I am currently working as a receptionist in London, and really feel the need for a change. I have always planned to travel and am thinking that now may be the time to start thinking about it seriously!
It is most likely that i will travel alone, as i dont want to feel tied to other peoples plans and commitments, but i have no idea where to start!
Any tips or advice from people who have done the same thing or are considering it would be greatly appreciated! How much money realistically do i need to have saved? where are good places to start? i would really like to see india, but wonder if i should start small?!
Just a thought, as a UK citizen you qualify for working holiday visas to (I Think) any commonwealth country. This might be a way get around having the money saved up for an extended trip over seas.
As far as starting small, it really depends on what you are comfortable with. If you have the financial means and you really want to go to India, then that is where I'd tell you to go, but it really comes down to personal preferance.
If you are needing someone to travel with I'd love to join you! I am moving to the Uk at the end of July and plan on doing a lot of travelling! I am a very seasoned traveller as I have worked for an airline for the past 6 years and have been all over the world but still have many places I want to visit!
A good decision of visiting India...Since this is going to be your 1st visit, suggest you to visit south india which comprises of tamilnadu, keral, karnataka and andhra preadesh.
Also south india is really cheap.Accommodation, melas , sight seeing transport are all cheap.You might need to spend about 50dolars per day all incluisve and you will have a comfotable stay.
Yes,travelling alone has its own charm and you will have cahnces to meet not only locals but also other travellers.Also you don't need to tied down to a fixed schedule.
You could plan witha small holiday like 10-15days. You can start with Chennai.There is a direct flight of British airways andalso Lufthansa arriving directly in chennai. If you are interested i can give you a detailed schedule and suggestions. Since the temperatures in these places are almost same,you baggage can be lighter too.
There are lots of things to see in south india..magnificient temples, beaches, palaces, mountains, Country House boats..to name a few.
Plan it and i will assist you surely!!