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ITINERARY AND ROUTE MAP FOR JOURNEY TO INDIA

 

Itinerary for journey to India

I started my journey in Delhi and visited sights Qutub minar, Humayun tomb, Hazrat Nizar, Red fort and Jama masjid. The next day I took a train to Jaipur, walked through the Pink city and continued to Amber Fort. I took a different train then to Agra and visited Taj Mahal, Agra fort and 'baby Taj'. Night train took me to Varanasi and after that I continued on a plane and night train to famous tea locality in Darjeeling near the border of Nepal and Butan, where I stayed with the locals. After that I went back on a night train to Kolkata and hopped on a plane to get me to Palolem beach. I finished my journey in Mumbai where I walked through the colonial part of the city and spent one morning in Dharavi slum where the Slumdog millionaire was filmed.

 

I planned my itinerary as follows:

01 - flight to Wiena 11:25-12:20, New Delhi 13:15-00:05, accommodation
02 - Delhi Qutub Minar, Humayun tomb - Hazrat Nizam, Red fort, Jama masjid
03 - Delhi Main bazaar, train Rohilla 13:10-18:35 Jaipur, accommodation
04 - Jaipur Hawa Mahal, Pink City, Jantar, afternoon bazaars
05 - Jaipur Amber fort, 15:45-20:12 train to Agra Fort, Agra accommodation
06 - Agra Taj Mahal, Agra fort, baby Taj, in the evening train Agra Fort 20:37-10:30 Varanasi jn (term)
07 - arrival 10:30, Varanasi accommodation, ghats walk
08 - Varanasi morning Ganga cruise, city walk, evening Ganga cruise
09 - Varanasi morning ghats walk, flight Kolkata 15:00-16:50, train Kolkata Seldah - NJP 22:55-09:55
10 - arrival 09:55, shared taxi 70km / 3 hours NJP - Darjeeling, Mineral Springs
11 - Darjeeling- trip
12 - Darjeeling- trip
13 - Darjeeling - Happy Valey tea estate, afternoon 70km / 3 hours to NJP, train 19:25-5:10 to Kolkata
14 - arrival 05:10 Howrah Kolkata, Victoria memorial, Maidan, St Paul cathedral
15 - Kolkata flight 9:35-14:00 to Goa, taxi 60km to Palolem beach
16 - Palolem beach
17 - Palolem beach
18 - Palolem, taxi departure to Goa airport, flight 13:50-14:50, Mumbai accommodation, city walk
19 - Mumbai Dhobi Ghat, Dharavi slum 9:15 -13:00, city walk, in the night departure to airport
20 - flight Mumbai - Frankfurt 03:00-7:55, flight home 10:10-11:10

 

 

Map with route in India

 

route map india 

 

 

What I would do differently today

I wouldn't change anything on this journey – I visited all the places I planned to and the whole organization worked perfectly. The only thing to consider was my date of departure as it was after the peak season. The heat starts to be unbearable in April and because I spent two thirds of my journey in cities and one third in the countryside I noticed quite a lot. This, combined with crowds of people, noise, traffic and all the mess, the heat in cities was really exhausting. On the other hand, I had clear blue sky the whole time and hotels were not overcrowded with tourists.

 

 

VISITED COUNTRIES

zeme 100

37

KM ON THE ROADS

km 100

48 560

DAYS ON THE ROADS

dny 100

397