I flew into Bombay. From there I went to Rajasthan (Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, and Jaipur). You need about 3-4 weeks for this state. I didn’t feel the need to see Gujarat and felt like I’d seen enough of this area to head north. Next, I went to Delhi to regroup, meet a friend, and got my butt up to the mountains. I was mainly in Himachal Pradesh and the surrounding states (Shimla, Sarahan, Kullu, Manali, back to Kullu, Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj, Amritsar, Rishikesh).