India Travel Itinerary Ideas
If you're planning a trip to India, it can be really tricky to decide on a route. It's such a massive country, with so many diverse things to see in so many different places, that it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some handy hints to help you on your way.
Due to the sheer size of India there is not a clearly defined tourist trail as there is in some countries.
For the first time visitor though, the Golden Triangle is a particular favourite. This starts in Delhi, which is the capital and main international hub airport for India. This is an ideal city to find your feet. Most people only spend two or three nights here before moving east to Jaipur, the 'pink city', to explore the temples and the Amber Fort. From here travel to Agra, home to one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal (a must see of any visit!). After a couple of days in Agra there are two main choices available, choice one is to travel back to Delhi and then fly down to Goa for the remainder of your holiday, relax on the beach and top up your tan. However, if you now have the taste for seeing sights and experiencing the culture of India, then jump on a train to Varanasi, situated on the river Ganges to experience Hindu life in all of its colour.
There are of course many alternatives, bearing in mind that India is so large. One is Kerala, spend a few nights in Cochin, travel down to Periyar to relax on a houseboat as you float through the backwaters of India and then finish in the South near Kovalam for a few days on a beach. You can also add the hills of the Western Ghats, full of spice plantations to your itinerary to escape the heat of the low lying cities.
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