Wednesday 26th October
Known as the ‘Venice of the East’ (and definitely living up to that description), the shimmering lake city surrounded by the overlapping silhouettes of the Aravalli hills is what makes Udaipur purely unique to all other Rajasthani destinations. Getting lost in the romance and pure luxury of the...
INDIA #7 Saturday 22nd October 2016 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Jaisalmer’s citadel rests in a sandy haze of the great Thar desert. With it’s humble golden fort, the peaceful town consists of exquisite carved sandstone buildings and a thriving desert culture of camel men that seem lost in a bygone era. Dreading to think of the 52 degree desert heat of summer, it felt like a...
Wednesday 19th October 2016
Onto my second opulent Rajasthani city, Jodhpur is also known as the ‘blue city’. Unlike Jaipur which wasn’t really that pink, Jodhpur old city is actually blue! The blue signifies the house of a Brahmin (the highest Hindu caste), however most houses have got in on the act. Arriving at my traditional haveli...
Sunday 16th October 2016
Welcome to Rajasthan, the flamboyant state of culture and history. Feeling very much immersed into my quest for culture, arriving in Jaipur made me excited for the adventures that lay ahead. Jaipur is a city of colour and chaos. Bazaar after bazaar lead you through the old ‘pink city’ into the new...
Thursday 13th October 2016
Riding the Railways of India
According to Lonely Planet, the experience of travelling on India’s extensive rail network is an experience you cannot miss. Although I was slightly apprehensive about being alone it was something I was definitely looking forward to. Due to my last minute plans, with the help of my wonderful...