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Old 04-12-2015, 09:06 PM
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Default 1st time in India

I've been in India for more then 4 months over the last 10 years.

For a first trip I would recommend:

7 to 10 days Rajasthan:it's probably the state that attracts the most tourist.
You have hotels 1 star to 5 stars so no different then the lodging you find in Europe or the US. Beautiful fortresses and palaces everywhere.

7 to 10 days Orissa or Chhattisgarh: This is the other end of the spectrum. Here you will find the tribes. If you want to travel back in time for 50 years this is the place to be.

See some of my posts for both places.

I use always a private car, with personal driver and personal guide.

Also, I plan my trip via a local agency
email: [email protected]).

From experience: you won't pay the margin that a local agency takes. In planning your trip, they will also use an Indian agency and take a 30% uplift as margin. You can trust Heritagetoursorissa. They organised all my trips.

Hope this helps.