India vacation?

posted 1 year ago in Travel
Post # 2
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

ahartig :  I’ve been to India and loved every minute of it. I haven’t been to Bangaluru but I would recommend doing a tour that takes you to different cities.  They handle your accomodations and transportation and sightseeing activities.  A good one is which I have used or you can check into intrepid travel.  

Post # 3
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Haven’t been but I would love to go to Varanasi. 

Post # 4
5 posts

Depends on when you go there

Wildlife , tigers? Pench, Ranthambore, Corbett.

Nature : North East, Himalayas

Beaches and chilling out : Goa

Palaces: Occha , Rajasthan

Temples : Tanjore , Hampi(Closer to Bangalore), Orissa , Tamil Nadu

TajMahal: Agra

Backwaters: Kerala



Post # 5
337 posts
Helper bee

I went to Goa and a couple of hill stations in India a few years ago.

Goa’s great but if you’re going over the next few months, it’s going to be ridiculously hot there!

Since you’re going to Bengaluru (which I believe is in South India), you could consider going to Ooty, a hill station in the South?

It was quite a beautiful place and my friend and I went to see tea gardens there. I’m not sure about the transport links between Bengaluru and Ooty but certainly a place worth considering. 

Post # 6
60 posts
Worker bee

I was in India (Hyderbad city) for a couple of months on a work trip.  I recommend Goa and the Maldives!  Agra (where the Taj Mahal is) is a poorly kept city (very, very dirty) but since you’ll be in India already, you might as well visit the Taj Mahal… just don’t get your hopes up.  

Post # 7
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hi, Bengaluru is my hometown and I grew up in various parts of the state (Karnataka). The places I am going to suggest are all within Karanataka. The closest tourist place is Mysore, which is 180 kms (3 hour drive) which has lots of palaces and historical sites. There is also Srirangapattana, KRS dam etc near Mysore. Another famous place is Coorg known for its nature, coffee plantations and cottages. As someone earlier, Ooty is good to visit too but maybe a bit further. Other famous places to visit are Hampi (UNESCO world heritage site), Sravana belagola and Chitradurga. The coast which is about 300 km from bengaluru is lined with beaufiul, almost 200 kms long white sand beaches. Its rainy season until August so make sure you check before traveling to the coast. Let me know if you need more info! 

Post # 8
337 posts
Helper bee

juacvdo :  Goa is great. Agree about Agra- the Taj Mahal is indeed beautiful, but the city not so much.

Post # 9
9 posts
  • Wedding: February 2018

I suggest you may want to concentrate on the Golden Triangle area Delhi, Agra and Jaipur….Arrange for a car and driver to meet you at the airport in Delhi and drive you to Agra. Stay overnight and see the taj Mahal the next AM. Drive to Ranthambhore for 2 nights and hopefully see a tiger on safari. Then drive to Jaipur for a couple nights and then head back to Delhi for your international flight home. Or drop the safari and use internal flights to see Varanasi.

A guide book I highly recommend, particularly as you are a younger traveler, is Moon’s “Taj Mahal, Delhi and Jaipur” by Margot Bigg. If you have a tablet, get the e version as you can click on links to things in the Resource section. You may decide on some entirely different activities from just seeing sights, like hiking, for example.

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