INDIA SERIES: Going Rural India in Tordi Sagar

It’s easy to become distracted by the craziness and diverse lifestyle of city culture, but amazing things lie off the beaten track too. Deep in the heart of India lies the charming village of Tordi Sagar, a typical rural farming town that shows a softer more slower pace of life. We’re staying in a heritage hotel, named Tordi Garh an 18th-century building that has been…

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INDIA SERIES: Take a hot air balloon ride over Jaipur at dawn with me

My day began with the sound of my alarm going off at 3:50 am. Today I would travel out of the city and into the wild terrain of Jaipur to view India from above, in other words, I’ll be going up in a hot air balloon…in India as the sun rises. A sentence I never thought I’d be typing, it seems too crazy to comprehend…

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INDIA SERIES: Where to stay in Jaipur and a trip to the Amber Fort

India is crazy, surprising and hectic at the best of times, but Jaipur Inn is a small family run homestay that is a little haven to any traveller. The Jaipur Inn hugs a busy roundabout standing tall in comparison to its neighbours. Coated in Jaipur’s pink uniform, the inside will surprise you. As soon as you enter through the bright blue gates you are thrown…

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INDIA SERIES: Experiencing Jaipur, Rajasthan for the first time

A romantic pink hue coats everything in Jaipur, hence the nickname, The Pink City. Weaving up stairs to a high point and viewing the city below is a must when you arrive in Jaipur. The exotic cityscape is completely washed in a soft, glowing shade of blush pink that deepens as the sun sets in the evening. It’s worthy of its exclusive royal heritage.  The…

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INDIA SERIES: The Journey to the Pink City of India, Jaipur

Our next stop on our tour of India saw us travel 228km west to the very picturesque pink city, Jaipur.  To get there though we had to endure our first Indian sleeper train, but to be fair it wasn’t as bad as the reputation that proceeds it. Train travel in India is one of the most fascinating ways to travel from place to place, it’s a…

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INDIA SERIES: Visiting the Taj Mahal

Day one of our tour saw us catch a train out of Dehli at 4 am to reach Agra just after sunrise, the warmth of the sun and the bustle of the locals morning routine hit me as soon as I stepped on to the platform. It was not what I thought the birthplace of one of the seven wonders of the world would look…

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