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First Time to India, lady alone


Nov 2nd, 2015, 12:06 PM
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First Time to India, lady alone

Hi Thanks for your candid advice.
December 1st through 23, 2015 I'll be in Pune for a week , then have 9 days to travel. I'd like to see Rishikesh, Jaipur and other NW. places of interest.
Is it better to purchase airfare before I go.
I'll be arriving/ returning from Mumbai from there to Arahgabhad then to Pune for 7 days work, so day trips are in the plan.
Any suggestions on must see, best accommodations, easy cheep flights??
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Nov 2nd, 2015, 07:50 PM
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Yeah India is a beautiful country. There are so many type of culture and very traditional people. I have seen historical lovable places in India like Taj Mahal, India Gate, Lal Quila, Qutub Minar, Gate way of India,

I had also really enjoyed there. I wish to visit again to india.

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Nov 2nd, 2015, 10:20 PM
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from Mumbai, you can fly to Udaipur and then start your tour of North India:

Udaipur (2 nights)- Drive to Jaipur (2 nights)- Drive to Agra (1 Night)- Drive to Delhi (1 night)- Train/Drive to Haridwar/Rihikesh (2 nights)- Drive to Dehradoon airport and fly back to Mumbai.

Accommodation- You can check hotels as per your budget. All these hotels have good accommodation options. But Will suggest, not to go below 3 star category

Flights- If you can book low-frill airlines operating in India, it would be better as they are offering discounted fares due to the festival season. Not on all routes but on many routes.
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Nov 4th, 2015, 10:32 AM
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Be extremely cautious as a woman alone, avoid being out after dark and stay amongst crowds. Be sure to dress conservatively. We love India and are returning in February, but I am not certain I would go alone.
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Nov 4th, 2015, 05:15 PM
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On the safety issue, you might read this:


Ignore Pawan's itinerary, it is far too rushed. India is not a place for fast-paced travel.

I like to travel by train in India (see seat61.com for info), but you may be too late to get tickets for the holiday season. Otherwise flights or a car and driver (not as expensive as you might expect).
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Dec 27th, 2015, 06:52 PM
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@4Mary did you check out the historical stuff in Pune.?
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