Tuesday, October 12, 2010


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Following our previous popular posts on the Hippy Trail - BIT GUIDE: OVERLAND THROUGH AFRICA and ALTERNATIVE SOCIETY 1970s: BIT Travel Guidemore material has come to light. Above is the prospectus brochure of one of the numerous independent coach companies running overland trips to India.

Intercontinental Transits, based initially in Chessington and later Goldhawk Rd, London W12, ran regular overland trips and also cheap flights to India, Katmandu, Bangkok, Singapore and Sydney. This 8pp brochure comes courtesy of Will Rogers, who made the trip back in the 1970s.

There’s a great site documenting all the various companies running bus and coach journeys to India. See: www.indiaoverland.biz/

‘The number of operators that made these journeys is endless’, they report. ‘Here is just a short list...

Aardvark Expeditions, Anglo Australian Company, Asian Greyhound, Atrek, Capricorn Overland Tours, Budget Bus, CCT, Contiki, Encounter Overland, Exodus Expeditions, Hann Overland, Hughes Overland, Indigo, Inter Trek, Magic Bus, Penn World Overland, Rotel Tours, Safaris Overland, Sherpa Expeditions, Sundowners, Tentrek Expeditions, The Overlanders, Top Deck Travel, Trans African Expeditions, King Kong, Himalayan Tiger, Tangerine Tours, The Silver Express, P.B.K., Crazy Bus, No Sweat Overland Tours & Playmates Camping

They are trying to build a database of memories and photos so if you have anything to add they would be glad to hear from you.

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