Onwards & Upwards// Himaachal Pradesh

SHIMLA After a hot and vivacious stint in Rajasthan our curiosity led us to look north and intrigued by the state of Himaachal Pradesh we headed to Shimla. Capital of Himaachal Pradesh, it is a popular hill station named in 1864 as the summertime capital of British India. Our Journey started from Kalka to embark…

Backpacker Dilemmas

There are often different situations to adapt to when travelling, particulalry cultural norms. Travelling in India is no exception. Here are a few dilemmas and quirks that you may come across along the way… Sleeper train survival As India is very large you may find yourself booking a sleeper train to travel overnight and save…

Udaipur Steals my Heart

They say that Udaipur is the Venice of India. Well I disagree- Udaipur is Udaipur and no one can level with the uniqueness of this city. What a way to end our time in Rajasthan… The first morning in Udaipur as we looked over the balcony towards the lake view, the heavens opened with a…

Hidden Gems in Bundi

After spending a night in Ranthambore we headed to Bundi for two nights. Awakening the first morning and walking through town it was striking to see the unique colour of blue houses amongst the rainbow of colours making this city so easy on the eye. It gives some real character, a rainbow drenched city surrounded…

Jaipur fuels the senses.

In such a busy and history rich city we don’t need to look far to get some excitement. Here’s why Jaipur can fuel the senses… Taste. Rajah park area hosts some fantastic food stalls and with the right guide (thanks to Moustache hostel!) we were able to find some that were gentle on the stomach…and…

Perfect Symmetry and Beyond

We arrived at a homestay in Agra welcomed by our friendly host Faisal ( the Taj castle homestay) and rose early (4:30am) the next morning to catch the first glimpses or the Taj Mahal before the crowds draw in. I only wake up early for two things…flights and wimbledon tennis, the Taj Mahal was now…

The Station Initiation.

Having done a couple of days in Dehli we were keen to reach Agra next. Having looked at some options we decided to get an afternoon train and after multiple and failed attempts to book online and some reading up it seemed that the best option would be to buy the tickets from new Dehli…

Welcome to Dehli…

After a strangely seamless journey direct from London to Dehli, my husband and I arrived near midnight on Monday. Welcomed only by a few slight hiccups with (almost) misdirected luggage and a change in hotel. All things considered a promising start, after all in Dehli is never as it seems… During our short stay in…

A Taste of What’s To Come

In just over a week we will embark on a journey of adventure, exploration, discovery. with a splash of visual splendours from Asia. I am about to go on a journey to travel around Asia, in a way that is unknown to me…will I embrace the vagabond lifestyle and the backpacker clich├ęs or find a…