Does anyone have any gems for us to stay in when we get to Goa for 5 nights in Jan?
For that matter if you can suggest any must see places in Southern India we'd be chuffed to hear them. We fly into Mumbai and out of Madras so any suggestions for where to go in between are very welcome...
Hampi. You must go to Hampi. And you must stay by the river. Gokarna is also good in a 'going back to basics and being at one with yourself' way. Pondicherry is relatively near Chennai, I'd recommend there. And, um Fort Kochin (you must stay on the island though, it's tons better) and a trip along the backwaters, ideally overnight are also not to be missed. Although, the backwaters towns (like Appelley) leave a lot to be desired, I found.
calungute is awesome place to kick back , rent mopeds go tripping to various beaches..only a few more weeks and we will be leaving the land of ice and snow and our first stop will be 3 days warming up our bones before setting out.nirvana awaits