The best places for photography in Kolkata

A guide to finding the best places for photography in Kolkata. I provide example photos and information for each location as well as a pinned mapped walking route.  When I knew I was visiting Kolkata as part of my overland tour of India, I knew I wanted to do a street photography tour. However, the tour which had been recommended to me was unavailable for the days I was visiting the city. So I set out to discover amazing…

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Explore India: 20 Unique Indian Experiences

In this post I wanted to share some of the uniquely Indian experiences that you might not have heard of, or maybe didn’t know was possible. When you think of travelling to India, you probably have visions of visiting the Taj Mahal, doing a yoga retreat or simply relaxing on a tropical beach. And whilst these things are all great experiences that should be enjoyed on an India trip, there’s a lot more to see and do. Having…

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India Survival Guide: 28 tips for travelling India

This is my India Survival Guide - everything you need to know to stay safe and healthy during a trip to India. Travelling around this vast sub-continent can be an intimidating prospect for foreigners. However, with a little preparation and some cultural understanding, there is little to fear in a visit to this colourful country. After spending 3 months in India this winter I have put together this India Survival Kit. Incredible India is an intriguing country to…

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What to Pack for India – A Female Packing List

A guide for tackling the common dilemma of what to pack for India. For three months during Winter 2019/2020, I led an overland tour of India. On the tour I visited many regions of this huge country. Some passengers joined me for the whole trip, whilst others enjoyed just one or two sections. However, there was a constant theme amongst my female passengers. One question they all wished they had answers to before they joined the tour: "what…

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A Quick and Easy Udaipur Itinerary

In this post I describe the best 1 day Udaipur itinerary. I loved my time in Udaipur and if you're planning a trip to Rajasthan, then Udaipur should be at the top of your list! Udaipur - The City of Lakes The Lake City of Udaipur is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The former capital of the Mewar Kingdom was founded in 1559 and is famed for it's collection of luxurious royal palaces set around a…

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How to visit the Wagah Border Ceremony

A post outlining how to visit the Wagah Border Ceremony, including a brief history, timings and costs involved. In the Autumn of 2019 I travelled to two incredible countries. Two neighbouring countries in Asia with very different ways of life. One a predominately Muslim country and one predominantly Hindu. Everyday at the border between these two countries there is a bizarre but passionate ceremony to mark the closing of the border. In this guide I describe all you…

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What To Expect On A Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Discover what you can expect on a Ranthambore tiger safari in India, along with all the practical information you need to organise this once in a lifetime experience. The dream - Tigers in India When I knew I would be visiting India in late 2019 my first thought was "Oo I hope I see tigers!" Having been lucky enough to do some game drives in South America and Africa, I have seen some of the worlds beautiful big…

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