India 2017

I recently returned from my travels to India. During my three week trip, I explored the cities of India working my way from the north to south.

I flew from London Heathrow to Delhi  where I began my adventures. My first stop was Agra where I visited the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. This was simply an incredible experience.

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Photos won’t do justice to how beautiful it really was.

Next on my trip was exploring Jaipur, Tordi, Pushkar and Udaipur. This was my favourite leg of my travels as I stayed in really lovely accommodation called the Jaipur Inn and it really felt like home. It was a strange feeling being half way around the world and feeling like you had finally come home.

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Tordi and Pushkar had the most amazing temples and religious setting. In my time there I witnessed amazing festivals and celebrations. I think that was what I loved most about India – the people were always celebrating something and I think that so important to celebrate life and living.

I am struggling to pick my favourite city but I want to say Udaipur. There was so much to do from cooking classes where I learnt to make a few traditional curries, chapatti and sasmosa. I was feeling like a little pro chef! I also go to do an authentic yoga class, boat cruises, markets and beautiful walks and really enjoyed an immersive experience.

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Then I travelled to Mumbai by sleeper train, from here I flew to Goa. This part of the trip felt completely different. It made it clear how each city had its own identity and sub culture which was nice to study and absorb.

The last cities I visited down south were; Kochi, Alleppey, Kollam and Varkala. These were all unique with distinct dress and culture. Varkala was simply stunning with cliffy beaches that are startlingly beautiful.

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This marked the end of my travels and I flew back to England from Mumbai…

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