You know you’ve done a fair bit of travelling when any journey under 5 hours seems like an absolute breeze and you can’t comprehend how you ever complained about those 3 hour trips back home.
I’m totally used to long, overnight journeys now but even after a dozen Indian sleeper trains, this 34 hour journey from Pondicherry to Kolkata was taking it a step further. In this case the train departed just before midday so that was a hell of a lot of time awake and only 1 night’s sleep to pass the time with!… Read more
Some say that Goa isn’t ‘real’ India. I agree it’s definitely a far cry away from the rest of the country with it’s slow pace of life, chilled out beach vibes, more relaxed attitudes and abundance of tourists.
That being said, reaching Goa from the hectic north or anywhere else that may have overwhelmed the senses can be a breath of fresh air, literally. I know that after a month of Delhi-Agra-Rajasthan-Mumbai I was ready for a bit of chill time on the beach before we continued on our cultural journey.
As I mentioned in my 2 month itinerary, we stopped at Arambol first and then Anjuna. Both ticked off the beach criteria, the former being the most impressive, but I have to say neither were really my scene. So when we made our way down south to the peaceful, little fishing village of Agonda it felt like we’d found paradise.… Read more
One of the things I spent a lot of time researching before setting off on my Indian adventure this year was a 2 month itinerary around India. I’d already spent a month there before, going from Delhi to Goa and covering various places in between. This time 2 months felt like a good amount of time to revisit a few places and see lots more.
There’s so much to see in the subcontinent that 2 months still wasn’t nearly enough time and I could have easily stayed double that to explore further. I left knowing there are so many more places I want to go, such as Amritsar, Darjeeling and Dharamsala, and that it wouldn’t be the last goodbye.
Here’s a run down of my route around India… Read more
There’s no doubt about it, India is a shopper’s paradise. From handmade textiles to jewellery to art you can pick up a range of amazing souvenirs and presents for an absolute bargain – depending on your haggling skills of course! I could easily take a trip to India just to shop. Here I share 7 of the best shopping spots in India and a few purchases from each destination.… Read more
The Hindu city of Varanasi is India’s, and one of the world’s, most religious and oldest living cities. Also known as Banaras or Banares, it was actually the last stop on this two month journey around India. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better end to the trip so I couldn’t wait to write about it!… Read more