Pushkar & Ranthambhore: scooters, tigers, camels and cowsh*t

We had our first experience of luxury Indian travel on the journey from Jaipur from Ajmer in our beautifully cool 1st class AC cabin.   Sadly it was only a 2.5 hour journey, we could have done with travelling like this on some of our epic journeys From there it was a scenic taxi ride … More Pushkar & Ranthambhore: scooters, tigers, camels and cowsh*t

48 hours in Amritsar: the Golden Temple, Wagah Border Ceremony and one rather dashing moustachioed fellow

Ahhh, India. After two months, you still don’t make any sense. We’d almost forgotten that everything is turned up to 11. All the time. The noise, the colours, the smells, the traffic, the crowds and the way that every minute of every day is a new experience. Delhi airport itself was surprisingly calm and well … More 48 hours in Amritsar: the Golden Temple, Wagah Border Ceremony and one rather dashing moustachioed fellow

Our last week in South India: Munnar & Madurai

After finally tearing ourselves away from Varkala beach, we headed inland and back up to the Western Ghats. Another amusing trip on the Indian transport network. We nervously watched several trains come and go from Varkala station, all absolutely full to the brim with people hanging out of the doors and windows, praying that our … More Our last week in South India: Munnar & Madurai

Out and about in Ooty, the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’

Ooty is absolutely stunning and we’ve had the best and most relaxing time here – well worth the gruelling twelve hour journey! Following our adventurous ride from Mukkodlu to Madikeri, we squeezed ourselves and our bags into a rickety old bus to Mysore, before boarding a coach for the very long but very beautiful journey … More Out and about in Ooty, the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’