I'm Joe and in February 2005, myself and two friends from Ireland are off to India and South East Asia for 3 months of a 'first-time' backpacking adventure. I'm looking for a list of 'Can't Miss' experiences, so if you've got time, kick back and let your mind wander back down memory lane to give everyone your Top 10 not-to-be-missed experiences from the lands of India, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
p.s Top 5 or even 3 would still be brilliant.
Slainte mo chara.
You can't miss Jasalmer in India is my favorite place!
Concerning Cambodia you can't miss Angkor!
In Tailand you can't miss ko phan gan
In India, you can't miss:
1-Hampi (a trip in ancient times)
2-Jaisalmer (an expedition in desert land on a camel)
3-Varanasi (forget about time in a spiritual city and river)
4-Madurai (Beautiful and Huge Temples site)
5- Pondicherry and AUroville (a relax feel, and a quiet community)
6- Rishkesh (a relax feel)
7- MAmallapuram (small town of rock sculpture, relax feel)
8- Kajuraho (the famous erotic temples !!!)
9-Periyar NAtional Park (a chance to see wildlife if you're lucky)
10-KErala (backwaters ride on a canoe)
If you want more details, send me an email,
have a nice trip
I'm doing nearly exactly the same trip as you leaving in Jan 05 and going to India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia. Vietnam, Laos and China to finish with. How long are you planning to stay in each place? i'm not sure whether i will have time to do it all as i'm in India for 4 months of it! anyway have an awesome trip!