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Delhi is a Modern Indian city with a population of about 15 million people. If you have been to Delhi, you must have noticed the amount of traffic in the city. Even though it is true that cows are worshiped in Hindu Mythology, they are an inconvenience for the flow of traffic. Over time they have been moved away from Delhi and now you won't find them on most ...


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This is a well-trod trail on the backpacker circuit, and Seat 61 has the full scoop, but here's the outline: Train from Delhi to the end of the line at Gorakhpur, overnight, US$10-50 depending on class of sleeper Bus to border at Sunauli, one and half hours, ~$2 Cross border on foot Bus to Kathmandu, 9-12 hours (overnight buses available), ~$6 So it's ...


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If you'll be traveling on train from New Delhi, then you can use the cloak rooms and safety lockers available at New Delhi railway station. Most major stations have cloak rooms and lockers where you can leave your luggage, on payment of prescribed charges. This passenger amenity ensures safe custody of your luggage, giving you the freedom to spend ...


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As is the case with many countries, India also follows the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) rule for layovers not exceeding 24 hours as you will be routed through the airport's transit area without having to clear immigration. However, this is valid only for tickets made under a single booking. I say 'single booking' instead of 'airline' because there are many ...


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Yes! Many of the train stations in New Delhi have rooms that travelers can use for showers and sleep - they are called retiring rooms. They can only be booked at the station and are given on a first-come-first-serve basis. Sorry, I am not familiar with facilities near the airport area.


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Exactly what Mark Mayo said, just check Google next time or go to Delhi's main bazaar and ask in any of the music instrument shops, most of them offer sitar lessons and they all provide sitars for it. Here is a one that was recommended by a fellow traveler when I mentioned this question over dinner: Dhingra Musicals Rajat is giving the lessons in a room ...


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The cows you see are not strays. They are owned by somebody, who lets them loose during the day to feed (which they probably get in the city markets and the open trash that lies all around, in most Indian towns and cities), without having to pay for cattle feed. At night, the owner just waits for the cows to come home. Or he doesn't. They come home anyway. ...


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I went through this in Oct 2012. After reading a few threads on line we decided to get an Indian transit visa "just in case". This turned out to be a waste of time and money. Transferred from a BA flight into Delhi to an IndiGo (discount airline) flight to Kathmandu. We are Canadian citizens. Upon arrival in Delhi there is a transfer desk that arranges the ...


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There are tons of trains running between various stations in Delhi and Agra, just do a search on the Indian Rail site. However, Indian Railways doesn't believe in regular schedules or short routes, so most of all of them run on long, weird, multi-day routes, and are consequently liable to be delayed, sometimes hours, sometimes days. Many trains also do not ...


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The T3 Terminal is open throughout the night and you should easily be able to move around anywhere publicly accessible inside it. If you have a visa, you can just as easily go out. Since you mentioned you have a domestic flight, I'll assume you do have a visa. Unfortunately though, there is a lot of hustle and bustle due to international flight departures in ...


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The Guide to Sleeping in Airports has an entry on DEL.


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This one looked the most 'friendly' I could find with a quick search. However, it would seem there are plenty around, if you have a look at this list, for example. So I suggest maybe calling a couple of them and seeing what they say, how their English is, and whether they provide a sitar - I suspect they would in most cases.


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The Delhi Transport Corporation has its own home page where it lists the schedule for different bus routes in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. (Different routes are listed in different "sheets" within the spreadsheet so switch using the tabs at the bottom.) There's a second spreadsheet for fare stages that lists all stops on a particular route (you need to ...


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Your best bet would the Rajasthan State Government owned-operated tourism development corporation. They have their own buses, hotels, and tour packages, so you get kind of an end to end solution. Private tour operators coordinate with different agencies and sometimes their plans go wrong. When that happens there is nothing you can do really other than ...


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I went through today (March 2013) and was told the opposite at the transfer desk. I was asked if I had a visa at the transfer desk and when I had I was told to go through immigration and check in landside. This is why I had a visa. Single booking/itinerary is not what will get your bags checked through. Its whether the airlines concerned have an ...


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SAMS SNOOZE AT MY SPACE may be what you are looking for. Be advised though. IGI Airport like all airports in India restricts passenger movement. Some areas are strictly meant for international transfers only. Also, check out IGI's Aiport Hotel.


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While I can't find extended information about this, the Aya Nagar Akhada (akhada means "wrestling ground") does have students who learn this sport. This is a fairly rustic area so I don't think you'll be able to contact them over the phone, but the best course of action would be to just go there and see when / if they have a session going on.


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US citizen or not, you need Transit Visa if you are not Indian. Although there are visa exceptions for 10 countries Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Cambodia, Singapore, Finland, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. The visa service is outsourced to VFS global (UK and RotW) and BLS International (for USA) who deal with multiple countries' visa applications. ...



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