Month: February 2020

My First Impression Of Udaipur

Before I talk about my first impression of Udaipur and state the reasons why I loved it (well, you’ve got the answer already) let’s talk about my previous visit to Rajasthan… In November 2018, my first visit to Rajasthan happened. I planned a nearly 2-week backpacking trip across Rajasthan covering the five most popular towns: Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, and Jaipur. I started from New Delhi in a train and chose Jodhpur as my first destination. But as I reached Jodhpur, I hated it. I hated it for its atmosphere, for its overrated attractions, and for everything else in between. I ended up in Jodhpur with a false impression, of dreaming for a town just as romantic as all those Instagram perfect pictures portrayed. I spent the next three days looking for reasons to start liking Jodhpur again, but I couldn’t. I was, in fact, so demoralized that I decided to discontinue my Rajasthan adventure. “If Jodhpur can be so boring and unworthy (it’s a total personal statement, and may not apply to you!) how can …

9 Day Delhi to Bangalore Road Trip Itinerary

Covering Highlights in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharasthra, Goa & Karnataka, this 10 Day Road trip between Delhi and Bangalore may just be an ideal dose of a brief all-India journey! There is nothing like a road trip to explore and understand a place better. As you skim through a region you not only slowly understand the geography better but also get to see some of the best views of the country that you can miss otherwise. And if you are one of those people who enjoys learning about cultures and a local way of life, there’s even more for you on a road trip. So yea, road trips are better than any other means of travelling, and when it comes to a country like India, where every 500km takes you to a new world, things become even more interesting. Keeping this in mind, I recently planned a 3-week and a nearly 3000 km road trip between New Delhi and Bangalore. Honestly speaking, I understood my country better in those three weeks than the entire 4+ years …

The Bible of Budget Travel In India: Top Tips

Looking for budget travel tips for India? You are at the right place. Because this is not your average budget travel guide for India. This is, The Bible Of Budget Travelling!   After living in India for almost my entire life, when I quit my corporate career and became a full-time traveller in 2016, I decided to start the adventure from my own country. This was for two reasons: one because I knew if I survived a few months in India and still didn’t give up on travelling I can handle any place in the world. There was no better place than India to test my endurance. And secondly, because India was among one of the most budget-friendly countries in the world, and given I had no source of regular income back then, budget travelling was the only way to go forward. So my choice was easy, and I spent the initial 12 months of my travelling stint mapping the length and breadth of my country, before actually stepping abroad (except for travelling to Nepal …