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DIU the unknown island

Diu Island was not on my initial tour. But thanks to Alan, I ended up lost in this wonderful island. Even extending my stay in it a week.

Diu Island is an island off the south coast of the Gujarat Peninsula, separated from the mainland by a tidal stream. It has an area of 40 km² and a population of 44,110 (2001 census).

There is also a national airport, the Diu airport.

CHURCH OF SAINT PAUL

The construction of this church began in 1601. The main façade of the church is perhaps the most elaborate of All Portuguese churches in India. In architectural style, it is Gothic

The Diu Fort, is the fort was built by the Portuguese during their colonial rule of Diu Island. The city of Diu is located west of the fort. The Portuguese ruled this territory from 1537 (the year they took control of the fort and also the Diu city) until 1961.

FORTIM DO MAR

Built just at the mouth of the creek, the Fortim do Mar fortress is a magnificent stone structure in the sea. Approximately one nautical mile from the dam, it also has a lighthouse and a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea.

Diu gave me pleasant moments. There the days began to become a very pleasant routine.

It is one of the few places in India where alcohol is allowed. So many people go there on weekends just to drink alcohol. It is a tourist place, but local, not foreigners. I only counted 8 including us.

It is a very special place. Here, you can to contemplate some wonderful sunsets. And some nights you can to touch the stars of the sky with the palm of the hand.

It has fantastic beaches. These beaches are in the island and the nearby towns on the continent. Of course, for nothing have the offer of activities that you can find on the beaches of the West. But although a little outdate have one or another.

In the village there is an ice cream parlour, do not stop passing by that you will surely repeat!

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JAISALMER the quiet city

The city of Jaisalmer is located on the top of a yellowish sandy rock and is crowned by the Jaisalmer Fort. Many of the temples and buildings are sculpted with great wealth. The city is located in the Thar desert and has a population of around 78,000 inhabitants. Nicknamed “The Golden City” because of the golden color that yellow sand gives to the city and its surroundings.

Jaisalmer, I was surprised, it’s a magical city, for its environment and its people. It’s very arid, because you have the desert next to it. From here you can hire excursions to the desert.

JAISALMER FORT

The visit to Fort Jaisalmer transports you to other times and fascinates you by its construction.

It is believed to be one of the few “living strongholds” in the world, since almost a quarter of the population of the old city still resides within the fortress. The enormous walls of yellow sandstone of the fortress are of a color during the day, and are transformed when the sun sets, thus camouflaging the fortress in the yellow desert. For this reason it is also known as Sonar Quila or Golden Fort. The fort is located in the middle of the sandy expanse of the Thar desert, on Trikuta hill.

LAKE GADISAR

Another place that deserves a visit is the Gadisar Lake. A place of peace and tranquility that catches you for a moment.

It is an artificial lake. This lake was created to supply water to farmers in the area, which increasingly demanded more. Currently this lake is not used to supply water to the population

Thus, this small reserve of water acquired a special importance among the population and little by little the temples were built.

Rowboats and pedals are available to enjoy a short walk on the lake.

We were lucky to find an Indian wedding. Of course, it’s very different from here. They were in a procession of music and colours for their clothes, dancing on the street all the guests with the couple, inviting everyone with whom they crossed.

Girls, I must advise you that if you find a wedding and you feel like dancing, do not join the group of men. I did it, and in my life I’ve felt such harassment. The hands touched me all over my body. You must bear in mind that in India sex is a taboo subject.

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UDAIPUR the magic city

Udaipur is located at the foot of the Aravalle mountains. And it is located south of Rajasthan. Known as the “City of lakes” or the “Venice of the East” because there are several lakes around it, including Pichola, Fateh Sagar, Udai Sagar and Swarup Sagar.

Lake Pichola is the largest of these and is located in the heart of the city. Between 1743 and 1746 was built on this lake, on the islet called Jag Niwas, the royal summer palace, Jag Niwas or Lake Palace, which now houses a luxurious hotel.

Udaipur is a beautiful city. It’s between lakes and green hills. It’s nothing to do with the other cities of Rajastan in which he had been.

Walking among its streets, on the shores of the lake, life here is so calm to be a city of India.

A beautiful place to see is the City Palace by the lake, Lake Pichola. I recommend that you take a boat trip on the lake. It is a magnificent experience that allows you to see the Jag Mandir up close.

