3 weeks in March.. (Advice for holi and everything in between)

#1 Dec 16th, 2015, 23:58
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I'll be arriving in India around March 5th and leaving the 25th.
Landing in Delhi, then taking a train to Varanasi for Shivaratri.
I will also be celebrating holi around Mathura and the nearby temple. (Any suggestions for holi celebration there?)
Everything in between is free game. Where should I go from Varanasi?
I have been to Jaisalmer and Jaipur (wasn't a fan). I was thinking Kolkata but I might want want to stay away from large cities
No problem
#2 Dec 17th, 2015, 00:12
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From Varanasi you could consider Khajuraho and Orchha.
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If you want to spend some time in a absolute non-tourist area have a look at http://www.indiamike.com/india/bihar...eport-t231260/.
It is situated at the Nepalese border in Northern Bihar. From Varanasi train to Gorkhapur and Bagaha.
After this continue to Patna, Bodhgaya and from there to Mathura.
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Vonkla, definitely looking for something less touristy this time around.
How safe is it to just hop off trains near villages/towns and explore the area?
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I personally would recommend returning back to Delhi and taking the train north up to Kathgodam and from there taking a bus or taxi up to Kumaon. Some of the most peaceful moments in my life and surely in India were spent there. Pure mountain ecstasy.
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