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Planning to be in India over the new year. What should I avoid, and what should I not leave without seeing?

Asked by Sonia Guy via Site_iconTravellr.com

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    Are u planning north india or south ? How many days? India is huge, so u need to plan according to the days u are spending over 6 years ago

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    Your interests should determine your itinerary. In general, an India trip should ideally be of at least 3-4 weeks length to take in this diverse country.

    The grand monuments in Delhi and Lucknow built by the Mughals and nawabs gives you an idea of what India was in medieval to early modern times, also the period of its greatest achievements. 3-4 days in Delhi, a couple in Lucknow and a day in Agra for Taj Mahal will take about a week on this leg of the trip.

    Explore Himalayas, the tallest range in the world and take in the sights for about a week . You could go to Uttarakhand from Delhi or Lucknow and go to places such as Kausani or Ranikhet with Nainital or Almora as the base town. Or you may go to Himachal with Simla as your base town.

    You can head west to explore the vibrant Mumbai city - the commercial capital and then move on to spend a few days in some great Konkan beaches (such as Tarkarli in Malvan region) or go directly to Goa, a unique town with a Portuguese heritage. 2 days in Mumbai and 5 in Konkan / Goa.

    You could spend a few days in the desert state of Rajasthan or you may go to South using Bangalore as the anchor and exploring Mysore etc.

    I can provide you a more specific itinerary with interests and priorities and duratiojn in mind. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Hasnain Zaheer via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    India is colourful in every way... food, smells, people, customs, traditions, sites...

    Jaipur and Rajastan were highlights for me. You will be thoroughly impressed by Taj Mahal...

    Take extra care of your health -- I was down with food poisoning a few times. Avoid anything that's touched local water, including salad. I learnt the hard way... over 6 years ago

    Answered by Webcarhire Webcarhire via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    thanks for the advice guys! over 6 years ago

    Answered by Sonia Guy via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    1. Eat the street food. It's India, you're going to get sick; get over it.
    2. You only need a few hours in Agra to see the Taj. Don't bother staying the night.
    3. Go to Varanasi and rent a boat to row you up and down the ghats.
    4. Don't be afraid to push hard during a negotiation. Especially if in a tuk-tuk.
    5. If you're in Calcutta and hanging out in the tourist area around Sudder St, ask around for Mogli and Rajesh and their trips to the Sunderband Tiger Reserve. If you find them, take the trip!
    6. Only ever take 2nd class trains. First class is no where near as entertaining.
    7. Train tickets can always be bought at the train station, no matter what anyone tells you.
    8. Use the prepaid taxi booths, they save a lot of hassle. Almost every train station has one.
    9. Know which hotel you are going to when you arrive and don't accept the drivers suggestion to stay at another. Or any story relating to your hotel being closed, burned down, etc.
    10. Arrange an airport pickup. Most hotels will offer this service and the price is about right.
    11. Realise that India is probably like no where else you've been. Embrace every element of that fact! over 6 years ago

    Answered by Peter Alderson via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Hi,
    India is a great country, I enjoyed many beautiful places like Golden Triangle Circuit i.e. Delhi-Agra-Jaipur don't forget to see the Taj Mahal and eating at Chandani Chowk in Delhi.
    Some tips I suggest you-
    1-Avoiding fake travel agencies and guides.
    2-Book your packages and hotels in advance.
    3-Avoiding crowded places. over 3 years ago

    Answered by Sarsjh Patrick via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Hi,

    I am Zara and a travelogue from USA. I spent more time in India and got an amazing experience out there. India is such an incredible and spiritual country with it's cultural values, languages what they spoken and marvelous adventurous traveling spots.

    I would personally suggest that wherever you plan the trip of India, Don't forget to visit the North - East Indian Himalayas valleys. where your soul will surely be content with nature and adventure values. Know the best places of India here...
    http://www.peakadventuretour.com/blog/top-8-travel-destinations-in-india/ almost 3 years ago

    Answered by Zara  Jones via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Hi,
    India is a great country, You can visit many beautiful places like Golden Triangle Circuit i.e. Delhi-Agra-Jaipur don't forget to see the Taj Mahal and eating at Chandani Chowk in Delhi.
    Some tips I suggest you-
    1-Avoiding fake travel agencies and guides.
    2-Book your packages and hotels in advance.
    3-Avoiding over crowded places.
    4-Don't talk to strangers.
    5-Avoid Night walking alone. almost 3 years ago

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