Hi, I also booked on this trip departing Heathrow Thursday 28th March 2013. We are two Kiwi's living in UK... I live in Warrington Cheshire and my friend Laura lives in London.
It is our first visit to India, and first trip with Exodus. Can't wait!
Are you departing UK on the 28th or meeting the tour in Delhi? I am flying Manchester to Heathrow arriving 4pm on the Thu 28th.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for all your helpful tips and looking forward to meeting you all on the 28th (or 29th in Delhi). Hopefully we might spot eachother at the airport with our Exodus luggage labels! :-)
Looks like temps are mid-late 30's so should be lovely and warm. Tibetan blanket sound nice Paul... I'm looking forward to the shopping. Will avoid the spicy tomato soup on the train!
A week in Kerala sounds perfect for relaxing after a tiring trip. Think I need a week there now after battling with the Indian Visa process! I will take a look at Kathmandu online for a silk liner.
Have just bought some Mosquito Milk - its supposed to be really good. Need to buy some malaria tablets to be on the safe side... any recommnedations? Glenda
I would suggest getting mosquito repellent in India as it is widely available and alot cheaper, odimos is one we use when out there.
Carol where in Kerala are you going as we have been there a few times? Is it Kovolam or Cochin?
Good to hear that there will be at least one European style toilet on the train, Dubber 68! After the Highlights Tour we're going to Cochin area for about a week and will be staying on a rice boat ( around Alleppey) and will be in Kumarakom for some of the time. Really looking forward to that - especially as we shall be joined by one of our daughters who spent a year travelling around India in 2011!
I would recommend getting some anti-bedbug sheets as when we did the house boat we got bit to death by bedbugs. Never travel without them now. They pack firm to smaller than your first. Alternatively get a sarong and treat it with insect repellent, not as good but helps.
Are there 13 booked then, I haven't looked. We will have to see if we can spot each other in the airport.
Thanks for the advice about the bedbug stuff. I'll get some next week. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Thanks Paul for the bedbug warning.
Whilst waiting four hours at the India Visa office during the week (just to drop off passport!) got talking to a few ladies who recommend taking own pillow on the train to avoid lice!
Tour size is maximum of 16 and with available 2 spaces left I'm assuming there are now 14 on our trip.
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