Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Travel from the Airport to Dehradun - Update

This is where we arrived with our travel plans from the Airport to Dehradun. The factors we considered were the size of the group, security, rapport with the India team, rest, seeing India, keeping everyone together as much as possible, and being escorted by the India team from the airport.

After many phone calls with Ashish and many train stations visits...we arrived here...

Arrive at the Airport around 1PM (there may be delays...please be prepared the airport experience is quite chaotic)
Get out of customs and immigration around 2-3PM (there may be delays)
Greet India Team - They have rented a 15 passenger bus and 8 passenger car to take us to the train station.
Cruise around Delhi, eat dinner relax (yup we have time to kill)
Catch Train to Dehradhun at 11PM (First Class)
Arrive in Dehradun at 8AM (The super fast train left at 3PM which would not give us any margins for travel delays. We even looked at another super fast train from another station but it was sold out.)
Van pool up to Boy's Home

Benefits of train versus car:
1. Size of NHDH team is bigger...India team would need another van and reduce India greeting team, etc.
2. More logistics on the shishi breaks.
3. Car ride is 8-10 hours...possible mechanical failure
4. We stay together
5. We can rest on the train and be ready for the next day

The return trip will be by bus or by car. The train is not available on the return trip.

2 comments:

  1. the train starts from Delhi at 11 pm and reaches Dehradun at 5 am,we have got at least 7 hours in Delhi, we have booked an AC bus to hunt around Delhi,for shopping and eating. We will have a great time in Delhi.Hurray!!

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  2. the train starts from Delhi at 11 pm and reaches Dehradun at 5 am,we have got at least 7 hours in Delhi, we have booked an AC bus to hunt around Delhi,for shopping and eating. We will have a great time in Delhi.Hurray!!

    ReplyDelete