Here is a resource for anyone traveling through anywhere in India, to give truly unique ideas of things to do while in India.
We know how to use TripAdvisor. We all got a Lonely Planet book. So what else do we need to plan a trip to India? Thousands of people have access to the same things, which means places recommended become overgrown with tourists, and other places get lost in the mix. Lonely Planet? Some of those places mentioned in those books have become the Overcrowded and Touristy Planet (Lonely Planet books can still be a good resource, especially for transportation, customs, lodging, and eateries).
Forget guided tours, “cultural” shows, and pricey packages. We want real India, the good side of it anyways. That goes for everywhere we are traveling to
One of our own ideas is to work at a tandoori kitchen in the Punjab. Or work a half day with dhobis, admiring their hard work as laundrymen in open air laundry cleaners, surrounded by colourful saris and other clothes laying out to dry. We also thought about exploring the obscure, forgotten and lushly forested state of Arunachal Pradesh. Not only see, but experience is what we strive for. These are the kind of ideas we are looking for from you who have experience.
This is a forum for experienced backpackers and especially local Indians to suggest out of the ordinary travel ideas in India to help other travellers looking for unique suggestions. We hope to use some suggestions in future YouTube videos while travelling throughout India from May-August 2016. This is our first time, even though we have lived so close in Nepal since 2014. But this resource will help anyone searching the Internet for unique trip ideas in India.
Some of the highly rated comments in the comments section will go directly into this article as it is updated periodically. But all the ideas are for you to skim through at your leisure.
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