July 2011 trip

#1 Jun 2nd, 2011, 23:30
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I m a Chinese girl planing to travel in India in comming July. Had read a lot of threads here regarding about traveling alone,safety tips and plenty more. I had been to Chennai before only.So this time Im planing to fly from Chennai to Delhi with an aim to visit one of the Taj Mahal.

Since then I would like to ask if anybody can guide a simple guideline of whom I can contact as a guide and where to stay..
Plus any other advice I might have missed.Coz I am clueless.

I cant speak much Hindi also but since Im traveling to Chennai might as well not to miss Agra.I will be flying to Delhi from Chennai too on 25 with plan to return end of July.

THanks for for any advise. I do want to have a great trip but not with worries(well as little as possible)..
#2 Jun 9th, 2011, 14:39
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Originally Posted by Sindi View Post So this time Im planing to fly from Chennai to Delhi with an aim to visit one of the Taj Mahal.
What do you mean by 'one of the Taj Mahal'? There is only one Taj Mahal and it is in Agra, not Delhi.

As for your travel plans, how long is your stay in India? If you are flying into Chennai and traveling to Agra/Delhi, you can either fly into both places or take the train (I'd suggest the train since you'll be able to see India). You can take the Rajdhani express from Chennai which stops at Agra before Delhi and you can spend a couple of days in Agra to cover everything (Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri) and take one of the numerous trains that ply between Agra and Delhi (I'd recommend the Shatabdi express).

As for travel safety precautions, as a single woman, use all the standard safety procedures as you would do in any part of the world. Things like avoid going to the bad parts of town, going out after dark, going to not so well lit places etc unless you are in a crowded safe place. As a single woman, you maybe annoyed extra by the touts and some men and just ignore them or not make eye contact and keep walking. Keep some pepper spray handy always, just in case.

I don't your travel plans beyond Agra and Delhi and nor have you mentioned anything but if you are looking to travel further than Delhi and Agra, Rajasthan would be a good destination. Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer etc.

Post further details on your travel plans to suggest places.

And oh, July will be very hot and it might rain as well depending on where you go so be prepared for both. Delhi can be extremely hot in July.
#3 Jun 12th, 2011, 19:35
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Thx..
Yes there is only 1 Taj Mahal and its in Agra...but i will be flying into delhi first before going to agra. Any recommendation of a place to stay in Agra and a guide tour where I can see Taj Mahal in the morning and at night. Or I can travel without a guide in Agra (thinking about safety at night as a lone girl).

Sorry bout the mistake...
#4 Jun 12th, 2011, 19:42
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Day 1 - 15 july - reach delhi (overnight at delhi)
Day 2 - agra (overnight at agra) or cont stay at delhi take the 1 day tour package
Day 3 - jaipur (overnight at jaipur) or cont stay at delhi take the 1 day tour package
Day 4 - travel around delhi ; evening fly to Guwarti to go Shillong
Day5-8 or 9 - in shillong
Day 9 - fly to chennai (4 to 5 days)
Last day - fly back to KL.
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Originally Posted by Sindi View Post Plans:

Day 1 - 15 july - reach delhi (overnight at delhi)
Day 2 - agra (overnight at agra) or cont stay at delhi take the 1 day tour package
Day 3 - jaipur (overnight at jaipur) or cont stay at delhi take the 1 day tour package
Day 4 - travel around delhi ; evening fly to Guwarti to go Shillong
Day5-8 or 9 - in shillong
Day 9 - fly to chennai (4 to 5 days)
Last day - fly back to KL.
I'd recommend staying in Agra for 2 days - It has a lot to offer apart from the Taj
Here is a relevant link
http://10yearitch.com/destinations-3...uttar-pradesh/

Don't try to do Shillong in the same trip - you'll spend a lot of time traveling between places ...

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