We start our journey in New Delhi, staying a few days, settling in and exploring the city. Then we head off by train to Agra, to see the Taj, of course. Following that we will head to Ranthambore National Park hoping to spot a tiger or two.
From there we will travel around Rajasthan, finishing in Jaipur, then flying south to Kochi (Cochin) in Kerala. We will travel around the state of Kerala for a week or so, heading out to the backwaters and up into the hill country around Ooty. Next we head across to Chennai and Pondicherry (Poducherry) on the east coast. After all of those dosa we might feel like a croissant or a baguette in Pondicherry. 🙂
Next we fly to Kolkata to check out the best street food in the world, with a possible side trip to the Sundarbans wetlands, yet to be decided.
Then we take the overnight Darjeerling Mail train to New Jalpaiguri, and make our way up into the foothills of the Himalayas. By then I’m sure we will be ready for some cool weather. After that we think we will head east to Meghalaya to explore some of the more remote parts of the country.
Next stop Delhi, with a flight out to Colombo for a two week sojourn in Sri Lanka, staying at Trincomalee on the east coast. This time we hope to feel fit enough to tackle Sigiriya.
Finally, back to Delhi to catch our flight out to Hong Kong for a 4 day stopover on our way home. Phew!