What about this itinerary in the North-west?

#1 Jun 24th, 2008, 04:55
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Italy
Posts:
18
  • Alessandro is offline
#1
The one I'll be having this august will be my first trip to India (and, I hope, not the last). Now I'm planning an itinerary to visit the places I dream, without wasting too much time travelling from a spot to the other. This was my first idea:

-Mumbay, directly to Diu by plane, and stay there for a couple of days
-to Junagadh or Rajkot, another couple of days
-a looong train journey to Delhi (I'm not sure if I should stop in places like Jaipur or Pushkar, because many say that they are too much turistic)
-stay in Delhi a day or two
-by plane to Leh, where I'll stay for a week or so
-back to Delhi, by plane, and directly to Mumbay
-two or three days in Mumbay, and then back home

what do you think about this travel? other suggestions? i'll be in India from the 6th of aug to the 26 of the same month.


my best compliments for this site: it's very informative!
(sorry for my english...)
#2 Jun 24th, 2008, 05:02
Join Date:
Oct 2004
Location:
you essay
Posts:
4,390
  • ananda2193 is offline
#2
It's possible, but I would get all your plane and train tickets before you come. And Pushkar should be empty in August. It will be damn hot at that time, but I would still go if you got the time, as it's nice there.
#3 Jun 24th, 2008, 05:51
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Italy
Posts:
18
  • Alessandro is offline
#3
Quote:
Originally Posted by ananda2193 View Post It's possible, but I would get all your plane and train tickets before you come. And Pushkar should be empty in August. It will be damn hot at that time, but I would still go if you got the time, as it's nice there.
surely I'll buy the tickets in advance.
do you think Pushkar is worth a visit?
and do you think there's enough time to visit all those places?
#4 Jun 24th, 2008, 07:28
Join Date:
Jun 2006
Location:
Tauranga, New Zealand
Posts:
151
  • dilbharatmain is offline
#4
Kia Ora Alessandro
You ready for some good heat? Gujarat going to be steaming. Think you will be better to spend some time in Sasan gir (if the national park open then) rather than Junagadh or Rajkot - for me both of those towns only have a little of interest, enough to keep you for about a day, but a couple of days in those towns too much time, but Gir Forest Park lovely surroundings with nature and chance to see some animals too. Diu very nice but August probably not really great time for relaxing on the beach... Or you may be better to travel from Diu towards Ahmedabad via the ship breaking yards of Alang (sometimes open, sometimes not), and the amazing hill top temple city of Palitana, a night in Bhavnagar, on to Ahmedabad from where there are better train connections to the north of the country. Happy travelling. ciao. Dil.
#5 Jun 24th, 2008, 09:32
Join Date:
Mar 2008
Location:
Australia
Posts:
899
  • zoltan is offline
#5
I agree with passing on Rajkot & Junagadh - not a lot of interest there. Also agree with a visit to Sasan Gir.

Quote:
-not sure if I should stop in places like Jaipur or Pushkar, because many say that they are too much turistic)
Again, I'd go with that mindset. I didn't like Jaipur (spent 4 days there) and it's one that I would be loathe to return to again.

Quote:
stay in Delhi a day or two by plane to Leh, where I'll stay for a week or so back to Delhi, by plane, and directly to Mumbay
I'd be suggesting (if you can change your tickets or, if they haven't been purchased), arriving in Mumbai & then leaving via Delhi.

This will save you $$$ and help to avoid backtracking.

Cheers
Zoltan
#6 Jun 24th, 2008, 21:30
Join Date:
Oct 2004
Location:
you essay
Posts:
4,390
  • ananda2193 is offline
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alessandro View Post do you think Pushkar is worth a visit?
It's usually very touristic, but in August I don't think there will be too many people braving the heat there. I stayed 2 weeks when I was there and liked it alot. It was a little too touristic for my tastes, but It's small and very scenic. I would say go, except for the heat.
And I agree with Zoltan, I also loathe Jaipur. My least favorite place in India, but alot of people love it.

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Aug/Sept - 2 months in North West India Itinerary advice please Jun 18th, 2008 16:49 19 3481 India Travel Itinerary Advice
west, north India and Nepal Sep 1st, 2007 21:45 4 1429 India Travel Itinerary Advice
do you prefer north, south, east, or west india? Aug 15th, 2006 11:50 10 22005 Polls
North-West or South Rajasthan? Jun 16th, 2006 20:20 3 2509 Rajasthan
North West in September Feb 23rd, 2006 13:09 7 1414 India Travel Itinerary Advice


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2018
Page Load Success