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21. Posted by Prashant Sobti (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

Sophie,

You are Welcome :)

Bandhavgarh is a little Off Track looking at the Itinerary You have... Jim Corbett is equally good with good opportunities of being able to Face a Tiger... at times from the vicinity of your hotel/Resort.

For all the places you are visiting (Jaipur, udaipur, jaisalmer, Agra, Varanasi, Kerala, Goa and Mumbai), I would suggest you to book International Youth Hostel (Only for members though and membership fee is very less...especially meant for students etc. ) or Youth Hostel Association of India - a Government Organization.

check yhaindia dot org

It is the cheapest and best accommodation that one can find all across the Globe.( You might connect with me in case you find difficulty to book an accommodation anywhere in India)

Do not choose your hotel/hostel in KArol Bagh and Paharganj (Both places in Delhi) as they are not considered to be good.

Any further info... Drop me a Line...

Prashant

22. Posted by MelbStaycation (Budding Member 12 posts) 4y

Dear Sophie

Hello from Melbourne! I travelled to India when I was 20 too. In fact, I had my 21st birthday there! I had never been out of Australia before and was quite shocked and overwhelmed for the first week. You are much better travelled than I was then. However, I would recommend traveling with others if you can. It is just much easier logistically and less hassles hopefully. Once I got my confidence, I found it an intriguing country, incredibly diverse. I ended up returning there. You asked about Jim Corbett NP. I loved it and was lucky enough to see a tiger there one morning while riding an elephant at dawn. You need to book ahead to access the park if you wish to stay there.

Happy travels!

23. Posted by sophiemaria92 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Quoting annelui21

hello Sophie,

i have good contact in north india
if you want then you can send him mail a find good advice and also good price for your travel to india.

please let me know if you want his email address

thanks a lot

Anne Lui

Hiya Anne Lui,

Thanks very much, is this a travel advisor or just a resident?

Couldn't hurt anyway could it? aha

thanks so much,

Sophie

24. Posted by sophiemaria92 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

Quoting MelbStaycation

Dear Sophie

Hello from Melbourne! I travelled to India when I was 20 too. In fact, I had my 21st birthday there! I had never been out of Australia before and was quite shocked and overwhelmed for the first week. You are much better travelled than I was then. However, I would recommend traveling with others if you can. It is just much easier logistically and less hassles hopefully. Once I got my confidence, I found it an intriguing country, incredibly diverse. I ended up returning there. You asked about Jim Corbett NP. I loved it and was lucky enough to see a tiger there one morning while riding an elephant at dawn. You need to book ahead to access the park if you wish to stay there.

Happy travels!

Thanks so much!
I will definitely go to Jim Corbett I think, much more convenient!

I will book my hostel in Delhi for the first couple of nights before I go as will be easier just to go straight there...so will try and look for one where a lot of backpackers go and hopefully meet some people there...that's what we did when we were in SEA before so it should be all fine!

Thanks for all of your help and just to say Melbourne is one of my favourite places in the world! Fitzroy is just such a cracker of a place...

thanks again,

Sophie

25. Posted by MelbStaycation (Budding Member 12 posts) 4y

Thanks Sophie, A big warm hello from Melbourne & especially Fitzroy. Bon Voyage!

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Feb-2012, at 04:41 by MelbStaycation ]

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27. Posted by mayank5 ( 0 posts) 4y

Hi Sophie,

Mayank here.

I am from Delhi, working in Bangalore. Well, in Nov/Dec I also have plans to visit the
places you have mentioned in your post. If still looking for travel companions reply back :)

just google "facebook zorosiniXter" and you'll find me there.

Mayank

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30. Posted by Zova (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

Hi Sophie

Hope you are well.

I am planning for a 5 week travel in Sri Lanka including 2 week volunteering at a turtle farm in Bentota.

Have you stayed in Bentota ? If so, how was the area ? Any accommodation tips ?

What sort of things need to be careful when travelling in Sri Lanka ?

Thanks

Zova

Quoting sophiemaria92

Hiya I'm Sophie and will be 20 when I go travelling in India for 1 month.
I will have been in Nepal for 3 1/2 months before I go there but am getting myself a bit muddled for what to do in India!

I really want to travel from Delhi to Mumbai and visit Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur but am getting a bit frustrated as everyone I speak to keeps saying I need to go on a tour etc...but I think they're such a rip off!

I have previously travelled around South East Asia with two girlfriends for 4 1/2 months and had no problems but obviously I'm aware that India is a different cuppa tea!

I am planning to get to Delhi around the 21st/22nd November and then fly home to London around 21st/22nd December from Mumbai...is anyone else planning the same kind of trip? If I do do a tour I would only really want it for the first week, if that, cos the travel never costs as much as they charge you - especially for India...principles and all that...

Alternatively I am contemplating doing 2 weeks worth of travel and then 2 weeks volunteering in either an elephant sanctuary in Sri Lanka or a wildlife conservation park near Bangladesh. Does anyone know of any other NGOs who offer short-term wildlife volunteering for free/just living costs in India?

I am basically wondering if anyone can give me any advice on where to travel in this month, whether the volunteering is a good idea, whether anyone else is planning the same kind of route, any travel agencies they may recommend & if I'm stupid to go by myself really!

Also is the North or the South cheaper to travel?

Thanks a lot,

Sophie

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