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1. Posted by sogg22 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi there,

I have booked my RTW trip and thought I researched most things. However I have since found that going to India in August is a bit of a bad idea.
Anyhow, does anyone have any advice at all on India and where to go/ not to go (bearing in mind it will be in August).
I have 4 weeks to spend there and was wondering what are the hightlights/ must sees.....

Thanks in advance!
Sogg22

2. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 10y

Recommendations:
Manali
Dharmshala
Leh/Ladakh
Goa
Kerala
Delhi/Agra
Bombay (if time permits - might be a good stop between north and south india)

Hope this helps,

Pranav

3. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Hello!Im going to be in India myself July-August, planning on squeezing as much as we can in during this time!If you fancy chatting India stuff send me a message!

4. Posted by sogg22 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Thanks for the advice. I will definitely check those places out in my guide books! If anyone else has any advice that would be great- especially about the fact that it's going to be August...... I'm worried about Monsoons!
Thanks!

5. Posted by vagabond (Full Member 104 posts) 10y

Bombay, Kerala (may be even Goa) may have issues due to monsoon.. If you are ready to stand the heat, Rajasthan could be a good place. They hardly get any rain anyways :) Part of Gujarat called Kutch could be a good bet too.

6. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 10y

Without any worry you can tour Tamilandu state in August.No rains during this period as the rainy season starts only from mid Oct.

Suggest you to arrive in Chennai and visit places like touristic places like Thanjavur, Madurai and then you can travel to Kerala state.By then monsoon would receed in Kerala.If you still have time, youc an visit in Karnataka like Mysore city.

If you need more information, let me know.

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8. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Naive as It may sound, but how extreme are the monsoon seasons? We are going to be touring all up the west coast, into rajasthan and across to Calcutta before heading into Nepal. Is it going to be feasible to battle through in these places as we dont really want to change our route too much?

9. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 10y

During 3rd week of May onwards,Kerala state will have rainy(monsoon) season.June and July too is the rainy season. As you move up the weste coast,you will follow the rainy season. Delhi has rainy season from early July.
Suggest that finish your trip at Nepal first and comedown to west coast so that you will experience a better trip.

10. Posted by Hannahwa (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

Hey, your trips all sound facinating!

I need a bit of advice myself? We are planning to go to india in April, for about 2 months. Then on to Thailand... We want to see Nepal and Tibet as well, the origional plan was to fly into Mumbai and down south, then up north to Nepal, Tibet....
But after a lot of thinking we think we will not have enough time as my brother has to be in uni by Sept and we want to see Thailand etc as well!

Does any one have any advice for the best places to go to? a good route to take?? to make the most of our indian experience?!!

Thanks

HAn x