Cut out Chennai ?

#1 Jan 26th, 2006, 17:27
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We arrive in Mumbai in the middle of March and spend 3 months in India. We are planning on heading down South first to Kerala then up to Goa, to Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle. Our flights leave from Chennai but we can pay 100 euros to change them leaving from Delhi, this means we cut out the long travel down there. I have never been to India so dont know if this would mean we would miss out on that area much or would it be better to have the hassle of going to Chennai cut out?
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Unless you plan to study classical music or dance, you don't need Chennai.

Or even if you DO plan to...you don't need Chennai.
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#3 Jan 28th, 2006, 02:45
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In this instance, even I admit that you don't need Chennai!
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i would fly out of chennai personally.

why go down and back up? india travel is time consuming. i'd go down once, visit kerala, and head over to chennai via a hillstation and a couple temple towns (tiruvannamalai, madurai, etc).
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#5 Jan 28th, 2006, 03:22
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...But she wants to see both North and South: so the argument is, having been South, travelled North, then why waste time travelling South again just to catch a plane.
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I have no opinion on Chennai, but I don't understand this travel plan either. Why head south first and then north? By the time you get up north It will be frigging hot up there. I would start with the north and then head south.
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3 months is a long time.. 100 euros is a lot of money. if you have time on your hands, it might cheaper to take an Air Deccan flight down to chennai, spend a day or two, and then head out thus avoiding the 100 euro change fee. Or , why don;t you do north india first, head down to the south and leave out of there?
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Yeah, snip Chnneai. Bangalore is a good compromise.
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It will more than friggin hot here in May/June!
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It will not be any cooler in Delhi/Golden Triangle/Rajasthan during May/June.
My thinking was to be done with the sightseeing up north which does involve quit a bit of walking before the real heat arrives, then head south along the west coast where the temperatures does not really vary a whole lot and where they will probably be relaxing a lot. There could of course be raining a bit by the end of it.
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<Limited Horizons Error>

Anders you are quite right, of course. I was just thinking of my own patch.
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Hi, thank you all for your help. We were thinking that we should do the South first before the monsson hits, as we would like to be able to spend some time chilling on the beach for a bit.
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Originally Posted by Anders It will not be any cooler in Delhi/Golden Triangle/Rajasthan during May/June.
My thinking was to be done with the sightseeing up north which does involve quit a bit of walking before the real heat arrives, then head south along the west coast where the temperatures does not really vary a whole lot and where they will probably be relaxing a lot. There could of course be raining a bit by the end of it.
Nooo... Chennai was way hotter. It's more humid and windy.
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When I saw the thread title I thought someone was commenting on the 'cut outs' billboards of movie stas/politicians all over Madras.

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