If you want to see the major tourist sites like Golden Triangle (Taj etc), then you should book a package tour. You can also consider taking a rest after all the touring and stay on a few days in Goa. Packages sometimes offer that.
If you want to 'do it yourself' it is surprisingly easy. Just decide which airport you want to enter India by, book flights on-line and book into a good hotel in that area. Best to get a good hotel for first two or three nights while you settle in.
Wander round the local area and after a day or two, you will have met many people who can find you everything - from tours, internal flights, trains, a car with driver, good cheap accommodation etc. You can plan as you go and its great fun.
Just remember to confirm your flight home and turn up at the airport!
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