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It is advisable to
book your tickets and seat reservations before you travel for any major journey in
India. Although you can book when you arrive,
it can often take several hours and you need to
be sure that you are dealing with the official
rail authorities, not touts.
have tourist quotas which can sell out some days
in advance. If you want to travel in reasonable
comfort, AC2-tier class is recommended.
You can now book most train journeys online, click here for details
India Specialist Travel Agent
UK India Rail Agent (Dandpani Travel, Wembley)
Inoculations & Malaria Prophylaxis
You should make an informed choice about inoculations and take malaria tablets
(depending on the time of year and where you are travelling).
The NHS advises that you consult your GP or other qualified
medical practitioner at least 6-8 weeks before you travel.
(Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad)
was set up in 1984 at the London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine. Their website has definitive information
about antimalarials and immunisation.
If you decide to have inoculations and/or antimalarials,
your GP or practice nurse can often provide this service,
but allow several weeks notice. If you need
to get inoculations at short notice you can go to
Travel Clinic (walk-in).
Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies
"The Health Protection Agency Advisory
Committee on Malaria Prevention does not recommend relying
on any herbal or homeopathic remedies for the prevention
of malaria. Herbal remedies have not been tested for
their ability to prevent or treat malaria and are not
licensed for these uses. There is no scientific proof
that homeopathic remedies are effective in either preventing
or treating malaria. In addition, the Faculty of Homeopathy
does not promote the use of homeopathic remedies for
disease prevention and note that their use in malaria
prevention is unlikely to be acceptable to insurance
here to see the full article»
Get a dental checkup
A dental checkup before you travel is
advisable, along with any associated treatment.
Other Travel Information
For information on passport and visa requirements consult the High
Commission of India. Make sure you have your visa and passport sorted before you finalise travel arrangements.
FCO Travel Advice
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) offer travel
advice for all parts of the world, updated regularly
depending on the current political and security situation.
Accommodation in Delhi
There is plenty of cheap accommodation near New Delhi
train station on Main Bazaar (Paharganj).
Aurobindo Ashram is a quieter and altogether more
restful place to stay, especially after a long flight.
The ashram is on Sri Aurobindo Marg, not far from the
international airport. Contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lonely Planet online ::
Delhi Weather Report (BBC)