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 spend there. We liken India to a drug addiction (not that either of us have experience of that!) – when were 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.

Travel Shot | Feeding Himalayan marmots in Ladakh, India

Travel Shot | Feeding Himalayan marmots in Ladakh, India

Who in all honesty is not oohing and aahing at this photo right now? As their name would suggest, these cute bundles of fur can only be found in the alpine grasslands of the Himalayas and on the Tibetan Plateau. Marmots are actually large squirrels and they eat grass,...

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Travel Shot | Victoria Memorial Kolkata India

Travel Shot | Victoria Memorial Kolkata India

The Victoria Memorial in Kolkata is as synonymous with the city as Mother Teresa, the Howrah Bridge and the ‘black hole’. Dedicated to the memory of Queen Vic, some say the building was designed to rival the Taj Mahal…

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Travel Shot | Rush Hour on the Trains India Style

Travel Shot | Rush Hour on the Trains India Style

Major Indian railway stations are often pretty busy and over the years we had become used to navigating them in order to find our platform and carriage number (*). But when we arrived about seven-thirty in the morning at Varanasi’s main railway station to the scene in...

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Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle Rickshaws: An Asian Icon

Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution Historically not as old as I was expecting, the cycle rickshaw was first developed in Asia in the 1880s but was not used with any regularity until the late 1920s starting in Singapore. Coming in all shapes and sizes, cycle...

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Twelve Doors and Doorways Around the World

Twelve Doors and Doorways Around the World

A Photo Essay featuring Doors and Doorways from Around the World We like doors and doorways, they are easy to photograph, they don’t move out of your shot unexpectedly, they are happy to pose for as long as it takes and they don't ask for any money after you have...

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Travel Shot | Happy pilgrims in Varanasi, India

Travel Shot | Happy pilgrims in Varanasi, India

Varanasi is always a head spinner and heaving with Hindu pilgrims but when we arrived in the holy city from nearby Allahabad, we were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people within the city limits and down at the bathing ghats. Like us, many of the pilgrims in...

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2013: Our Year of Travels with Photographs

2013: Our Year of Travels with Photographs

A summary of our 2013 travels with photographs and a (temporary) return to the world of gainful employment As we head full on into 2014, it’s the time of year when we look back on what we’ve been up to in 2013. Yes, blog entries have been a bit thin on the ground but...

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Five Years of Travel: Our Top 5

Five Years of Travel: Our Top 5

Five of our most memorable experiences from five years of travel Today, 30 November, marks the 5 year anniversary of leaving the UK. When we boarded our flight at Heathrow on that grey winter morning I don’t think either of imagined that we’d still be travelling five...

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