Letter 165 India is cheap, cheerful and very easy to travel around when you get there. The people are friendly and helpful, the transport and cities are simple to navigate and the attractions and activities are foreigner-friendly. Two weeks in Rajasthan was enough to see that it is all in the preparation before you board … Continue reading How to organise a trip to India – all the information you need!
Letter 164 Sometimes monuments or buildings come with such high expectations that you can't help feel disappointed when you visit. The Taj Mahal is not one of these places. It was everything I expected and so much more. It was magnificent and I still can't believe I've actually seen it in the flesh. Agra is … Continue reading The Taj Mahal at sunrise is the stuff of dreams
Letter 163 Arriving into Sawai Madhoper was a breath of fresh air after the hustle and bustle of Jaipur. It felt a million miles away. Our time in this rural town was full of incredible safaris, dramatic storms and heaps of time to relax. It was just what we needed and we managed to see … Continue reading Safaris in India’s Tiger Reserve: Ranthambhore National Park
Letter 162 Jaipur for me was a whirlwind and had many ups, a few downs and moments of pure confusion. We spent 3 days wandering around The Pink City, visiting palaces and forts, and taking in as much of this insane city as possible. There is so much to do, both in and out of … Continue reading What to expect in Jaipur: it’s loud, it’s crazy and it’s utterly beautiful
Letter 161 Our first impression of India's Blue City was a good one. Nestled amongst the tight streets and alleys in shades of blue, was our unique hostel and its rooftop, looking up at the imposing fort above. I was expecting pure chaos but Jodhpur has a tranquil side to it, only minutes from the … Continue reading Finding perfection in India’s beautiful Blue City: Jodhpur
Letter 160 Our third and last full day in The White City was full of endless wandering around the busy streets, taking in the striking city from the middle of the lake, enjoying an incredible meal from a rooftop at sunset and immersing ourselves in the loud, colourful festival. Udaipur just kept on giving. … Continue reading Exploring Udaipur, celebrating the Mewar Festival and visiting Ranakpur
Letter 159 Udaipur was everything I expected and more. It was grand, full of exquisite architecture and littered with colourful fabrics, food and flora. What I didn't expect was to find some of the kindest people I've ever met, to feel relaxed and at ease quite so quickly, or to see cows sit at the … Continue reading The calm and chaos of India’s White City: Udaipur