My Trips: India 2007

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Flights booked, just 2 weeks to go

I have booked my flights to India, with a return from Bangkok. I have also purchased travel insurance, local flights from my home town to London Heathrow airport, and accommodation before my long haul flight. With 2 weeks to go I am just about ready. I have 2 jabs on Monday, which finishes my course of vaccinations. I am waiting to hear back from a hotel in Delhi. I am getting excited.

Here’s a summary of my pre-departure costs

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Received my visa for India

Today I received my visa for India. This is the only visa I am getting in advance, all others I will get either from consulates in neighbouring countries, or at border crossings.

I only have a few more jobs to do: book my flight, and have the remainder of my jabs. Oh, and sort out my malaria products.

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Sent off my India visa application

After checking various websites I called the Indian consulate in the UK. Their phone numbers are always engaged. I checked a different website (www.indiavisaservice.com) offering visa applications, as the consulate no longer accepts postal applications for Visas. I rang this company, and they seemed professional. They said the visa would be issued in 5 days. I downloaded and filled out the forms. I quick stop at the post office and I was done. Now to work out where else to go…