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1. Posted by Katrine777 (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone

Im on a rtw-trip, and are currently in south africa. In about two weeks, Im going to south east asia, the plan i have so far is fly to india, have about three weeks there, and then i want to go to cambodia, laos and maybe the phillippines.

I know that im going when the rain season start on most of these places. Im reading online but there is a lot of information, and im having a hard time separating it all....

So Im hoping someone can give me some tips. Offcourse I know there will be a lot of rain, but Im also hoping on most sun possible! Are there any places (or countries) that are better (sun-wise) to go to than others? Some where I read that there is only rain a couple of hours during the day, and that its perfectly possible to go sunbathing or whatever the rest of the day, and other places i read that its all rain rain rain. Whats the case?

I would be really grateful for any help! :) :)

Thanks, Kat

2. Posted by live it up (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I could suggest you some places in India since, I am travellin in there rite now.

If you wanna avoid the rains and the hot weather, you could head north to places like Manali in HP, Darjellin in WB.
Goa would be nice but given the rains, venturing in the sea and enjoying beaches is almost ruled out, though
There are quite a few places in HP worth visitin. I am gonna head there shortly. From there m trekkin into Nepal and m gonna be doin some adventure sports in there befor movn on to OZ.

You could get to delhi and take a bus or train to Shimla in HP, spend a 2-3 days there, bus ride or pvt car if you can afford one to take you to Manali. Spend 2-3 days in here, I have heard the sights are amazing and skiin is nice too. From here starts the enchanting Manali-Leh safari that opens up only in late June and you could take this amazn safari and go to Leh, which seems to offer a wide choice of natural and heritage sights. En-route this safari I have been told lies the coldest place on Land in India, and lots of discreet Monastris. This safari usually takes 3-4 days one way, if you really wanna get a feel of it.

You can fly in from there to delhi or Kolkata. From Kolkata take a train to Siligri in WB and you can hop on a cab to take you up the hills to Darjellin. You can expect to spend 4-5 days in this region. There are further optins available for you to travel or you can also cross over to Nepal from near here.

If you are gonna be in India and wanna travel with a buddy or need some help and a free guide feel free to drop me a line.


3. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 769 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

To give you some idea about the Philippines, I go to the Western Visayers for a few months of the year and the weather there around the beaches is quite reliable all year round. That is not to say that it doesn't rain, it does, LOADS, but normally in the afternoons or evenings. Some examples: I have just got back from there so I was there during the summer dry season. In Bacolod on Negros it was cloudy most of the time as it is a big city next to the mountains, but when I went to Lakawan, a tiny island 2 hours away from Bacolod it was clear blue sky all day and every day. The same in the south of the island of Negros in Sipalay. I was also in Negros last sept/oct, the rainy season and again, in the city of Bacolod it was cloudy but in Sipalay it was lovely and sunny every morning but got cloudy at around 2-3pm everyday. I have heard that the Western Visayas do have the best weather as the weather systems come in from the East so they are more protected. All areas in the Philippines will always have the risk of rain all year round as it has a tropical climate. Best thing to do is stay away from mountainous areas in the rainy season and also go to the Western Visayas. I think you will be unlucky if you went there and it rained the whole time. It is not like say some parts of India where the rainy season means it rains non-stop.
I'm not a weatherman but this is what I have concluded from my visits. Hope it helps.

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