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Kagan Orhan, İstanbul, TUR, 2 months ago

Hello guys ! I hope you are doing great !

I am familiar with Indian culture which is lovely as I lived in Dubai for a while. I am planning to go to Delhi for touristic purpose but I am have very limited budget. As I know Indian cousine has lots of spicy food and my stomach is sensitive therefore I am not able to eat every kind of food. How much dollars do you think I should take with me to spend for 10 days in Delhi ?

And what are the very interesting places to visit ?

PLUS: I have a brand new phone and I wanna sell it. Which web site can I post an ad ? Is there anything like ebay india ?

Looking forward to getting reply soon.
Cheers !

AMVIL , New Delhi, IND, 17 days ago

FEW IMPORTANT TIPS FOR NOVICE TRAVELLERS VISITING PLACES IN INDIA

To make the travel a pleasant experience, I suggest a simple format to share with travellers who take road journey as below:

1. Copy of vehicle Insurance which also covers all passengers signed and stamped by Transporter with contact details. This will help authorities to protect you.
2. Copy of Driver Licence mentioning no alcohol, smoking, Kheni, dangerous driving.
3. Copy of vehicle registration mentioning the Transporter is authorised and in consent to use the vehicle (most of the time owner of vehicle is not transporter/vehicle doesn't belong to transporter company)
4. Copy of bill mentioning break up of per km, night halt charges. Also, Do not club and specify toll, state taxes. permit, parking etc.as per actual against receipts.

5. A copy of consent by Transporter that during journey / on the way only fuel, receipted tax, toll, parking and driver per day expenses would be applicable. The final payment would against bill on completion of journey to Transporter.

Please add more tips, if possible.

AMVIL , New Delhi, IND, 17 days ago

FEW IMPORTANT TIPS FOR NOVICE TRAVELLERS VISITING PLACES IN INDIA

To make the travel a pleasant experience, I suggest a simple format to share with travellers who take road journey as below:

1. Copy of vehicle Insurance which also covers all passengers signed and stamped by Transporter with contact details. This will help authorities to protect you.
2. Copy of Driver Licence mentioning no alcohol, smoking, Kheni, dangerous driving.
3. Copy of vehicle registration mentioning the Transporter is authorised and in consent to use the vehicle (most of the time owner of vehicle is not transporter/vehicle doesn't belong to transporter company)
4. Copy of bill mentioning break up of per km, night halt charges. Also, Do not club and specify toll, state taxes. permit, parking etc.as per actual against receipts.

5. A copy of consent by Transporter that during journey / on the way only fuel, receipted tax, toll, parking and driver per day expenses would be applicable. The final payment would against bill on completion of journey to Transporter.

Please add more tips, if possible.

Robin Dhiman , New Delhi, IND, about 2 months ago

like you should have at least $500 for travel and food here so arrange it and for your phone you can give it to me i will take it if it is good my no is +919716136894

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Juan Pablo Mayol, Kathmandu, NPL, 2 months ago

Hi there, me and my friend (2 Argentineans long time travellers) are looking for some advice/help on buying a bike for our +6 months trip in india.
We are gonna stay in Delhi for around a week trying to find a good deal on a Bajaj Pulsar 220F (due to price, easy to get/fix).
If anybody is willing to help us bargain with locals in Karol Bagh to get a better deal or if there is somebody with mechanical knowledge also will be very appreciated.
Also any trustworthy bike on sell would be great.
Any tip, advice is also welcome.

Abhishek Khanna , New Delhi, IND, 22 days ago

You should also post this here https://facebook.com/groups/bpackins

We are building the largest community of backpackers and help them with their questions!

Devender Jain , , IND, 2 months ago

I'd say don't buy it from Karol Bagh, they are overcharging and you are never sure about quality. Rather try to look for some genuine sellers at OLX.com and Quickr.com.

You can also try some other websites which you can simply search on google, you will get much better deal.

you can pm for more questions. or mail dj1111dave@gmail.com

thanks

Lokesh Mehrishi , New Delhi, IND, 2 months ago

Hi
Why Bajaj Pulser..? You are her for +6 months going for road trips.
Go for Bullet/Royal Enfield without 2nd though.
Google Lalli famous Bullet seller and good mechanic in Karol Bagh.

jaz mohr, Barcelona, ESP, 14 days ago

Can anyone recommend the best, cheapest and safest way too do this? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Nariender Rajput , Delhi, IND, 14 days ago

Just make sure that you cover your shoulders and legs. If you like to travel by train, book your seat as early as possible otherwise you might not get seat at the last moment or need to pay more to agents. Right now, it's monsoon. So be prepared. If you need to know anything else, feel free to contact me

Best & Cheapest way to go anywhere in india is : Indian Railway

You can create your ID from : https://www.irctc.co.in/eticketing/loginHome.jsf

Amrit Sat , New Delhi, IND, 10 days ago

Hey Jaz,

Taking trains is the best option for travelling to Rajasthan. Check out the Irctc website and book the tickets well in advance. It will ask for an Indian mobile no. which you will have to arrange from someone you know in India. The AC 2tier or 1st tier tickets are advisable for both comfort and safety. They are also much cheaper as compared to Eurorails :D Have a great tip and good luck

Hannah Jones , , GBR, 11 days ago

We've just travelled in Rajesthan by Train in AC3 class. We are travelling as a family with older children and have felt safe, although always padlocked our backpacks under the seats and kept our valuables attached to us when we slept.
We used Cleartrip to book our tickets and strongly recommend booking trains in advance.
This website has all the instructions for registering with Cleartrip http://www.seat61.com/India.htm
Plus loads of advice for train travel in India.

