Pushkar

Pushkar is a holy Hindu pilgrimage town, which is special because it is home to one of very few Brahma temples in the world. Infact, we were told, the name Pushkar means lotus flower, which Brahma is said to ...
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Jaipur

We didn’t actually really want to come to Jaipur as we had only really heard negative things, but I have to say I was quite pleasantly surprised. We arrived to Jaipur much earlier than we had anticipated – infact, 5.30am. We had told the hotel receptionist on...

Udaipur

Amazing, colourful, beautiful Udaipur. A Dream. This is the first place we have visited in Rajasthan and we were not disappointed. We arrived really early in the morning, so thankfully we’d booked accommodation previously at Udai Haveli. On arrival, we were...

Fort Cochin

As someone knew a place to stay in Fort Cochin, and as we couldn’t get a train straight to Mumbai from Alleppey, we chose this little town to break up the journey (as well as Mangalore). The guesthouse (Dream H...

Alleppey & The Backwaters

When Brendan came to India 3 years ago, he became friends with a guy from Alleppey, who was working in Varkala at the time. Brendan told Jaijea that he was returning to India, and so they had been expecting...
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Ooty

When we arrived to Ooty in the late afternoon, we noticed a considerable difference in temperature! It was much cooler, but it actually felt like a nice change from the heat. As we hadn’t booked accommodation yet, we hoped that we could get bed in YWCA ...

Mysore

We arrived to Mysore on a bumpy Semi-sleeper bus. By no fault of our own, when we booked the bus from Hampi, the travel agent accidentally booked it 3 times, resulting in us having 12 bus seats! A blessing actu...