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Old 01-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Pecha72 View Post
As part of our trip from Europe to Oz we rode through India with my GF as pillion in -07 (from Wagah, Pakistan border to the extreme south and then Chennai)

To put it short: India (travelling on a bike) seldom felt like a HOLIDAY, but Thailand felt like one most of the time.
Agree 100%... I spent 4+ months in Kashmir and Ladakh and pretty much every day was awesome, fun, and relaxing. But when I got back down to Delhi, Agra, Rajistan, UP, India was getting on my nerves after 2 days. Crowded, dusty, filthy, touts.

Basically, the Northern parts have a completely different feel from "India". They are not crowded. They are mostly not populated and what little population there is is either Buddhist or Muslim.

Flying into Leh and renting a bike would be very easy, very cheap, and fun riding. Other parts of India can be PIA and expensive if you want a nice clean place to sleep.
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