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The very journey, very soon is: India!
Actually, our plan was to visit India in 2015. With some pity afterwards, we put the trip on hold for 2 years in the first place. But right now, we are half way through 2016. And our preparation still’ll be found in an embryonic stage. But we learned from our trip to Peru: everything will be right, just in time.
Planning the trip
Coming back from Peru, the question started to rise: what do we want to do next? As a real journey, not just some weekend trip. To me it was clear: India! Of course. I want to travel there since I was 10. I red the book “Looking for India”, back then. I still am!
My suggestion was excepted! Surprise! Still not sure, that my companion shares my excitement about this country. Or expectations might be limited to ‘normal curiosity’. Might become of interest down the road. Anyway. Shall see.
Actually, almost three years ago, I cheated. One of my universities offered a course of one week in Mumbai. Didn’t have any second thoughts. Not for a sec!
Right. Where do we want to go, actually?
Basically, it’s the first question to answer. India is too big. You can’t see it all, it’s just not possible. Certainly not in just 4 weeks. Started with Baedeker. Gave me the first list of places I would like to visit (probably enough for about 3 month on the road). Next thing was KOSMOS, Lonely Planet and – nowadays – of course TripAdvisor. Want to see the list? Let me know!
Surely, I contacted some friends and agencies for further information.
What do we want to experience?
Quit important to be able to answer the first question. Isn’t it?
We like to see some history: forts, palaces, and tombs. Not too much. Thus: which one to choose? How do we get main insights?
We want to experience the daily life. What keeps people busy, day-by-day? What is important to them? Why? What do we have to learn about culture(s), traditions, religions and rules?
We like to dive into nature. Some national parks, some hikes. Far away from the main cities (as far as roads and infrastructure allow).
And, maybe the biggest contradiction: we want to relax, to recharge for our daily life.
Finally, I came in contact with Evaneos. Adina was a major help! To all of our questions. We ended up with a pre-arranged trip, but that’s just fine for now. Certainly, it’s tailor-made for us by Adina. Though. Enjoy us in our tour. It certainly will become interesting!