Hello, I've recently purchased a one way ticket to India. I have no definitive plans, just looking to see where the adventure takes me. Does anyone have any suggestions on places that are a must see or experiences really worth having? Thanks!
To get a cosmopolitan taste of India I'd recommend travelling to major cities like Mumbai and Dehli.
I've also travelled to the old forts of Jaipur and they're worth a visit! The only great thing about Agra for me was the Taj Mahal so I wouldn't stay too long.
If you want to get away from the hustle of busy cities then I'd recommend a trek up in the Indian Himalayas visiting Manali, Leh and Ladakh.
Next time I go to India I'd love to visit Pondicherry, which for sometime was a French colonial settlement. In the south, Kerala and its amazing back waters would also be a lovely place to visit.
I hope you have an amazing time!
PS: This World Nomads India Insiders Guide has some great tips and insights:
https://www.worldnomads.com/explore/guides/india-insiders-guide almost 3 years ago
In the north, Shimla and Manali are definitely worth a visit, for scenic treks in the Himalayas. Rajasthan is always on most travellers lists, Udaipur the 'City of Lakes', very beautiful & spiritual. Also in this state is Pushkar, set on the sacred Pushkar Lake, Jodhpur (amazing Mehrangarh Fort), Jaisalmer (the Golden City, completely otherworldly). almost 3 years ago
India is so beautiful you really need a few months to do it justice. Also special mention to kabanitour.com - definitely spend time with them, they offer homestays in the most beautiful natural environment, visit local organic farms surrounded by lush rice paddies, eat home grown organic produce and do walks with local guides. Kerala is beautiful with coconut, papaya and banana trees and beautiful birdlife everywhere. almost 3 years ago
Yes, in India, there are many places to visit and that makes your tour more joyful and enjoyable.
You can visit Himachal Pradesh, a land goddess and you can see where the beauty of hills covered with the snowfall, Best time to go there and enjoying the snowfall, almost 3 years ago
Not so crowded and different ..plrase visit Leh. Spend a few days there to get acclamatized and travel further. Kerala is beautiful. Rajasthan with udaupir Jaipur is worth spending 2 or 3 days each. Please employ a guide for the first and palaces. It is really worth it. Mt Abu is more beautiful than the Taj. Pl stop over there. Kerala pondy are good places in South India. almost 3 years ago
It really depends on what kind of bargains you find. Shopping at a mall the prices are fixed. But if you are in any other shop you can bargain with the people. Be prepared to walk away from any deal you do not feel is worth your money. You can spend quite a bit of money before you know it. Make sure to take a calculator so you can do the convergence easily. Remember what you paid for your rupees and then you should do well. Always ask the tuk tuk drive how much before getting in so that price is firm. We just did the golden triangle and I would suggest waiting until you get to Jaipor before buying any jewelry if you plan to get any because that is where we found the best prices. Make sure to bargain and don't be afraid to ask 30-40% lower than they are asking. Have them weigh it in front of you also. We had a wonderful trip. Stop at the bird sanctuary between Agra and Jaipor its wonderful. Hope you have a great time. almost 3 years agoAnswered by Michele via WorldNomads.com
We just got back and we started in Kerala and then did the golden triangle of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, We had a private guide for the golden triangle along with a driver so that made things much easier. New Delhi was too populated and polluted for my liking. I think I would go to the smaller less polluted parts of northern India the next time we go. The Taj was very beautiful and so were the forts. I loved the Amber fort in Jaipur. The elephants, camels,monkeys all were great. The Ragisthani people were very nice. You will see beauty and horror at the same time. To see what they do to the children so they can beg will break your heart. Southern was wonderful. It gets very hot there so drink lots of bottled water. You can get a one liter for 20 ruppes (about 12 cents US) Drink bottled water where ever you go very important.......... almost 3 years agoAnswered by Michele via WorldNomads.com
India is one of the best countries to for vacation. I will list some amazing places to visit in India. Manali, Shimla, Kerala, Kasol, Coorg, Dalhousie, Bir, Nainital, Delhi. There are many more places to visit plan your holiday and make a trip to India and explore these fantastic places. almost 2 years ago
1. Kashmir – For its captivating natural beauty
2. Leh-Ladakh – For its unmatched trekking options
3. Delhi – For its incredible history and past
4. Agra – For its unprecedented Mughal grandeur
5. Varanasi – For its spiritual essence
6. Jaislamer – For its Rajputana magnificence and plethora of desert activities
7. Rann of Kutch – For its rustic village life experience
8. Aurangabad – For its mesmerizing ‘Ajanta & Ellora’ caves
9. Sunderbans – For its enigmatic wilderness
10. Sikkim – For its breathtaking natural vistas
11. Meghalaya – For its spell binding man-made artistic splendours.
12. Kerala – For its backwaters and much more
13. Hampi – For its brilliantly carved monuments
14. Mysore – For its rich culture
15. Andaman & Nicobar – For its pristine beauty and array of water sports
Thank you enjoy your trip. about 1 year ago