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First time to India

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First time to India

Flying to Delhi beginning of November for three weeks want to visit Amritsar, Agra , tigers at Ranthambore Jaipur & Udaipur and also fit in a week or so on the beach in goa . I am going mad keep looking at routes and wether to fly or train or driver am fine with hotels have seen many I like but need to get things booked or we will be 3 weeks in Delhi at this rate 😩so any help would be greatly appreciated 👍

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Kolkata, India
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1. Re: First time to India

I think you should talk to a few tour companies. There are a few well reputed ones in this forum, including some run by fellow DE's. While a DIY may work out cheaper, having a local company arrange everything takes out a lot of the stress and you will have backup if something goes wrong. Get quotes from multiple companies, ask for testimonials, stick to your own preference of hotels by reviews and get them to work out a plan for you.

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2. Re: First time to India

Great thanks for your advice will have a look P.S what is a DE

Bhopal, India
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3. Re: First time to India

DE is destination expert.

Raj,

Train Ticket Please

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Chandigarh, India
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5. Re: First time to India

Ranthambore, Jaipur; Jodhpur and Agra best done by road i.e. by taxi from Delhi; if your budget permits. Amritsar from Delhi can be conveniently done by train.

Jaipur, India
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6. Re: First time to India

Hi

i suggest you Delhi to Amritsar back Delhi drive to Agra , Ranthambore , Jaipur , Pushkar , Jodhpur, Udaipur , then flight to Goa via Mumbai

thanks

ruralindiavacations

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7. Re: First time to India

Hi,

I would suggest you the following route:

Day 1 : Fly to Delhi. You can either do a half day sightseeing to Delhi, or take rest, depending upon the timing of your flight. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2 : Breakfast, then checkout. You can either fly or take a train to Amritsar. There is a very good train "Shatabdi Express" to board for Amritsar. The train would take 6-7 hours to reach Amritsar.

Overnight in Amritsar.

Day 3: Amritsar sightseeing. Overnight in Amritsar.

Day 4: Flight or train to Delhi. If time permits, go for a half day Delhi sightseeing. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 5: Drive to Agra. Agra sightseeing. Overnight in Agra.

Day 6: Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise. Drive towards Ranthambore (6-7 hours). Overnight in Ranthambore.

Day 7: Ranthambore sightseeing. Tiger safari. Overnight in Ranthambore.

Day 8: Drive to Jaipur (4-5 hours). Visit Chokhi Dhani (village life experience).

Day 9: Jaipur sightseeing. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 10: Drive to Pushkar (3 hours). Pushkar is a temple town. Pushkar sightseeing. Overnight in Pushkar.

Day 11: Drive to Jodhpur (4 hours). See some of Jodhpur. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 12: Jodhpur sightseeing. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 13: Drive to Udaipur (5 hours). Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 14: Udaipur sightseeing. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 15:Fly to Mumbai (2 hours). Mumbai sightseeing. Overnight in Mumbai.

Day 16-19: Fly to Goa (2 hours). You can spend 3 or 4 days in Goa depending upon the time you have.

Regards,

Sonia Handa

Chandigarh, India
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8. Re: First time to India

A good detailed itinerary by Sonia. Lots of effort has been done by her. Kudo to her.

Bit of fine tuning needed as maybe you can go to Pushkar and back from Jaipur in a single day as there may be no need to stay the night there.

Also on day 15, you need not stay the night in Mumbai as you can do hardly any sight seeing in the limited time available. Fly on to Goa if flight schedule permit. It will give you an additional day in Goa.

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9. Re: First time to India

November not the ideal season for Ranthambhore. Don't go expecting guaranteed tiger sightings. The best sightings are in summer (Apr to Jun).

Edited: 10 June 2018, 17:03
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10. Re: First time to India

Lots of offbeat and interesting places in Rajasthan, much more interesting than the big tourist cities. Please think about a judicious mix of rural Rajasthan and the cities.

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