18 years old, and first trip to India for 6 weeks, looking for West Coast locations.

#31 Jun 15th, 2014, 18:01
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Yeah I'd take a bit more money if you can. Have you looked at getting a card that doesn't charge abroad? I got one with Norwich and Peterborough building society. Taking smaller amounts out more often is safer than carrying a wad of money. Halifax do a credit card called Clarity as well which is free to use abroad, but then in India I doubt you'd make much use of it. Sorry for the unsolicited advice!
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Originally Posted by garj View Post Yeah I'd take a bit more money if you can. Have you looked at getting a card that doesn't charge abroad? I got one with Norwich and Peterborough building society. Taking smaller amounts out more often is safer than carrying a wad of money. Halifax do a credit card called Clarity as well which is free to use abroad, but then in India I doubt you'd make much use of it. Sorry for the unsolicited advice!
What would be a more reasonable budget?
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Originally Posted by c3n9 View Post Thanks for the recommendations on down south, do you remember how much roughly you paid for a bottle of Blue Riband?
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Originally Posted by c3n9 View Post What would be a more reasonable budget?
I find it difficult to estimate what a reasonable budget is. But I know that alcoholic drinks are rather expensive in comparison with food and lodging.
The prices differ per state but this site gives you an idea.
Of course drinking in a bar is another category.
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When my girlfriend and I travelled there last year we budgeted 15 a day not including travel, some days we spent more, some days less. In the cities, seeing sights etc costs more. If you can do 15 a day and extra for travel and just in case you should be fine. I'm not sure if prices in India have changed much over the last year but that could be mostly offset by the change in the exchange rate. When we were there it was about 80-something to the pound, now it's about 100.
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First trip to India in October, places between Mumbai and Goa?

I'm finishing my rough route down the West Coast of India, arriving in the New Delhi and leaving in Kochi. I'll be 18 at the time of travel, it will be my first time in the region, and I'm looking for a mixture of experiences and environments, well as the usual sights (with it being my first time) and places off the beaten track.

I've recently decided not to go to Pune, and the distance between Mumbai and Goa seems colossal.

Where could I stop off in between for a few days to break up the journey?

Any help would be really appreciated!

Thanks,
C.
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You could try Ganpatipule. You will have to get down at Ratnagiri.

Why not take the Janshatbadi from Dadar to Madgaon? You can enjoy the scenic Konkan train route.
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why not explore kohlapur, chiplun, narsobawadi, jyotiba, before reaching goa
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First trip to India in October, places between Goa and Kochi?

I'm finishing my rough route down the West Coast of India, arriving in the New Delhi and leaving in Kochi. I'll be 18 at the time of travel, it will be my first time in the region, and I'm looking for a mixture of experiences and environments, well as the usual sights (with it being my first time) and places off the beaten track.

The distance between Goa and Kochi seems colossal.

Where could I stop off in between for a few days to break up the journey?

Any help would be really appreciated!

Thanks,
C.
#39 Jul 7th, 2014, 18:52
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Hello and welcome to IndiaMike !

You might try Gokarna.

Or Malpe beach:
http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...alore-t172782/

Or a trip to Hampi?

But I think you have asked this question before !
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