I'm finally going to India in December (after 10 years...my last trip was in 1995, for 8 days to Bangalore and Delhi). 10 years is quite a long time, and I'm sure India has changed lots. I plan to visit New Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore and Goa.
I have a few questions though, and maybe our Indian a-netters can help me out.
1. Is it safe to travel to New Delhi now?
2. Can I hire a car and drive in New Delhi and Bangalore?
I've explored many websites and most of them say that traffic is really bad in India. I can remember the roads in Bombay being very crowded the last time I visited India, but with all these new 'fly-overs' being built, is the traffic situation better?
I also want to travel by train as I've heard that Indian train travel is an experience in itself! Is it possible to take a train from Bangalore to Goa?
And, I'll be flying SQ from ADL (on that beautiful 772 ). My preferred routing is ADL-SIN-BLR and back to ADL after 3 weeks. I haven't booked any domestic flights in India, so is it possible to get a ticket a few days before I fly (say Bangalore - New Delhi), or would it be wiser to book now?
Sorry for all the stupid questions guys, but I really want to plan this trip and enjoy my stay in India!
Thanks in advance