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1. Posted by Giulia_Mariani (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Hello everyone!!

I am planning to travel alone in India during october 2012. Anyone out there who will be in India during the same period? Or who can give me tips about nice hostels where to meet other backpackers - especially in the great metropolis like Delhi and Mumbai?

I'm just a little afraid of travelling alone as a girl in India since I've never been there and I'm not sure what exactly to expect (as any other destination, I guess)...

Thanks!

Giulia

2. Posted by Alisaray (Inactive 9 posts) 2y

India is the beautiful country, here is some beautiful hostels where you can stay have a look this some list of India's hostels

Ram Bhawan, Kautilya Society Residence : Ram Bhawan is the residence/study centre of the Kautilya Society, an NGO for intercultural dialogue. It offers hospitality to travelers and scholars interested in Indian culture, art, academia and discovering Varanasi from a different prospective.

Holy Cow Huts : Holy Cow huts is a real backpackers hostel on the coast side of Palolem bach, the most beautiful beach of Goa.

Mystique Moments : Situated in the North West District Of Delhi, Mystique Moments Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay if you want to explore the real Delhi and catch the spirit of Delhi and that too in peace.

Vedanta Wake Up : Vedanta, the highest state of consciousness and self realization can be achieved only while traveling .Vedanta, Wake Up! is a boutique backpackers hostel located right in the heart of Fort Kochi, a very short walk from the Jetty and the main bus stop. We are walking distance to all local attractions, shops, restaurants and bars. :)

3. Posted by Scenictravels (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y

I have travelled to Delhi on many occasions for work, as it's not my home city. I am originally from Hyderabad, India but I'm a resident of UK, since I moved out almost a decade ago. I can give you some good tips & advice about traveling to Delhi, a major metopolis, capital city of India.

Word of Caution
Be alert & wise with with travel agencies, as scores of travellers have reported being hoodwinked by unscrupulous agents. To avoid grief, always shop around to gauge exactly what’s on offer and choose agents who are members of accredited associations such as the Travel Agents Association of India and the Indian Association of Tour Operators. Finally, before parting with your hard-earned cash, insist on getting what you’ve been promised in writing – this will be invaluable if you need to lodge a complaint with the tourist office or police.

Travl with Trains
It’s easiest for foreigner's to make ticket bookings at the International Tourist Bureau @ 1st fl, New Delhi train station; 8am-8pm Mon-Sat, to 2pm Sun). Don't believe anyone who tells you it has shifted, closed or burnt down – this is a rampant scam to divert you elsewhere!

Don’t let anyone stop you from going to the 1st floor of the main building for bookings. When making reservations at the International Tourist Bureau, tickets must be paid for in rupees backed up by money-exchange certificates (or ATM receipts) or in US dollars, euros or pounds sterling; any change is given in rupees. Bring your passport. There’s a train booking counter at the airport.

There are two main stations in Delhi – (Old) Delhi train station in Old Delhi, and New Delhi train station at Paharganj; make sure you know which station serves your destination (for instance New Delhi train station is closer to Connaught Place). If you’re departing from the Delhi train station you should allow adequate time to pass through the often-snail-paced traffic of Old Delhi.

Many trains between Delhi and Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur operate to and from Sarai Rohilla train station, about 4km northwest of Connaught Place.

Railway porters should charge between Rs 20 and Rs 30 per bag.

There are many more destinations and trains – consult Trains at a Glance, available at most newsstands or ask tourist office staff.

I hope you find this info helpful in your upcoming trip to India:)

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5. Posted by abhi6227 (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Don't be afraid of traveling india alone. In India every city has its own mood. You need to understand that mood. You will meet many friendly and good people along with some stupids who things every tourist is a fool.

Best way is to keep your self a bit reserve. If you find some tourist on the way be with them. Try to book things online from renowned websites. try to use credit card almost every time (so you can get your money back in case of trouble).

Keep the number of embassy of your country. In case any problem call them.

I don't want you to feel unsafe while traveling... Just take care of things that you do.

Regards

Abhi
India's Invitation

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7. Posted by Giulia_Mariani (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Thanks everyone for your replies!! :)

8. Posted by LooK-HerE (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

Giulia,

Are you still planning on traveling in oct 2012? I may be going to India in nov-dec.

Theresa

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10. Posted by andyTO (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Quoting LooK-HerE

Giulia,

Are you still planning on traveling in oct 2012? I may be going to India in nov-dec.

Theresa

hey Giulia,

hopefully you must be having fun alreay? how's the weather down there?

Hey Theresa, are you still planning to travel? which part of india you will be going to?
m from Toronto and will be going there in end of Nov, hopefully to have enough fun in Northren india. been there couple times before and learnt thing or two lol :) have you ever been there before?

wot are your plans are like?

ttyl

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Oct-2012, at 11:37 by andyTO ]