
Replies: 15
Views: 3,644
Posted By Rasika
Thanks atala. I am very puzzled about all the...

Thanks atala. I am very puzzled about all the warnings about going around after dark, even though there are so many international visitors to the area. But, I will follow the advice! Will sort out my...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Dec 12th, 2016, 22:12
Replies: 119
Views: 18,691
Posted By Rasika
I thought the way the series ended was lovely,...

I thought the way the series ended was lovely, with the cameraman who filmed monkeys in Rajasthan musing about the wonderful way that wild animals were brought into the urban environment in India,...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 12th, 2016, 18:34
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,098
Posted By Rasika
Thanks for the feedback, frabcus. Mixed results I...

Thanks for the feedback, frabcus. Mixed results I guess - but I am mostly worried about using my bankcard with small merchants who may have buggy POS machines, so hopefully this card will work in...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 10th, 2016, 20:52
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,098
Posted By Rasika
Sorry to hear. I have friends who've had bad...

Sorry to hear. I have friends who've had bad experiences with Santander. But the Zero cards seem okay. The credit card converts at Mastercard rate, which apparently is better than the debit card,...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 10th, 2016, 04:42
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,098
Posted By Rasika
Unfortunately two of the cities I plan to visit...

Unfortunately two of the cities I plan to visit (Gaya and Agra) have Ola but not Uber. I will wait for VishVa's experiments.



Does vanilla Android Pay get accepted, do you know?



The...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Dec 10th, 2016, 02:23
Replies: 3,348
Views: 241,098
Posted By Rasika
Ah, I guess I should bite the bullet and do this....

Ah, I guess I should bite the bullet and do this. Good to know it can be done with UK money - I thought upstream someone said it needed Indian card.



You're right, probably not worth roaming...
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