I am thinking about making a stop in India while backpacking through Southeast Asia, any tips? I've always wanted to see the Taj Mahal and of course eat spicy Indian food. On average what did you spend while there?
Prepare to be overwhelmed. Pack light and travel slow. Don't expect to be able to get around quickly unless you fly, as even the trains are slow. Negotiate for prices for everything. Don't eat dairy or you are likely to get some type of food-borne illness or stomach problems.
Perhaps if you ask a more specific question, you'll get more specific answers? over 5 years ago
You can spend time doing so many activities in India like river rafting in Rishikesh, Trekking in Leh & Laddakh, bungee jumping and Paragliding in Manali, exploring the historical monuments like Taj Mahal in Agra, explore backwater in Kerala, also enjoy a variety of cuisines in Chandni 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.
The Budget is in your hand, you can spend too much or not.
I booked my tour through a reputed tour agency i.e.http://www.indiatourpackages.co.uk/ provides good services. about 5 years ago