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Re: traveling in india by skittlebunny on 19 October 2007 11:39am
I have friends who live in Goa, and although it is somewhat of a tourist area now, I am lead to believe it is a very beautiful place. Haven't managed to get the money to go to India yet, just the flights are beyond what my bedget allows!
Taj Mahal by drgeo on 29 January 2008 10:53pm
Is the Taj Mahal more beautiful in the morning or evening?
Re: traveling in india by christophertravels on 2 February 2008 4:27am
Can I add a question to this topic?

Has anyone travelled to India in the summer? How bad is it there during July and August. I am a school teacher with no option to travel but in July and August. I'd love to go, but the weather has put me off. It's moonsoon season. Has anyone travelled during the summer? Do you think I can make a go of it? Or is it just not worth the trouble?
Re: traveling in india by tumanako on 3 February 2008 9:47am
The south is completely different from the north, so it'd be almost like traveling to a different country. November tends to be rainy, though - best is December and January.

Oops, just noticed that you've already gone, so...

drgeo, the Taj Mahal is beautiful at any time of the day, although I thought early morning was achingly beautiful. The moonlight tour is worth it - book in advance. Plan your trip around a full moon if you can.

christophertravels, at least in the south, July/August are hot, but not as miserably hot as April/May, so there's that. It usually doesn't rain in late summer, either. "India" is huge, though, with lots of climates and landscapes, monsoons at different times of the year in different places, etc., so there's probably somewhere that would be great during July/August.
Re: traveling in india by Godfather on 16 July 2008 12:31pm
The southern states (Tamil Nadu, Kerala,Karnataka,Andhra Pradesh etc) are indeed a kaleidoscope of culture and colour. Not the place for chilling out though generally (for the most part) though. A bustling broth of chaos and stimulation if that is what you're seeking at the time. For something more rested and spacious, Kashmir and Ladakah in the far north are must sees.

Gujarat is an interesting part of India given its terrains and that they hardly get visitors up there. Same with areas of Madhya Pradesh too. There are some nice national parks there. I've been to India in most of its seasons, I reckon.

From the the monsoon to the hottest baking summers, to those freezing mornings in Delhi. Out of all, the hot season can be tought going. Not that it's impossible, because I've been there a few times in the hot season.

But I recall myself and others in a dormitory in Delhi just lying on our beds ALL day with 4 fans on us, not moving an inch. It was like those finale scenes with Mr Kurtz from Apocalpyse Now ("malaria..nightmares").

All motivation to get up and do anything was just sapped from us. It's only later on that you regret such wasted time. But the heat just drains all drive out of you. In the south during the hot season, the humidity is the killer. A bit of prior planning for each state and ideal seasons, is key.

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