Myself and two of my female friends will be spending just two weeks in India (sob...i would love to stay longer but unfortunately I cannot get time off work), we have a while to plan but I get so excited that I am looking for suggestions already. We will be going just after Christmas on 28th dec so I am looking for suggestions of where to spend new year. I want to get as much culture as possible in the short space of time but would also like a couple of days relaxing on a beach in goa.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated :-) thanks muchly
How are you ?
I am Vicky from Jaipur (India).
Glad to know you are planing to Visit India during New year period.
personally i would suggest you to spend new year night at Jaipur or Jaisalmer (The desert).
do let know if you want any other suggestion or information.
Look forward to welcome you.
Wish you all the best for your safe and happy journey to India. If you are interested to visit Himalayas country Nepal, we are willingness to give the more information about Nepal.
hi friends a journey of india is too owsme. their is so helpful and india places are so nice
Goa obviously is a lot more commercialised then most over destinations in India, I have friends who work there and have travelled extensively around India. I would recommend a trip to Hampi from there (about 6 hours inland in a taxi) its quite unlike anywhere you will have been. Also some of the beaches south of goa are really nice, its been 10 years since I went there and I think they have now built roads and a railway which has changed that coastline somewhat but Gokarna has some amazing beaches, a lot less spoilt then Goa. All depends what you want to do, 2 weeks isnt long though. Good luck and hope you have a great time
Im from Goa.And Goa is the most sought after place for visiting and relaxing and especially if you want to make your year end happy n memorable than there is no better place than Goa.Plz do get in touch with me if you want any help and suggestions..Come over to Goa...And enjoyyy...
2 weeks is good time in India. Though not complete. India is a big country and many things to see.
First by geography: North, South, East, West. THey all are different, culturally, geographically and in every sense.
Where you would like to go: Backwaters, mountains or desserts.
You do the following:
- Golden triangle: Delhi (just 2 days, including day you arrive)
- Jaipur 2 days (sightseeing)
- Agra (Taj Mahal, if possible only few hours)
- Jaiselmer (2 days, this is where dessert is and you will enjoy it a lot).
- Jodhpur & Udaipur: if you have time.
Honestly, during New years time, goa is flooded with people and all beaches are over crowded. So my advice is that you rather relax in one of the nice hotels in Rajasthan (destinations like: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and so on).
Why Rajasthan I suggest:
- you can find beaches, mountains and greenery at many places in the world. What you cannot find is the magnificent forts and palaces. The princely states and royal treatment.
Golden sand of Jaiselmer dessert is very attractive and local markets very colourful. You will see a riot of colours and will have an amazing experience.
This is of course my advice.
Let me know if you need more help with destinations.
Not too sure if you are up for Off The Beaten Path sort of travel, but I loved visiting Chennai, India.
While I was there I was able to visit Santhome Beach and really witness how it recovers after the devastating tsunami hit. Also, I managed to visit the St Thomas Basilica, one of the four in the world that was built over the actual tomb of an apostle.
I had a ball of time. Remember to really savor the food in India!
I will say completely depends on how you would like spending your new year. Once you are clear with views of spending your new year , can help you out.