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Back from wonderful two plus weeks in India!!!

Back from wonderful two plus weeks in India!!!

Apr 1st, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Back from wonderful two plus weeks in India!!!

i am not as talented a writer as many of you but will try to post highlights of our trip and I am more than willing to answer any questions. Our itinerary consisted of 3 nights Delhi, 2 nights Agra, 2 nights Jaipur, 2 nights Ranthambore, 4 nights Udaipur and 3 nights Mumbai.
We stayed in the Oberoi bubble with the exception of one night in Mumbai. For us, the bubble felt essential. We are a family of 5 and found the oasis of the oberoi essential to a balanced vacation.
I planned trip myself after much help from this forum and trip advisor. We used India by car and Driver and they did not live up to expectation-from positive reviews. They were fine but our driver was not quite an English speaking guide and there were few other issues.

Oberoi is close to perfection. If I had to do over I would skip ranthambore-safari was not for us. Interestingly, it must be us because most people do 2-3 safaris...we did one, did not see tiger and couldn't wait to cancel our 2nd safari. The oberoi in Ranthambore is lovely and general manager the best but if I had to do over I would have done Jodphur instead.

We saw so much and experienced so much: Highlights included
1. Rickshaw ride in old Delhi
2. visit to village school in Udaipur
3. elephant safari-through beautiful village (Narlai)
4. Ayavedic massage-for the experience...more than relaxation

Shopped a ton...got taken advantage of but slowly learned. Had custom made men's clothes and dresses made for my daughter

ate best food ever....
Overall amazing experience....loved india. If I think of other highlights I will post. Still little jet lagged.
juliajane is offline  
Apr 1st, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Yes, please do tell us more once your jet lag has subsided.
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Apr 1st, 2014, 03:11 PM
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sounds great
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Apr 1st, 2014, 09:24 PM
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I'd like to hear more too, especially about Mumbai.

Please continue when you're up for it.
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Apr 2nd, 2014, 03:19 AM
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Mumbai is extremely crowded and traffic is the worst so stay near the sites. We stayed one night at Marriott in Powai and then quickly moved to Oberoi. The oberoi has view of Arabian sea which is awesome. The sights include Dobi Ghat, Victoria station, Gateway of India, Jain temple. Ghandi museum (although we skipped as we had spent lot of time in Ghandi museum in Delhi.

Lots of Shopping and bargaining on Colaba causeway, crawford market and Thieves market....

great restaurants, some upscale shopping, lots of places to buy gold.
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