Trip Report

Time well spent in India

India is a massive country that has countless places to visit. For this trip I focused on Southern India

by hannah37About Me:Hello! I currently reside and work in New York City. I love traveling and exploring new places around the world. I have spent time going to school in both Paris, France and Cape Town, South Africa. I enjoy backpacking read more

AsiaIndia15 days / September 2019

Highs & Lows

Wild Elephants in Kerela

Hot, humid, damp

Q & A

  • Packing tips?

    Bring light and airy clothes. It is very hot and humid and tight clothes will not feel good/ will also make you stand out like a sore thumb. Modest, breezy clothes are recommended!

  • Transportation Tips?

    The train and bus rides are extremely long, usually over 12 hours. Make sure to book them ahead of time and to book a sleeper seat! Bring snacks and comfy clothes so that you can sleep during the ride.

  • Any surprises?

    Holy Cow! There are soooo many cows in India and they are everywhere- on the street, on the beach and basically any other place you look!

Lodging

  • I stayed at a guest house in Pondicherry. There are many hostels and guest houses to stay at.

  • Lost Hostel: Friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. The staff are helpful in planning tours and socializing guests.

  • The lost Hostel Palolem: this hostel is right near the beach and like most lost hostels, it has very helpful staff!