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Jodhpur, the blue city

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. It is located in the Thar desert. Popular tourist destination for its many palaces, forts and temples. It is kn

houses are painted under the fort of Mehrangarh. Formerly only the Brahmins painted their houses blue, but the custom was extended thanks also to the popular belief of the locals that they scared away the insects from their homes.

Jodhpur, it’s the blue city. I must admit that of my entire trip, it is the place that I recommend the least. Maybe because of my experience or because of the expectations I had with the blue city. But ultimately Jodhpur did not seduce me. I found a messy, dirty, dusty city. In fact, all cities in India, but each of them knew how to conquer me, Jodhpur I must say no.

We visited the Clock Tower, which you can find walking around the city. And hire a Tuk Tuk to take us to the Fortress of Mehrangarth, because I had read that having a beer from there at sunset is priceless.

Well, first of all the nice driver of the Tuk Tuk not to go around and climb up, left us at the foot of the mountain of the fortress, where a road with a steep slope began. When we reached the top they were closing and you could not enter the fort, so goodbye to the beer.

THE FORTRESS OF MEHRANGARH

It is one of the most majestic forts in India. The walls of the fort have a height of 36 m by 21 m wide. In addition, its walls not only retain a part of the original canyons excellently preserved, but also an impressive view over the city.

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PÚSHKAR a town that falls in love

The locality of Pushkar is located northwest of Ajmer and is one of the five dhams (sacred places of pilgrimage for devout Hinduists). A Pushkar is also known as Tirtha Rash (‘the king of the places of pilgrimage’) and is a place frequented by foreign tourists.

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. Seated on the shores of the lake of Pushkar.

It welcomes infinity of temples. Most are not very old since many were destroyed during the conquests of the territory by the Muslims.

I have not been in a more spiritual place than Pushkar. It does not matter if you do meditation or not, whether you are spiritual or not, just walk around the lake and you will feel what I mean.

This little village is a jewel, quiet, beautiful, with shops, restaurants, massages…

What can I say about Pushkar more than pure love!

It is small and does not have as much as cities, but it is just and essential to feel at home.

From here you can make excursions to the temples that are on top of the mountains that surround it.

It is one of the places I recommend!

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JAIPUR a city of contrasts

Jaipur, also known as The Pink City, is the capital of the state of Rajasthan in India. It has an area of 484.6 km2 and a population of 3.073 million (2011).

The city was built in pink stucco to imitate the sandstone. The pink city, they call the old town built by Jai Singh II. All the historic buildings are painted a pink salmon colour that in Rayastán is the colour of luck.

The city is symmetrical, with a very rational geometric layout. It is surrounded by a crenelated wall that has ten gates. It is divided into nine quadrants of those nine quadrants. Two are dedicated to the palatial complex with the Chandra Mahal or Palace of the Moon, inside the City Palace; the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds and the Jantar Mantar or observatory of Jai Singh; the other seven are occupied by the people.

The best way to get to know the cities, wherever they may be, is to walk, walk between streets, alleys and avenues. And Jaipur has a lot to see, especially if you like jewellery. This time instead of taking a Tuk Tuk for the whole day, we did it only for long distances. Walking through the city and without thinking we hit the Hawa Mahal. 

HAWA MAHAL

The Hawa Mahal (‘Palace of the Winds’) is a palace built by the Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It was part of the City Palace of Jaipur. It served as an extension of the zenana or chamber of women destined for the harem. The original function of the building was to allow real women to observe the daily life of the streets of the city without being seen.

JAL MAHAL (Water Palace)

On the other hand, we use Tuk Tuk to go to the Jal Mahal, a haven of peace. Jal Mahal (Water Palace) is a building located in the middle of the lake of Man Sagar.

The lake fills up during the rains and the palace is only accessible by boat. Currently the lake is polluted and the palace uninhabited, without maintenance and cannot be visited.  It’s highly recommended to get out of the bustle of the city.

FORT AMBER

Another place I liked a lot was Fort Amber. The Tuk Tuk themselves take you there.

Amber Fort is a palatial complex located in Amber, 11 km from Jaipur. The building that is currently known as Amber Fort was initially a palatial complex within the original Amber fort that is now known as Jaigarh Fort.

Today, you can climb the fort from the base of the hill. During the walk, you can admire the beautiful views of Jaipur, Lake Maotha and the original city wall. Archaeological excavations have shown that the palace-fortress is built on the ruins of a temple in the sun of the year 955.

