My first trip to india

#1 Dec 20th, 2012, 02:44
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Hi everybody

I've been looking through the site for a few days now and found some very helpful information. I'm planning on heading to India at the end of January, arriving in Kolkata. I hope to do this route, over 5 months, on trains with the Indrail pass:

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...=uk&mra=ls&z=6


The questions I have are:
Is this plausible at this time of year?
What can I expect in terms of living standards for 1000rps per day? (just food and shelter)
Would this be too much traveling for the time frame or not enough? not sure how to work it out.

Any info would be appreciated

Tom
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Originally Posted by Tomotom View Post Hi everybody

I've been looking through the site for a few days now and found some very helpful information. I'm planning on heading to India at the end of January, arriving in Kolkata. I hope to do this route, over 5 months, on trains with the Indrail pass:

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...=uk&mra=ls&z=6


The questions I have are:
Is this plausible at this time of year?
What can I expect in terms of living standards for 1000rps per day? (just food and shelter)
Would this be too much traveling for the time frame or not enough? not sure how to work it out.

Any info would be appreciated

Tom
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https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr...=uk&mra=ls&z=6

If the link doesn't work my route is:

Kolkata - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Haridwar - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Ahmedabad - Mumbai

And anywhere in-between these places that anyone would recommend seeing
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It might help members to suggest places to visit if you told us a bit about what you hope to see and do while you are in India.
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I'm a 21 year old male and I'd love to see the spiritual side of things, I'll be travelling alone and personally love solitude I hope to see temples and monasteries and festivals whilst getting to see the real India. Any places of natural beauty and I'll be there. I would love to be somewhere good to see and participate in 'Holi' and would like to be in Mumbai for the start of the monsoons in June as I've heard its amazing.

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1. It is plausible
2. For Rs1000/day, you will (Insh'allah) be alive at the end
3. As you have your route planned, it is more than doable timewise
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In that case I suggest that you add Amritsar to your list. I'm not very spiritual at all but found the Golden Temple to be a very worthwhile experience. With five months to play with you have plenty of time.
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En route to Ahmedabad, add Mount Abu, I found it such a beautiful place.
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Originally Posted by Tomotom View Post I hope to do this route, over 5 months, on trains with the Indrail pass:
Hello Tom and welcome to indiamike.

The Indrail pass will be very poor value for money in your case.

So you need to look into booking rail tickets yourself.
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Tom, I'm with Steven on this one. I got a pass for my first trip, and didn't travel enough to make it worthwhile . . . besides that, simply buying a train ticket - in person - is an experience not to be missed
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on trains with the Indrail pass
The last 2 said what I was going to... Book trains as you need them - they're harder to get these days.
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Originally Posted by Outlooker View Post The last 2 said what I was going to... Book trains as you need them - they're harder to get these days.
... and ₹1.000/- a day is fine if you are a teetotal vegetarian and don't expect your own loo/bathroom (I find the latter is less acceptable as you get older but at 21 you should be OK - Oh, and I never found the former acceptable <g>).

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