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1. Posted by EmmiEden (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

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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 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.

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2. Posted by Shrinagesh (Full Member 102 posts) 9y

Hi,
You have 15 days to travel in India.
Just focus on North and West India as you
are arriving in Delhi and leaving India from
Mumbai. India has the right weather
for travellers then.
If you like snow, a trip to Srinagar or Simla
is a must. Just check whether there is snow fall then.
Ofcourse, Delhi is must see city and you may need
four days to have a glimpse of both Delhi and Agra.
Another four days for a fleeting trip to Jaipur
and Jaisalmer.
Mumbai with her Ajantha caves will need three days.
There are cultural programmes held in India and try to
attend a few dance/music programmes. The local dailies
will help.
The rest of the time will be spent travelling between
cities.
Swagatham to India!

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello EmmiEden

In Mumbai, just hang out. U dont have time, to do much else. I recommend, for this, a visit to the the Taj Mahal intercontental hotel. Of course most cant afford to stay there, but eveybody can afford to have tea there. Go upstairs, and sit at the window tables, looking out over the water. The tea comes with delicious pistacio cookies.

U dont necessarily have to spend 9 days in Bangkok. U could take a bus to Kanchanaburi, and stay there, for a few days. Stay at the Blue Star Guesthouse. They have cheap bungalows, for 150bahts, but if u can afford it, take one of the more expensive ones, down at the riverside. The riverside bungalows are wooden on stilts and surrounded by jungle vegetation and u can relax on your balcony, looking out over the river.
And if u are interested in World War 2 history, u can visit the Kwai river bridge, the railway museum, and the cemetary where the Allied soldiers are burried.

Dont know much about the other places u are going to, so cant comment.

Mel

4. Posted by Prem (Budding Member 39 posts) 9y

Hello friends,

If anyone is planning to visit Bangalore, feel free to contact me.
I would be glad to arrange a free stay here.

I am not a travel agent, I don't expect anything from you. Its just a help to a friend.

Would be glad to show around Bangalore & share great Indian heritage.

Only 1 condition -
You have to teach me any foreign language you know :)

5. Posted by Inkstainer (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Hi, You could visit Dharamsala- McLeodganj while you're backpacking around Delhi.
With 15 days in hand, it would be ideal if you hung around Dehli (with short trips to Agra and Dharamsala) , travelled a little in Rajasthan ( Jaipur, Pushkar) and then made your way to Bombay. But if you want to pack in some more travel...make a trip to Hampi ( south of Bombay). Except Agra and Jaipur, all of these places would have affordable bed and breakfast accomodations because they're very popular with backpackers.