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1. Posted by calgary131 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Good Day -

I hope some educated folks can comment on the following items:

Water Treatment - Is this even required when travelling via train/hotel & drinking bottled water. Is it best to use Chlorine Dioxide? What about the integrated filter bottles that remove 99% giardia & cryptosporidium?

Mosquito Net - Are these available for purchase in the tourist areas? Is it best to bring one along c/w anti-bug poison in the net itself?

I thank everyone for their time & help. Off in 2 days....


2. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hi Jeff,

U dont need water treatment if u opt for bottled water which is widely available in all touristic areas of India, just ensure that its seal is not broken

Mosquito nets are available quite cheap and easily available and u can purchase one for ur entire trip

Cheers and have a nice trip

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I agree, no need for water treatment if you are sticking to bottled water. That is probably your safest bet. But it is common for people to try to refill water bottles and sell them to you. So as arif_kool says, make sure that the bottle is sealed.
I didn't find a need for mosquito nets in India. Maybe it was the time of year that I went (July - Dec) but I never had problems with mosquitos and any place where there were some the hotel would provide a net for you.
Enjoy your trip.

4. Posted by calgary131 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thank you very much my Indian & Canadian repliers! You've reduced the weight of our baggage and stress a bit this morning.


5. Posted by theallans (Budding Member 30 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello calgary , in january thats where we are flying out of, taking the long route but the cheapest and get to see Istanbul as part of it. wet wipes are your friend, the wee packets. kleenex.if its your first trip enjoy and keep your humor me...some deep woods off but you'll find that you really won't need it unless you are going to the backwaters.and a scrubby, good steel one. Did not need scrubby until India, wore it out.... you will find deerfoot trail at rush hour tame after this journey. its a fantastic rush... but it will either repel you or steal your heart, and either you will be happy to get on the plane or it will be hard...obviously hard for us we were just there this march and going back are probably flying into mumbai....sigh.....and dont trust everything lp has to say. we threw out our lp bible very shortly after getting there ... always look before you pay...very few look like their photos. i think that most of them go to a four star for one night and photograph it....have fun maybe we'll meet....the allans