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1. Posted by brindle (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I'm a lone female traveller, creative, love water, colours, nature, riding vehicles, friendly people....
and i'm researching where to go in India.

Top tips please - and thank you

2. Posted by brindle (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

ps... i'm aiming to be in India december/january for one month only. So i'm hoping not to spend most of my time travelling long distances.

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I will advise you to not to miss the state of Rajasthan (which has famous cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer which have lovely palaces and forts) . Also the places in North India which are not to be missed are Agra(Taj Mahal), Varanasi, Delhi and if u like the hills then head straight to Himachal pradesh which has beautiful hill stations like shimla, Manali, solang valley, Dharamshala, Mc Leodganj.
Once north india is finished u can move to Mumbai and visit Goa which is an overnight journey from mumbai. Goa is famous for the beaches and typical Goan cuisine. Moving further down south,places not to be missed are Madurai, Mysore, Chennai, Tanjore, Hampi. What i recommend the most is to visit the State of KERALA, which is called the God's own country. This state has a number of backwater cruises to suit every budget. In Kerala, the traingle of Munnar(hill station), Thekkady(wild life reserve) and Alleppy(Centre of backwater activites) are not to be missed.

Regarding internal transportation, where long distances are to be covered, it would be preferable to take the ariel route. Some of the websites offering comparative airfares of domestic airlines are:

U can prefer train/bus for shorter distances. Train tickets can also be booked upto 90 days in advance at

Do let me know if u need any specific info:)

4. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

We did the golden traingle Delhi-Agra-JAipur-Delhi in oct 2008, travelled by train and stayed in hostels all booked via internet from Uk before departure.

We travelled as a couple, from our experience I would not recommend you travel in India on your own. It can be really hard going as the constant harrassment (in the triangle - accepting this is the most touristed part of India) is really tiring.