Category Archives: India

Accommodation Review – KP Heritage Haveli, Jodphur

I had extremely good luck whilst in India this year, most of the places I stayed at were really good, and the KP Heritage Haveli in Jodhpur was no exception. In fact, this one was really special as it was a special building, in a busy part of a great city, with exceptional views of the hills and the Jodphur

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Accommodation Review – Golden House, Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is the city in the desert, where there is a huge fort (okay, that’s kinda standard for a town in Rajasthan), some interesting historic buildings (Havelis) and where people spring board into the Rajasthani Desert to take a camel safari. Also, there are a surprising number of shops dubbed ‘English Beer and Wine Shop, which I must admit I

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Revenge of the Tuk-Tuk!

Ahhh hello. Yes, the ‘humble’ tuk-tuk. I’ve spent a fair bit of time in them in my travels. A lot of fun, or a lot of hassle? Or perhaps a bit of both. I’ve gone with ‘tuk-tuk’, although in India I used to know then as an ‘auto’ or indeed ‘auto-rickshaw’. I’ve also heard the term ‘Trishaw’ as well. In

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The Best Place I’ve Stayed in India?

[Accommodation Review] Sometimes things look a lot better online. You turn up and it just doesn’t match the photo. Other times you’re told you’re getting an amazing deal but you’re not really. I ummmed and ahhhed about where I would stay in Jaipur. I was almost booked into a couple of places before, at the last minute, I chose Shapura

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Surviving Delhi

‘Oh no…. it’s another post where Andrew bags out the Indian capital!’ – I know that’s what you’re thinking. And… you’re absolutely right! Sorry, I wasn’t going to go against every opinion about the place I’ve ever expressed and surprise you with an ironic post about how much I secretly love Delhi. That would be, amongst many things, dishonest! Returning

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Train Journeys – Jaisalmer to Jodphur

From the town in the desert to Rajasthan’s Blue City, this trip on Indian Railways was perhaps not as memorable as others I’ve taken. Why? Well, I was asleep about five minutes after we left, the scenery was mostly arid, and I’d already done this 301km segment of rail before. Mind you – I hadn’t done it in daylight hours.

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Push Coming to Shove… is Pushkar Worth Visiting?

One of the towns famous in Rajasthan, and let’s face it, there are many, is Pushkar. It’s a curious place, I visited it back in 1999 and again last month when I was back in India for the first time in fourteen years. And I’m not going to a whole article on the pros and cons, but sure, I would

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