Hi India Lovers and Enthusiasts!
I'm planning a two week trip to India this coming October—hopefully during Diwali. I'm conflicted if I should book a pre-planned group tour (via On the Go Tours or Gate1 Tours) or go solo?
There are two things I'm specifically seeking on this trip: 1. I want to experience culture up close and connect with people without being tied to a tight itinerary overloaded with touristy-hangout spots. And 2. I want see several monuments and important places. A nice balance is needed!
In all, I'd like to travel the Golden Triangle and Varanasi in a 12-14 day time period. Since I'm looking to hit the major marks in all cities AND spend quality time wandering around seeing how people really live, shopping and eating etc., which option would be best? I'd be traveling alone as well.
If anyone has ever done a trip to India solo or on an AMAZING group tour, tell me all about it!
A Fellow Traveler