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India Master thread
« on: October 30, 2012, 05:16:05 PM »
Looking to go to india december time. looking at New Delhi / Mumbai trying to find a jewish tour guide. so far was suggested someone by the chabad shliach which turns out is his brother, so a little worried that he's a nogeh b'davar any suggestions?

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 06:22:32 PM »
pleae tell me youre going to agra...

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 06:58:38 PM »
im thinking of making a trip around pesach time to india. its quite a few months but im gonna do some small research now prob. so if anyone has any input, advice etc...on which cities or where to start and what to do etc..please share

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 09:17:51 PM »
you gotta go to agra...

also dont forget malaria pills

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 09:39:23 PM »
Don't forget US citizens need a visa
Purpose > Pleasure

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 09:40:24 PM »
so if anyone has any input, advice etc... please share
Well for one, don't act like these guys...  ;) :D


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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 08:12:38 AM »
Don't forget US citizens need a visa
Not a problem to get, there's an Indian TA office in NY that does it for you, don't remember how much it costs.

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 12:57:20 AM »
Not a problem to get, there's an Indian TA office in NY that does it for you, don't remember how much it costs.
There are alot of visa agencies all over however they usually charge a premium for the service.

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 09:53:51 PM »
I'm surprised India has such small presence in DDF,

I need to be in Mumbai in Oct. and I need suggestions for kosher food and restaurants?! any do's and dont's.... Very much appreciated

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2013, 04:50:53 AM »
Hi,

1st of all I want to clarify a misconception. there are only 2 chabad shluchim in india, in mumbai and bangalore. the rest aren't chabad but Messianics who took the name of chabad without permission and a lot of them don't even know basic stuff of judaism like kashrus etc. I'm saying this because I know from first hand about different things in some of those yellow places.

In mumbai, the only kosher place to go is the chabad house. there's someone there in the community, a secular jew which is not even shomer shabbos who pretends having kosher food etc but the only guy supervising it is himself...

Anyway India is a crazy country! like don't expect anything because nothing is like we think.

Actually, in mumbai there's a very nice guy, bentzion, he's the gabai in the shul "kneseth eliahoo" (in the tourist aria) and he knows everyhing about the jewish history here in mumbai. he took me for a tour in all the different shuls cemetaries and jewish places for just 500 rupees.

I'll stop here for now

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2013, 05:03:59 AM »
Hi,

1st of all I want to clarify a misconception. there are only 2 chabad shluchim in india, in mumbai and bangalore. the rest aren't chabad but Messianics who took the name of chabad without permission and a lot of them don't even know basic stuff of judaism like kashrus etc. I'm saying this because I know from first hand about different things in some of those yellow places.

In mumbai, the only kosher place to go is the chabad house. there's someone there in the community, a secular jew which is not even shomer shabbos who pretends having kosher food etc but the only guy supervising it is himself...

Anyway India is a crazy country! like don't expect anything because nothing is like we think.

Actually, in mumbai there's a very nice guy, bentzion, he's the gabai in the shul "kneseth eliahoo" (in the tourist aria) and he knows everyhing about the jewish history here in mumbai. he took me for a tour in all the different shuls cemetaries and jewish places for just 500 rupees.

I'll stop here for now
i have to agree at most part,

although there were a few shluchim/bochurim that have been in mumbai in the past few years on and off, so i dont know if anyone is there right now.

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2013, 08:04:53 AM »
Last I heard there's a couple living there now (the husband is actually a good friend of mine).
They don't publicize their location (for security reasons), you have to get in touch with them.

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 10:09:14 AM »
Last I heard there's a couple living there now (the husband is actually a good friend of mine).
They don't publicize their location (for security reasons), you have to get in touch with them.

He's name is Isroel Kozlowski. he's email address is office@chabadindia.org they also have a website chabadindia.org

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013, 03:13:54 PM »
He's name is Isroel Kozlowski. he's email address is office@chabadindia.org they also have a website chabadindia.org
Thanks for doing the hard work for us.

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Re: India Master thread
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2013, 03:21:02 PM »
Thanks for doing the hard work for us.

You're welcome. but you can't see his email address over there :)