Monday, September 28, 2009

Heading for India Oct 2009

We are heading for India, a two week trip, from the 18th of October and returning on the 4th of November 2009.  We will be in Mussoorie and at Woodstock to join other Class of 1959 classmates for a week, and then back down to Delhi and on to the Orcha palaces and gardens (beyond Jhansi) for a day and night, and back to Delhi for 5 days.

Here are some details:
India Trip Itinerary. 18 October - 4 November 2009
** 18 October 2009 Sunday. Drive to Richmond airport for Continental Airlines flight CO2188 1:00 pm from Richmond to Newark arrv 2:27 pm, and then flight CO82 from Newark leaving 8:25 pm to Delhi
** 19 October 2009 8:15 pm = 2015 hrs arrive Delhi on flight CO82 Continental Airlines
Travel agent in India for transfers, train, Delhi hotels, and Orcha trip is Uday Tours and Travel, 10/2459 Beadonpura, Karol Bagh, New Delhi - 110 005 India, Tel :: +91- 11 - 47151515 EMail: or Website:
Pick up and transportation by Uday Tours to Delhi's Nizamuddin Railway station to catch the train
Depart Delhi at 11:55 pm = 2355 hrs. The 2205 A/c Special [First A/C Confirmed] for Dehradun
** 20 October 2009 Tuesday arrival Dehradun at 0540 hrs. Breakfast and taxi up to Mussoorie.

** 20 October through 27 October 2009 Tuesday. One week in Mussooorie and Woodsotck (click for Details Below), staying at Himalaya Castle Hotel Near City Board, Kulri, Mussoorie, Dehradun Dist. Mussoorie Uttaranchal – 48179 India Telephone No: 0135 – 2635046
** 27 October 2009 Tuesday Taxi to Dehradun to catch the Dehradun to Delhi 4042 Express [First A/C Confirmed] departing 9:30 pm = 2130 hours overnight
** 28 October 2009 Wednesday Arrive Delhi 0745 hours.
Pickup and transfer to the Grand Peepal Hotel / Delhi, one night stay at Grand Peepal Hotel, 4/1 WEA, Saraswati Marg, Karol Bagh New Delhi, Delhi 110005, India +91 11 25751324
** 29 October 2009. Delhi to Janshi 2002 Shatabdi Experss, depart 0615 hours [A/c Chair Car confirmed.
Arrive Jhansi at 1048 hours. Pick up and transfer to Orcha Resort Hotel. Tour gardens and palace in the afternoon. Kanchanghat, Orchha, Distt. Tikamgarh , Madhya Pradesh, India Tel: +91-7680 - 252222 /23 /24, Tele Fax: +91 - 7680 - 252677 Email:
** 30 October 2009. Day in Orcha, transport from Orcha to Jhansi to catch the 6:11 pm = 1811 hours 2001A Shatabdi Express, A/C Chair Car Confirmed
Arriving Delhi 11:00 pm = 2300 hours
Pickup and Transfer to Grand Peepal Hotel/ Delhi, possible 4 nights stay.from 30 October to 03 November
** 31 October 2009 Saturday to 3rd Novemeber 2009 Tuesday. Delhi.
** 1 November 2009 Sunday. Supper at Kailash's house
** 3 November 2009. Pick up and transport to Delhi airport. Depart 11:35 pm CO83
** 4 November 2009 Wednesday. Arrive Newark on flight CO83 at 4:30 am. Depart for Richmond on flight CO2457 at 8:25 am, arrive Richmond 10:02 am. Drive back to Charlottesville.


Details for the week's stay in Mussoorie, 20-27 October

20th Arrive, go to Hotel Himalaya Castle. Go to and order sandals.  See about tailors who might make clothes within a week.  Other shopping and settling in.  What are the nearest Internet cafes to the Hotel - what times are they open, and their rates?

21st Wed. Hike to Dhobi Ghat and Witches Hill Some of the day at Woodstock helping out at the Alumni archives, or attending a class, etc.
Alternate on Wed or Thursday Hike to Flag Hill and up to the Chakar, down Mullingar. Tea with Ruskin Bond?

22nd Thurs Hike to Dhobi Ghat and Witches hill Some of the day at Woodstock helping out at the Alumni archives, or attending a class, etc.
Alternate on Wed or Thursday Hike to Flag Hill and up to the Chakar, down Mullingar.  Tea with Ruskin Bond?

23rd Friday.  Alternate day for trip to climb Nag Tibba, if weather on Sunday looks bad. If not, walk or shop around the Mall, go to Tibetan community and school at Happy Valley, down to see Kempty Falls? Maybe special reunion dinner at a special restaurant for the class59?

24th Saturday. Worldwide Woodstock Day - BBQ? do we invite ourselves to Judy Crider's house? Time? where's her house?

25th Sunday. Trip to climb Nag Tibba. Lindsay and Philip, leaving by van at 6 am. Arrangements by Winkie

26th Monday. Woodstock Honors Chris Anderson '74 Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony. Leader of the TED website of ideas and talks.

27th Tuesday.  Last day at Woodstock. Pick up sandals and anything from tailors. Around noon travel to Dehradun to see the town and sites, and catch trains to Delhi.

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