On our 3 other transits through Delhi, we visited various attractions including Sanjay Colony (a proper slum), The Red Fort, Jama Masjid – Asia’s biggest mosque, and the Gandhi museum.
We spent 2 weeks in Rishikesh, known as the “yoga capital of India”. Here we did yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic treatments, while also taking the time to explore this magical city and just enjoy the vibe.
We experienced our first (but not last) look at the holy river Ganga in Haridwar. For 3 days we immersed ourselves amongst dedicated worshipers who flock here to bath in the holy water.
Shimla was a popular hillstation holiday place for the British during the occupation years, and now is the same for well-to-do Indians. We took the opportunity to unwind here for a few days on our way from the North to the South of India.
Our time in Manali was split between Vashist, Parvati Valley and Old Manali. We rode a motorcycle to the Parvati Valley and Rohtan Pass, took a fantastic cooking class, and more.
After escaping the heat of Amritsar, we jumped on a bus headed for Dharamsala, at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The bus ride there was our first real Indian transport challenge, and it certainly pushed our patience after so many hours in such an uncomfortable bus. After much arguing, negotiating and […]
We decided to take the 6 hour train ride north to Amritsar, in the hope of finding cooler weather than Delhi (this was an epic fail, it’s even hotter here) and more relaxed vibes (success on this front). The train ride was great – we actually got time to be productive for a change, something […]
After a quick but fulfilling week of eating, shopping and logistics in New York, we made the 24 hour journey to the latest destination of our journey – India. After reading reviews of Air Kuwait, and expecting it to be a nightmare trip, we were pleasantly surprised… the flights were both on time, the airplanes […]