(Closed) Bees Am I Crazy- I just booked a spontaneous trip to India!

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
1773 posts
Buzzing bee


India is one of the places I want to visit most.

Be prepared, I’ve heard it’s sort of culture shock, and you may see some intense poverty. It sounds like a perfect self-discovery trip.


So jealous!!


Post # 4
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

We planned a trip to Rome in about a week.  We knew we were planning on going but never pulled the trigger and then once we did it was full speed ahead.

Have a great time.  But be very careful, there’s a lot of controversies going on over there.  Enjoy and be safe!

Post # 5
5063 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Amazing! India is an experience, it’s such a culture shock, but you’ll be changed for the better by going there. More enriched on a personal level.

The noise, the sights, heat, smell…it’s just so different. 

If you need help planning?  Or have questions…just ask. 

Post # 6
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Last year after a bad breakup with my ex I woke up one day and thought “I wanna get as far away from him as possible” (in the US since I have no passport lol. So I asked my mom wanna go to Florida with me?? She laughed thinking I was joking. No seriously, I get my taxes back any day now…let’s get the f%*% outta here!!! Lol So we did ๐Ÿ™‚ best trip ever, nothing was planned, we just winged it and relaxed.

Post # 7
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i booked our upcoming trip to morocco in about 20 minutes from ‘hmmm how about morocco?’ to ‘sweet, it’s booked!’

have the BEST time! 

i’ve heard amazing things about india – i firmly believe that if you enter every new country with a smile and an open mind, the place will take care of you ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy it!

Post # 8
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Make sure you get a visa! I had a friend who was going on an amazing trip to India but got stopped at the airport because she’d forgotten the visa and couldn’t go! 

Post # 9
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’ve been told that India is really intense… huge culture shock… but it is supposed to be fantastic. I’m sure you’ll love it! I always wanted to go.

Have you tried reading the Lonely Planet guidebooks? I like them a lot.

Post # 10
9198 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

awesome! have a great time.


Post # 11
1366 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Crazy? Nope.  To be envied?  YES!

I have only been for work. I was in Delhi and then took a few days to myself to see the Taj Mahal and a few of the other sites around there (day trip to Agra) and explore Delhi.  I would LOVE to go back to India.  The Taj will blow your mind.

I am an Asian woman and was constantly photographed by people (men and school children, women knew better).  I was with a client (caucasian man) who could not get over how fascinated people were with me.

One thing you should talk to your doctor about – do you need malaria pills?  Mine recommended them and my friend’s dad who is Indian Canadian caught malaria the last time he was there.  She said it was just awful, so I took them but i know it’s not for everyone and there are side effects (mine weren’t that bad but some people feel really awful.)

I had a pretty cushy experience since I was staying at a 5-star hotel (thanks client) so can’t really offer any advice on hotels (although your tour company should cover that anyway.)  Either way, no matter where you stay some of the usual precautions apply – don’t drink the water (bottled, sealed only) or have ice, don’t eat street food (boo, it looked amazing.)  Don’t flaunt your camera or phone (I was in the car shooting with my camera with the window partially down and the driver told me to be careful because someone might ride up on a motorcycle and grab the camera.)

Have a great time! 

Post # 12
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

So jealous!! I want to go to India so badly.

I’ve gone on a bunch of solo vacations before including two to Ghana, and all of them were awesome. You’re gonna have a great time! Take a ton of pictures!!

Post # 13
3277 posts
Sugar bee

@justjade: India is awesome! I have lived in India (but in the south) and travelled quite extensively.

I always say that India is both the best and worst, and a real assult on your senses. It is loud (seiously louder then you could imagine), smelly, people are always up in your business (it’s so crowded), yet also beautiful. Lovely people, delicious food.

Where are you going? 

Post # 14
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have been to India and I agree with what others who have been there have posted. It’s an amazing experience. Just make sure to get your shots and medications you might need, read up on what to expect and don’t forget the visa ๐Ÿ™‚



Post # 15
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@justjade:  That sounds amaaazzzing! I’ve never been to India but it’s on my travel bucketlist!

My BFF and I booked a spontaneous trip to Ireland, and it was so.much.fun. I’m sure you’ll have a blast too!

Invest in a money belt to keep your money and passport safe, and keep your best wits on you – but as long as you’re always aware of your surroundings and stay safe, you’ll have fun ๐Ÿ™‚ When I traveled abroad by myself I made photo copies of all my IDs and credit cards, and when one of my CCs was actually stolen, it was so helpful to have the card number and the 1-800 number to dial so I could report it immediately!

Post # 16
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Just make sure you drink only bottled water! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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