reply to post by george_gaz
India is a truly magnificent place to visit and I am sure that you will love it.
If you are thinking about starting at the Southern tip and driving up the West coast and then crossing over into Nepal, I think that is a massive
undertaking which is best done on public transport.
First thing you need to do...
Go buy a copy of "Lonely Planet" guide to India and start reading it. You can plan out your travel route according to this book if you wish. Do not
waste your money on any other travel guide... insist on LP
Goa - great for the beaches, markets, craft fairs
Bombay - Great Architecture
For heritage cities in Rajasthan with Architecture, temples, forts/castles, wildlife etc"
Udaipur, Jodpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Agra (Taj Mahal & Fort), Ellora, Adjanta (Buddhist caves), Pushkar (beautiful desert market town). There are many
others that you will find but these are some of the most memorable for me.
If you are traveling on to Nepal, you will have to visit Varanasi (changed the name now... Barabas I think??) which is an absolute must see place. You
can see the sacred river Ganges snake through the city with its shores dotted with temples and thousands of people performing their daily worship
rituals. It is truly breathtaking.
In Varanasi you can get a bus which will take you to Kathmandu through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The roads are narrow and steep
as they wind up into the lower himallayas and you will be on the bus for 2 days with an overnighter in a small hotel on the border.
I am sure you will enjoy,
Edit: Dang it..... should have checked the dates on this thread first... you've probably been there by now
edit on 20-10-2010 by
Rigel Kent because: (no reason given)