(Closed) Vacation in India?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@AnnieAAA: First off, yes you should totally go to India.  I love India.  I have lived in India and am currently planning a return trip in Jan-Feb 2012, we just booked the airline tickets last night.

How long would you have for your honeymoon.  There is a lot that can be seen in a short ammount of time Especially around Delhi.

Delhi–Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Akshardham, Lotus Temple, the bazzar at Connought Circle.  Delhi is ok.  It is very busy.  Like if you went to USA and only saw New York.  It’s awesome, but there is so much more to the country.

Agra–Taj Mahal.  Honestly, Agra kinda sucks.  There really isn’t much there except the Taj and the Baby Taj.  That is really it.  I would recommend taking an early morning train there and then leaving on the evening train out of there. It’s only a few hours from Delhi, so easily accessible.

You could also consider going to Jaipur, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Jodhpur, Pushkar.  They are all quite close to Delhi and easily accessible by either train or car/driver.

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@andielovesj: I’d second a lot of your advice.

Udaipur is gorgeous and well worth a visit (particularly if you have the budget to splash out on one of the amazing 5* hotels, but otherwise the Rang Niwas Palace is lovely and cheap-ish). It’s such an amazingly romantic place!

Jaipur is my second favourite place in Rajasthan. The whole state of Rajasthan is a wash of colour and I have never been anywhere so obsessed with shopping (seriously, after cricket, it’s the local sport).

I actually loved Mumbai. Delhi may be the capital, but Mumbai was my introduction to India (over ten years ago) and it’s such a contradiction in so many ways that it’s hard to get your head around ’til you’ve been there. You get high end designer stores next to slums (which aren’t as miserable as they sound).

Oh… I just saw that you’ve only got time for Agra and New Delhi. How long are you staying? It seems a shame to only spend a couple of days in India.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@SpecialSundae: I can’t even get started on all the other places that are amazing. 

Varanasi is my #1 place in India.  It isn’t really close to Delhi though. 

Kerala, Ooty, Chennai, Jaisalmer.  Love them all.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I was just in India, and while I didn’t get to do these things because I was working I was told the tea plantations are amazing (somewhere near Dehli I believe) and there are wild life sanctuarys were you can see tigers and other animals, which seemed really cool.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

If you only will be in India it will be VERY rushed.  It is also a really long way to fly (almost 24 hours) for 6 days.  So basically you will travel for 3 days to be there for 6.

But I love India, and think you should still go.  Just want you to be thinking about these things.  Could you just travel once in a year and go longer?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

The North-East part of India, near Nepal I hear is beautiful. My brother and mother went there some time ago, I know they enjoyed it a lot. 

My favourite parts are the cities, like Hyderabad and Chennai. Lots of shopping, lots of good food! 

My mother has visited Varanasi, she absolutely loved it.

Being Indian, I’ve never seen India as a ‘holiday zone’, so I can’t really help much. But I hope your planning goes well! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@andielovesj: +1

I’ve visited twice.  Once to visit a friend (Mumbai, Goa & Delhi), second time for her wedding.  The wedding took a week in Mumbai, so our second we spent in Jaipur, Agra (one day trip), and Delhi.  I second the golden triangle recommendations.  Other than the fact that I was sick as a dog on the day we drove J->A->D, I enjoyed it tremendously.  We were lucky and able to stay in guesthouses courtesy of the groom’s father (who had a top position at the particular large company).  He also arranged for drivers for us – highly recommended.  Don’t try to brave their traffic.

Post # 11
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Wannabee

<br />Yes I had a vacation of India last year. It is a quite beautiful country which has very diversified culture and tradition to know about. While planning a vacation to this place, you need to choose good travel agency that offers tour guide and gives best couple package. Once take a look on Compalog.com they have information of some good travel agencies that will help you. Truly vacation in this place will give you a chance to analyze the rich traditions and customs along with opulent forts, historical landmarks, exciting wildlife national parks, spectacular beaches, enchanting hill stations and pilgrimage places.

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