It is an incredible place to really get an idea of ​​how people lived at that time. They’re imprisoned in their palaces for fear of betrayal. Here you have the opportunity to climb walking or elephant. I urge you; leave the animals alone, if there is no demand, there will be no offer.

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AGRA, only for you Taj Mahal

Agra is a city located on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is one of the most populated cities in the State of Uttar Pradesh, with 1,586 million (2011). It has an area of 87 km2.

To get to Agra from Delhi, it is as simple as taking a train and in a few hours you are there. As I intended to visit the Taj Mahal, I decided to take a day trip. And I assure you that was enough. It is best to hire a Tuk Tuk when getting off the train, so that you can make a route through different tourist spots in the city. Yes, very important, first of all to agree on which sites and the price. It is clear that if or if, I ended up taking you to a store. Where Obviously take commission for your purchases, be insistent that you are not interested, enter look and not buy, even I to the third, I did not even want to get off Tuk Tuk,.

Another very important point is that there is a day (at least one safe) that the Taj Mahal is closed for tourists. I know because it was just the day that I decided to visit him. Bless my luck, for I could not enter but contemplate it in all its majesty from opposite the opposite bank of the river, from the gardens of Mehtab Bagh.

Between the middle of the XVI century and the middle of the XVII, during the reigns of Akbar, Jahangir and sha Jahan, the city had its maximum apogee and splendor. Shah Jahan ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal in 1631.

TAJ MAHAL

It is a funerary monument built between 1631 and 1654 on the banks of the Yamuna River. It was ordered built by the Muslim emperor Shah Jahan. The imposing set of buildings was erected in honor of his favorite wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal. It is estimated that its construction required the effort of some 20,000 workers under the direction of a group of architects led by the architect of the court, Ustad Ahmad Lahori.

The Taj Mahal is considered the best example of a palace, a style that combines elements of Islamic architecture, Persian, Indian and even Turkish. This monument has achieved special notoriety for the romantic character of its inspiration. Although the mausoleum covered by the white marble dome is the most well-known part, the Taj Mahal is a walled complex of buildings that occupies 17 hectares and that also includes a large mosque, a guest house and gardens.

The monument is an important tourist destination of India. In 1983, it was recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site . And also in 2007 was designated one of The New Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

An old popular tradition is that an identical mausoleum should be replaced on the banks of the Yamuna River, replacing white marble with black. Legend suggests that Shah Jahan was dethroned by his son Aurangzeb before the black version could be built.

It was recently discovered that in reality what was built in front of the Taj Mahal on the other side of the river was a garden that maintained the symmetry so dear to Shah Jahan. This complex of gardens had an octagonal pool, which reflected the image of the Taj Mahal. When seeing it in the reflection, a black Taj Mahal was appreciated.

FORT OF AGRA

Another place we visited was Agra Fort.The fort of Agra, also called Lal Qila, strong Agra Red or simply as strong Red, although not to be confused with the Red Fort of Delhi. It is located on the west bank of the Yamuna River, 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal. The fort, built in red sandstone (to which it owes its name), by the Mughal emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1573, can be described much more accurately as a walled palace, which encloses an impressive collection of palaces and stately buildings with architectural styles that vary from complexity to simplicity. And surrounded by a deep moat that was filled with water from the Yamuna River. You access this impressive complex through the “Amar Singh gate”, finding once inside, on the right, the “Jahangiri Mahal”.

Since 1983, it has been considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco. This is the most important fortress in India. The great emperors of the Mughal Empire lived and governed from here. It contained the state treasury.

There are many monuments, palaces … to visit. In my humble experience and my tastes, I stopped entering these places. Since the magnificence that was observed from the outside vanished when entering the rooms which were textually peeled….

What I liked the most was the visit to a workshop where they stamped the golden floral ornaments so frequent in the sharis. It was like entering a room of golden dust.

If you hire a tuk tuk that takes you, do not worry about where to eat, that’s what he also takes commission. In my case I had an extraordinary luck, because the place where we took us turned out to be the best of the excursion after the Taj Mahal!

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DELHI, the two indies

Delhi, is the territory of the capital of India, is a huge metropolitan area located in the north of the country. The part of old Delhi is a neighbourhood dating from the seventeenth century where the imposing Red Fort, symbol of India. Its surface is 1,484 km2 and the official language is Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. It has a population of 18.98 million (2012).

