I'm going to stay most of september in India, flying in to Dehli. I need advise on where to go in this monsoon-period I basically go to relax, and go slow, taking in the culture and the people. Both the natives, and other travellers. So I'm looking at staying in youth-hostels. I've been tipped avbout Goa and Kerala.
I would be very greatful if someone could advise me a ruote to go!
August and September are Rainy months In India.
So she best places to visit are: Goa, Kerala, Chennai, Madurai, and Badami.
The peak season in Goa starts somewhere around end September. In high rains I think you might not get the real fun of Goa. September is rainy as well as start of light Winters. If you like wild life you can visit Jim Corbett National Park which is very close to Delhi.
A visit to Rajasthan is worth as this is most popular destination for tourist in India. Again its just a 5Hr drive from Delhi to Jaipur ( capital city of Rajasthan ). From here you can visit lot of place like Udaipur ( City of lakes ) , Jodhpur and at last lovely desert of Jaisalmer. You have direct Trains as well to all these cities from Delhi.
Secondly you can visit the beautiful Himachal Pradesh.
Have a great trip.
I'm also going to India in september, but the plan was to go to Ladak for some trekking. Would this be a problem while it s still rainy season? And when does it end?
Thanks and greetings,
A big welcome !
September and October are good months to see India in its best. They are dotted with festivals that I am sure you will enjoy. End of September in fact sees biggest Hindu-Bengali festival called Durga Puja. Post that there are other festivals lined up as well. Another worth mentioning is the Dasara in Mysore. Seeing Calcutta during Durga Puja is an enriching experience in its right. The pulse of a place can be best felt through its place, festivals and food.
You can check the following links to have an idea :
Mysore : http://mysoretourism.org/highlights.htm
Durga Puja :http://www.calcuttaweb.com/puja/
Ladakh will not be an issue at all around September. In fact that’s one of the best seasons to go over there. India is a land of extreme and often conflicting climactic conditions. August and September get rain no doubt but not the entire country.
Following is the link of a club I am part of. This is to show that there are many people who will be going to Ladakh-Leh around the same time.
I would say India is a land of extremes and yes I am sure you would find cows here and there but trust me its more than rope tricks and elephants and outsourcing. I am sure you would love the country in your own way. Time is a constraint so all the places cannot be visited within a short span of time. I think Svein , you will like the following places :
Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Rajasthan ( History and culture and food )
Haridwar / Varanasi ( Religion and history )
Goa and its surrounding ( Sea , nature , beach , spa , food)
Hampi (http://www.hampi.in/) ( Ruins of ancient kingdoms )
Kerela and parts of South India ( depends on the time you have )
Sikkim and Gangtok
Keep in touch,