Hump Day: My Camel Trek In India

Sunday, January 24, 2010

There are surely easier — and less smelly — ways to travel through Rajastan’s Thar Desert. But with a face like that, who could say “no” to a camel? By Lucy Corne As I bounced around in the camel cart trying to cling on to a bale of half-chewed hay, I was surprised to find […]

Live Like A King In India (At Least For A Day Or Two)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

India’s definitely one of those countries where its sheer magnitude is sometimes hard to get your head around. Take for example the fact that in 1947 the country was comprised of 565 princely states, most of which was home to their own extravagant palaces. What, you say, not content with shacking up in a hostel […]

Welcome To The Temple Of Peace And Harmony. Now, Spread ‘Em!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just as America has it’s 9/11 which altered its future, India has it’s November, 2008. Unfortunately, the results of these events are a part of the times we currently live in. This post on IntelligentTravel is a sobering reminder of that. The article talks about the security measures instated at New Delhi’s ISKCON Hare Krishna […]

Welcome To Diu: Goa 30 Years Ago

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I was only but a slowly developing zygote 30 years ago, but in the world of travel lore, Goa was the place to be around that magical time period during the 1970’s. Today? Not so much. But for the chance of experiencing your very own sense of discovery, try heading north to Diu. Not that […]

The Most Luxurious Train In The World

Saturday, September 12, 2009

What is being touted as a “palace on wheels,” the Maharajas Express is starting to take reservations for its inaugural season on the tracks of India. Picture this, you’re on your way to the Taj Mahal (one of the six listed destinations around India), after checking your email in your room, you call the butler […]

Udaipur, India: The World’s Best City For Travelers

Saturday, September 5, 2009

“Venice of the East,” or the Indian city of Udaipur won a Travel & Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Awards” as the best city for travelers in 2009. With its many lakes, canals, palaces, and value, it came in ahead of Cape Town, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, and Chiang Mai rounding out the top five. Along the same […]

Organized Chaos Meets Chaotic Chaos: Welcome To Mumbai

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In a city of 21 million (with some parts containing more than a million people per square mile), it’s almost impossible in Mumbai to come by peace and quiet or to avoid images of heartbreak while traveling in the city. As David Farley describes in his piece at World Hum, a stroll on the way […]

11 Reasons For An Indian Summer

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So how exactly do you benefit from visiting India in the summer? Plenty. Mumbai’s Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, Ayurvedic treatment during the wet, moist monsoon season, and mango fever. Yes, Mago fever, or mania, as experienced during the early parts of the summer when the emergence of this revered fruit makes newspaper headlines and Indians all […]

10 Tips For Train Travel In India

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What’s the difference between 1st AC and Unreserved 2nd Class? What’s the Indrail Pass? What can a hundred rupees note get you with the Train Ticket Examiner? (Answers: Air conditioning and a bunk, unlimited train pass for a period of time, a seat on a full train). For a few more insights, including the best […]

Can You Even Hike The Himalayas Anymore?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Open to the public since only 1974, the Ladakh region in the northernmost tip of India offers the rare chance for the seasoned hiker to trek amongst the world’s tallest peaks, at elevations ranging from 10,000 to 16,000 feet, as detailed in this article from the WSJ. Just an hour flight from New Delhi, this […]

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