India - New Delhi/ Taj Mahal/ Mumbai/ Goa

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1. Posted by LiamandSamantha (Budding Member 5 posts) 47w Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

Me and my partner are currently backpacking in Australia & are thinking of planning a trip to India in 2018.
Our initial rough plan was to fly into New Delhi, visit the Taj Mahal, take the train to Mumbai and end our trip in Goa.
Has anyone done a similar route around India? And if so, what would you recommend doing whilst we are in each place?
We are both in our mid-twenties and enjoy trying new food, going for walks/ hikes but also like relaxing at the beach with a cocktail too! (Why is why Goa appealed to us)

Does anyone has any tips on transport - Trains/ flights to each place, transport from airports and general transport around each town/ city?
Is there an 'ideal' time of year to visit (warm enough to sunbathe but also to walk around without being uncomfortable)?
If anyone could recommend any restaurants/ areas for the best street food that would be really appreciated?
And lastly, if anyone has stayed in any really great accommodation (hotels and guesthouses - We usually stay in hotels when we are travelling)?

Thankyou :)

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1060 posts) 47w 1 Star this if you like it!

A few years ago we used buses and trains to get around India travelling from Kathmandu across the border and then to Varanasi by train, on to Agra by train, through Delhi and up to Amritsar by train, across to Lahore by bus and taxi and then back again (the Wagah border ceremony is brilliant), back to Amritsar and then Agra by train, to Jaipur and then Jodhpur and Udaipur by bus, into Mumbai by bus and then down to Palelom Beach, Goa by train (then across to Chennai by train and out at the airport). That was December & January - perfect weather; definitely doable. PM me if you want more details. :):)

3. Posted by LiamandSamantha (Budding Member 5 posts) 46w Star this if you like it!

Thankyou Borisborough - Wow that sounds like an amazing trip!
We will definitely PM you nearer the time when we start to plan our route - Thankyou for your help :)

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8. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1166 posts) 43w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Kierra Jones

Delhi is...

Your text appears to be lifted from the Intrepid travel website so I'm guessing you're not the copyright holder.

9. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 355 posts) 43w 1 Star this if you like it!

I'm not sure that there is any time of year that is especially comfortable in India.
It's always VERY HOT! (unless you're going to the very north)
So how comfortable it is for you will depend on your ability to tolerate the heat.
But it's an amazing country and well worth putting up with the heat to see.

10. Posted by mircetagaynor (First Time Poster 1 posts) 43w 1 Star this if you like it!

India is the best destination to visit and you pic most thrilling destination but I think you should visit to Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan . Jaipur is popular for its royal houses and glorious monuments in Its. Udaipur is a city of lakes and there are city palace attracts to many tourist in every year. November is the best month to visit in India and in this season you feel good and adjust Indian environment .