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1. Posted by happy1 (Full Member 63 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I need some advise please. I have to decide if I am going to go to India or Thailand when I book my flight for my travels at the end of the year. I have been to Thailand before and loved it, but India is a place that Ive been intrested in and have never been to before. Has anyone got any advise on India. Thanks

2. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 318 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

India should be great towards the end of the year. I was there for a month for my winter break and it was awesome. Here are some of the places you should try and visit (depending on how much time you have):

1) Delhi
2) Agra
3) Jaipur
4) Jaisalmer (if you're going to India in December, you absolutely have to visit this place!!!)
5) Dharmshala
6) Manali
7) Goa
8) Backwaters of Kerala
9) Bombay
10) Darjeeling

You may not be able to cover all these places on your trip but these are places worth reading about while planning your trip. Hope this helps.

Take care,


3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

India can be tough if you really get into backpacking mode but it's soooo worth it!

I had an amazing time, PM me if you want any help, I'm a travel helper for India ;)


4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I would definitely recommend going to India (especially since you've already been to Thailand. India is cheap, lots of people speak some English (because of the British colonial influence). It can get a little hectic but I can't think of too many places, with so much to see all in 1 country. Adding to Pranavc's list I'd also recommend Khajuraho and Varanasi (sunrise on the Ganges). All of Rajasthan is awesome. Look into the weather though Dec., Jan., Feb. are great times to be in India (even march...but eventually it keeps getting hotter and hotter until the monsoons come).

5. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Never consecatively go back the same place twice!!
The world is to big; Life is to short!!!!!!!!!!!
I went to India Jan/Feb last year travelling by Bus/Train and it was "another experience of culture and people that is IMPRINTED IN ONES MIND and Never leaves you"!if you've got the chance go to India.
Have 3-4 days Delhi then Agra/Jaipur/Jodhpur-then turn left??and down towards Ahmadabad/Bombay and along the coast to Goa.
I dont know if you have enough time to reach the tip but if you got this far you will have had an experience to treasure for years to come.
All the Best and Good Luck on YOUR TRAVELS.

6. Posted by happy1 (Full Member 63 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


Thanks all for your advise, I really appreciate it. India sounds like a must, so Im going to look into the places you have recommended. Im sure I'll be back with more questions!

7. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

India,I forgot,dont forget to take 1 old Heavy pullover and a Jacket and western shoes/boots as India "above Bombay" at late PM/earlyAM and Nighttime is coldish Jan/Feb,you can dump them as you get to Bombay!!!!! and just tell the Hotel??? if you need extra blankets.
All the best.

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9. Posted by amistarr (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

DO INDIA! Have just finished backpacking round India for 5 weeks and it was great. Although it can get a bit crazy at times, it's definately worth it. Started in Bombay, went to Goa. South Goa is better than the North, especially Anjuna and Vagator. Try and book in advance tho because they seem to charge more in Goa if you just turn up on their doorstep. Went to Hampi, which is a really beautiful place (Mowgli huts are really cheap, can get rooms for $1 a night). Bangalore...mmm..trying to be Western but not really working. Varanasi is a great place. Puja guest house is a nice place to stay, loads of backpackers there. Jaipur and Jaisalmer are probably my 2 best places! Accomodation in Jaipur is quite expensive there tho. Most places are around Rs400..looked around loads! Best one was Ayra Niwas. Did a camel trek and slept in the desert and also did a elephant trek. There's loads to do in Rajasthan, didnt get to spend very long there which was annoying. If you go to Jaisalmer, Moti Palace in the fort is really cheap and you can arrange camel treks with them. Good luck!