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Old 21st June 2011, 18:19   #46
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Was surprised to see this Chevy Caravan in peak hour traffic at Andheri !

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MP tourism is big on Caravan tourism. I had met the MP tourism secretary. Presently they are promoting this and are inviting private investors for the same. Their infrastructure is very good im told.
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I think i am going to be bashed for this!!

But I cannot resist myself. In topgear style, caravans are a mess to other road users. Especially in India, we already have a very good road sense and road culture, and now these huge monsters being towed. No please!
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For a change this wasn't MP reg ! This was Dubai reg LHD & the driver was driving it very carefully .
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I think i am going to be bashed for this!!

................... and now these huge monsters being towed. No please!
IF you look carefuly its a Motor Caravan and not a Trailer Caravan!
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Hi All,
I need a Caravan (RV) for my family for a week, in December. Base location Mumbai.
Can someone give me contact for renting the same.
I am looking for a Motor Caravan and not a Trailer Caravan.

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MP Tourism has introduced Caravan on rent on their travel circuits, dunno if they rent them outside the state.
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MP tourism is probably the only one which came up with Caravan tourism, and its gonna utilize MP Tourism Hotels as parking bays and to support these(call it water, lighting, security etc)

But going with MP tourism is not flexible enough(limited options)

I've recently read somewhere in the dailies that AP Tourism and Rajasthan Tourism are planning to start promoting Caravan tourism but not sure when.

There is a great deal of support infrastructure required to bring Caravan tourism into limelight, state boards of tourism can afford but its a long way before we see any private development in this segment.

I'm a big fan of Caravanning but am waiting to have support stuff to be in place..probably it could take at least 5yrs from now
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We don't have the infrastructure to be able to use caravans/camper vans in India. Countries like Australia/UK/US have dedicated caravan sites where you can park your caravan and in plug into electricity/gas/plumbing etc.
In India there are not even many proper camp sites leave alone caravan parks. You cannot just park off the road for the night since it would be asking for trouble. The only place which comes to mind is along the beaches in Goa.

There is however a brilliant option for converting your standard hatcback/SUV/MUV for camping. Check this site: swissRoomBox-monospace
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Here are some pics of MP Tourism Caravan, charges are like Pachmarhi package of 2 nights 3 days gonna be around 14500/- and for out of state travels it is something around Rs.22 per Km.
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hello guys,
does anyone know if there is any travel agency that rents out caravans in Hyderabad?
APTDC has plans to start caravan service but i guess its no where close to launch.
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I personally would NOT venture and camp in a caravan for the below reasons.
  • Secluded tourist spots are not safe.
  • Dependability of the camper.
  • Need to fill Water and other use-ables periodically
  • Need to cook food
  • Unfriendly policing policy
  • Parking is prohibited along most tourist points.
  • Emergencies might be difficult to handle
  • "High Partying" not allowed at tourist points
Why they have failed is because of the following points
  1. Hotels available in every tourist destination (Lodge at-least)
  2. No need to worry about food and emergencies in a hotel
  3. Security in a hotel
  4. No issues with Parking (most hotels offer hassle free in-compound parking).
  5. Road quality is increasing day by day, acting a motivation to drive.
  6. Drive - visit the spot - retire for the day at a hotel - drive back is more-convenient than camping for the night.
  7. Hotels are convenient for people who prefer to have a "soft-drink" party.
  8. Sedans / SUVs handle better than a caravan.
  9. Maneuverability of Sedans and SUVs compared to Caravans.
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Are there any regulations like size, configuration and registration formalities for towing a caravan on Indian roads using my personal car or Jeep?
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That's mine. haven't sold it yet, maybe it's the 14L...
HI, has any one been able to make a caravan or a camper van here in india. Ideal for 2 adults and 2 children.

Can you give me some leads please.

Thank you.

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HI, has any one been able to make a caravan or a camper van here in india. Ideal for 2 adults and 2 children.

Can you give me some leads please.

Thank you.

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It's been many years now since I built mine; companies have gone and new ones sprung up.
There used to be several firms in Bombay [which was what the city was called at the time] who built them, mainly for the film industry to use on location.
I'm sure you can find a bus / coach building shop who is capable, but figure out what you want first, then do your own research.

Do you want to cook on board?
Shower?
Toilet?
AC unit independent of the main engine [generator?]
TV / computer [power requirements]?
Batteries are heavy and expensive, also they only last a few years. Use deep cycle or UPS batteries for the 'house'

My experience is that those shops can produce good looking things but they aren't very good with the technical parts. If you know what you want, someone there can make it for you.
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