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71. Posted by pstilwell (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

It certainly seems that India incurs strong emotional attachment to generate such heated debate. Its effect is a great advert for India; to me anyway - a traveller looking for cultural diversity.

I would very much like to join-in with your discussions but at the moment I am underqualified and with this I would like your help (collective "your")

I am on a gap year and I am going to India. No doubt I will have loads more questions as I continue plan, but at the moment I have just two:

Bearing in mind that I am on a shoe string, where should I fly to? I would like to fly somewhere with good travel links to the rest of India.

Whilst in India I am not looking to see all the sights - I am not looking to pad bare foot through the taj mahal at the expense of experiencing a more "real India". I would like a list of 4 or 5 areas in India where I can stay for a few weeks, with little expense, away from those most touristy areas.

thanks, pete

72. Posted by Aman (Full Member 59 posts) 12y

Hi pete,

I am very sorry that currenty i am travelling and very busy so i cann't write much now, will reply to you very shortly.
Till then i request all other members of TP who has knowledge of India to write here the information which "pete" needs.


73. Posted by second.son (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

I am going to india for first time in november and am extreamly excited. I work in a hospital and all the indian doctors have been enthusiastic about me visiting their family's. They speak so passionatly about their home and offer me places to see and stay. I have read some negative posts on this site and, while not having a romantic view, have heard nothing but positive story's from people who have been. I have travelled around a great deal, but never been this excited about visiting somewhere. Please tell me if this excitement is justified. We will be travelling down the west coast from Mumbai. Does anybody have any suggestions of places to see/stay?

74. Posted by michellemm (Full Member 109 posts) 12y

Hello Aman!

I don´t know if you´re still travelling, but I do have some questions about India. I´ve been asking other people in ohter threads...but you know, the more information I can get the better it is.

So..., I´ll go to India in Feb/March 2005. I´m planning on going to the northern area, then head to Nepal (ktm) and Lhasa...I was also thinking of going to Kashmir, but I´m a little bit afraid (although more people die from violence in the big cities of the world than from terrorism in Kashmir, still...we´re all afraid from the unknown!)

My questions are (not only, but mainly)
- What distances is it worth flying and what are worth going overland? (considering I don´t want to spend much money but also not much time on transportation, so I have to balance both hipoteses)
-What do you think about Kashmir? and...
- Jailsemair - do you have any nice tips for me?

Best Regards!

75. Posted by michellemm (Full Member 109 posts) 12y

As regards of the discussion that was taken here...

Well, I live in a 3rd world country too, but differently from, India, here we have a terrible economic shock between the society, while you see beggers with a bunch of children asking for food, you see expensive cars and helicopters flying over the city...while you see people that have nowhere to live, you see people having more than three houses, one in the beach, one in the mountains and one to live in. The result of this is: violence.

Brazil has many many natural beauties, the people here are the happiest and most cheerful in the world (I have travelled around, so I think I can say that), but the only advertisment I hear from Brazil overseas is: violence.

Olny the city of Paris receive more visitors than the hole country of Brazil. Why? Because people are not interested in showing the good side of Brazil.

India has its problems, that´s obvious...But I think Aman is completlely right in saying that India is an "ice-cream" as somebody wrote here. Because when you don´t know the place, everything bad you hear you tend to stereotype, and that prevents many people to know and to travel to many beautiful places...they just sit on their couch, drinking coca-cola and eating popcorn and lookin through the screen how the world is beautiful.

76. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I know this is an old thread but I thought I would resurrect it because it is an example of how lively and heated debate can be informative and interesting.

This thread has given me some great tips for visiting India.


77. Posted by second.son (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

To keep the thread moving.
Spent a month in southern india and I am now hooked. It was hard at times, but like nothing else I have experienced. Gorkarna was a place i would recommend. Always travel by train if you have the chance. Some of the people I met rented houses while I was there and had a base rather then travelling around. Would anybody reccomend this?

78. Posted by Aman (Full Member 59 posts) 11y

Hello Friends,

Just want to know how is all of your life moving and which places you visited lately and which you liked ?
India is still a hot destination to travel for the creatures who loves diverse culture and the god's Himalayan and natural beauty.......Ahhh.....Incredible India...its Calling you once again. Are you Coming ?.......Thanks......Aman

79. Posted by Aman (Full Member 59 posts) 11y

Incredible India......
India is waiting to Welcome you........come and feel its warm love and affection with the thrill, excitement, adventure, diversity and beauty........


80. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting Aman

Incredible India......
India is waiting to Welcome you........come and feel its warm love and affection with the thrill, excitement, adventure, diversity and beauty........


I love the touts of India