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1. Posted by Agni (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I am planning to travel to North India and Nepal – in April-May 2011. Anybody is going there the same time?:))
Or has any advices about what places to see? Thank you very much in advance!

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Apr-2011, at 15:52 by Agni ]

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 873 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Go up to Manali in Himachal Pradesh, for some snow topped mountains. Lots to do in and around Manali, one of which is visiting the home, and now museum of Nicholas Roerich in the neighboring village of Naggar.
Roerich Museum
In Old Manali village you can also visit with Varia, the Russian girl that owns the restaurant Peoples.

3. Posted by Agni (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thank you for you reply!
Surely I want to check this place now:))

4. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


I travelled in India on a bicycle - these were the places I would strongly recommend in North India

The most beautiful and interesting historical and religious sites (without order):

Amritsar (Punjab) – Golden Temple and the Pakistani border ceremony
Manikaram (Himachal Pradesh) – Sikh Bath
Keylong, Spiti & Pin Valley (Himachal Pradesh) – Buddhist Monasteries
Fathepur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh) – Mosque & Ancient Royal Palace
Jaipur (Rajasthan) – Monkey Temple
Varanasi (UP) - The ghats and nearby alleys

Most interesting, beautiful cities:

Pushkar (Rajasthan)
Udaipur (Rajasthan)

Most beautiful roads, nature:

Spiti Valley (Himachal Pradesh)
Pin Valley (HP)
Lahaul (Keylong) (HP)
Parvati Valley (HP)
Chamba Valley (HP)

5. Posted by Agni (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

thank you very much!
I saved all the names and places...
Because I'm really interested in Rajastan state..

How long was your bicycle trip around India,
and have you seen - Chand Baori?
I want to see it:)

Good luck!;)

6. Posted by sonia777 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi this is Sonia what a coincident I also planning a tour of North India. Actually last year I went to Leh Ladakh for celebrate my holiday with my friends.... What a amazing place Leh ladakh... We were enjoyed last year very much.... we enjoyed trekking, Mountain Climbing, Yak Safaris, Jeep Safari Tours.That was the Countless memorable moments I enjoyed at Leh Ladakh.... To live that moments again we all friends are going to Ladakh... Hope we will meet you their. I got info about beautiful destinations in Ladakh from -snip-

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

7. Posted by Agni (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Yes, I checked this place in internet, beautiful places, wow!
Thank you!

8. Posted by maxv (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hello Agni!!

Well I ve traveled a lot in India .....and there are many places that you should not skip....

the shortest itinerary is the Golden Triangle (Delhi-Jaipur-Agra) which is just a glimpse of India... If you are looking forward to know India better and to feel the culture.. then you should not skip Rajasthan, coz the culture lies there .... though it wud hot during April but still Rajasthan is one of the state of India tht shows the clear picture of India as you have seen in your dream.... people in colorful outfits, men wearing Turban, camels, cows, busy streets, ages old forst and palaces, roadside Bazaar and a lot more....

You can note down the places that you shud visit :

Delhi - Qutub minar, Humayu's Tomb, India Gate, President's House, Lotus Temple and more

Jaipur - The pink city, here you can enjoy the elephant ride while going towards the Amber fort, apart from that you can see places like Water palace, City Palace , Observatory, Wind Palace, Birla Temple, Monkey Temple (World famous monkey also a part of a documentary "Monkey Thief's" on National Geographic and lots more.

Mandawa : you can visit Mandawa Castle and the Haveli's

bikaner : Camel Farm and Karni mata Temple (Rat Temple)

jaisalmer: Enjoy camel Safari on Desert and and see the village life as well..

jodhpur : The Blue city here you can visit the great Mehran Garh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower and can experience the village life as well

udaipur : The Lake city, beautiful city of Rajasthan having lots of lakes... beautiful Forts and palaces... one of the best.

pushkar : Holy Place of Hindu.. here you can visit the Brahma (hindu God ) Temple the one and only temple in the world.

Ranthambhore : can visit Indian Tiger National Park

Abhaneri : Where you can experience The great Step well of India (Chand Bawori)

Agra : Place know for the first wonder of the world " The Taj Mahal" and can also visit Agra Fort

orcha : Visit Temples and Hermits staying there ....

Khajuraho : Interesting place Known for Khajuraho Temple.... having sculptures of Kaamasutra...

Varanasi: Totally different place.... one should visit this place once in life.... very powerful place..... religious center of Hinduism... here you can have boat ride (River Ganges) and can experience the evening ceremony.... and can experience hindu cremation ceremony at riverside.... and can enjoy the rikshaw ride in the busy streets.. moreover you can visit the near by places.... like Saartnath (Buddhist pilgrimage place)

My friend from India suggested me this itinerary and trust me i had fun..... If you need any help regarding your tour.... you can take his help.... he is a genius... he knows almost everything at such a young age.... almost everything about this huge country... trust you will be amazed to meet him and his great family... we also met his family on dinner .... such a nice family..... and her cooks well!

If you want you can talk to him you will tell you every thing.....

I hope this will help you !!

Have a nice Journey!

9. Posted by Agni (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Dear Maxv,

thank you very much for your advices and the itinerary!
I copied all your message to my plan so I'll use it when travelling!

Have a beautiful day!

10. Posted by paulstrauss (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Inga.. must visit Sikkim and Darjeeling, i m sure you will amazed to see the beauty of nature there.. m going on the same in first week of may- 11 lets meet up at Delhi airport.. :)