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India in One, Two or Three Weeks

Old Mar 28th 2012, 8:04 pm
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"Where would you visit if you had one, two, or three weeks in India? Emperor Akbar’s little-visited tomb at Sikandra? Fatehpur Sikri, among the most evocative ruins in India? Umaid Bhawan Palace, last of the mega-palaces built by Indian maharajahs?" - The New York Times

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"Where would you visit if you had one, two, or three weeks in India? Emperor Akbar’s little-visited tomb at Sikandra? Fatehpur Sikri, among the most evocative ruins in India? Umaid Bhawan Palace, last of the mega-palaces built by Indian maharajahs?" - The New York Times

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You can't not go to the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri was worth the trip forty years ago, don't know now. Delhi? Mumbai? Calcutta? but you haven't seen India unless you go to the Kashmir - but don't.
There you go -India is a dichotomy!

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You can't not go to the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri was worth the trip forty years ago, don't know now. Delhi? Mumbai? Calcutta? but you haven't seen India unless you go to the Kashmir - but don't.
There you go -India is a dichotomy!

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Agree, Kashmir Valley is where I would be happy to go and be an expat. but that is fantasy.

Otherwise the Minaxi temple at Madurai is not to be missed. Golden temple at Amritsar also.
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You can't not go to the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri was worth the trip forty years ago, don't know now. Delhi? Mumbai? Calcutta? but you haven't seen India unless you go to the Kashmir - but don't.
There you go -India is a dichotomy!
Fatehpur Sikri still very good, Kashmir ok to visit too now, no problem. Large cities are fine but you'll enjoy more at smaller places....now many are easily accessible by Road/Train. Must visit Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Shillong, Ooty and more for lots of historical sites and fun
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... Kashmir ok to visit too now, no problem...
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We advise against all travel to or through rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir, other than to Ladakh, and against all but essential travel to Srinagar. If you intend to travel to Srinagar then you should only travel there by air, and you should check the local security situation before doing so. Despite an overall decline in violence in Jammu and Kashmir in recent years, there is a high risk of unpredictable violence, including bombings, grenade attacks, shootings and kidnapping. In some border areas there is the danger of land mines.
Even if you think this advice is too cautious you will invalidate your travel insurance if you ignore it.

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www.Akshardham.com for me this is the place to go, but give it a good half day +,
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For a short trip you probably need to choose South or North not both.
So much to see in South; where to start?
Kanyakumari---lands end, where the seas meet the ocean. Chennai for a big city.
My favourite temple the Minaxi at Madurai, but can get very crowded with visitors.

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Even if you think this advice is too cautious you will invalidate your travel insurance if you ignore it. AndyD 8-)₹
What travel insurance? I've been all over the world (except the Americas) and have never spent a penny on such trivialities, especially as few claims ever get paid anyway.
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What travel insurance? I've been all over the world (except the Americas) and have never spent a penny on such trivialities, especially as few claims ever get paid anyway.
Quite agree - but it's a consideration for a lot of people.

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Originally Posted by Bipat
For a short trip you probably need to choose South or North not both.
So much to see in South; where to start?
Kanyakumari---lands end, where the seas meet the ocean. Chennai for a big city
My favourite temple the Minaxi at Madurai, but can get very crowded with visitors.
Absolutely spot on Bipat! N-S-E-W all have so much to see and just have to do all of them separately.

While in South I suggest 2 wonderful places which BEs particularly might like very much.... Wellington, near Ooty; and Munnar in Kerala.

Wellington is a quaint little hill station and is home to the HQ of the Madras Regiment. Its nestled between Coonoor and Ooty, both pretty towns too, and is a wonderful quiet retreat. We stayed at the Wellington Gymkhana, a relic of the old Raj days. Offers beautiful cottages and surroundings http://wellingtongymkhanaclub.com/

Munnar is a planters' town in the Hills of Kerala and of course much bigger in size than Wellington. Theres many sights to catch here and we stayed at the High Range Club, another Raj relic and a lovely place to relax on holiday. http://www.highrangeclubmunnar.com/

Best way to get to these 2 pretty little towns is to fly to Coimbatore and take a Taxi onwards to Wellington, spend a few days there and drive on to Munnar. On the way you drive through some very scenic spots including wildlife sanctuaries and other little towns and hills. The drive itself is worth it.

This site may be useful http://www.mapsofindia.com/ to locate places and calculate distances.

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