View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently 25 April 19 12:46 am

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Caching in India 
Author Message

Joined: 04 October 08 11:08 am
Posts: 10
Location: 3909
GCA Found: 30
GCA Hidden: 1
Post Caching in India
We are off to India in a few weeks and wondering if any others have any experience caching in Northern parts of this country. We are on a guided tour so it might be a bit limiting in what we can do. My first look on shows very few caches.

I am tending to think that our best option might be to do an Earth cache or two. I would image that conventional caches tend to get accidentally found - with 1.5 billion people, they are everywhere.

Our plan is to try and find caches within walking distance of hotels we are staying at. Part of the plan is to buy a local sim card with a data component. My Garmin-Asus A10 Nuviphone using c:geo and selecting 'caches nearby'. Plan 2 is to download to my Garmin Colarado PQ's of local caches prior to leaving Oz.

This was our plan when we cached in Canada and Alaska. The same was done in Europe visiting the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland etc.

Bill - Greynomads

07 September 13 11:00 am
6500 or more caches found
6500 or more caches found
User avatar

Joined: 04 February 04 10:55 pm
Posts: 4117
Location: Waitara, Sydney
GCA Found: 1371
GCA Hidden: 26
100 GCA Finds500 GCA Finds1000 GCA Finds
Post Re: Caching in India
SA_Parrothead was over there recently and found a few. You could drop him a line via the GC site as I don't think he frequents here.

07 September 13 6:49 pm
Profile E-mail
1100 or more caches found
1100 or more caches found
User avatar

Joined: 27 May 06 10:10 pm
Posts: 396
Location: Ballarat
GCA Found: 47
GCA Hidden: 2
Post Re: Caching in India
I'm writing this post whilst sitting looking at the fort in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. I was hoping to pick up a few caches while I was over here, but they are pretty thin on the ground. And there's not much opportunity to hunt for something like a cache discreetly. Probably depends where you go and how your traveling. I guess if you had a private driver and explained what the goal is I'd expect they'd help you get to the site.

Earth caches are a good idea. I think I got all the details for one in Jodpur but plan to log it when I get home.

Hope you have a great trip!

14 September 13 8:08 pm
500 or more caches logged
500 or more caches logged
User avatar

Joined: 22 May 06 6:56 pm
Posts: 370
Location: Adelaide SA Garmin 60CSx
GCA Found: 21
GCA Hidden: 5
Post Re: Caching in India
I found GCKP3J in Asam, a ftf after 3.5 years, and what was then the only cache in Bhutan GCGBZT. Both have since been archived although the one in India is probably still there.
I recorded my journey by finding GCA locationless caches. There are some good ones to find such as Toppers Club (mountain peaks) Decorations on a Truck ( believe me there are some good ones) and, for me, geocaching by motorcycle.

14 September 13 9:39 pm
800 or more hollow logs searched
800 or more hollow logs searched
User avatar

Joined: 24 September 08 3:57 pm
Posts: 46
Location: Yarralumla
GCA Found: 179
GCA Hidden: 4
100 GCA Finds
Post Re: Caching in India
I know this is an old thread but I thought it might be useful to note that we used Garmin City Navigator maps in the GPS and they worked really well. Also they were routable as well for finding POIs. YMMV

15 July 17 3:10 pm
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Forum theme by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forum/DivisionCore.