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#1 Oct 17th, 2003, 20:53
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do they have public toilet in India? you have been to China, you don't need me to tell you how worse and smell the toilet are. how bad are the public toilet in India? sound like most people only mention about the bathroom in the guesthouse or restaurant.
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There are riverbanks, beaches, railway lines and fields.

The only public toilet I've used in India was in Mysore, I found myself peeing on a dead dog

Restaurants are an option, but it's usually best to wait till you get back to your hotel.
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The public toilets in China are a lot better than the ones in India if you can even find one.

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I saw very nice and clean public toilets in Konark some years ago -- they were brand new and had hardly been used. I will go back and check on them on this visit and report back to y'all.
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Um what places did you not find a public toilet? They're pretty much everywhere nowadays, and pretty well maintained, they charge you about 1 rupee or 50p
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Is it easy to find a public toilet around tourist attractions in India? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Florence Is it easy to find a public toilet around tourist attractions in India? Thanks.
Generally yes, but they vary in cleanliness
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There is a public toilet chain (like the retail ones ) called Sulabh. Rs1 per person. Located mostly in various parts of cities, tourist locations,bus/railway stations etc. The 'free' ones are usually horrible... Also the rural part it's a bit difficult to find a proper one.
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in the south they have often public toilets at the bus stands, the ones I used were not too bad.
I don't know about the north though
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i used one outside a temple in south india (i forget where). it was just an open drain that flowed through each of the cubicles. after that experience, i always used the ones in restaurants!
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People in Chennai just seem to use the pavement (do not step in any puddle: it hasn't rained for weeks! ). At least the guys do. If the women do too they must have some super-discrete trick way of not showing what they are doing!!!!
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Thanks to all those replied. I'd like to pay Rs1 for a clean toilet. Hope that it's not difficult to find one.
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There was a very very funny article in yesterdayís Times of India about this subject. The writer (Gurucharandas) quoted an email send to him by some foreign tourist here. The has explained the (in)famous Culture Vs Government theory in explaining why India is dirty. People donít care and blame everything on government for lack of facilities. The article says itís the male species here who are having the least civic sense than the females. Itís true.

Nick-H, Chennai it's a bit too much. I dont know why....
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Generally it is very difficult to find public toilets for women. Men have the last ditch option of peeing against walls. Better empty your bladder before you head out, and be within reach of a decent restaurant or hotel or movie theatre etc.
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chiwai,
having spent my first 9 years of life growing up in china and traveled a bit around the world and recently paid hommage india, i can tell you that india's pee-pee stalls are no better or worse than the ones in china or any other remote parts of the world, that's if you can find one... i have used big holes dug from the ground or dig one myself, to taking a shower across an overflowing poopoo hole, to tripping and falling into a poopy sewage manhole as a child in shanghai, to steeping in variety of poop in india, mostly from cows and birds, but occasionally get spalashed with some human urine... just be careful... and plan ahead... sometimes outside the "public" stalls may be cleaner than the inside....
the odor was especially annoying at some of the caves and temples where toilets are far few or non-exsistent in between... and at some railway stations, bus rides & towns i often had to resort to finding a discrete corner and do my business... sorry if i grossed out or offended anyone with this post ... that's what's so cool about experiences...

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