Toilet Facilities on Luxury Buses

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I am planning a trip to India and Nepal in March and am thinking about visiting Dharamsala. I have done a little research and it appears that the Volvo luxury buses running between Delhi and Dharamsala look quite comfortable. My question is do these buses have built in toilets or do they have periodic "pit stops". I understand that the trip takes about 12 hours so I would assume that some facilities are supplied.
Any info on the situation would be appreciated.
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Sorry ! No On board toilets, but 2 pit stops en route.
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Originally Posted by CIVIL5T8 View Post I understand that the trip takes about 12 hours so I would assume that some facilities are supplied.
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Please... This is India... Don't assume anything!

You may see toilets advertised if you buy tickets for a luxury volvo coach, but you may not get the coach you expect. Don't expect toilets at stops to be anything other than rank.
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Hiya CIVIL5T8,

You know those public pay toilets we have in town? Ever used one? I have, plenty of times. The one at Coit Tower is the best!

You're going to love those pit stops! When the bus stops, anywhere, make sure you use the facilities if you need them or not. Safety first!
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Thanks for all the great information. I guess I better stock up on "Depends" underwear. This is a terrific site
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Well, to be fair, you did ask a question on our specialist subject!

Doing an IndiaMike Forum search on "toilet" brings up more threads discussing this than you could imagine, often with surprisingly useful advice and great humour.

If you fancy a laugh, check this classic thread out... Is it polite to pee in hotel sinks?
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I rode a luxury bus once. It must have been so for the ventilation because it had no window, in the dead of winter. Always carry a spare plastic bottle with you as depends are good but not certain..
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This might be a silly question, but what happens if you get caught short on a bus?

E.g. if you have an unexpected dose of Delhi belly on one of these long trips? Surely humans sometimes just... have to go??

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This is why i do not travel in buses in India. Access to a toilet is a must for me. I try to use trains for the longest part of Journey and use buses where trains don't go. If you got Delhi Belly, the entire passenger lot is gonna know
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Please... This is India... Don't assume anything
True fact:O.

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Surely humans sometimes just... have to go??
Now there is where Depends could be handy though you may not be popular.

Actually, you just haul your ashen face up to the conductor/driver and let the issue be known.
There is always the side of the road..
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1. The first luxury buses with toilet fascility have started between Jaipur and Delhi.

2. If you need to get off and pee, and there is no toilet in the bus. Just ask the driver to stop and he will definitely stop. So where is the big fuss about it?
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Now Delhi - Agra too has a luxury bus with on board toilets. I saw this in soem newspaper during CWG.
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Originally Posted by deky View Post 1. The first luxury buses with toilet fascility have started between Jaipur and Delhi.

2. If you need to get off and pee, and there is no toilet in the bus. Just ask the driver to stop and he will definitely stop. So where is the big fuss about it?
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Hope, this one is not similar to that the indian Railway. Having the board like dont use the lovotary at the bus stopes. Hope taht you all understand, indian democracy is driven pople like k**madi like *d*ots who conts theire wealth and wellness.
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Originally Posted by delhiwala View Post Sorry ! No On board toilets, but 2 pit stops en route.
2? are you sure? i guess its just 1...
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