"If you're looking for a place where everything is smooth and everyone is reliable, India is not it! Of the big cities, Delhi is not my favourite, but... the good news: Rishikesh is nothing like Delhi - it felt like heaven! Hope you get past the…"
"Alysia, that's great for the tickets, I'll take one :)
Juliana - there's a baggage scan at the entrance of the station that everyone must pass through, so if we met near it before going in that should work.
For those staying at RAK,…"
"Has anyone managed to book a train online? One site asks for a valid Indian mobile number (indianrail.gov.in), and another needs a copy of your passport (cleartrip.com), neither of which I have at the moment. So I might take my chances and book in…"
"Alysia and Juliana (and any others taking the train on the 2nd) - let's try to coordinate for the 6:50am. Where are you staying in Delhi? I will be at RAK International on the night of Jan 31st to Feb 1st, and Feb 1st to Feb 2nd. Are you…"
"Hi all! I finally booked my flight, and will be arriving in Delhi at 3am on February 1st on a Qatar flight. I will be taking the train on Saturday the 2nd. On the railways site, I only see trains at 6:50am and 3:25pm from New Delhi to…"
"Classes start at 6am every day, so we better get used to it!
Or sleep late in Delhi while we can ;)
I haven't booked my flight yet, so still not sure of dates, but I will most likely be taking the 6:50am Dehradun Shtabdi Express (12017).…"
"Trains in India get full very quickly so it's always best to buy in advance. My train recommendation is the Dehradun Shtabdi Express (12017). It leaves New Delhi train station (5 min walk from RAK) at 6:50am and arrives in Haridwar at 11:25.…"
"It's about half an hour, maybe a bit more. They also arrange airport pick-up if you need it. Details about that are on the website. When will you be there? I will probably stay there again, but not sure about my dates yet."
"At the beginning and end of my trip last year, I stayed at Hotel RAK International (http://www.hotelrakinternational.com/index.php) in Paharganj, main backpacker district in Delhi. It was about $10 a night and the main guy at the front desk was…"