This is just my two cents. For more reviews and suggestions, I would recommend one to check out IndiaMike.com, an online community for India travelers. I especially like its forums. The personal experiences and up-to-date information given by its strong member base are far more trustworthy and helpful than many other random travel sites.
And things change quickly in this world, especially places like India and Nepal. So please don’t take the numbers I gave here as they are, but only as a reference. I have two advices for you when shopping in these countries.
- Check and compare the prices of different shops or hotels before making your purchase.
- Bargain always. You will be surprised by all the better deals that you can get for yourself by doing so. =)
Another website that I used a lot when I was doing my research is Trip Advisor.
Here are some reviews of accommodations and restaurants.
Delhi – Waves Restaurant, Prince Polonia Hotel, Hotel Blue Sapphire
Varanasi – Scindhia Guest House
Khajuraho – Hotel Zen
Agra – Taj Home Stay, Maya Hotel
Jaipur – Umaid Mahal Hotel
Kathmandu – Annapurna Lodge
In addition, here are more information that you may find helpful.
Transportation in India
Travel in India – Car Rental
Indian Drivers & the Evil Commission System
Car Rental in India: How Much Tips for a C+ Service?
Transportation in India: Car Rental & India Railways
Tour Guide in Nepal
Nepal Tour Guide
Trekking in Nepal
Jap Quality Hot spring in Jhinu
Shopping in India
Travel in India – Beware of the Commission System!!!
Travel in India – Have Fun Bargaining
Travel in India – The Best Anti-Hawker Strategy
Different Entry Fee for Indians and Foreigners
Indian: Friendly? Tricky?