A rather daft question ......

#1 Feb 20th, 2012, 05:33
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Did not see the threads for daft questions so thought I would post here .... do people change into pyjamas on the sleeper trains? I am only asking because not too sure if one is expected to sleep fully clothed?
#2 Feb 20th, 2012, 06:11
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Hello TP and welcome to indiamike.

Indian railways provide night clothes for all pre booked passengers (that's why they ask your age & sex), the mens night clothes are like a large blue nightdress, you take of your day clothes (top first), then put the nightdress over your head, pull it down, then take off the rest of your clothes.

The female version is the same, but predictably is pink in color.
































Only joking.

Most in the lower classes just sleep with their clothes on, many do in the higher classes, but many in 2A and 3A take along night clothes, but nobody looks at you in a funny way if you sleep with some clothes on.
#3 Feb 20th, 2012, 06:44
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Thank you! Before I scrolled down to the rest of your reply I was thinking I could not see Virgin rail supplying night clothes!
#4 Feb 20th, 2012, 06:53
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Best to go to the train with night clothes on... and flip-flops.
Much more comfortable

And in AC classes (1/2/3 AC), blankets and bedsheets are also provided.
#5 Feb 20th, 2012, 06:59
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Be like Hugh Hefner and wear your pajamas everywhere. otherwise if it's hot, you could change into shorts and a t-shirt in the toilet if you like. But I always sleep in what I have on. But I can see wanting a change on a long haul,
"Travel is fatal to prejudice,bigotry and narrow-mindedness" Mark Twain
#6 Feb 20th, 2012, 15:41
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Sometimes you'll see a businessman disappear into the toilet and he'll come back out with a dhoti/lunghi instead of his trousers and a tee-shirt instead of his smart shirt. He'll then fold his trousers and shirt very neatly and put them in his briefcase.

I sometimes change into a pair of trackpants for overnight trips, especially if I think it may be a bit cool;if train is leaving in the evening I'll turn up with those and a baggy tee-shirt already on.
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My first trip to India and I was on the bottom side bunk of a 3A train. It was early morning. I heard some noise in the aisle and looked over, and there was a man changing his pants right in front of me. He started muttering, "Sorry, sorry." His wife was in the aisle getting her bags together. I just rolled over and pretended I didn't see anything, but the moral of my story is: If you want to change on the train, please do so in the toilet, and not the aisle.
#8 Feb 20th, 2012, 22:21
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Originally Posted by DaisyL View Post but the moral of my story is: If you want to change on the train, please do so in the toilet, and not the aisle.
It all depends on who's doing the changing Daisy!

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