Two months before I visited India, It has been a great experience for me, I never forget the experience which I had in India, and now I want to share my experience with you. When I was planning to go India lots of people were telling me that India is a difficult country they scared me. I still remember my first day at New Delhi when I saw thousands and thousands of people were there at the airport (might be it was the busiest time of the airport). My travel agent told me that one of the representatives would be holding a board in my name. It took me couple of minutes to allocate him. Once we met his things got very easier. As we enter in the car the company person told me that the traffic rules are completely different from the European countries. As cows, dogs and other animals are in hurry to cross the road. So driver may push hard breaks some time (it is quite often).
I have been to New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Samode and back to New Delhi. All the places that I have visited are the must see places of India. But the best place that I have visited is Samode. A fairy tale town. A very huge and beautiful palaces surrounded by a small town. The best thing was the room. My husband felt like a king and he made me feel like a queen.
If any one ask me to rate the destinations. For sure Samode is at number 01 position. Followed by Agra (02), Jaipur (03), Udaipur (04), Pushkar (05), Jodhpur (06) and New Delhi (07). I don’t think that you treat the destinations as I have ranked them, as my preference is a peaceful place. And I found the Samode most peaceful and beautiful. New Delhi was very crowed but the Rikshaw Ride in the old Delhi was one of the best experiences. I saw few of the old fashioned stretching machines while having the Rikshaw ride at Old Delhi.
I have choosen the best hotels at all the destination. And I must say all hotels are worthwhile and made our India trip a tour of lifetime. The hotels that I have selected for my tour was Taj Palace at New Delhi, Amar Vilas at Agra, Counrty Inn & suites at Jaipur, Fateh Parkash Palace at Udaipur, Taj Hari Mahal at Jodhpur, Pushkat Palace at Pushkar, and Samode Palace at Samode.
If you need any information you may contact me through my email. As I really want share my experience with all the people. My email address is -snip- . I am sorry for my english.
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Cheers!! Cristina . .I am glad you enjoyed your India trip.
Its a beautiful & diverse country to visit, each state is as different as the next one . . but still a single threads holds us together.
And its not as difficult as it is made out to be but it always helps to be cautious while travelling and that applies to any country.
Where in spain are you . . had been to Barca & madrid last year...loved it.
cya take care
Not as difficult as it's made out to be! Are you kidding me? I have been travelling around South East Asia for a month and am now in India and have been for almost a week. It is by far the most difficult place I have been out of the 31 countries I have been to. I think it all depends on where you go. In Mumbai/Bombay, I seemed to find that apart from in the Bizarres, it was not overly difficult. In New Delhi, my oh my I doubt a more difficult place exists. I have been here for a day, and I reckon I have aged 10 years, experienced the hottest temperature I have ever been in and ripped hundreds of hairs out of my head. If it wasn'tfor the fact I have got other tickets booked, I would change my flight to get out of India earlier just to get out of this place. The beggers that are almost every 20 metres, all these terribly unlucky people who have got severely damaged limbs or badly disabled in other ways is terribly hard to cope with. Man if I gave 5 rupees to every disabled person, every begger I have come across since I have been here, I would have given away more than I earn in a year at home. This BIG problem that is India's homeless could be slowed considerably if the government bought in laws like they have in China in regards to having children, instead of having families with 4 young kids dying on the streets. Any person who says India is not a difficult place obvious has no eyes and conscience and feelings towards all these millions of people who are having to shit and piss on the streets making the place horrifically smelly. A citizen of Mumbai/Bombay told me that their are around 10 Million people living on the streets in Mumbai. That is very hard to comprehend that the equivalent of almost half the population of Australia lives on the streets in one city of India. Just imagine the rest of them throughout the other 99% of the country.
Well things are changing harrold .. they can't overnight..the main problem is population which is being controlled but still has a long way to go .. you cant compare India & china as countries . . we work on different philosophies . . but i guess the end result is what matters .
And your mumbais population is approx 20mn..on the higher side...dont think the person got hi facts right of 10mn living in slums.
tho there are a lot of slums..but lot of slum rehabilitation programmes on .. sure will take a long time to complete
Iam glad that you enjoyed your north india trip very much.You stayed in first class 5 star hotels and may be that you had a car all the time with you.So you had a good and enjoyable time.Hope you would visit other parts of india next time.
Your experience is the practical one ..The one you experienced is that of everyday life in India.
Also you are in the midst of peak summer while Christian escaped the experience of summer.