Goa To Ladakh by road!!

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1. Posted by jason1111 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I intend to take a career break in March 2008 and go travelling by road across India for a couple of months.

The plan is to travel from Goa to Ladakh by road and then fly back home via Delhi. Along the way, i plan to criss-cross through Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Kashmir.

It seems the way things are planned at the moment; it will take me about 60 days to get back to Goa (57 days up by road - 3 days down by air with a 2-day stopover in Delhi), as i do not intend to spend a night on the road throughout the journey. The intention is to make a film of my travels, that focuses on the common man, the unseen and unheralded Indian who lives a rather nondescript life. For this purpose, i want to stay close to the common man as much as possible, which means i will be traveling by public transport and sipping tea at roadside stalls and chatting people up at public squares.

I have slotted in enough off days in places of interest where i hope to explore the place a bit more than normal ..

I'm just curious to know, if this is a realistic plan! I m flexible when it comes to the route, but i m not so sure i can be flexible beyond a week or so, when it comes to the time.. If ever i lag behind, i guess the only option would be to skip some places and catch up with schedule.

I also need to consider getting into Ladakh after June 1st, which means i begin somewhere towards the end of April. Unfortunately, the temperature especially in Rajasthan will be stiflingly high. So there is some trade-off dilemma as well.

For someone who has never travelled alone, this may seem a little far fetched and dreamy, which is why i would like seasoned travellers to tell me what they think.. Will i be able to get back on schedule, and as planned in one-piece?? Or is it too dreamy a plan? and asking for too much?

2. Posted by planetebiz (Inactive 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jason,
I think its an excellent idea. I am an Indian Citizen and certainly appriciate idea of someone trying to know our country and culture better.

You plan seem to be in order in my opinion. I would recommend taking an experienced local person from time to tiem with you in travel and as you talk to people. One can help you with travel and minute details on culture in local perspective.

I may be available for you to take you around in Mumbai city and parts of Gujarat as I am born and brought up in Mumbai and a native of Gujarat.

Welcome to India. :)

Anish Bhatt

3. Posted by TBI (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Jason,

I would suggest you to go through a reliable tour operator who can be helpfull in this area of the world.

Many of my overseas friends has gone through them and applaudly recommend them.

SITA Destinationa management
SITA Adventure
SITA House,
Presidential Business Park
C-9, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Phone: 011 26121110 Fax: 011 26121125
Web site: www.sitaspecialtours.com

They are one of the biggest operator and you will get value for money and personalised services.

Hope the above will serve your purpose.

Wish you a memorable trip to India

With kind regards

Vikesh Sharma