Im after some itinerary advice for my friend and I! We have about 13 days leaving from Dehli and wanting to see Mumbai > Goa > Kerala in that order as we fly out of Trivandrum.
We intend on travelling between destinations by train, can anyone suggest any timeframes for these areas? Things we absolutely must do and see particularly in kerala? We are very keen on seeing the backwaters - where is the best place to do the houseboats?
Thanks in advance :)
If you have indeed 16 days out of Delhi you have some more possibilities.
Unless you have special reasons skip, as others mentioned, Mumbai.
An great stop between Delhi and Goa is Aurangabad. From there you can visit the caves of Ellora end Ajanta. See here for the train timings. Three days is sufficient.
Aurangabad has a goo bus connection with Ahmadnagar (about 2 hours) where you can get the train to Goa.
Im not super caught up with necessarily doing all the touristy things, Im mostly keen to immerse myself in the culture and explore what I can in the small amount of time I have. Is mumbai not recommended because people feel its not touristy enough? I don't have any special reasons for going to mumbai except I have been quite interested in it for a very long time. In this case would 2-3 days be enough? Too much or not enough?
Is Goa worth a few days? I have seriously considered checking out hampi or mysore, but from what I have read a couple of days in either of them wouldn't do them justice?
I wish I had 6 months not 2 weeks!
Thanks in advance!
Thank you so much! Ah you have made my tiny amount of time look doable! Is it best to plan my itinerary and book trains with specific dates? I was thinking of booking trains in advance up until Kerala and then just seeing how we go once we are there? Is that reasonable or is Kerala difficult to get around in? Our trip isn't until October/ November but I just want to have a rough plan of the best ways to organise things!
I know this question is probably covered in other threads, but I was wondering what is the best way to get from Hampi to Kochi? What I have found is that ill Need to catch a night train from Hampi - Bangalore and then another night bus - was thinking of maybe just bussing it to munnar and from there I understand its relatively easy to get to Kochi? Any advice would be so helpful, as Im struggling to find train/ bus information. The websites I've looked at seem very complicated!
Thanks in advance