India Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in India
Hello and welcome to our India travel blog. You will find all our India blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our India travel blog because you are considering a visit to the subcontinent, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to India. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for India
Ask either of us about our favourite country, place or experience and India will be on the list. It’s a destination that we both know well, having notched up over fifty visits between us.
Despite this, India is the country we’ve written about in less detail in proportion to the amount of time we’ve spent there. We liken India to a drug addiction (not that either of us has experience of that!) – when we’re there, it can drive us crazy but as soon as we leave, we have a craving to go back for more! We are long overdue a fix!
India is one of the most diverse countries on the planet and we’ve seen a lot of it – from Kashmir in the Himalayan mountains to Kanyakumari, India’s most southerly point.
Our India blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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In celebration of World Smile Day, a photo essay featuring some of the smiling faces we have encountered during our travels around Asia.
Have you stopped to think about the process involved in getting that tea from leaves on a bush into your mug or cup? Meet the tea pickers of Darjeeling…
The Indian moustache is still very much in fashion. In India! It seems sometimes that every post-puberty male in India has a moustache of some kind.
It’s surprising more travellers don’t visit Mathura, a laidback, off-the-beaten-path town, which is so close to one of India’s most-visited cities!
A photo essay featuring images that capture the beauty of Ladakh, one of India’s most photogenic regions, in the heart of Himalayas.
This Northern India Itinerary takes you from Delhi to Kolkata by train and is a great introduction to India, combining icon sights with a few hidden gems.
For many travellers, Varanasi is a harsh smack in the face. You will either love it, or hate it, but rarely are visitors indifferent about their experience.
Portrait photography of the many faces of India. It’s not just the diversity that draws us back to India time again, it’s also the people
Travel photography from India: a portrait of a woman and child taken at the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad in 2013, the largest gathering on earth.
The High Court Street Typists in Kolkata … And all the while, there is the tap, tap, tap of the city’s street typists who have been plying their trade.
A Maharaja’s palace in the true sense, Orchard Palace Gondal (sometimes called the Huzoor Palace) in India’s Gujarat state is a wonderful heritage hotel.
The most sublime temple in all India, is the Golden Temple in Amritsar. This site of worship is Sikhism’s holiest place of veneration; a marvel to behold.