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1. Posted by dannyg (Budding Member 45 posts) 5y

right for you india nuts with plenty of time under your belt as it were, i have traveled SEasia from top to bottom and usaully find the process of picking locations/itinerary fairly strightforward with the normal organic changes on route. until now!, i am planing 3-4 weeks in india around christmas time (a little premiture but i bored) my initial vague idear was to travel down part of the east coast as i asumed it was a more off the trail than the west, im a sucker for the beach so it needs to be costaly baced in the main. i have not been able to find a great deal of good quality reports on the east coast and what i have found has been not all that complimentary.
SO what i would like is some rough plans for the time scale, either coast. i have i dont want to rush around like a mad man but at the same time i feel the need see a few different side to such a diverse land. im 31 like to dive in to the history and anthropology of a place but on a social level people make the place and all that, l would like to take in some places of natural beauty but also have a steady in take of beer and local tiple i am on holiday.
thanks for reading this guff any help would be grand
dannyg

2. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 5y

Hi Danny,

Taking into account all the ingredients, my recommended route in South India (best season in December - January) would be:

- Mumbai - India's most progressive city
- Panaji (Goa) - portugese colonial capital
- Agonda (Goa) - friendly with pristine beach and a tropical village
- Hampi (Karnataka) - one of the most impressive historical site with gigantic stones around
- Gokarna / Om Beach (Karnataka) -holy hindu town with hidden and amazing beaches
- Mysore (Karnataka) - palace
- Kochi (Kerala) - colonial heritage town
- Munnar (Kerala) - incredible tea fields, with possible trekking from summit (ask for Mano)
- Kumily or north of Munnar (Kerala) - national parks, spices, jungle trekking, elephant ride
- Aleppey - Backwaters (Kerala) - try hiring a kenu with a guide, and paddle in the endless canal system
- Varkala (Kerala) - body surfing, enjoy sunset with fresh seafood and a bottle of beer

If you want to go to Tamil Nadu: Kanyakumari (Cape Komoran), Temples in Madurai and Trichy are beautiful. Coast on east side is not so nice.

If you look for adventure: try cycling from Mumbai to Goa along the coastal road of Konkan Coast - very-very nice!

But i am sure you will get a lot of comments from fellow travellers too!

Enjoy your journey!

3. Posted by dannyg (Budding Member 45 posts) 5y

thanks that looks like a great bace to start with just what i needed

4. Posted by lubinarora (Budding Member 44 posts) 5y

u shd explore the western coast.. running from maharashtra to goa to karnatka to kerela in the south (maybe a map will help you with this).. u have some unknown but excellent beaches there... places suggested by kichikacha will be covered in this...