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To tour [India] or not to tour, that is the question.

To tour [India] or not to tour, that is the question.

Dec 24th, 2018, 01:38 AM
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I have been to India a couple of times, and all I can say about India is that it never fails to amaze me, It has a vast culture and religion, and where faces are filled with smiley faces. I visited Darjeeling, the place known for its beautiful nature and tea. The feeling was entirely different. I would recommend that one should visit India, at least once in their life.
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Dec 30th, 2018, 06:33 AM
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I think if you stay in the main areas of India like Delhi and the tourist attractions, then it should ok to go. Don't go wondering off into rural india.
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Jan 4th, 2019, 05:25 AM
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I just started following this thread after you posted on mine ... wished I seen it earlier.
I did my first 3 week trip to India with a tour, fast paced I guess but I experienced so much fell in love with India. Actually my favourite memories were of Varanasi ... so intense and yet sunrise on the Ganges so peaceful. It was not a tour group that goes there regularily Senior Adventure Tours based in Canada but changes itineraries every year.
I feel much the same as you about traveling solo ... pros and cons are at constant battle ... I too wish to travel Southern India ... but finding a compatable travel companion who is not someone you already live with can become a nightmare. Its happened to me .... it's possible though that not sharing a room so you can have your own space would solve the issues that occured.
Sharing the cost of car and driver would be a real advantage and sounds like a win win.
Because of the floods I postponed S. India and signed up for a 2 week Exodus tour of SriLanka mid January. They were recommended and are UK based I think. When I signed up I was the only Canadian. 16 max. I havent checked but perhaps they do India?
Waiting to read what you do and decide about S. India.
I wont be at the Valencia GTG but will be in Nerja Spain, near Malaga, Feb to mid April if you (or anyone else) travels that way.
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Jan 4th, 2019, 11:14 AM
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Hi MsLizzy,

I'd be very keen to hear about your Sri Lanka tour with Exodus; they do several tours to India I think.

Shame you aren't going to Valencia; and I'm sorry I don't see me getting to Malaga either. Hope you have a great time there and in Sri Lanka!
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Jan 5th, 2019, 04:30 AM
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I know Ill be in the same country for the GTG but it quite a journey and I was just in Valencia 2 years ago enroute to Barcelona.
Im making a brief side trip to Madrid late March after the GTG dates and maybe Marrakech/desert before that if I can swing it from Nerja.
Safe travels!
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Jan 6th, 2019, 03:10 AM
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I will be in Madrid from 20-23 March if that's any good?
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