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Where to experience India if short on time

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1. Posted by dholdo (Budding Member, 3 posts) 27 Feb '09 09:05

Hi there,

I have only 9-10 days in India end of March begininning of April. Please can you recommend a place to stay to experience great food, spirituality, Meditation/Yoga, Wildlife-tigers/Elephants and Palaces and beautiful scenery.
I am getting very confused !!

Thanks so much
Debs

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator, 1044 posts) 27 Feb '09 17:55

Quoting dholdo

I am getting very confused !!

I'm not surprised - during March you're apparently spending 8 days in Japan, 8 days in South Africa, and 9-10 days in India. That's quite someway to travel in a short period, each time for 8 days!

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru, 1757 posts) 28 Feb '09 00:02

Quoting dholdo

Hi there,

I have only 9-10 days in India end of March begininning of April. Please can you recommend a place to stay to experience great food, spirituality, Meditation/Yoga, Wildlife-tigers/Elephants and Palaces and beautiful scenery.
I am getting very confused !!

Thanks so much
Debs

so many things to see in just 9 days. i would recommend u to visit the state of Rajasthan which has palaces, wildlife, etc.
U can consider visiting Jaipur, jodhpur and udaipur(for palaces), Ranthambhore(wildlife) and Pushkar(spiritual)

Arif

4. Posted by ramandeep (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 28 Feb '09 05:08

There are many things you can do in these 8-10 days in central india. most of the wildlife cencturies like Rranthambhore, bhandavgarh, jim corbet national park, and for meditation you can go to Haridwar, Rishikesh near jim corbet national park. Haridwar abd rusgujesg are the spritual center of india. You can do meditation and explore ghats of ghanges river.
There are many ashrams around and can visit gurus if you want to.

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Feb-2009, at 05:17 by ramandeep ]

5. Posted by kidintown (Budding Member, 59 posts) 3 Mar '09 04:00

Debs,

Delhi, I'd say, is the place for you to experience the spirit of India when short on time. Spend 2-3 days in Delhi.
Go to Agra - visit the Taj and the Forts & Palaces. Spend a day or two.
Go up north to Jim Corbett National Park for some Wildlife experience.
For Meditation/Yoga, you can go to Haridwar or Rishikesh.

Let us know if you need more info.

Have a good one. :)

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5540 posts) 3 Mar '09 07:54

Quoting ramandeep

There are many ashrams around and can visit gurus if you want to.

Travel gurus

7. Posted by claireh (Respected Member, 316 posts) 12 Mar '09 05:15

How about Delhi-Varanassi-Agra (incl Fatiphur Sikhri)-Delhi. Google Varanassi - it is a very, very special and spiritual place-stay in a room which overlooks the ganges. There are an abundance of yoga/meditation/reiki courses available there. There is literally loads to see and do in and around Delhi in terms of architecture. It would be an overnight train Delhi to Varanassi and again from Varanassi to Agra. Agra is few hours from Delhi by train. Fatiphur Sikhri is a few hrs by bus from Agra and definitely worthwhile. Agra is great for the Taj, but very intense, so only spend one night there. Wouldn't recommend Rajesthan as everything too far apart and Jaiphur is probably the worst city in the region but annoyingly the closest to Delhi (and it's still an overnight train!).

8. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru, 1757 posts) 13 Mar '09 05:15

Quoting claireh

Jaiphur is probably the worst city in the region but annoyingly the closest to Delhi (and it's still an overnight train!).

Maybe u got into one of the slower trains. If u catch the Shatabdi Express or other fast trains, u can reach Jaipur in 4-5 hours:)