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Incredible India :)

Our route in India was planned like this:

“we come and decide what to do next. We leave to Thailand after 10 days from Colcata”

Basically no plan. As the distances are quite huge in India we decided to travel only Northern part of India.

Things to do and not to do in India:

1. Don’t stay in Delhi. There is nothing to do there. Seriously. Same applies for Colcata.

2. Don’t go to Agra – Taj Mahal. It is not worth visiting it. Same as in pictures.

3. Be carrefull about being robbed in the train.

3. Go to Varanasi!!! Take a flight Delhi – Varanasi immediatly, if you happened to come to Delhi first.  (Best place to book Indian flights is MakeMyTtrip.com – they search all regular airlines as well as low cost airlines.)

Varanasi is really incredible place. I strongly recommend you waking up 4AM (I usually don’t do that) to be on the boat before 5AM for the sunrise. You can stay there 2 hours to see all Varanasi waking up – people coming to bathe and pray.

 

Varanasi river
Varanasi river
Varanasi bathing
Varanasi bathing

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We have stayed in Ramada Varanasi which is really good hotel with a swimming pool and 2 very good restaurants. I would say 2 best in which i have eaten in India. Strongly recommend. We have also tried some 3-4 restaurants in Varanasi from TripAdvisor top places to eat – but were not happy with quality of food and in some places with higiene. By the way all top rated restaurants are close to the river, but in my opinion are very low quality. Same with hotels – all better hotels are 10-15 minutes drive from the river.

Pictures of things not to do:

We took a night train from Agra to Varanasi. Total travel time 10 hours. The trains were better when expected. Price per person ±15euro in sleeping train (4 passengers – best you can get) Also we got robbed – we knew that, we tried to be safe, but still we got robbed in the train :)
We took a night train from Agra to Varanasi. Total travel time 10 hours. The trains were better when expected. Price per person ±15euro in sleeping train (4 passengers – best you can get) Also we got robbed – we knew that, we tried to be safe, but still we got robbed in the train 🙂
We took a taxi from Delhi to Agra (Taj Mahal) - not worth visiting Taj Mahal. If you still want to do that, also take taxi roundtrip
We took a taxi from Delhi to Agra (Taj Mahal) – not worth visiting Taj Mahal. If you still want to do that, also take taxi roundtrip
Taj Mahal - not worth visiting
Taj Mahal – not worth visiting