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.
A Journey Through India – a summary of our trip to India, where we travelled through Northern India, with links to diary entries and photographs.
What to see in Orchha, a colourful Indian village is that and an off-the-beaten-track destination that is easy to get to as an independent traveller.
Our experience of visiting Bodh Gaya in northern India. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Kumbh Mela is a mass pilgrimage for Hindus and happens every four years at one of India’s four sacred places – Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik.
I had read a lot about the Sufi devotional singing that takes place every Thursday night at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah Mosque in south Delhi.
Exploring the “street” art along Varanasi’s vibrant ghats … Graffiti or art? Many places are renowned for their colourful and imaginative murals but how about Varanasi?
In an effort to escape the tail end of the monsoon and the steamy humidity we decided to head to the hills … Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas.
Our visit to Venkateswara temples at Tirumala near Tirupati was one of those days in India that reminded us why she is one of the most incredible countries.
Hyderabad doesn’t get many tourists but I don’t know why as it’s a really interesting place with contrasting old and new parts, including Charminar.
Whilst in Jaipur, I was offered an amazing opportunity – the chance to fly in a hot air balloon. I’ve never done it before so of course, I jumped at it.
Until we visited Glenburn Tea Estate, nestled in the hills just outside of Darjeeling in northern India, I’d always taken my morning cup of tea for granted.
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