North, West and the South of India : Advice Needed

#1 Jan 11th, 2016, 10:17
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This summer, I am planning to travel around India with 3 of my friends. In the short time we have, we have planned on visiting the North, West and the South of India. For our trip, we want to include the cities and towns of Manali and Leh in the North, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur and Jaisalmer in the west and cities of Madurai, Alappuzha and Trivanduram in the South. We have a budget of $2000 each. We are planning on doing this on a shoe string budget by travelling in sleepers trains occasionally taking planes when necessary, living in cheap hotels and eating at cheap local restaurants. I was wondering if this is possible within the short of time (30 days) and the limited amount of money. Also any advice will be greatly appreciated. People told me that this site is very helpful for people who plan on visiting India. If you guys could help me come up with a itinerary, I would really appreciate it. Thank you. I can't wait until summer.
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Originally Posted by Tsering Samdup View Post We have a budget of $2000 each. We are planning on doing this on a shoe string budget by travelling in sleepers trains occasionally taking planes when necessary, living in cheap hotels and eating at cheap local restaurants. I was wondering if this is possible within the short of time (30 days) and the limited amount of money.


I can't wait until summer.
I do knot know where you are coming from, or how much you know about the weather conditions. Traveling in sleepers in summer is not for the uninitiated. In your budget, you can afford to get a 3AC rail tickets.

Your average daily budget is >$55 which is sufficient for a comfortable trip.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post I do knot know where you are coming from, or how much you know about the weather conditions. Traveling in sleepers in summer is not for the uninitiated. In your budget, you can afford to get a 3AC rail tickets.

Your average daily budget is >$55 which is sufficient for a comfortable trip.
The heat won't bother me much because I am used to similar climates and when I was little I visited Delhi in the summer, while very hot, it was manageable with proper preparation. It was my friend's and my idea to travel through India as the locals do to get the most out of the experience. Only place I am truly worried about is Jaisalmer and the cities around it. I hope the heat won't be too much. While heat is a problem, our main worry was would we have enough time to enjoy these places. We have month's time and we want to, from all the places mentioned, visit as many places as we can. We are planning to fly from Leh to Jaipur and then when going to the South, fly there too. Might take the train back from the south to the heart of India on our return trip but that depends on the amount of time we have. I just wanted to know ahead of time if this journey is plausible within a month's time. If not, we might have to make some changes to the itinerary. Thanks for the advice, nycank. I will keep that in mind.
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Its possible but it will be very hectic.
For example -
manali-leh - 10-12 days
rajasthan - 10 days
south - 8-10 days
It will be tight and you will be on the move almost continuously for 30 days.
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I agree that it will be very hectic.
To reduce travel time consider flights between the different legs of your itinerary.
For instance
After the North fly from Leh to Jaipur.
End your Rajasthan trip in Udaipur and fly from there to Kochi or Trivandrum.
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It's a bit of a rush and yes, it will be very hot. How much time are you planning for Manali & Leh? Once you get back to Jaipur, you can visit Pushkar, Jaislamer, (might as well visit Jodhpur on the way to or back from Jaisalmer) and then Udaipur. From Udaipur you can fly south. Budget airlines in India are quite good.

It will be easy to eat cheaply. You can have a good meal for a few dollars - great vegetarian options are very cheap as is street food. As far as accommodations, you can do well by staying in hostels. Some info about them here - http://goindia.about.com/od/wheretos...er-Hostels.htm. You'll see that you can get a bed for $10 or so. With a daily buget around $65, you'll be doing quite well - even adding air/trains. Some buses are even a decent option. We took a bus from Jaipur to Ajmer (for Pushkar) and it was an interesting ride.

I'd allow a little time for exploring someplace unexpected - and some down time during the day when it might be too hot to be out. Lots to see/do. Enjoy!

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