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1. Posted by Kanga (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

Hi All,
My friend and I are planning a trip to India in April - unfortunately we will only have 3 weeks. We fly into Mumbai and then would like to go up to Delhi and of course to Agra. Can anyone give us some suggestions on the best way to do this and any other places we should visit that are on the way Or perhaps places we should go see instead?
Cheers Celeste

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 15, 2007, at 1:49 AM by Kanga ]

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

Keep in mind that April and May are the hottest months of the year in India. We are talking 40 degrees or more. Though I hear about many people that don't mind travelling at this time, most people prefer not to put themselves through that. So if heat is a concern for you, consider heading to cooler areas in the Himilayas such as Shimla, McLeod Ganj, Manali and Rishikesh.

3. Posted by Kanga (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

Thanks we have been warned about the temps around that time but unfortunately it's the only time we can both do. Whilst I haven't experienced temps in the mid to high 40's for awhile we have been experiencing temps in the mid to high 30's here with a lot of humidity thrown in!

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

Hello Kanga

Last time I was in India was 10 years ago. Then train travel was very slow. I have heard that many things have improved, in India, in the last 10 years. Hopefully, the trains also have. If not, it might be better to fly, because of the distance u want to cover.

If I was going for 3 weeks, I would just travel around the area, near Mumbai, instead of hurrying.

Which city are u flying out from?

Mel

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

Quoting Kanga

Thanks we have been warned about the temps around that time but unfortunately it's the only time we can both do. Whilst I haven't experienced temps in the mid to high 40's for awhile we have been experiencing temps in the mid to high 30's here with a lot of humidity thrown in!

The trouble with the temperatures in India, is that it is generally smoggy and dusty there. This combination can aggrivate things like prickly heat. But, i would not let the temps stop me, either.

6. Posted by Kanga (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

We are flying out of Mumbai as well so was hoping not to have to back track - was hoping we might be able to do the triangle effect. (but not get lost!) :)

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

Quoting Kanga

We are flying out of Mumbai as well so was hoping not to have to back track - was hoping we might be able to do the triangle effect. (but not get lost!) :)

I would suggest flying then. It is a lot of distance to cover, in 3 weeks, by bus or train.

8. Posted by mayaroy (Full Member 22 posts) 9y

Hi Kanga,

Do not get scared it is not sooooo hot!!!

Depends on what budget you have?

There are two ways of doing the trip. Either by train all the way. See for an Indrail pass which entitles you to travel for about 21days as you like in an airconditioned comfort.
Or take the competitively priced flights airlines like Spice Jet Air Deccan Indigo and Go Air. They have fares matching the train journeys.

Spend a couple of days in Mumbai(Bombay) and head for Udaipur the nearest place. This is a beautiful city of Rajasthan.

While in Mumbai you can go to either Goa, will be a little hot though, it is all round the year but is a beach area.
Or Visit Aurangabad for a day to see the caves of Ajanta & Ellora.

You can then head for Jodhpur from Udaipur via Jaislmer or later. From there to Jaipur Delhi & Agra and back to Delhi.

Then upto Amritsar and then via pathankot to Dharamshala Mcloedganj.

Head back via Manali Kullu Or Simla or Dehradun Mussourie then on to Haridwar.

And return.

If you need more information let me know

Thanks

9. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

Have you thought about heading up to the foothills, you can get a bus that doesnt take too long to Mcleod ganj, theres some awesome hiking to be had and you get to see what some of the exiled Tibetans are up to in India...Its definately worth a vistit.

I was in India for a little over a month and managed to fit in loads (flew into Chennai, stayed around south for a bit, up to the north then accross and up again sort of in a zig zag) so I guess its up to you how you want to do it

happy travelling

10. Posted by Kanga (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

Thanks Mayaroy, apprecaite you taking the time to write all that down. I will definately map out what you have suggested and get back to you if we have any more questions that you may be able to help us with.
Thanks again :)