Sunday, 28 June 2015

Where I've been: India

*Hangs head in shame* I haven't blogged in so so long. Life is what happens when you're making other plans right? I make no promises that I won't go straight back onto a blogging binge and then forget about it again but I can only try.

One of the things I have been up to though is a trip to the wonderful India. Seeing the sites in northern India and then heading to Goa for some beaching/pooling/tanning.

From London we flew to Delhi for a few days, then onto Agra, Jaipur, Goa and finally Dubai before home.

India Gate, Lotus Temple, Humayun's Temple, Qutub Minar, 
Then we headed for a long drive to Agra. Although we were hundreds of miles from Nepal apparently a few other people felt the earthquake during the drive.

Agra is quite different to Delhi. Delhi seems to be a lot busiest with so much more going on whereas Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal really is very touristy.


Panch Mahal

A palace built by Akbar the Great the site is full of loads of details like these Elephant arches and different fruits engraved into the pillars.

Taj Mahal

Details of the Taj Mahal, and me!
We were lucky enough to get our own tour guide for each sight which was really useful to have. Lots of the sights were really busy, and not to mention boiling hot (38 degrees) so it was useful to have someone taking care of tickets, bag checks and knowing which way to go. Without it I can imagine us walking around lost whilst we get our bearings, work out where to go, buy tickets and generally faff in the blistering heat and occasionally with lots of people trying to sell us things at the same time.

Next we headed off to Jaipur.

Amer Fort
Probably my favourite place we visited was Jaipur. Of course a big city, the population of every city we visited well bigger than London but I liked the vibe. There were lots of lovely elephants too which helped!

Wind Palace

Amer Fort, Jal Mahal



Final stop was then Goa.

The flight was a bit of an ordeal, Delhi domestic departures are a bit hectic but we got there eventually. Goa was completely different to the rest of the stops and felt a lot more like a usual resort where you could be anywhere in the world. But it was a nice change from the rest of the sight seeing schedule we'd had.





All in all I would thoroughly recommend a trip to India. Maybe it's not to everyone's style and it can get a bit intense, a girl we met got a bit of culture shock and was too scared to leave the hotel when she first arrived. But all in all we had a lovely time and had a once in a life time experience.

Will share my thoughts on Dubai next time...

Now to plan our next trip. Any recommendations for good deals?

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