Help Barri Tsavaris with their list: India 2012!
Hello! I am traveling in Rajasthan for 3 weeks in January. I haven't planned a thing yet! I'd appreciate any suggestions of must-see places, decent hotels and tips for a woman traveling alone in India. Thank you!
From the trip, India 2012!
Personally, I'd see the Taj in the morning, departing from Delhi, then explore the mosque at Fathepur Sikri for sunset, and the ruins of the city themselves early in the morning before moving on.
Here in Jaipur, I'd reco the Amber Fort, and the Hawa Mahal, both gorgeous. Two nights should be plenty.
Definitely climb the hill in Pushkar for the views from this temple, which are awesome. Also in Pushkar, lounge on the cushions on the rooftop of Seventh Heaven, have a 'special lassi' and wander the market, visit the Brahma temple, and -- most importantly -- shop like a maniac.
In Udaipur, just chill out and enjoy the atmosphere, and if you'v got time, register for a cooking class here at Hotel Krishna Niwas -- it was one of my favorite experiences in Rajasthan.
In Jodhpur, explore the blue city, get an omelette from the Omelette Shop in the market, and most of all, visit this fort with its awesome audio tour -- probably my favorite fort in Rajasthan.
This guy's spiel is wonderful, so be sure to stop in. Also in Jaisalmer, just enjoy the beauty of the fort, and shop like a maniac before you catch your train back -- the best places in Rajasthan to shop are definitely Pushkar and Jaisalmer, but Jaisalmer has the advantage of being your last stop before you fly back, so anything bulky you'll only have to lug for a few days. Oh, and the camel trip, they'll put you in a group. Good luck! Excited for you! =)