I'm thinking of flying to Bangalore from Singapore with tiger airways and then head to (parts of) Kerala, Goa, maybe Mumbai, then (parts of) Rajasthan, Delhi, Kolkata and then Bangalore to Singapore. Is this feasible within a month?
If my route were as such, would it be realistic to target for about 14 days of travel before I reach Delhi?
I also need to know the a cheap and good way to get from Bangalore to Kerala. I've checked the prices on kingfisher but at about 146 USD per person, that's too pricey for me.
Lastly, given such a route, would train be a good way to move around?
Thanks in advance!
You could try an Indrail pass for a month, available at large train stations. I travelled overnight and did sightseeing by day, which allows you to see a lot. It can be awkward getting out of Goa and often it is best to book the trip out as soon as you arrive. India is a very large country and what you want may not be possible in the time allowed. Consider cutting out Kolkata. Don't forget Jaipur and Agra.
By day you do not need to book seats but by night on a sleeper, you will need to book (sometime) before travelling.
Thanks for your help! I might give Goa a miss eventually if it's so troublesome to get in and out of it. i'm definitely going to Delhi and Kolkata though because I'll be meeting up with friends there.
I've been to Jaipur and Agra where I feasted (yum yum!) on the eggs at the roadside stalls! Strange culinary indulgence i know!
Airfares have gone up substantially so i believe train would be a better option. There are excellant trains between the major cities like Mumbai-Delhi, Delhi-Kolkata which are designated as " Rajdhani" trains. These are safe, convenient and will save a lot of time for u. Online booking of train tickets is also available on www.irctc.co.in
If u have only a month u can consider visiting only the central Kerala(Munnar- Thekkady-Alleppy) and Jodhpur and Jaisalmer cities of Rajasthan
Kingfisher is also the most expensive airline in India as far as I know. You may want to try other airlines.