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When people ask what my favourite country is, I often alternate between Iceland and India. When it's the former, I get nods in agreement (even if they've never visited); But when it's the latter, I usually get a bit of...
There are a few famous routes travellers normally take in India when they visit for the first time — The most famous is the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) and a close second is the heritage arc (Agra, Lucknow,...
People often ask why we keep returning to India. Besides the many charming sights, I think what a lot of other travellers in India will agree with, is how this often misunderstood country surprises you with some of the most...
You’re probably thinking…Indian street food, is it safe? You’re not alone. Although I’ve tried many dubious street foods across Asia (and thankfully escaped unscathed) — it being my first time in India — I was a little apprehensive and...
Awoken by a man towering over, in his hand a ticket printing device. I realised just about everyone else had alighted from the overnight bus, but the five of us and two french guys — the only foreigners on the bus. The bus continued winding uphill,...
Getting the opportunity to travel out of Singapore, I spontaneously agreed to fly to India without any prior knowledge on what to expect. For a total of 8 days in India, I started out from Amritsar and explored the Dharamsala...
Home of the Dalai Lama — this might be the biggest draw for most travellers visiting Upper Dharamshala* (McLeod Ganj). For us, it was the promise of fresh air and postcard-perfect views, a welcome break from the bustle during...
Chennai being the first stop of our 12-day India adventure, we expected to be greeted by the full impact of India and were ready for a real culture shock. Yet there was an odd sense of familiarity and similarity as we...
The Taj Mahal has always been an attraction highly raved about in India. One of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal was erected as an ode to love. Not only does it tell the heart-wrenching love story...
As our skins shrivel and sweat drips from our foreheads, the Indian and Pakistani soldiers have it worse with their thick, pressed uniforms and ostentatiously colourful headgear. From where we are sitting, soldiers march and display strength via their...
Home to the holiest Sikh shrine (the Golden Temple), you can expect to be in midst of many pilgrims from all around the world. And with sikhism's open and inclusive nature, Amritsar is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a little...
Stepping out of the airport in Jaipur, we were greeted with the same chaos that seems ubiquitous in India. Having flown from Chennai to Jaipur, we were relatively prepared for what’s to come in the city of Jaipur — So,...

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