India

Sprawling streets, raggedy rickshaws, spices and silks, beaches, mountains, deserts, and the Taj Mahal. Let’s explore India!

1 Day Itinerary for Pushkar: India’s Hippiest Holy City

1 Day Itinerary for Pushkar: India’s Hippiest Holy City

Meet Pushkar - one of India's holiest and oldest cities. Pushkar is a small town situated on the border of the arid Thar Desert in Rajasthan a few hours east of Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital. During our backpacking trip around Rajasthan, we decided we must see what all...

2 Weeks in Rajasthan, India: Ultimate Backpacking Itinerary

2 Weeks in Rajasthan, India: Ultimate Backpacking Itinerary

Backpacking Rajasthan, India, in two weeks is an adventure you won't forget. Of all the places to visit in India, I feel like Rajasthan has it all: Majestic forts rising up from sand dunes, tales of jewels and unruly kings, ancient step-wells inside color-themed...

9 Best Places to Visit in Jodhpur: India’s Blue City

9 Best Places to Visit in Jodhpur: India’s Blue City

Jodhpur is the famous "Blue City" of India and you quickly see why once you arrive. The majestic Mehrangarh Fort, carved upon the mountaintop, whips up tales of time's past when kings, adorned in jewels of deep royal blues, ruled the desert region of Rajasthan. Shades...

2 Days in Jaipur, India: The Pink City of Rajasthan

2 Days in Jaipur, India: The Pink City of Rajasthan

Royal palaces, ancient forts, jewelry markets, pink sandstone buildings... There is no better place to spend 2 days lost and exploring than in Jaipur, India. Officially dubbed as the "Pink City of India," Jaipur charms both locals and foreigners who marvel at its...

2 Days in Agra, India: Guide to Taj Mahal + Agra Fort

2 Days in Agra, India: Guide to Taj Mahal + Agra Fort

Read my story guide about our 2 days in Agra, India. You'll learn all about touring the Taj Mahal (when to go, what to avoid, etc.,) and Agra Fort. Plus, get my best tips for getting to Agra from Delhi and getting from Agra to Jaipur! Agra, India is one of the most...

An Indian Wedding Fairytale in Kolkata, India

An Indian Wedding Fairytale in Kolkata, India

Firecrackers boom, fog covers the stage, sparks fly, and golden leaves fall over the soon-to-be newlyweds. I'm camera ready, taking 13 frames by the second (thanks to Sony's sport mode) as I manage to push my lens between the sea of arms and iPhones. It's somewhere...

Aloo Paratha: Potato-stuffed Indian Flatbread

Aloo Paratha: Potato-stuffed Indian Flatbread

I have never eaten paratha before.  Well, until last week that is.  I've often seen it in the frozen section in the local Bhatbhateni store but never thought to give it a try.  Then one sunny day at work for lunch we were served fresh, handmade potato parathas.  Then...