Self Guided Delhi One Day Tour – How to Spend a Day in New Delhi

“Dilwalo ki Dilli” (Delhi belongs to the big-hearted) they say. “Dilli” or Delhi in English, one of the greenest capitals of the world, is a city of many contrasts. It is home to many Indian heritage monuments as well as newly built world-class malls and corporate buildings. Even if you have only one day in […]

Which Is the Most Beautiful State in India?

If traveling for the entire span of your lifetime through India, it still wouldn’t be enough to see it all. The country is so big, with each region having its own culture and traditions that have been kept through the years and influences by the other nations that have passed through. Delhi is different than […]

What to expect at a traditional North Indian Wedding

I have always been fascinated by the cultures of other countries, their traditions and believes. During my adventures through India I came across weddings many times but I never had the luck to take part in one and observe it from the inside. Last year, must have been October, I received an email from my […]

10 things you need to know before going to India

1. Visa Most of us are required a Visa in order to enter India. It is a pretty simple process to obtain one but you have to make sure you apply about a month before your trip, due to sometimes your application can be delayed. If you live in the UK, all you have to […]

Encounter with Buddhism, back to Delhi and goodbye India!

In the last day spent in Varanasi we visited Sarnath (also known under the name of The Deer Park), 13 kilometers from the city, the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon after his enlightenment. There are  lot of different temples in Sarnath, including an 128 feet high stupa, that marks the spot where Buddha gave […]

Varanasi – Contrasts, fascination, death – Part 2

It was still dark when we climbed down the stairs of the ghat, leading to the Gange river. The air was cold and we couldn’t see anything beyond the steps ahead, just a white cold haze, surrounding us. When we stopped, on the gray concrete lane leading from one ghat to the other, we suddenly […]

Varanasi – Contrasts, fascination, death – Part 1

I wouldn’t know where to start the story about Varanasi, this sacred city of India, an enigma for the outsiders, hard to understand. Here, death is present at every corner of every street. And for a weird reason, after a few days, you get used to it and accept it as part of your life. […]

Agra – so much more than only the Taj Mahal

For the first time in our trip we were taking a comfortable train, from Jaipur to Agra. As usual we woke up early in the morning to catch the 7 am train, which was delayed anyway because of the fog. But this time it didn’t matter, because the seats were very comfortable and we even […]

Jaipur – Spices, stunning architecture and elephants with tears in their eyes

Jaipur is known in India under the name of “The Pink city”, even if it’s not really pink but more of a light orange. History says that when Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales visited the city in 1876, the Maharajah painted the city in pink because that is the color of hospitality. Since […]