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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting happy1

Ow no! Does it generally rain all day?!Is it worse in the South? Do you also know if you can get a flight from Varanasi to Goa or Bombay?Thanks

Happy don't be sad!!! India is great also when it rains. You should know that monsoon also belongs to the India adventure. And it doesn't rain all day, but it certaintly rains everyday (there will also be sunshine after buckets of heavy rain).
According to my lonely planet guidebook (from 2001) there are daily flights between Varanasi and Mumbai. With Indian airlines this costs you US$240 (by train only US$5,-).

12. Posted by ariqe (Budding Member 37 posts) 11y

wow !!@__@

Thanks so much ! I didn't expect so many responses within such a short period of time, esp. abhi6227, you have given such a detailed reply. *touched*

Yes, I will definitely collate all information and do a detailed research on each of your recommended places. ok, i check out more on the lonely planet guide in the lib! (if u know of any cool books on india, let me know too !)

So i guess going there with friends is not a problem at all cos I hate those packaged tours. *yucks* I prefer roaming around, and see things that are not normally so touristy. of course, i would like to see the urban and rural sides of india. =)

"You will feel less rushed, will find out where is a good place to eat, feel the rhythm of life -- all the things that are great about travel. "-- Ya, I totally agree !

Rajasthan seems like a "must-go" area......

Total chaos as in the transportation,traffic and people?
It's ok, I am prepared. Chaos is neat. heh.

13. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting happy1

Hi. I am going to India in the middle of May, next year for 2 1/2 months, Im a little worried about the weather then? Will it be raining?

Monsoon in India starts in june till october. Heavy rains are in july and august. So take a raincoat with you.....

I was there a couple of years ago at this time and the weather was perfect, when it did rain god did it rain but that was fun the rest of the time the climate was lovely, dont let it put you off!

14. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting ariqe

Total chaos as in the transportation,traffic and people?
It's ok, I am prepared. Chaos is neat. heh.

Yeap, the "constant activity" is one of the best parts of India. It's never boring!

15. Posted by ariqe (Budding Member 37 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Quoting ariqe

Total chaos as in the transportation,traffic and people?
It's ok, I am prepared. Chaos is neat. heh.

Yeap, the "constant activity" is one of the best parts of India. It's never boring!

so have u ever been to India ? sounds like u did...
Which part of India left the deepest impression and why ?

I can't speak hindi and afraid language can be a barrier if i were to go on the outskirts/rural areas, but i reckon that's not a major prob ya ?

16. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Hi ariqe,

I've been to India 3 times.

My favorite area has been Rajasthan, the people there are very colorful, and all areas are nice, the cities & rural areas. I also really liked Khajuraho (with the erotic temples), and the Ajanta & Ellora Caves. Unlike Cambodia, where Angkor Wat would be the obvious place that would leave an immpression, India has so many interesting places that it's hard to choose one.

Many people in India speak some English, since it was a British colony, so language is not so much of a problem in India as it might be in other countries.

So you only have 8 days. Are you taking an 8 day vacation from Singapore to India then back?

17. Posted by ariqe (Budding Member 37 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Hi ariqe,

I've been to India 3 times.

My favorite area has been Rajasthan, the people there are very colorful, and all areas are nice, the cities & rural areas. I also really liked Khajuraho (with the erotic temples), and the Ajanta & Ellora Caves. Unlike Cambodia, where Angkor Wat would be the obvious place that would leave an immpression, India has so many interesting places that it's hard to choose one.

Many people in India speak some English, since it was a British colony, so language is not so much of a problem in India as it might be in other countries.

So you only have 8 days. Are you taking an 8 day vacation from Singapore to India then back?

Thanks Travel100 !
yup, i am taking a vacation from Sg to India and then bacj to Sg.I am working so i can't take too many days at a go.
urgh....well, vacation is my main motivation at work now......ha.

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