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3-4 wks in INdia - itinerary help please!

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1. Posted by Cat253 (Inactive 13 posts) 6y

I plan to visit India for 3-4wks late Dec-Jan. My big things are tiger safari, taj mahal, varanasi and the ganges, kerala and goa. Some hiking if possible but not sure about making it up to the Himilayas. A bit of pampering towards to the end would be great (maybe Goa fora couple of days). Thinking of flying into Delhi and out of Mumbai. Mostly, soaking up the culture as much as possible.

I am thinking of starting in delhi and going to ramabore national park, then to Agra an then Varanasi (or vice versa) and then making my way down south to kerala, then moving up the west coast to goa and then leaving from Mumbai - ISH!

Is there anything in between that's a MUST-DO/MUST-SEE? I'm guessing it will be very slow getting around so reluctant to take on too much. Does the above sound realistic? I'm prepared to take internal flight or 2 if necessary. How is domestic flying? How is public travel in general? Wouls like to take the train where possible too if it's safe enough (well, as much as possible - there appear to have been some seriuos train crashes in recent times...)



2. Posted by nehaventur (Inactive 2 posts) 6y

Hi.... can't give you the exact itenerary,,, but surely can refer u sum1 really good...

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 6y

Quoting nehaventur

Hi.... can't give you the exact itenerary,,, but surely can refer u sum1 really good...

And who might that be? Let me guess, is it the same travel operator that you linked to in your blog post here on TP?

Please read the forum rules.

4. Posted by nehaventur (Inactive 2 posts) 6y

Oh...hi Hien...
I am sorry that I just have had a suggestion for her..
Nywayz... As that was mah first I referred someone!
Next blog might have some more good refrences, and yes, I am through with the forum rules...

My apologies!
Thanks Nehaventur

5. Posted by becsmoore (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hi Cat!

Just come back from being in India for 6 and a half weeks. I was doing a medical placement in Kerala. Kerala is definitely a must; it's a huge state though and you won't be able to see everything. I would personally recommend going to Kochi, Kovallam (near the Southern tip of India), Varkala, Perriyar and Kottyam. Try and get on a houseboat, it is absolutely incredible and so peaceful. We went to Goa but I thought it wasn't as great as the other places that we'd been to. Maybe it was the time of year but it's worth a visit!

Went up to the North and did the Golden Triangle. The Taj is absolutely out of this world and you can't go to India without seeing it. Visited Jaipur and saw lots of forts and the textile markets.

The weather should also be good but as we went in July/August it was monsoon season and you would get the odd down pour of rain. I would definitely recommend going on the trains, they are an experience! In Kerala I felt extremely safe when on the trains and the people are so kind and welcoming. I didn't use the trains up North so can't be of use there!

Hope this helps, if you need any other help don't hesitate to ask!


6. Posted by sheds141 (Budding Member 25 posts) 6y


I did an exchange to India a few years ago and mostly stayed in Ahmedabad, which is just like any other city. But in my last week of my stay there, my host took me up to Mt Abu ( about 2 hours car ride north of Ahmedabad) and it was an absolutely stunning place to explore and chill out. I am not saying it is a must see as this is the only part of India i have visited, but I would do some research on it before I ruled it out.

Hope I help :)

Regards Tom

7. Posted by 108 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Another 3-4 weeks.

8. Posted by Cat253 (Inactive 13 posts) 6y

Cheers 108 - if only!

9. Posted by Justine10 (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Hi there

My best advice to you is try not to do do much.India is a huge country and travelling by bus and train can be long and frustrating-but that's all part of the fun ! If you have just 3 to 4 weeks I would concentrate on one area -maybe go to Agra from Delhi for example and then spend most of your time in Rajasthan - Jaipur,Pushkar,Jaisalmer,Udaipur are just a handful of the amazing places you could visit in this area.Or maybe just stick to Kerala.Now I'm confusing you but If you want to stick to your itinerary I really think you'll be rushing around too much and that's not enjoyable.