Keeping on the right side of the weather.

#1 Jun 10th, 2005, 20:42
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Hi there (First post!),

Since returning home from traveling around South East Asia, Australia and Japan 3 years ago, I've had the bug to do a mid/long term trip again.

India has always been a place I'd like to spend a lot of time getting to know and in August I may have a 4 month window when I can do just that.

In an ideal situation I'd like to see some of Himachal Pradesh (and Maybe Leh), Rajasthan, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. I'll be on a budget of roughly 800 - 1200 rupees a day.

My problem is that it looks like August/September/October isn't the most ideal time to be in most parts of India. Would be best option be to fly into Delhi, head north then work my way south to fly out of Chennai?

What do you sugguest is the best way of fitting these places into the 4 months (end of August to start of December) while keeping on the best side of the weather?

Maybe I should just stick to either the north or the south (Or even hold off until I get a chance to go in Winter)?

Any knowledge and suggestions will be much appreciated,

Myke
#2 Jun 10th, 2005, 20:52
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Wlcome to Indiamike & India

What is wrong with Aug/Sep/Oct ?

It's an ok time with sort of monsoon weakening, heat down and the winter sort of visible at the horizon. Also not toomuch of the tourist crowd during this period.

...after all there nothing called a perfect time to visit India.
#3 Jun 10th, 2005, 21:24
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Welcome to Indiamike.
You will enjoy this home away from home.

Timing is Really good. (March through July being very hot, June to August being Wet, December to Feb being very cold in northern india and Ok climate in South, August through December is really a perfect time except for some of the bird santuaries)

Go to North first.
Start with Delhi and the silk route/golden triangle etc. Delhi - Agra - Varanasi - Jaipur -Jodhpur - Udaipur - ***purs - Jaisalmer - Shimla etc. -- One Month

Next would be Bombay - Goa - Ajanta/Ellora. - Nearly One Month

Come to south with leisure and time, Nearly two months
Not to miss -
Kerala beaches, boats, plantations, thekkady et al,
Tamil Nadu temples, kodai, chennai, kanyakumari
Karnataka Belur/Halebeedu, Hampi, Madikeri.

You can fly out of Chennai.
Now I am feeling J of you.
Enjoy your trip.

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P.S:- Rs 800 to 1200 is very impressive budget if you dont include the cost of transportation charges. Even if you include the travel costs, it is good budget per day.
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Thanks beach/webtraveller.

Sounds like its not such a bad time to go after all.
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It's not a bad time. 4 months are longer enough to 'cover' India. Also the budget is decent enough for a comfortable backpack travel. Go ahead planing...oops digging at the IM threads for places to visit
#6 Jun 22nd, 2005, 19:38
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Looks like it will be a 3 month trip now. I'm starting to think it might be sensible to concentrate on either the north of the south...

A lesson I learned from previous trips was to not squeeze too many countries/places into a short space of time but to kick back a little and travel at a more relaxed pace.

A matter of opinion I know, but what would you do?

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