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Some advice for North India please!!

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1. Posted by vanessadia (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

hi,

I am planning to go for a RTW trip starting in India. We have decided more or less the itinerary but we need some advice on how long it will take and the conetions.
The plan is the following:

New Delhi-Jaisalmer_Jodhpur-Udaipur-Jaipur-Agra-Varanosi-Darjeeling and then cross to the Nepal.

We will like to do as much as we can by train.I have been checking in http://www.indianrail.gov.in and I can not find conection between Jodhpur-Udaipur-Jaipur.Do you know if there is another name for the station? or if can be reached like that?
Also, how long you would stay in each place and which train you would reccommend?

I really appreciate any help.

Thanks a million,

Vanessa

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

Hey,

I seem to remember there being trouble with getting from place to place in Rajasthan, the best thing to do is get a map which included railway lines (I think lonely planet has one although I hope they've updated it by now, when I had it in 2003 it was hopeless!!)

Have you thought about doing a camel trek from Bikaner or somewhere in Rajasthan, it is an amazing experience,

as for timing, you honestly need no more than a day in Agra (its a hole!), Varanasi, i could have stayed there for weeks!

how much time have you got in India altogether???

The trains inIndia are great, really romantic and adventurous I had some of my best times on them!, sometimes its a little difficult getting tickets, its best to be a little flexible,

let me know if there's anything else whenever just PM me!

m

3. Posted by happy1 (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

Hi Mim
How long does it take to get from Agra to Varanasi? Also do you know how easy and long it is to get to Goa from Varanasi? What sort of time would you need to do the golden traingle in ?

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

Quoting vanessadia

I have been checking in http://www.indianrail.gov.in and I can not find conection between Jodhpur-Udaipur-Jaipur.
Vanessa

Hey Vanessa, most efficient and fast is to take a bus between Jodhpur-Udaipur and Udaipur-Jaipur since there are no expresstrains going to/from Udaipur....

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

Quoting happy1

Hi Mim
How long does it take to get from Agra to Varanasi? Also do you know how easy and long it is to get to Goa from Varanasi? What sort of time would you need to do the golden traingle in ?

Checked my lp:

Agra-Varanasi: 12 hours
Varanasi-Goa: 34 hours (varanasi-Mumbai: 22 hours, Mumbai-Goa: 12 hours)

Golden triangle: Agra one day (as mim said its a dirty hole), Jaipur: at least 2 days, Delhi: at least 5 days