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1. Posted by Matt_B (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y

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Hi,

myself and my girlfriend will be in India in November '11 starting in Delhi and flying out again 4 weeks later. We were initially going to plot and plan it all ourselves but have been talking to a few people who have suggested we join a guided/escorted tour for a couple of weeks. Has anybody any experience or recommendations about these tours?

Thanks

Matt

2. Posted by Ranjankar1 (Budding Member 48 posts) 3y

Hi Matt,

November will be a great month to be in India .

You can do the tour on your own . That way you can pace your tour and also it will cost far less.

Check www.incredibleindia.org

There are many websites to book hotels . You can book your bus or train online in advance.

The route I can suggest will be Delhi- Agra - Bharatpur- Jaipur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Pune- Goa- Bangalore - Mysore - Cochin - Trivandrum. You can take flight back to Delhi .

Train tickets can be bought at www.irctc.co.in

Travelling by train , you can cover all these cities and surrounding areas in a month .

I am sure you are going to receive many more suggestions from others .

If you plan ahead your places of stay and travel plans , India is a very safe place to travel around.

Enjoy your trip to India .

Ranjan Kar

Bangalore

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6. Posted by cute_10035 (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

hi everyone, I am looking for a travel portal who can guide me in the best possible manner. I have heard about -snip-,make my trip .Any suggestions?

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

7. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 2y

If you are really concerned about it you can certainly hire a car and driver (who acts as a guide) through one of the inexpensive hotels when you arrive. We found one through the Prince Polonia hotel for about $30 a day who took us through all of Rajastan.

8. Posted by cute_10035 (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y

Hi DockNy, but dont you think so that travel portal will provide me hotels at reasonable prices and guidance on the particular city is more reliable.A driver can only provide me pick and drop facility

9. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 2y

Actually the driver takes you where you want to go - not where he wants to go. You don't need him to give you the info on the sites, the info is good, but he'll help you with hotels, negotiations, and he'll know about sights in an area and how to get there, including some which are off the beaten track while providing you with a degree of security and surety when it comes to travel.

And since he wants to be paid he has a vested interest in seeing a) that you have a good time, and b) that you get around safe and secure.

But of course it's more than doable without a guide - but personally I thought it was better than joining a group tour.

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Feb-2012, at 11:05 by DocNY ]

10. Posted by Prashant Sobti (Budding Member 16 posts) 2y

Dear Cute

I can give you all the advice to travel around India and can also help you and guide you on where to stay (Hotels or Hostels) and what to do at each place.

Connect with me on FB (Prashant Sobti) or drop me a line and I shall be Happy to Help !!!

Best Wishes
Prashant