It took quite some time to figure out my Indian itinerary. Most of all because there is so much to see, but I haven’t really read anything.
As usual I am not interested in India now, I was in Hong Kong, now Bangkok, I just can’t be bothered to read about a future stop.
Alas, at one point, I just have to make a decision and book something.
So here’s what I figured out
Stop 1: MUMBAI. 12-17 November.
I arrive in Mumbai from Bangkok in the evening of 12 November.
I decided to stay in the city for 5 days in total, and get a bit accustomed to. I found a nice hotel in the souther part of Mumbai, not far from the Gateway of India.
Stop 2: VARANASI. 17-22 November
I take a flight to Varanasi with Air India, and there I’ll meet my friend Awen form Madrid. He’s traveling through India since the end of September.
We’ll stay there together for a couple of days and I’ll explore what seems to be India’s most interesting and demanding city.
Stop 3: KHAJURAHO. 22-27 November
While Awen and his friends take a night train, I opted for another flight, that brings me to Khajuraho, a small town that is mostly knows for its Jain temples, and the erotic carvings.
We’ll stay there for 5 days, and have some time to unwind and relax.
Stop 4: AGRA. 27-29 November
I will take a train to Agra, I hope. I can’t really reserve them online. Heck, I can’t even find them online not he Indian Rail Website. But it will work out somehow.
There, I’ll have a look at the Taj Mahal. How could I skip it?
Stop 5: DELHI. 29 November – 3 December
As it is not that far from Agra, I opted to have a look at the Indian capital, but somehow I am more drawn to the old part than the new.
I have a few days there, and will then take an afternoon flight to Mumbai, which will connect me to my overnight flight to Johannesburg in the early hours of 4 December.