First time-South India

#1 Aug 23rd, 2005, 21:07
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Hello all, any travel advice you can provide would be wonderful. My brother and I, (20 and 24), will be travelling through South India from Dec 25-Jan 18. Need to stay in Mumbai until Jan 1 and arrive in Bangalore Jan 16. We have two weeks to explore as much of the south as possible. Both of us are big beach-goers, are fairly adventerous, and fans of hiking. Any can't miss spots we should explore? Thanks.
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Oh, the places you'll see!!!
recommend: Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Bangalore

The classic would be Mumbai to Goa for a bit of sun and sand. Just don't get sucked into spending too much time there. Lash yourself to the mast, young mariner!You'll find tons of Goa infor on this site.

Then over to Hampi. My son your age recently did about the same route, and he has a mad itch to return to Hampi with rock climbing gear!

From Hampi check out the Mysore area befor hitting Bangalore. There are a few game parks outside Mysore- the best in my opinion is Nagarhole. Also near Mysore are Belur and Halebid, which will leave you dazzled with beauty!

You're in for a treat
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Try and fit in the train ride from Margao to Hospet, you'll be tempted by the more accesable bus but make the effort to take the train. This really is a classic train ride.
The train slowly winds it's up through the jungles of the western Ghats and passes a massive waterfall at Duhdsagar Falls.
A nice way to get to Hampi though it will use up a day! As it's a 10 hour day train!
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Pondicherry is a fascinating Town !! well worth a visit. To take a look at Pondy, just type "Virtual Tour Pondicherry" into your google browser and it should take you to the site - It'd be a shame to miss Pondy if you're spending time in the South!
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Here is a mixed bag tour:

Ex-bangalore:
Mysore
Ooty
Kochi
Rameswaram
Madurai
Pondicherry
Chennai-mahabalipuram
Tirupati
Lepakshi
Hyderabad
Hampi
Belur and Halebid
...and I took the road less travelled.
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I really loved Mammalapuram!
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Kerala....enough said...
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Rangss . . . the boys have only 2 weeks from Mumbai to Blore . . .

And, . . .Pondy is nowhere near on path.
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Originally Posted by skell I really loved Mammalapuram!
at least we have one thing in common

but mamalapuram is not realy on the way from mumbai to bangalore iīm afraid. same as pondy.

iīd also say some place in goa, on to hampi, ......., ......., bīlore. wouldnīt plan on more than 4 stops between mumbai and bīlore.
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Karnataka beaches:
Karwar
Devbagh
Malpe
Gokarna
Murudeshwar
udupi (Kaup)
Marwanthe
Ullal
St.Mary's island

...One big road trip...three days
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I am pleasantly surprised at the number of responses to my request. Here is what my brother and I discussed yesterday:
Mumbai
Palolem
Gokarna
Hampi
Then some time in Kerala and finally flying home from Bangalore.
Thoughts? I'd appreciate opinions on what to do in Kerala.
I truly appreciate everyone's input.
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Originally Posted by gauravm I'd appreciate opinions on what to do in Kerala.
I truly appreciate everyone's input.
At the risk of starting up an old debate, I loved Varkala! I was there last December, it wasn't too crowded, there were plenty of rooms available at very reasonable prices, the weather was perfect, the morning catch provided delicious fresh seafood daily at lots of good restaurants, the views were stunning, and the beach lovely and semi-private since it's not easily accessable (down the cliff).

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