India Travel Links
Official Websites Find Your Own Links
Official Portal of the Indian Government
Directory of Indian Government Websites; links to and state tourism websites.
Links to regional websites &
-- Stipulations on the import of organic materials into India
* Other ministries and govt. departments are linked to at the above two portals, India.Gov.In & GOI Directory *
Official Website of Ministry of Tourism
"A programme to establish Indian Government's presence on the web"
Transport Find Your Own Links
Details on Indian airports, links to domestic and international carriers. Site open during Indian business hours.
International flights information, hotel search, car rental & travel tip tools
"Flights in India & International hotel bookings"
"Travel search engine for Indian consumers"
International flights schedules, country guides, hotels & more
Airplane buffs forum
An IndiaMike thread (2005) by member Kanbe about flying in India
"The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports"
"How to get to and from hundreds of the world´s airports by car, bus, train & other forms of public transport"
"Bus, coach, tram, trolley and transit related links all over the world"
"Luxury, Express and regular bus search"
An IndiaMike thread (2007) by member 2Cents collecting Indian bus websites
* Please remember many of the numerous Indian bus companies and routes just won't be online, and it's still very much a figure-it-out-on-the-ground affair *
Official website of Ministry of Railways. Schedules, (open during Indian business hours), the (TAG/TAAG) railway timetables online, railway maps, directions to () railway tourist office, itinerary suggestions, further rail links, and more...
- Rail tour packages & more
Indian Railways Train Running Information
"Better Way To Search Trains"
"Subcontinental travel, simplified." Multi-train route finder. Beta version.
* On Indian train travel, there exist a number of rails sites, many of which seem to more or less successfully extract their data from the official site. While the latter can be at times challenging to use, users are advised to check alternate results with it to minimize possible disappointment. *
Indian Railways Fan Club website & mailing list. Check their page on .
"For fans of the Indian Railways." Train info, maps & more
"How to travel by train & ship..." internationally
An IndiaMike thread (2003, regularly updated) by member and long-time moderator Steven_Ber, collecting much of his and the site's train knowledge
Another online version of the Indian timetables
"Metros, subways, & similar urban rail transit systems around the world"
Travel Tools Find Your Own Links
"Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK"
"Hostels & Youth Hostels Worldwide"
(Vancouver) Travel health & vaccinations, tips on culture shock
"Search for maps, directions, and points of interest for anywhere in India"
Just what it says
"Online Maps to Everywhere"
"The currency site." Conversion tools & more
International time zones, converters & more
"Everything you need to know... about independent budget travel (backpacking)"
International weather site
More India Reading Find Your Own Links
-- One handy portal
An IndiaMike thread (2004) by member Beach
"Business Culture, Manners, Customs, Etiquette in India"
Other Forums (Subcontinent/International) Find Your Own Links
"All India Travel Forum"
"The Definitive Indian Car Community"
- The Travel Biggies
Miscellaneous Find Your Own Links
"How to See the World: European and World Backpacking On $25 a Day or Less"
"A photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage"
"Catch and Release Used Books"
"The Enthusiast's Online Chai Resource"
"A free, independent website for hosting bicycle touring journals, forums and resources"
"Archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric"
"An Online Travel Guide To Afghanistan"
"Thousands of Newspapers on the Net." section.
"Alerting Humanitarians to Emergencies"
"A space for research, practice and conversation about the contemporary media and urban constellations"
"Travel, Computer Security, Music..." & more
Far from just about vegetarianism, site is run by Spiritual Guides Publishers, "established to publish travel books on India, Nepal and Southeast Asia, and books on spiritual and alternative subject matters."
"the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." Links to numerous editions in other languages.
See also (unrelated):
-- "The free news source you can write!", ditto;
, "the content-free encyclopedia"
"The Travel Guide You Write"
& Finally: , by John Suler. "Explores the psychological aspects of environments created by computers and online networks."