Over 3 weeks We travelled
Mumbai-Udaipur-(by bus)Jodhpur -Jaisalmer-Jodphur-Jaipur-Delhi

It depends with just 10 days I'd recommend

Jodhpur - flying fox (google it!), best fort in Rajesthan
Udaipur - everything walkable or easily accessible, well set up for tourists, great art
Delhi - we loved Delhi although this is not most people's experience. Oysters Water Park (accessible by Metro) and the international Toilet Museam were off the beaten track and both highlights for us. Get Accomodation close to a metro station for easy, fast and cheap transport.
Agra - you can visit the Taj Mahal as a day trip from Delhi either be bus or express train. (Allow 2.5 hours max for visit, more if want to see the fort too)

Personally I'd give Jaipur a miss because we found it difficult to navigate without an autorickshaw. (Although we can highly recommend a driver in Jaipur if you do decide to go)

We enjoyed staying at a Zostel in Varanasi and I believe they have others across Rajesthan.

I'd recommend getting an Indian sim on your first day (ensure you get roaming enabled so it will work in Delhi and Rajesthan)
Then you can call taxi cars or autorickshaw with the Ola App (Delhi) or Jugnoo App (Jodhpur).
Also use Google Maps to show where you are in relation to where you need to get to. (we were charged 400 rupees for a 40 rupee autorickshaw ride - this would have been avoided if we had checked google maps first)

Happy to help more - just message me

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Jonas Tjäder, Taipei, TWN, 2 months ago

Hi All, Can anyone recommend a good place to get a hair cut in New Delhi that is used to working with foreigners?
//Jonas

Husein , New Delhi, IND, 2 months ago

Hi Jonas....

Go and visit one of the Delhi Shopping Malls (Select citywalk, DLF Emporio, DLF Promenade) and you will find good hair salons there! You can try one of them!

Hope this helps!

Regards
Husein

Raghav Gupta , , IND, 2 months ago

If you still haven't got your haircut, you may try any one of the following chains based on where you are:
http://affinitysalon.com/
http://www.lookssalon.in/contact_location.php

Looks and Affinity are both chain salons and have trained experts. Also, another advantage is the proximity to wherever you are staying.

pamila nanda , Gurgaon, IND, 2 months ago

Oberoi hotels, hair stylist neo, he is too gud, trained for foreigners only...

Nitin Sharma, Jaipur, IND, 11 days ago

Hello Folks
Welcome to Incredible India!!
We all know that tourist season has started in India and there would be many Foreigners would be planning to India. Just to make there trip safe and scam free i want to share
" TOP 7 SCAMS IN INDIA " which you can avoid during your trip to India

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Here are the TOP 7 Scams you might experience in India, Which you can avoid.
1. Scams by Tuk-Tuk Drivers or Cab Drivers (Starting from Delhi / Mumbai Airports)
Taking a taxi in India is a very easy, cheap and comfortable way of transportation. It is usually with no complication but many time tourists get cheated while taking a taxi in India. Many travellers are not even aware that they are being cheated.
This is one of the most common SCAM that you may face.
This scam mostly happens at Delhi airport tourist who attempts to take a pre-paid taxi to their hotel. During the journey, the driver will say that the hotel area are blocked due to curfew, political Issue/festival or he doesn’t know where your hotel is, or that the hotel is full or doesn’t exist and will take you to a fake tourist office /offer to take you to another hotel/ a travel agent who can find you a hotel. The agent in the fake tourist office will try to convince you by dialing fake numbers to various hotels in Delhi to show that all hotels are booked .Then he will try to sell you a package with very unreasonable price (which they say very reasonable).Many people end up falling for this scam as they’re tired from their flight.
So what to do to avoid this SCAM?
• Ask your hotel to arrange CAB for you, It might be bit expensive but you will save yourself with BIG loss of money and trouble
• If you take random taxi/ cab / Tuk-Tuk or pre-paid airport taxi from airport don’t let him take to his suggested so called Indian Government Recognized Tourist Offices.
• Get a pre-paid phone/SIM at Airport itself or try to call to your hotel from the Airport only to inform them that you have arrived and confirm your stay arrangements. Or call them by yourself, even if you have to call on International roaming rate. If you use the driver’s phone, dial the number yourself, As most of the time they dial by themselves and make a fake call to their friends or other Fake tourist offices about your hotel stay.
• At Airport don’t let anyone help you & being polite without knowing you. It might be genuine help also but still help yourself.
• Keep a copy of your Taxi Receipts or vouchers to trace the driver in case he scammed you, this will help police to trace the driver.
• Do not hesitate to ask help of police on the way. Sometime they’re also rude in talking to you but you may tell them to help you else you will highlight him in embassy or Senior Police Officers at Police station.
• It’s good to be nice and polite but when it comes to show your other side PLS DO NOT HESITATE TO BE STRICT OR SHOUTING HULK.
• In India you have to learn to say no also even if anyone is polite & nice to you.

