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1. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y

Does anyone have any thoughts about the need to bring a purifier with them?

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

no in SE Asia - not sure of India countryside

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

No need whatsoever Daver. Bottled water is available for drinking in most places. You'll just wear out your filters if you bring a purifier along

4. Posted by wtanaka (Budding Member 44 posts) 11y

Like Wocca says, bottled water is available almost everywhere. In China, there's even more environmentally friendly boiled water available most places, generally for free.

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5. Posted by silvercann (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y

I disagree. Traveled in India and Nepal. We were warned that even when buying bottled water with a seal, you still need to be careful. And even if the hotel insists that the water is purified and you can drink it, don't do it. I was pretty careful the first three weeks, but week four I got sick of pumping water and decided to tempt fate. Never been so sick in my life and i've drank water from the tap all over the world. India and Nepal, pump your water.

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting dgerads

I disagree. Traveled in India and Nepal. We were warned that even when buying bottled water with a seal, you still need to be careful.India and Nepal, pump your water.

It is your prerogative to disagree, dgerads. There's many things you have to be careful of in India. I wouldn't imagine the case to be so extreme in Nepal though.

7. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y

Ok it seems to me this is a perfect "better safe" case. Besides, with this new purifier that MSR makes, how can I go wrong? Thanks for all the input folks.

8. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

dave - you never said where are you going in Asia.

as you are probably aware Asia is the largest continent covering a third of earths land

9. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y

of course, I should have been more specific. As of now, my plan is to fly into Bombay, wander through India, fly into Bangkok, and then hit laos, thailand, cambodia, vietnam and perhaps a few other places before entering china and wandering there some more. I am not leaving home until October, so I am still working logistics.

10. Posted by Abhilash (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Dear Dave,

Greetings from India's Invitation!
Thank you very much for your mail. I know I am writing by a different name as my previous account was blocked, I think I have mentioned my company name in it. Ok, so you want to visit some off beaten track, where normally tourists don't visit. As I am based in Rajasthan I suggest you place in Rajasthan. It is the biggest state of India. There are few places where tourists hardly visit but these places are very interesting. Like a small village near to Barmer namely Shiv. There is a small family who will arrange you stay (that guys name is Bhim Singh or Khim Singh I am not sure). This is one of the place I liked a lot as only find natural resources here. They can arrange a small folk song and dance program is very exciting. You will be gathered so many local people as they hardly see tourist but they are not going to harm you. You will enjoy this place a lot.

How to reach there
First reach to Jaipur then get a over night bus to Barmer after reaching there get in to a bus that is going to Jaisalmer. After a drive of 02 to 03 hours you will reach there.

Another place is Bikaner. You may find few tourists but it is a beautiful town. But Bikaner is not the destination that I am suggesting you. What I suggest you is the Deshnok Temple (Rats Temple). You may read about this temple in so many books but no book can describe the actual scenario of this forbidden temple. There are thousand and thousand of rats but they are harm less. These rats can eat any thing and go any where. But the most amazing part is this that not a single go out of the temple and not a single outsider rate can come inside. People believe that if you see white rat it means good luck (I visited three times and I saw twice). It is one of the most amazing temples we have in the India. There is no hotel in Deshnok so you have to stay in Bikaner.

How to reach Bikaner?
Reach to Jaipur then get a over night train or bus for Bikaner.

If you think that this information is useful to you, and then feel free to contact me I will suggest you few more destination.