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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Hello: “Namaste”
  • Thank you: “dhanyavaad”
  • Currency: Rupee
  • Population: 1,252 billion
  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Average temperatures: July 35°C, January 22°C
  • Important telephone number: 112 (emergency)
  • Beware of scams in Varanasi and Pushkar

POSTS FROM INDIA

The Love Story of Taj Mahal, Agra

May 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Taj Mahal in Agra tells one of the most romantic love stories of our time. The structures, carvings and calligraphy reveal the [...]

  • Visiting Ranthambore Tiger park

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve – it is worth going?

May 3rd, 2014|10 Comments

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur is named one of the best places to spot tigers [...]

  • Rajasthan, India

Racing a camel across the desert in Rajasthan

April 29th, 2014|0 Comments

It was my first visit to the desert in Rajasthan. And my first time riding a camel. [...]

  • Scams in Pushkar

How to avoid scams in Pushkar

April 15th, 2014|9 Comments

The scams in Pushkar can ruin any trip. Most of the scammers locate themselves around Pushkar Lake and other [...]

What’s for Dinner, Mrs. Tuk Tuk Driver?

April 12th, 2014|2 Comments

On our day tour around Jaipur, we got acquainted with SG, a local tuk tuk driver that [...]

  • Meeting a snake charmer in India

Snake Charmers at Amer Fort, Jaipur

April 10th, 2014|2 Comments

Amer Fort, Jaipur is one of the gems of Rajasthan. The old fort overlooks the pink city [...]

Jaipur, India: Tales From the Pink City

April 6th, 2014|2 Comments

Jaipur, India is the capital of Rajasthan and with a population of 3,1 million, it's also [...]

Sarnath, India: In the Footsteps of Buddhism

April 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Chaukhandi Stupa Sarnath is located just 13 kilometres from Varanasi. It's a very small town, [...]

Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

April 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Every evening around sunset, hundreds of people gather at Dasaswamedh Ghat to witness the Ganga Aarti. It's a [...]

  • River Ganges, Varanasi, India

Cruising on River Ganges

March 31st, 2014|2 Comments

Early in the morning, before the first rays of sunlight have painted the sky, the boatmen [...]

Lotus Lounge: The Best Restaurant in Varanasi

March 31st, 2014|2 Comments

Some of the best food we had in India was at the Lotus Lounge in Varanasi. [...]

  • Varanasi, India

Getting blessed by a Naga Sadhu

March 30th, 2014|22 Comments

A while back I was online looking for inspiration for an article on rituals. As I glanced [...]

Happy People at the Sangam

March 30th, 2014|0 Comments

The Sangam is the most holy place at the River Ganges as it stipulates the place [...]

  • Joining 110 million people at the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India.

Joining 110 Million People at Maha Kumbh Mela

March 30th, 2014|4 Comments

Imagine millions of people gathering the same place. Loud speakers playing Hare Krishna mantras and naked [...]

12 hours in Delhi

March 29th, 2014|2 Comments

We were picked up at Delhi International airport at 5.30 in the morning. I had booked [...]

  • How to avoid getting scammed in Varanasi, India.

How to avoid getting scammed in Varanasi

December 1st, 2013|4 Comments

Having traveled for some time now, I had led myself to believe that I was immune [...]

I see dead people – Varanasi, India

November 28th, 2013|20 Comments

Varanasi, India. The city of the dead. This is where millions of pilgrims come to pray, [...]

Why you should visit an ashram in India

November 12th, 2013|4 Comments

First of all, ashrams are not for everyone. When considering whether it's for you or not, there are [...]