Hello, I've recently purchased a one way ticket to India. I have no definitive plans, just looking to see where the adventure takes me. Does anyone have any suggestions on places that are a must see or experiences really worth having? Thanks!
To get a cosmopolitan taste of India I'd recommend travelling to major cities like Mumbai and Dehli.
I've also travelled to the old forts of Jaipur and they're worth a visit! The only great thing about Agra for me was the Taj Mahal so I wouldn't stay too long.
If you want to get away from the hustle of busy cities then I'd recommend a trek up in the Indian Himalayas visiting Manali, Leh and Ladakh.
Next time I go to India I'd love to visit Pondicherry, which for sometime was a French colonial settlement. In the south, Kerala and its amazing back waters would also be a lovely place to visit.
I hope you have an amazing time!
PS: This World Nomads India Insiders Guide has some great tips and insights:
https://www.worldnomads.com/explore/guides/india-insiders-guide 18 days ago
In the north, Shimla and Manali are definitely worth a visit, for scenic treks in the Himalayas. Rajasthan is always on most travellers lists, Udaipur the 'City of Lakes', very beautiful & spiritual. Also in this state is Pushkar, set on the sacred Pushkar Lake, Jodhpur (amazing Mehrangarh Fort), Jaisalmer (the Golden City, completely otherworldly). 18 days ago
India is so beautiful you really need a few months to do it justice. Also special mention to kabanitour.com - definitely spend time with them, they offer homestays in the most beautiful natural environment, visit local organic farms surrounded by lush rice paddies, eat home grown organic produce and do walks with local guides. Kerala is beautiful with coconut, papaya and banana trees and beautiful birdlife everywhere. 18 days ago
Yes, in India, there are many places to visit and that makes your tour more joyful and enjoyable.
You can visit Himachal Pradesh, a land goddess and you can see where the beauty of hills covered with the snowfall, Best time to go there and enjoying the snowfall, 2 days ago
Not so crowded and different ..plrase visit Leh. Spend a few days there to get acclamatized and travel further. Kerala is beautiful. Rajasthan with udaupir Jaipur is worth spending 2 or 3 days each. Please employ a guide for the first and palaces. It is really worth it. Mt Abu is more beautiful than the Taj. Pl stop over there. Kerala pondy are good places in South India. 1 day ago