First timer to India - got one week
The wife and I are arriving in Delhi at the beginning of Feb for a week. We have pencilled in the Taj of course, but looking to spend a couple of days elsewhere.
My actual question is to ask whether it is worth trying to go to Amritsar? I have a friend who lives there, and he of course tells me that it is the best place in India. Can anyone disavow me of that and suggest another location to go to?
Which would YOU choose out of:
Jodhpur; Jaipur; Jaisalmer; Udaipur; or any other place? Any national parks that are a must see? Any other place of interest not too crammed with Western tourist?!
I like the idea of seeing some mountains up north, but I gather that is too far to go given the limited time we have... Also I don't want to spend the week on the road, be it bus or train, so not toooo far from Delhi would be best I guess.
Thanks a lot!
Jaisalmer has an impressive fort with elaborate Jain Temples.
Jaipur was very commercial and toursity. While it had some great forts and temples, I thought Jodhpur was more impressive as the fort was built on a cliff that rose right up in the center of the town
Udaipur I didn't go to so can't speak accurately about it
I spent a month in India and the most hassle free untouristed place was Bundi (in the same neighborhood as Jodhpur and Jaipur). It was the only two day stretch where someone did not ask me to buy something or hassel me which trust me is a rare find in India. There is a huge mountaintop fortress that is free to enter full of monkeys, old halls, wells,temples,etc. As it was free there were no restrictions. I spent about three hours in the fort completely alone. No one else was up there. It was a little intimidating to be in this huge place alone (except for the monkeys) with the wind whistling between the buildings. It was fun though and you really could feel like Indiana Jones. One could walk on the massive walls and look out over the valleys far below. There is also a large palace in the town that one can visit by paying. The town also has city walls.
Suggest you to see:
Delhi,Jaipur,Agra and Amritsar. With trsndportstion s,omg these cities, your one week would be over!
Yes.Amrisar is a very nice place if you are into sprituality.
Remember early Feb would still be cold in all these places.
whatever you choose, have a nice trip.
If you want more info, there are posts on my website with travel tips at the end of most of them about each of these cities, including restaurants, backpacker/cheaper hotels, and sites.
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