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Posted March 18th, 2012 - 3:07 pm from Ilminster, England
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Posted August 4th, 2012 - 2:46 pm by from Alicante, Spain (Permalink)
what a pity u are going in february, did u know it is terribly cold there in february and there is no heating anywhere?? it is so cold cos it is a desert.
if u would like to go last week october i cd join u. I have been several times, spent 6 years in India. Jaipur needs at least 4 days and so does udaipur, johpur 2 days and Amber and bikaner 1 day each.
Gwaior will take u 1 day and agra 3 days. Also really cold at that time. It is north india, not south india.
Going by car is not a good idea, u will meet with many problems there are planes and trains with a good frecuency and trains are inexpensive and confortable if yr journey doesnt take u more than 6 hours.
september.october is the best time to visit that area.
februay is best spent in goa, chennai, puducherry or kochi.
hope this helps u

Posted August 4th, 2012 - 3:05 pm by from Jupiter, United States (Permalink)
Hello Maria, do you have information for Puducherry you could share? I am interested in accommodation and low cost restaurants, things to do and whatever you don't mind sharing even just a practical up to date website.
Thank you very much.

Posted August 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm by from Alicante, Spain (Permalink)
Hello
puducherry is relatively small compared to other indian cities. the only way u get there from chennai is by road and it takes 4 hours. On the way there is nice mamallapuram temples

you wont have any trouble finding places to eat and there are some foreign like bakeries and terraces.

there are a few hostels I found the place welcoming.

I suppose u know auroville is very near and a very nice place.

I dont know of any websites i just told u what info i have from my experience.

I spent 3 winters in calangute myself when i could stay for 6 months at a time.

By the way i will be going to Calangute for a week fisrt week of november,would u be there and able to host me even if i have to help?.

i can reciprocate in Sri Lanka where i will be staying 4-5 months this winter.

hope to have been of help and look forward to your news
Maria


Posted August 7th, 2012 - 6:22 pm by from Jupiter, United States (Permalink)
I appreciate your information Maria. I would love to host you in Calangute, but, this winter I will not be there, I will be in Puducherry. I will be looking for a flat or apartment in Pondy. If you have any information on that I would love to know more. If you come there please contact me so I can host you there.
I also like to stay for 6 months at a time when I go to India. I love it there. I try to stay in a different part/state each time I stay and then explore the region slowly.
It has been many years since we visited Sri Lanka but definitely a place I would like to return.
Thank you again Maria.

Posted August 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm by from Vannes, France (Permalink)
hello both of you,
i hope to go to Auroville, january 2013 Or 2014, and I am looking for some personal reporting. I would be pleased to receive such information. and further, what is a rate for a. nice flat, about 35 m2, also in old houses, but no higher than firs floor in Pondycherry.ki
I am also interested to travel like you, for several weeks at the same place.
both will be welcomed in my house in Brittany, france, may be?
answers, if you want, on my contact page, www.anne-mancelle.fr

Posted August 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm by from Jupiter, United States (Permalink)
Hello to you Anne.. if you are in Puducherry in January 2013 I will also be there. If you are not there, please let me know so I can give you all the information I will have if you go in 2014.
I hope to meet you in January.
Namasté ॐ

Posted August 4th, 2012 - 3:19 pm from Ilminster, England
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Posted August 7th, 2012 - 4:43 pm by from Alicante, Spain (Permalink)
i wish u very nice trip, the places u are going to visit are wonderful

Posted August 7th, 2012 - 6:13 pm from Ilminster, England
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Posted August 8th, 2012 - 8:45 am from Ilminster, England
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Posted August 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm by from Alamo, United States (Permalink)
I really also question your timing to visit Rajastan in winter, as it is very cold, severe wind too. Renting a car and driving, eh? Hopefully you are used to right hand drive. Also roads can be very slow, especially if truck accidents such as they go turtle up and stay there for days. It can easily take 14 hours to drive from Delhi to Jaipur if you end up in such situations. I highly recommend a hopping flight from Delhi to Jaipur-same to Jodphur and Udipur. Each flight is less than an hours time.

You can hire a car and driver for not much money to see areas when you get there. BTW the Delhi to Agra train is a delightful journey!

I have traveled to and around India some 30 times. I use to go on business many times a year. I am hoping to return and be more of a tourist visiting friends and places I haven't seen. Although I was there for work I did often have long weekends, and my daughter and husband came on some trips.

Kerela just might be a better destination in Feb. BTW Nov is lovely in Rajastan and Delhi, it is wedding season!

Not to be concerned about reasonable places to eat, they are every where, just eat veg if in doubt places.