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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2015
Adipur and its Chaplins  (1 Answer)

Why is the city known for its Chaplin? Can I have a glimpse of the Chaplin at the Railway Station on regular days ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2013
Tribal jewelry  (5 Answers)

Can you rell me a place in Rajkot where i can find kutchi/rabari/tribal jewelry at cheap prices?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2011
visiting Gujarat in Dec  (9 Answers)

Can anyone help me with our plans for holiday in India. We have abt 3 weeks. We thought of Gujarat and a few days in Hyderabad.

Should we rent a car or drive ourselves? Should we pay for a guide to travel with us? Train is not my choice as I can't sleep in them.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2009
Ahmedabad Restaurants  (3 Answers)

I am spending a week in Ahmedabad learning Gujarati (basic) before travelling to Bhuj and Kutch. I would love to spend the evenings sampling the best of typical Gujarati food and would welcome advice and recommendations (and company).
I am travelling from Scotland, have not visited India before and hope to learn the language and culture of the State.
Any help appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2008
Gujrat tribal jewelry market

I am from Rajasthan..and looking some nice tribal jewelery from Gujarat.. recently i m also shopping at Ahmedabaad.. but want some more tradtional test..if any one can let me know the wholesale market for Tradtional jewelery.. such as womens wear on garba.. or tribal womens wear tradtional jewelery with coins..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2007
Surat - Car Hire & resonable lodging  (1 Answer)

Hello VT Friends

Can I get some information on car hire agencies in surat.

Can someone recommend decent lodges less than Rs.1000/- per nite on double occupancy.

Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2007
Travel from Bhuj to Jodhpur  (1 Answer)

I am planning a trip to Gujarat/Rajasthan in September.

What is the best connection to Jodhpur from Bhuj?

Have tried to find reasonable connections with Jet Airways via Mumbai, but I am still struggling to do the trip in one day.

Are there better options with train, bus or private driver? How long is the road trip? Are the roads ok after the Monsoon?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2007
Gir National Park - the last lions of Asia

I am planning a trip to Gujarat in late September. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to go on lion safari in Gir National Park around 21st or 22nd September?
I get confusing answers on the web.

A lot of sources tells the National Park is closed until Mid October due to the Monsoon/weather conditions. But some sources tells it is possible to visit the park....

Who do I contact to get a safari organized?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2007
Diu Island  (3 Answers)


I am planning to visit Diu isiand in southern Gujarat at the end of September. We will be travelling from Jaipur and are considering flying to Ahmedabad, before taking a coach/ train from there. Directions for taking the train in the Lonely Planet guide are somewhat confusing, however. Has anyone made this journey before? What route would you recommend?

The Lonely Planet book also states it may be possible to take a 'private coach' from Ahmedabad. How would we go about doing this/ where could we book one from?

Also, does anyone know whether there are any Navratri celebrations on in the area at this time?

Thanks a lot for any advice you can provide.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2007
Gujarat  (3 Answers)

Can any one tell me, is there a place called Kuleshvar in Gujarat, I was told it is near Tapti River.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2007
General Post Office Ahmedabad?  (1 Answer)

I need the correct address for the General Post Ofice in Ahmedabad, I have found 2 addresses so far and do not know which one is the accurate one...they are as follows:

GENERAL POST OFFICE (GPO), Relief Road, Ahmedabad - 380 001

Ahmedabad General Post Office
Salapose Road
Ahmedabad 380001 - INDIA

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 11, 2006

thanks to all of those who replied to my posting below. I appreciate the advice and have taken it on board.

Many thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2006
Travelling with an infant  (5 Answers)


I am going to India on 19 November 2006. I will be travelling with a then 10 month old child:
1. What baby facilities are available on board Air India i.e changing facilities, food, ideal seats on the plane as I have requested a bassinet.etc.
2. Is it recommended that I take a stroller to India to transport my baby around and also a car seat.
3. What should I do about sterilising his bottles.
4. Should I use bottled water, although my parents who live there do have a filter machine fitted.
5. can I buy Pampers nappies out there and SMA Powder milk.
6. What other child safety tips can anyone give me with regards to keeping my child safe and prevent him from falling ill.

I'm probably asking a bit much but any comments are welcome. I'm a little stressed out about what to take and also how to handle the flight.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2006
Planning a Trip to Ahmedabad, Bhuj & Gandhidham  (1 Answer)


I am Indian but long gone from and back now. From way south, will speak very very broken Hindi but good english - i am also ~30 yr old male. Planning a site seeing (not too touristy) trip to Gujarat, mostly kachchh. Any info appreciated on the following:

1) How trustworthy are autorickshaws in general to "obvious strangers"? need negotiation? worry about being ripped off? safe @ night?
2) Stay: i am not fancy, i look for the cheapest accommadataion possible provided it is 1) clean 2) has bed & toilet 3) safe. don't care about stars
3) Travel: are trains too crowded (my preference: second class sleeper) for reserved compartments? Buses: decent?
4) Guide: i don't speak gujarathi, very very little hindi. do i need a guide? how much do a good but not fancy guide cost?

to give an idea,50-$100 a day guided tours i have checked out so far are out of my options and i have decided against them, too much wasted money.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2005

What we can do in Vapi?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2005
Passport  (1 Answer)

My old passport has been lost and expired since long 7 years.Can I get a fresh passport made without having any details of the previous one?? Please help at any cost!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 25, 2005
lookig fo hotel room in Sasan Gir  (1 Answer)

I am interested in visiting Gir National Park in early April.... Would like to get a number of hotel choices. Not to many in guide books or online........Looking to spend 20..00 to 30.00 per night....

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2004
is gujerat completely dry?  (3 Answers)

I am a teacher going on an educational visit to Gujerat soon. Obviously I am excited about the visit, having been no further east than Greece before and genuinely interested in Gujerati culture and traditions. Whilst it is true that I am Scottish, I am far from being an alcoholic but would certainly enjoy a beer of an evening. We are going to be staying in the Ellisbridge Gymkhana Club, to cut a long question short "Any chance of a bevvy?" Cheers Peter

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2003
5 days in Gujarat  (4 Answers)

Hi We are planning to spend 5 days in Gujarat in December. We are from UK & the reason we have chosen Gujarat is that it's off the tourist trail........but that makes it harder to find info on where to go. We fly into Vadodora and out of Ahmadabad, so this gives some structure. Would appreciate any recommendations for places to visit, places to stay (would like to include some heritage places, if possible, but budget is limited). Also, we are going to a wedding in Calcutta afterwards and I want to wear a sari, so would like advice on where to buy, perhaps in Ahmadabad, so that we do not have to carry things as far. Thanks

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