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INDIA JULY AUGUST 2008

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1. Posted by HAROLDGURD (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

ADVICE PLEASE !WE ARE TWO FORTY SOMETHING MUSIC TEACHERS HOPING TO TRAVEL AROUND INDIA THIS SUMMER JULY\AUGUST.WE HAVE DONE THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND HAVE SPENT EASTERS AND CHRISMAS BREAKS FOR MANY YEARS IN GOA BUT WOULD NOW WOULD LIKE THE WHOLE PICTURE OF THE COUNTRY .WE WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ADVICE RE TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION ETC BEST WISHES HAROLD AND JAYNE GURDEN:)

2. Posted by hobo1985 (Inactive 52 posts) 8y

i am off to india in a couple of weeks for 2 months, so i will let you know when i am back but something to think about....monsoon season.

3. Posted by sradwxi (Budding Member 82 posts) 8y

yeah, october to april for the sunny seson, after mid may it gets a little wet
a friend in goa once described it like an exterior power shower
take off clothes and step outside for a few seconds, automatic cleaning
and their raindrops are big too
the whole country is a mud bath
thats why the holidays have always been christmas and easter
but..................
thats not to say that india is a bad place to visit during them times
far from it, the country is still there, and the people are still there
prices go down during monsoon, flights go a bit cheaper, the jungle wildlife is more abundant
its just a very wet place to be in july
regarding accomodation, my guess is you will find loads and loads of guest houses and hotels everywhere willing to take you in for next to nothing, you wont have a problem with that
and rickshaws are not good in the wet
carl

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 19, 2008, at 6:25 PM by sradwxi ]

4. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Hi Harold and Jayne,

July/August would be the rainy season in India but there would be lots of places where it would be quite dry

1. U can consider spending some time in Rajasthan exploring the beautiful towns of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, ajmer and Pushkar. Rajasthan receives scanty rainful

2. Chennai and its surroundings are dry during this period, u can explore these area visiting the beautiful temples and of course the lovely Pondicherry

If u enjoy rains and dont mind getting wet, the whole of india is at ur disposal. U can visit Kerala and Goa and enjoy the best of facilities at a much reduced rate.

Since u will be visiting in Off- Peak season, plenty of accomodation options would be available for u

Cheers and have a nice trip:)

Do let me know if u need more info

Arif