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India Travel: Things to do in Jaipur

India Travel: Things to do in Jaipur

| January 28, 2013 | 1 Comments

Day four of our Rajasthan tour was going to be a slow day, and all we had on the agenda was a visit to the City Palace and the Albert Museum (or Albert Hall as it is known in some guides). We planned to spend the rest of the day doing some chores.  Here is […]

Incredible India: Rajasthan Tour of Jaipur

Incredible India: Rajasthan Tour of Jaipur

| January 25, 2013 | 12 Comments

More Hotel Problems, this time in Jaipur We were up and out after our excellent buffet breakfast at the three star hotel we’d chosen the night before, to start our Rajasthan tour of Jaipur.  Our Jaipur hotel is definitely a much higher specification hotel than we’re used to staying in, but all is not well. We’d settled on […]

Rajasthan Road Trip: Fatehpur Sikri

Rajasthan Road Trip: Fatehpur Sikri

| January 19, 2013 | 5 Comments

Rajasthan Road Trip – Day Two of our Two Week Driving Itinerary We awoke refreshed and exhilarated after our one night stop and driving tour of Agra. The second day started with something of a storm. Not the weather but a man made one created by John.  The evening before our driver told us that the driver […]

Rajasthan Car and Driver – Agra

Rajasthan Car and Driver – Agra

| January 15, 2013 | 5 Comments

This is the first post in a series, sharing our experience of what is it like to hire a Rajasthan car and driver to get you around the most regal of Indian states.  The start of our driving journey takes us to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. We arrived in New Delhi at 06:50 hrs on […]

Lucknow: Is it worth a Look?

Lucknow: Is it worth a Look?

| January 11, 2013 | 8 Comments

Lucknow to Varanasi? After reluctantly leaving Varanasi, we would have liked to have stayed another night or so in this special and spiritual place, two nights just wasn’t enough but we needed to be in New Delhi in a few days time to meet our driver to start our tour of Rajasthan. We had already booked our train tickets […]

Spiritual India: Varanasi

Spiritual India: Varanasi

| January 9, 2013 | 13 Comments

Getting to Varanasi from Delhi The hardest part travelling to Varanasi was getting hold of the train tickets where we had spent a couple of hours queueing at the international ticket desk at Delhi station a few days previously.   This is one of the places that I was very excited to see, many people had told […]

Sightseeing Around New Delhi

Sightseeing Around New Delhi

| January 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sightseeing around New Delhi New Delhi has been our first big city in India (we had visited Chennai, but this was more of a stopover) and it has been a real surprise.  The first is that with the exception of key junctions and parts in the very centre of town, the traffic runs quite smoothly, especially on the […]

Delhi: Our North India Trip Begins

Delhi: Our North India Trip Begins

| January 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

North India Trip – Getting from Pondicherry to Delhi We failed to get any train tickets for our journey from Chennai to Delhi so we ended up flying with Spicejet from Chennai, it is all getting a little bit busier as we find ourselves on the more popular routes. We took the local express bus from […]

India East Coast: Pondicherry a Taste of France in India

India East Coast: Pondicherry a Taste of France in India

| December 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

After enjoying our twinkling night-time scenes and a bellyful of temples in Mysore we headed East across Karnataka and entered our third Indian state of this trip.  Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai was our first port of call on our way to Pondicherry. We had decided that the city did not offer us much in the […]

India Travel: Things to do in Mysore

India Travel: Things to do in Mysore

| December 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

Mysore, or Mysuru as it’s also known, is in the state of Karnataka.  If you haven’t visited Mysore before, we think it’s worth including on your India travel itinerary. The city is rich in heritage with many royal palaces, interesting colonial buildings, a choice of temples, churches and mosques to satiate any religious creed and […]