It has a semi-arid subtropical climate, with large temperature variations between summer and winter. The summers are long and very hard. It extends from the beginning of April to October. During this period the rainy season occurs. The extreme temperatures registered in the city can reach -2º C in winter and up to 47º C in summer.

The city of Delhi has bus service, both municipal and private. It has one of the best bus systems in the entire country. The traffic in the vehicles is quite conflictive, and that Delhi is the city with the highest number of vehicles per inhabitant in all of India.

Delhi was designed to have great rail connectivity. There are numerous stations, which communicate the main points of the city and the suburbs.

The city has the Inter Airport. Indira Gandhi, for international flights. And for domestic flights it has the Delhi National Airport.

New Delhi is a fascinating city, effervescent, bustling and full of contrasts. Just by walking through the city you will find a sea of ​​things that catch your attention. From temples, palaces and monuments to street food stalls, the barber in a corner of the street, the shoemaker in a corner of the intersection, the dentist on a rag on the sidewalk and a cow crossing the street causing traffic jam…

It’s a very big city, so according to what neighbourhood you’re in, the environment changes dramatically.

You must travel through Old Delhi to feel where the city is coming from, take a rickshaw and walk its streets. Visit the Redfort. Intermingle with the markets with their people.

Another neighbourhood from which you can get perfectly walking from Old Delhi is Paharganj, backpacker area par excellence, where more than having one of the train stations around the corner, how many with a wide range of hotels, Guesthouse, restaurants, stores, markets…

In Connaught Place, commercial and financial centre, you will find a more cosmopolitan area, where you can buy in brand stores, eat in luxury restaurants … in short, the new face that emerges in India.

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HOW TO GET CHEAP FLIGHTS

In all trip planning, a large part of the budget goes to transportation. Whether by sea, land or air, if the distance to travel is long, or the chosen destination is not popular and demanded, we can to pay something more.

For that reason today I will explain the tricks that I use, to find the cheapest flights.

  • 1- FLEXIBILITY ... HAVE THE MIND OPEN

The main thing is to have an open mind, the more we are pigeonholed, the fewer options we will have.

Surely your list of places to visit is infinite, right? So, what’s the difference between going to Hawaii first and after go to Japan?

If you base the choice of the chosen destination (always places of your interest) according to the prices of the flights you can save yourself good money. On the other hand, if you cling to a particular site, the tickets may be are very expensive.

Another important point is the dates. This always goes more subject to the availability of each one with his free days. But if we have flexible dates it will also save us money.

 

 Sometimes it is cheaper to book round trip, but it is not always the case. I advise you to look if the separate flights are cheaper. Even in this way, you can make a circular route.

Also keep in mind airports are nearby of you and compare flights. It is possible that even with the displacement to the farthest airport the final price will be cheaper.

  • 2- WHERE TO BUY THE TICKET

There are several options to search for flights on the Internet, whether in the pages of airlines, search engines, travel websites … everyone can to decide which one you prefer.

A good option is to sign up for flight alerts, and so they will inform you. Or even, sign up for the airline newsletter. Every time you launch offers, promotions or discounts you will receive an email with all the news.

You have to take into account that many promotions on the Internet indicate a very cheap price and as you progress in the purchase process it increases. Go to the parrot!

 

I use Skyscanner and then compare the prices directly with the pages of the airlines that fly from my nearest airports.

Skyscanner gives you several options to find a flight. Either in a concrete and specific way, that is, without any flexibility (Flight Barcelona- Paris on January 16, 2019). This option is the best known and used by all. You only have to enter the origin, destination and the dates of the trip . And the search engine itself gives you all the options of the different airlines that operate between these airports whether they are direct flights or with stopovers.

It is the option that every search engine has on its main page, through a box where you can put the data.

Here you have a screenshot to visualize it better:

But there are other options, for example, if you have flexibility in the days to travel, you can search the prices of the entire month. So you can see which day is cheaper to travel where you chose during that month. To do this you must select Full Month in the drop-down when entering the date.

Here you have a screenshot to visualize it better:

The other options that skyscanner gives you is through the map. You can find which flight is the cheapest that departs from the airport of origin selected. For example, which flight is cheaper leaving from the Barcelona airport during the month of March 2019. This option is through the map. All flights departing from the chosen airport appear on the map. So you can see if it’s cheaper during that month to travel to London, Berlin or Rome.

