India Railways: Everything you need to know

From railways with UNESCO World Heritage Status and multi award world beating luxurious trains through to pilgrimage routes and tourist trains running up, down and round the continent. On top of all that, there’s the normal service of 14,300 trains that the 1.3 million Indian Railway’s workers keep running. Here’s our guide to them all and how to get your hands on that all important ticket..

Exploring India: Olympics Punjab Style

The Kila Raipur Sports Festival, popularly known as the Rural Olympics, is the main event in the Punjab’s sporting calendar. Every year thousands compete to be crowned champions at events including Bullock Cart Racing, Tent Pegging and Loading and Offloading a trolley of paddy. Sounds amazing, no?

Exploring India – Hit the road

Travelling by car is cheap, but Indian roads can be physically and mentally tiring.  Take your time, pack some common sense and some excellent road trips await. Many people employ or hire drivers, but driving around yourself shouldn’t be feared. I’ve been behind the wheel for a while now and I’m loving it.  There have…

Exploring India – Let the train take the strain

With a staggering eight different classes of travel, combined with waiting lists, foreigners reservations and Taktal rules, it’s no wonder that foreign travellers get confused when they come face to face with Indian Railways for the first time. But getting a grip of the Indian railway is simple if you take a little time out

UNESCO cultural wonders

  UNESCO, the United Nations Eductional, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, list 27 cultural world wonders in India.  So, from A to Z, here goes…. Agra Fort:  Also known as the Red Fort, this red sandstone fortress was the power base of Mughal India for many years.  It’s not surprisingly on the Agra tourist trail.  It…

UNESCO natural wonders

Here’s a quick fire run down on what’s on UNESCOs list and why it’s worth going. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area –  The high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests of the Himalayan Mountains in Himachal Pradesh mean this part of India is a site of outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation. Kaziranga National Park…

Hello World Heritage Status

India has good reason to celebrate after the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed a couple of new sites in India onto its list of world wonders. The work of architectural inspiration Le Corbusier in Chandigarh makes its onto the list for its “outstanding contribution to the modern movement”.  On the other side of the country,…

Think about these 4 things

There’s lots of exciting things to think about when planning an adventure in India.  There’s so many magical things to see that it’s easy to forget about some of the more mundane stuff.  I always make the time to think about four things before planning a trip. Safety and Security I’ve always felt safe and…