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Limited time available in India and Thailand - Help Please!

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1. Posted by EmmiEden (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

I have booked my RTW ticket and I am visiting many places, however I have a very short time in each place as I have to be in Australia by the 4th April to activate my working holiday visa. Could anyone who has visited the following countries please offer some advice on possible itinerary's, things to do and see, in such a short time span?

I have about £1000 for accommodation food and travel for 2 months. However the second month is mostly taken care of as I will be on a tour in Vietnam which is paid for apart from food.

My Itinerary is:

Arrive Delhi 28th Jan – 15 days
Depart Mumbai 13th Feb
Arrive Singapore 14th Feb – 2 days
Dep Singapore 16th Feb
Arrive Bangkok 16th Feb – 9 days
Have to be in Ho Chi Minh City Vientnam to start tour 25th Feb
Complete Tour in Hanoi 16th March – 9 days
Fly out from Bangkok to Sydney 26th March

Many Thanks in advance for any help given.

2. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

Hi Emily,
As you will be in India only for 15 days, and you need to start in Delhi and end in Mumbai, I suggest you travel to Mumbai, via Rajasthan (Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur). You could then take the train from Jaipur to Mumbai or the bus from Udaipur.

Enjoy your travel,

3. Posted by EmmiEden (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi Ahila,

Thank you for your reply, yes I was thinking of taking that route but I didn't think I would have time to take the train to Mumbai, I guess I could fly from Rajasthan if it comes to it.


4. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 10y

Hi Emily,
Flying will cost you about USD $ 135 (it cost me that much for a flight from Udaipur to Delhi) and I had chosen that to save time but there were so many delays that by the time I landed in Delhi, I had spent nearly 8-9 hours (including time taken to travel to airport). Trains or buses will be probably cheaper and you could see the passing countryside and towns.

Wherever you decide to go in Rajasthan, do try to take the road from Jodhpur to Udaipur, via Ranakpur. That has been the unforgettable highlight of my trip.

A word of caution: If you decide to also visit the Taj, just be aware that Agra is the most aggressive place on the tourist circuit. There are numerous touts who will swarm you, trying to sell their wares, or offer their services as guides or simply fleece money off you, if you take a photo of them or their colourful truck or their monkey. My worst experience was in Vrindavan, which I stopped to visit on my way to Agra.

Rajasthan was less aggressive and even if there were touts, they were not as insistent.