Two weeks north and two weeks south - advice sought

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Hello all
My time for visiting India is drawing close. I will be in India for the last two weeks in September and the first two weeks in October. Can anyone suggest an itinerary for two weeks north and two weeks south?'Thanks
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It really depends on your interests and whether you have a " Must do" list for your visit.

For the north you could do something like

3 days in Delhi - there's plenty to see and do and you will need to acclimatise a little bit

1 day + 1 night in Agra - Fort, Taj Mahal, Fatephur Sikri

3 days in Jodhpur - maybe include a 24 hour desert excursion

2 days in Jaipur - Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, stroll the bazaars

3 days in Udaipur - Lovely relaxed city set on a lake.

The order in which these are done might be affected by berth availability on the trains if that is how you plan to travel.
You need to allow time to travel south if you go by train. Otherwise you need to get to an airport with the right flights.

I don't know the south at all. We will be going to a few places on our next trip. I'm sure that somebody else will suggest things for you.
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Thank you very much Dave. Do you think I should use the train for city to city connexion travel in the north?
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Where are you flying in and flying out from? If you are planning North South then flying in to Delhi and flying out from Mumbai would be better.
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Originally Posted by AZGIRL62 View Post Do you think I should use the train for city to city connexion travel in the north?
I suppose that depends on budget and personal preferences. We find train travel comfortable, good value for money and a great way to see the countryside. On some trains there is a quota of tickets reserved for tourists that are usually available at quite short notice.

There are internal flights between many cities in India but we've only used one. The check in was chaotic verging on farcical and I was amazed to see our luggage at the other end.

Road travel in India can be very exciting. Far too exciting for me unless it is unavoidable but not everybody agrees with my point of view on this.
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Hi Aarosh ,I am flying in to Delhi and flying out of Mumbai.

Dave:
The train sounds fine, I think We will enjoy seeing the country side. I am a senior citizen so I may go slower than usual. I have no handicaps I am just not as swift as thirty years ago.
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I would agree with Dave's choice for North India. You could throw in an Orchha or a Khajuraho or a Varanasi in between.

Fly into Chennai. Go to Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Madurai, Kodaikanal, Ernakulam (Cochin), Alleppey, Gokarana, Murudeshwar, Mumbai.

Fly into Bangalore. Go to Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli, Hampi, Goa, Mumbai.

The only problem that you would face is confirmed train tickets.
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Thank you very much for all the advice
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