Here you have a screenshot to visualize it better:

You will see a screen where you have a map with red and green dots. Those points are the destination you can choose to fly there. The greens are direct flights, the red flights with scales. Just click on the point that interests you, a screen with all the information of the flight will appear. Here you have a screenshot to visualize it better:

  • 3- SCHEDULES

Although it is one of the keys to get cheap flights, it is not so easy to get to good price. The best time to book a flight, in reality, no one can predict exactly which it is. For this, dozens of factors influence at the same time.

You can try to avoid buying tickets during the weekend, when more people are looking for flights.

Mondays are when companies usually launch offers and if they do not sell much on Tuesdays they lower prices.

I realize, I do not know if by mere chance or causality, it is that when looking for the same flight several times on the same day, the price goes up. Apparently, this is because your browser keeps a search record and the airline’s website knows it. And they are likely to increase the price. If this happens, I advise you to try to erase your browser’s cookies, use the incognito mode or verify it from another device.

There are many theories about the advance to buy cheap flights. Some say that for short-haul flights, it is better to do it seven weeks in advance and for long transcontinental flights at least 5-7 months in advance.

  • 4- DO NOT CHECK IN

Currently, it is rare to be able to check in free bag, since most airlines charge for it. Then, to save money, plan well and travel lightly … and do it with the suitcase of the cabin. Maybe if you are going to be 2 or 3 weeks, it is not ideal, but you can always wash your clothes at the destination place. You know, if you want to save on your flights, do not invoice.

Anyway, flight offers can appear at any time, so attention!

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INDIA, what you need to know to prepare your trip

To travel to India is to transport yourself to another world, from the moment you leave the airport and head to the city your eyes will not want to blink to not lose detail. Here everything is different, their habits, their clothing, your food, the smells and colours, the environment and the energy you feel …

And from the beginning of your arrival you realize that in India … ALL IS POSSIBLE!!

Country that leaves no one indifferent, hated by some and loved by others. I will tell you based on my experience after traveling the Inda for a month. And I assure you that I am one of those who love India!

If it is true that India was my first trip alone and backpack on my back, but being the first I decided, because of the fear of the new and not experienced before, to be part of a Facebook group of people traveling to India during that year. That way we could contact each other so we could meet in India and share part of the trip. This is a good option for those who want to travel but not having with whom.

Anyway, I encourage you to travel even without company. During the trip, when traveling alone, we know so many people with whom to share, whether it be four words or four days en route.

CONTENT

  • TRAVEL ROUTE (MAP) – New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Diu Island, Ahmedabad, New Delhi.
  • PREPARATION OF THE TRIP – flights, organization, transportation, hotels, guides..
  • WHAT TO SEE IN: New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Diu Island, Ahmedabad
  • TIPS- to travel to India

1- TRAVEL ROUTE - MAP

2- PREPARATION OF THE TRIP

VISA

To travel to India you need a visa. For this you can hire whoever manages it or you can order it directly, either personally in their offices or online. I managed it particularly online. You must do it in advance because they ask you to send your passport and some completed documentation. Then they send it back to you by mail. That is why; the first thing you should ask for is the visa.

FLIGHT

The first thing was to look for flight, it is clear that there are infinite possibilities where to get a flight, each has its own strategies to get the cheapest flights. I usually look for Skyscaner, and compare with the websites of the companies.

How to get cheap flights

VACCINES

Regarding vaccines, you have all the information on this website: 

http://www.vacunas.org/india/

ROUTE

Once I have my flight in hand, I began to plan the route to follow. What cities or towns I wanted to visit for that you have wide information online.

 It’s also true, that once there you meet people, you join them, and … fuck the route planning! But it is necessary to know what you are going to do during the days that your trip lasts, for many changes that you then make in situ.

HOTELS

At that time, I looked for hotel and restaurant recommendations for each site I wanted to visit. However I did not make any hotel reservation more than the first night.

Here is the doubt, I reserve accommodation or not? I would say that that always depends on the place you visit, the length of your trip and especially the type of trip you want to do.

