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Travelling India - this too much for 3 weeks?

#1 Mar 25th, 2011, 01:02
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Hi,
I'm new to the forum and had a look about the threads which has really helped give me idea where to go. Well I have booked flights going to Delhi then out from Mumbai with my girlfriend. Got 3 weeks thinking of going to Delhi-Varanasi-Agra-Jaipur-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Mumbai via train. Is this too much to do? not sure about travelling between Jodhpur-Udaipur. I'am up for any suggestions of other places to visit or to stay as I'm a poor student. Thanks
#2 Mar 25th, 2011, 01:07
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Its do-able..u can add a few places too...Depends on what u want to see actually
#3 Mar 25th, 2011, 01:46
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I would add Orchha between Varanasi and Agra, top spot for a couple of days.

Gwalior is also pretty interesting if you need to stay a place for the night.

Agra is an awful place, I try to get in, see the Taj and get out, you don't even need to spend the night.

Jaipur is ok, for a short visit.

Jodhpur, I really liked. You can get a bus from Jodhpur to Udaipur, or go half way and stay the night in Ranakpur and check out the kumbhalgarh area and the Jain temple.

Udaipur is fabulous, and worth a couple of days at a minimum.

If you still have some time, Bundi is a lovely little place, a sleeper bus away from Udaipur.

Additionally, you could also check out the Ellora or Ajanta caves, a world heritage site a days travel from Mumbai.

Mumbai is expensive, and In my opinion not worth much time.
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Absolutely doable.

In general (for my way of thinking/traveling) I think it's a good idea to have less on your plate than more; and yours seems a very sensible outline, time/place-wise.

I too think that the Orrcha-Khajuraho add would be a good one.

Being a Taj-aholic (five times to India, five times at the Taj, no stays less than four days - I'm a photographer though, and need many varieties of light) I think an overnight in Agra (true, not the most savory of cities, though a necessary evil for the Taj) would be worthwhile. First light on the Taj, even last light, is something worth being there for.

The places you've chosen (outside of Delhi and Mumbai) are all personal favorites of mine. As with Agra (though for different reasons) Delhi and Mumbai are both, for me, "necessary evils." Much to be seen in both of them, certainly, but with the time you have, I'd spend it in the places on your list.

After five trips to India, almost three years there, I have my own itinerary now down to one place: Varanasi. My last two trips, of six months each, have been there and there only. Powerful place. It is everything that everyone has ever said about it; as is everyplace.

I wish you the best in finding "your" India. Safe travels.
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Thanks for the replies, sorry about the long time please forgive! I'm probably going to add Orchha, theres too many interesting places I wish I had a few months. Guess I can always return!

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