India: Holi Festival

At the tail-end of my trip, I rounded up my weeks in India with the reason I’d arrived in the first place; Holi festival. I’ve attended Holi festival in London, Paris, and Rome over the years, but I always knew that nothing would compare to the real thing. Holi is an ancient Hindu festival representing […]

India: Udaipur & Jaisalmer

Besides attending Holi festival and seeing the Taj Mahal, I didn’t particularly have any set-in-stone plans for my trip to India, and so I improvised as I went along according to recommendations made by ex-pats and travellers who I met along the way, as well as some locals. It was through this method that I […]

India: Taj Mahal

I couldn’t possibly visit Delhi without travelling to nearby Agra in order to see the Taj Mahal. Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to honour and house the tomb of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is still considered a symbol of eternal love. I saw many proposals during my visit […]

India: Arriving in Delhi

My family didn’t react well to hearing that I was visiting India, alone. The news hasn’t exactly helped to portray India as a particularly safe place for a single woman to visit, after all. Even along the ‘tourist trail’. Perhaps, especially along the tourist trail. No one could convince me not to go, however. It’s […]

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