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There are 11 others on our tour and the make up is 2 from the USA, 2 South Africans, 2 Scots, 5 English and us two from Australia. Atul is our guide and is a youngish man who seems very shy. The tipping pool is discussed and many are not expecting this and we have not seen it in our literature but know how it works from the Egypt tour and think it is a good idea. Confusion reigns as there are some who have booked from the old brochure and some from the new and there was a price change for the new with entry fees being extra for them.
Our local guide for Delhi is a middle aged woman and she joins us for the day to show us around. We board a smallish bus which looks to be quite old fashioned but in immaculate condition. The front section has a glassed off area for the driver and his sidekick, we have individual fans attatched to above the windows and the curtains are drawn to keep the heat out while they wait for us.
In the evening we are bussed to a restaurant for the Namaste (welcome) Dinner, an Indian buffet. The restaurant is quirky with tables made from a four poster bed amongst other things. Home to bed and make sure our backpacks are ready for tomorrow's departure as we are again leaving our suitcases in storage for the next week.