Will you be excited, if you get a chance for a trip by bus from Delhi to London? If yes, this article is absolutely for you. Usually, Indians prefer air or seaways while they are visiting London. But soon, you can plan to reach there by road too. A Gurugram based private company is all set to start their first bus voyage to London from Delhi. Yes, you read it right. On 15th August the company named Adventures Overland announced their new plan. The company also announced that this service is absolutely “first-ever hop-on/hop-off bus service between Delhi and London” named “Bus to London”. Though they are not sure about the exact date, still they are in the process to start this journey from May 2021. Considering this to be the longest bus voyage in the world, people will cover a distance of 20,000 km.
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here in this article we will provide a thorough detail regarding the journey by bus from Delhi to London. Stay tuned!
Beginning of the idea:
Two residents of Delhi Tushar Agarwal and Sanjay Madan already went through a road trip from Delhi to London before all this. In the year of 2017, 2018, and 2019 the duo opted for this journey but via car. Just based on that experience, the duo planned to count 20 more people in their Delhi to London road voyage.
What is the hop-on/hop-off bus service?
We are already familiar with the fact that this journey is going to be very much exciting. Above all, the founder of the company Tushar Agarwal also shared another point of preference. He stated that the traveler will be able to incorporate the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ option in this journey. It means you will be free to disembark in any country of your choice if you want to put down the plan of visiting London. After that, you will be able to take a flight and go back to anywhere as per your wish.
Know the route of bus from Delhi to London:
Adventures Overland also updated the route details on their official website. They clearly mentioned that in this journey the traveler will cross 18 countries during this journey by bus from Delhi to London. We also got to know that it will be a one-way trip spanning 18 countries within 70 days. In the meantime, you will cross India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Latvia. You also have to travel through Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom. Though some people are still wondering like is it truly possible?
Comfort and safety regarding the journey:
Since the announcement, various questions are popping up in people’s mind regarding this journey. One of them is, Will it be comfortable to travel via bus from Delhi to London? Concerning this, the company’s saying is absolutely positive. They properly declared that travelers will get every possible facility while traveling with them. The seating capacity of the bus will be only 20 and that too will be a business class standard. In this luxury bus, all the needed equipment for comfort will be present there. The travelers will get rooms especially in the 4 or 5-star hotels and will get Indian food throughout the journey.
Guide and visa for bus from Delhi to London:
Moreover, except for the 20 travelers, 4 more people will be there to assist the voyager. Including the bus driver and the assistant driver, there will also be a company representative and a guide. Throughout the journey, the bus will keep changing the guide to provide a better experience. They also mentioned that this switching of the guide will not be problematic to the tourist.
The company is very much particular about the visa arrangement of tourists. They said, the tourists need 10 visas for the whole journey but all of these are our headache. We will take care of all these; you just come and enjoy it.
Detailing about the Delhi to London trip:
This trip has 4 categories as known as 4 legs. The travelers can opt for any destination as per their convenience and choice. For that, they have to pay according to the particular package. Among the 4 legs, India, Myanmar, and Thailand come under the Leg 1 whereas China’s Sichuan and Xinjiang provinces come under the Leg 2. Very known locations like the Greta Wall of China, Gobi Desert, and Silk Route are to name a few which the tourists will cover in the portion of leg 2. After that, the bus will go forward to Central Asia’s Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Russia. The last and 4th leg will cover up the places of European countries. Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom will come under it.
The official website of the company shared, “This expedition will ensure that you live through some of the most unforgettable experiences like exploring pagodas & self-drive on the 16 lane Yangon-Mandalay Expressway in Myanmar, drive on the ancient Silk Route in China & Central Asia, visit the historic city of Tashkent, hike on the Great Wall of China at the Jiayuguan Pass, drive through the Pamir mountains in Kyrgyzstan, gorge on crepes, fries and Belgium waffles in Brussels to crossing four countries in a day and more”. The founder Tushar Agarwal said that out of the 70 days we will not driving 25 days at all. Because our idea is absolutely not just about driving and go on. We will stop at every interesting place which we will cross throughout our journey. It can be for two nights or even more for sight-seeing purposes.
The total expense of the journey:
The organizers arranged the leg division just keeping on the mind about the comfort and problem of the tourists. They said that if someone is not ready to go to London but wants to explore some of the countries between those, they can go for it. We also have a separate package for that. But the total cost of the journey by bus from Delhi to London is 15 lakhs per head. We are including all the fares of hotel stays, local guidance and activities, meals, visa fees, border crossing assistance, permits, and all. Although in Delhi the company will arrange a ceremonial flag-off of the bus but the journey will begin from Imphal.
Other information regarding the trip:
Some other information is in below-
Leg 1 (11 Nights-12 Days), Leg 2 (15 Nights-16 Days), Leg 3 (21 Nights-22 Days), Leg 4 (15 Nights- 16 Days)
Available (only which will locally available but limited options and ready-to-eat)
International/Domestic flight ticket, urgent tourist visa, meals and drinks not mentioned in the inclusions, medical expenses incurred during the trip, etc.
The rest of the information regarding the journey by bus from Delhi to London is available on the website.
The founder of this company told that a lot of people wished to travel with us on a road trip like this. So they decided to work on this plan and gave it a figure on 15th August. They are expecting to start the journey from May 2021. But for the pandemic situation, they are not starting the registration process. As per the policy of this company, preference will be given to the passengers who will pay for the full journey as soon as possible. Very soon they will go for it considering the situation of every country. Regarding this whole journey, The Company only asks from the traveler is passion. They said “Passion is all you need to complete the journey. If you are passionate to see the world, only then you should register for the trip.”