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12. Posted by Buffalo (Full Member, 120 posts) 12 Apr '13 16:00

Thanks so much for all the advice, have started planning and am really looking forward to India now!

13. Posted by srb (Budding Member, 4 posts) 18 Apr '13 11:21

(1) We plan on spending 3 weeks north and 3 weeks south, is there anywhere that we def. should not miss??
North

  1. Ladakh (7 days total) - Landscape
  2. Varanasi - Holy place
  3. Haridwar and Rishikesh - Temples
  4. Rajasthan Thar Desert
  5. Gujarat - Kutch

South
  1. Kachipuram - Ancient temples
  2. Mahabalipuram - Long shoreline and caves
  3. Thiruvannamalai, Kumbakobam, Trichy, Chidambaram - Dravidian Architecture and Temples
  4. Pondicherry - Anglo Indian Society, Auro Meditation (very good)
  5. Ooty, Kodaikanal, Munnar - Hill Stations
  6. Thekkady, Silent Valley - Forests
  7. Alleppey backwaters
  8. Thrissur- Original Kerala Culture
  9. Goa, Kerala coast line - beaches

(2) Is it possible to get a visa on arrival in Mumbai international airport? (We're Irish)
I am not sure

(3) Is there anywhere at that time of year where we might get even a small bit of sun?!!
Most places will have sun. Rains will 60% of the time. Avg Temp will be 25-35

(4) Will we encounter any issues in India travelling as an unmarried couple?
Travellin, No. For accommodation, YES, many hotels do have policies.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Apr-2013, at 11:22 by srb ]

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16. Posted by subhashkashi (Budding Member, 4 posts) 3 May '13 22:47

Hey Buffalo,

If you are really looking to have a nice advice, then I would love to give the best suggestions.

1) For North side- Perfect time of year is to visit Himachal Pradesh because it is a wonderful place to been here. I would also suggest you to visit Jammu & Kashmir at the same time. For South side- I would recommend you to visit the one & only Kerala because it is known as "Gods own Country".

2) This can be done at your starting point of your coming out from your lovely home. Just make this done from your end because getting Visa from Mumbai airport is very difficult.

3) I would suggest you to visit Agra( Taj Mahala ).

4) Nowadays, you would not find any kind of issues, Because my cousin & his friendy from London travelled for 2 months as an unmarried couple and no one cared. India is very nice country. Have fun, it's a pretty wild place. :)

17. Posted by aamirhafiz111 (Inactive, 2 posts) 4 May '13 09:48

please dont miss kashmir.It is regarded as heaven on earth.

18. Posted by GypsyShack (Budding Member, 2 posts) 22 Apr '14 08:42

If you're sorted with your visa, and head south - do visit Kerala. Since you've mentioned you'd be there in August, don't miss the Aranmula Snake Boat Races that are held at Ponmudi. You gotta be a local to participate but watching the skilled men row with synced precision, participating in their chants and singing with the locals is more than fun. And i bet you'd be planning an Ooty trip too. There are boathouse meals that you'd be interested in. Speaking of North, again there'a a lot to not miss again. From Kullu-Manali to Leh-Ladakh. Hope you've planned well for your trip. Have any queries then do feel free to post to us. Happy Journey.

Regards,
Gypsy Shack

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