Hidden Travel Secrets In India

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11. Posted by Anamikaraghu (Budding Member 3 posts) 44w Star this if you like it!

India is an awesome country, It's a wonderful way to enjoy our life. Visiting new places, culture and food is really a memorable thing. Also, choosing accommodation in the right place is very important to enjoy the trip 100%

12. Posted by Shreyansh1 (Inactive 2 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

"This sounds like a spectacular itinerary! If you want to see a really interesting contrast of traditional India with new India, take a small detour to Rishikesh. You'll see religious pilgrims queueing up to enter temples and offer prayers, and adventure travellers queueing up to jump off a towering bungee platform. There's also rafting and kayaking, if you're keen on adventure yourselves. If you're there, you must time your visit so that you can catch the Ganga Aarti in the evening.
Camping in Rishikesh is quite the experience too. You'll get to sleep on the banks of a river (not the Ganga, because that's banned, but a tributary instead) and wake up to a misty river morning.

All the best for your trip!"

13. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1268 posts) 38w Star this if you like it!

Travelling south from Jaipur you could consider a stop in Bundi. It's not exactly secret but it's far less visited than many other places in Rajasthan. The ruined palace there has the most amazing wall paintings. You can see some photos of them and of the town in my blog: https://toonsarahvt.travellerspoint.com/57/. I really recommend the place we stayed in too, Bundi Vilas. As I said in that blog, it is a small family-run heritage hotel in a 300 year old haveli in Bundi's old town, located immediately below the palace. It is a lovely, characterful place to stay, although not for anyone with walking difficulties – access is via a steep alleyway and several flights of stairs. They serve a great inexpensive dinner (vegetarian food only) on the roof terrace with views of the palace and stars overhead.

From there I suggest you could visit Chittaurgarh, also in my blog (https://toonsarahvt.travellerspoint.com/52/). We didn't stay there but we had coffee in a haveli which looked a great place to stay - again family-run. The fort is amazing and if you move away from the couple of quite popular areas you could easily find ruins to explore where you are the only visitors!

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It's often wise to ask locals about places in their community that might be of interest, particularly places they would take their families, friends and guests.

One more thing, there are growing networks of homestays in India, Nepal and elsewhere for those seeking to go off the beaten path. I've stayed in several homestays and recommend the experience.

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