I am a 27 year old guy in Australia. For some reason, I have always wanted to travel around India to have a look. But have no idea about the country really. So can anyone share their stories about travelling/living there.
The plan is for this April for about 10 days maximum (most I can get off work. I know, longer would be nice but all I have for now)
(need to go to Mumbai for salsa (dance) festival in April 3 to 6th (should be great.
Return from Perth to Mumbai: $1400 cheapest
Return from Perth to Chennai: $955
So is it feasible to go from Chennai to Mumbai? How? Train? Plane? How much please? How long? Risky? Recommended? How much is accomodation for non congress nights generally?
My idea would be so far:
Thursday 27th March fly to Chennai from Perth ($525)
Friday 28th March - arrive in chennai
Saturday 29th March - arrive in chennai
Sunday 30th March - arrive in chennai
Monday 31st March - arrive in chennai
Tuesday 1st April - arrive in chennai
Wednesday 2nd April - arrive in chennai
Thursday 3rd April - arrive in chennai
Friday 4th April - arrive in chennai
Saturday 5th April - arrive in chennai
Sunday 6th April - finish dance congress and travel to Chennai at night
Monday 7th April - * Fly from Chennai to Singapore ($130) plus fly from sing to Perth ($200)
Total cost flights about 855 PLUS travel to and from chennai (have seen flights for about 40 one way
The advantage is that I would also get to see the country as I travel across it from Chennai to Mumbai (maybe through goa?)
Eg bus? (how much?)
train (how much?)
hire car (how much and how hard to drive in India?)
Do you recommend? Why/why not please?
Figured it would be great to explore things along the way but need to be in Mumbai by the 3rd for the congress Maybe from Chennai to Goa to Mumbai (and things along the way?)
Then going home may not have as long so would take the quickest route. perhaps fly to chennai from Mumbai then home.
Also, what are some things to do there? I figured I will dance my butt off in mumbai (a passion of mine) so that is sorted but what about along the way. Also, NOT the only reason I am going but it would be a nice bonus.........I find indian girls super hot. How are they with Aussie tourists. Any hints or tips