I am trying to organise a trip to India but I am getting bogged down with all the information available and places and how long I need in each and most of all, how to get to the places. I have about 2-3 weeks.
I am not a big fan of sitting in a car for thirty hours at a time. Here is what I want to see, but can some people please recommend how to get to these places easily (some driving is OK of course) and which airlines are best and safest (I am afraid of flying, but will suffer it to travel when its simply too long a journey).
I intend on flying into Dehli and out of Mumbai just so there is less flying, or need to return to Delhi to leave India).
So arrive Delhi. I want to see the following:
Mumbai (have to fly out of here anyway so can do this at the end)
(please tell me if there is anything I am missing in this region and also how I should travel from these destinations? Fly or drive or plane and what are the distances?)
(how do I get there from Udipur/Mumbai etc)
I am looking for a nice laid back but fun beach atmosphere, I am talking as in Koh Samui or Phuket so am I likely to find this anywhere in India or should I take a side trip to maldives or something?
Are there any nice places in either Kerala or Goa with a good pool scene etc?
Also how far is Goa from Kerala? Would I fly or drive?