India forum

Ideas For India

  • chrisb4

    Joined Travelfish
    9th May, 2012
    Posts: 13

    Hi everyone, I'm planning a backpacking trip across India from June to August this year. I'm looking for culture, as opposed to wild partying etc. My two questions are these:

    Given the period when I plan to travel, June to August, which areas would be best to visit weather wise?

    I've been told three months may be too much time to spend in India, and I would like to maybe spend a few weeks outside the country, so which neighbouring countries would people recommend, again given the weather for that period etc.?

    Also, just any advice/tips/suggestions people have would be much appreciated!

    Thankyou everyone,


    #1 Posted: 24/2/2013 - 13:56

  • Advertisement

  • Rukus

    Joined Travelfish
    28th October, 2011
    Posts: 22

    From June to September is the monsoon season in India, it has desert in the west, alpine tundra and glaciers in the north, humid tropical regions supporting rain forests in the southwest, and Indian Ocean island territories that flank the Indian subcontinent. So very much different climate zone.

    3 months is deffinatley not to much time, not enough time in my opinion if your crossing the whole country and want to see culture. India is a huge country man, take your time. As for neighbours many people go to Nepal in conjunction with India. Or mynanmar is also very beautiful and rapidly developing, not as close as Nepal though.

    #2 Posted: 25/2/2013 - 07:09

  • maddiii

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd March, 2013
    Posts: 1

    HI to all them....
    I am planning for holiday in shimla next month...we are four memebers but i have main issue regarding to hotels which i will stay with my family..
    So please give me fine solution..

    #3 Posted: 2/3/2013 - 01:52

  • mytravelo

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd March, 2013
    Location India
    Posts: 4

    I think, If you want to trvel to indian tourist spots with your family then july august is not the right time as the south west monsoon is active from june to september. Due to heavy monsoon rains you will not be able to move and see the places you want to visit.since you can not stand too hot weather you should visit india during November to februaru when the climate is excellent.

    #4 Posted: 22/3/2013 - 07:56

  • aashton

    Joined Travelfish
    3rd August, 2013
    Posts: 4

    June to October is a monsoons season in India. India actually has two monsoons - the southwest monsoon & the northeast monsoon. The southwest monsoon, which is the main monsoon, comes in from the sea & starts making its way up India's west coast in early June. By mid July, most of the country is covered in rain. This gradually starts clearing from most places in northwest India by October.

    #5 Posted: 3/8/2013 - 01:49

  • parveen7

    Joined Travelfish
    11th December, 2013
    Posts: 23

    I am travelling to north-east India in january, can someone tell me some destinations to visit..

    #6 Posted: 20/12/2013 - 01:00

  • tejayasarapu

    Joined Travelfish
    20th December, 2013
    Posts: 19

    i am planning to go Goa next month.. any suggestion which place to stay and which place to visit

    #7 Posted: 27/12/2013 - 01:52

  • tiffany01

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd April, 2014
    Posts: 12

    I don't think you choose best time for visting India. It is the monsoon time in India. If you visit after monsoon that would be best. I think bets time to visit India is December to February.

    #8 Posted: 5/4/2014 - 02:09

  • SmithTim

    Joined Travelfish
    14th April, 2014
    Posts: 6

    Indian Culture. There is no such thing called Indian Culture. The word "India" itself was coined by the invaders of past. This Country is multicultural Society based on Hindu Dharma. Even these vary from place to place, region to region and language to language. Culture is continuous evolution of Art of Living, History, Fine Arts, Architecture,Epics, Poetry, Astronomy etc.
    It depends on you likes and dislikes... Goa, Rajasthan forts, Taj Mahal etc are popular tourist spots. There are tailored travel packages to see tourist attraction. If you love it free style with out a guide.. you need to get a lot of information before you land in India.

    #9 Posted: 14/4/2014 - 07:07

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.