And if it serves as advice, I went crazy looking for several hotel options and restaurants in each city I wanted to go to, I had everything very prepared. But when I was there I could not find anything, not even with maps! Until you take the role of the country, you can spend about 3 weeks…

In India they are all cousins ​​of all and everyone has a hotel wherever you are or where you go. Everyone will offer you the thousand and one …

As I told you, I used to see places where I wanted to go. It’s sometimes as easy as asking to see the room before, enough to fall in good port.

Keep in mind that in India you will find rooms of all prices, from € 3 to the most luxury. For my first night, I booked a room at a hotel with airport pick-up for € 30, ah! And breakfast included. Evidently that was more a hotel than all the other lodgings I was in. Now, yes, the stains on the sheets and the dirty environment ruled every part of the establishment. And that does not mean that they do not clean! With this I mean that for a hotel of 20-30 € per night I prefer the Guesthouse for my experience because of much cheaper prices and more familiar treatment.

Here I must say that I never book a hotel in advance, as I came to the place I was looking for a place to sleep. Keep in mind the times when you arrive at the sites. It is not the same to arrive at 12 o’clock at noon than at 3 o’clock in the morning. Yes, you arrive at the time you arrive there is a group waiting to offer accommodation, taxi … if you arrive at high hours is the only option to find a place. You can also try and go knocking on doors; nobody opened it to us…

Many of the Guesthouses close the doors with padlocks. It’s good to bring your own padlock from here (and safer).

TRANSPORT

The plane is most practical, fast and expensive…. Especially if the distances are very long, there is no other way but to fly. And believe me; in India the distances can be very long.

But transportation in India has nothing to do with what is known in other countries. Traveling by train in India is like a new journey in which you are already doing.

It is clear that there are also trains with premium tickets, but if what you really want is to know India, do not forget to take one of its local trains in which the journey lasts 4 times more.

What you should take into account are the routes to be taken and the time it takes to be sure that you arrive on time. Here distances can end up being eternal. However, the whole country has a good rail network that connects towns and cities, take more or less to arrive.

 

This is something to keep in mind, since many tours can be done during the night and thus save money in accommodation.

What you should take a look at is where the stations are in each city to be able to go there and book your ticket. Another option is to buy it through the many agencies that are there and you shouldn’t to go to the station. But it’s more expensive than if you go buy it yourself.

I bought there a kind of magazine with all the trains and routes throughout India. It’s fantastic! Because, there are routes that are not done in reverse.

Another option is to travel by bus, this is an adventure! The roads in India are not the best of the country. The holes found along the road are noticed by the bus and all its passengers. Especially if the trip is at night and you are stretched out sleeping, I assure you that your head will make a close friendship with the roof!

GUIDE

I believe it is imperative for any trip in which more than one city is visited to take your guide, whether purchased or made by yourself, with information of all kinds relevant to your trip.

I have travelled with and without a guide, and evidently without information you are more lost.

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LUGGAGE

The luggage you use will always depend on the type of trip you take. I personally recommend going backpack on the shoulders in India. India is not a place where you can wear your best clothes, or high-heeled shoes.

 With 4-5 shirts, a pair of pants, 2 pieces of long sleeves and some sneakers you have more than enough (without forgetting the underwear). At the Guesthouse you can usually wash your clothes or ask to be washed for a small fee.

What are good to bring is a little kit, what you need, something for vomiting, diarrhoea, and dehydration and above all a good mosquito repellent. In a matter of personal hygiene, you can easily buy there.

It does not hurt to bring a mosquito net (although I do not use it throughout the trip).

3- WHAT TO SEE IN:

Delhi, the two indies
Agra, only for you, Taj Mahal
Jaipur, a city of contrasts
Púshkar, a city that falls in love
Jodhpur, the blue city
Udaipur, the magic city
Jaisalmer, the quiet city
Diu, the unknown island

4- TIPS

  • It is essential to carry out a roll of paper, always, in your backpack. In general, I never found paper in the services. They are cleaned with the right hand. That’s why they always eat with the left.
  • Carry padlocks and better take them from your country. The guest house can also be used to close the door of the room . Another smaller to always leave the zippers of your backpack or suitcase closed.
  • If you travel by train and the journey is by night or long, do not take the cheapest ticket.
  • Do not drink water without bottling. I even wash my teeth with bottled water. And when I had showering my mouth tightly closed.
  • Bargain, bargain and bargain … for everything. Less in the restaurants I bargained where it would be !!
  • Look at the sky every night and contemplate the firmament is its greatest splendour. The stars seem to be closer.

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