2. SIM Card Scam
If you buy a SIM in India, you need to fill out paperwork, give a copy of your passport & Visa Copy, and a 2×2 photograph with your permanent residential details, place where you’re staying in India. It’s always recommended to buy SIM card from authorized Vodafone Store or Airtel Store you may check online for the nearest store to the place you’re staying on the official website of Vodafone or airtel. Most of the time local SIM Card distributor gives you fake or already issues SIM card on someone’s name.
Things to Remember
• Check your Phone whether it is unblocked to use Indian SIM card. Else purchase cheap phone to use it.
• Understand the proper plan of your SIM card
• Activate the SIM Card in Same city where you bought it as it cannot be activated in other city.
3. Railway Ticket Scam
• Some very smart people will try to make you miss your train and then bring you to very expensive travel agencies to book cars, flights or full trip. It happens usually early morning or late night when there is no more real employees of the station and usually in big stations like New Delhi Station.
• This is the list of their techniques:
o They wear fake uniform and ask your ticket for a control (only the control guy INSIDE the train can ask for your ticket).
o If you have a window seat, it will be written WS and they will tell you that it is a waiting seat.
o They will indicate you a wrong platform or tell you that the train is cancelled or late. Always check the boards with your train number
o They will tell you to validate your ticket outside the station. There is no need to validate anything, you can even have your tickets on your phone or tablet, and you don’t need to print it.
• In New Delhi station, you can book yourtrain tickets at main railway station only. They (Scammers) will tell you that it is closed or has burned and indicate you another office with the same name and sell you expensive tickets. You have to be sure to be at the 1st floor INSIDE the station, paharganj side.
• Sometime random person will come to you and will say that your ticket is not valid/ not a foreigner’s ticket so you cannot travel without foreigner tkt and then they will take you to the fake or so called government approved / authorized tourist information place.
So what to do in such scenario
i) If anyone tries to be a tkt officer on platform and tell you that it’s a fake ticket. Take him to official Railway Police or Got to enquiry counter / Station master cabin with him to clear the things.
ii) Always check the ticket confirmation
4. GEM Stone Scam
This scam is widespread in Jaipur and also Agra, where many people come to buy gemstones. It's also now occurring frequently in other popular tourist destinations such as Goa and Rishikesh. The scam involves tourists being approached by a gem dealer, who convinces them to buy some gemstones for him, import them under their duty free allowance, then sell them on to one of his willing partners in the their home country for much more money than they originally paid.
Of course the details that you'll be given about the "partner" are fictitious and you'll be stuck with a lot of worthless gems. Definitely avoid anyone who approaches you with an offer like this or any similar scenario. More recently, there have also been reports of scammers posing as fellow travelers, so do be aware of anyone who tries to befriend you anywhere in India. Sometimes you won't be asked to buy the gems, but instead to provide a "financial guarantee" of your credit card number and signature.
5. Why Foreigners / White people don’t talk to Indians
Sometimes random person will come to you and ask surprisingly that why foreigners don’t talk to Local Indians. And then you start polite discussion. And then in between they will try to take you for free coffee/tea/ beers/ drinks or meal with them or their family and try to sell you their stuff (Handicraft items/ Gems / Paintings etc.
Try to avoid such random peoples. Just smile and move forward.

6. Free or discounted city Tour
While this isn’t a scam as such, it can still be quite a bother. Taxi drivers will often offer a reduced fare if visitors agree to stop off at a few expensive handicraft emporiums on the way, so that they can get commissions. No purchases are necessary, only looking. The catch is when the number of emporiums to be visited increases from “a few” to at least 5 or 6, so that the driver can maximize his commissions. The sales people in the emporiums don’t let potential customers get away easily, so such an exercise can end up taking hours. If you want to reach your destination promptly or don’t want to be caught up in what will feel like endless browsing, it’s best to give this offer a miss and pay the full taxi fare.
7. Paid Blessings
Down by the ghats in religious places such as Pushkar and Varanasi, sadhus (Hindu holy men) will commonly approach tourists and ask if they want a blessing. They'll tie a red holy thread on your wrist and then demand a large sum of money. Also, be aware of fake sadhus who approach tourists and ask for donations.

Regards
Nitin Sharma
+919549123434 (Also available on Whatsapp)
Do not hesitate to ask for any query for safe travel in India and plan your itinerary

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Kapil Prabhakar , New Delhi, IND, 10 days ago

A good write up. Well done and congrats.

Artemii Gaev , Moskva, RUS, 5 days ago

Thanks a lot!!