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India: a Story of Love and Hate

It’s true what everyone says: ‘India is a country you love and hate at the same time.’ It’s a country of bright colours, rich culture, amazing food and adventure, but also a country of pollution, big crowds, rip-offs and also a place you’d be spending many hours on (dirty) squat toilets. It’s a country we can talk about for hours when meeting other travellers. It’s a country of extremes which makes awesome stories to tell. Why India stole our hearts Reasons to…

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Photo: Best of India Part I

This is part I of the photo series “Best of India”. In this part we’ll be going through my selection of the best shots during our three months travel through India. These photos show the beautiful side of India, which you’ll mostly find in the states of Kerala, Rajasthan and Punjab.…

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Why Rajasthan Stole Our Hearts

For us, Rajasthan was the best part of India. It’s rural, authentic, beautiful and has some laidback small towns worth visiting! We started our journey in Udaipur, following Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Pushkar and Jaipur. Why traveling to some of these cities of Incredible Rajasthan? Let me explain! Udaipur I call it small Italy. Not whole Udaipar, but it’s this area you have to pay entrance for which is really pretty. It’s the City Palace surrounded by its huge towers and decorated…

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The Taj Mahal And The Golden Temple   

The Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple, these great monuments should be the reason to travel to Agra & Amritsar. You can combine these two by traveling to Delhi first and catch the train to Agra (day trip) and/or Amritsar afterwards. The Taj Mahal It truly deserves the hype it gets. It’s the most beautiful monument we’ve seen in our lives so far and I am not sure if that’s going to change. It’s this massive thing built of gorgeous white marbled stone…

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Our On-Off Relationship With India’s Big Cities

We decided to visit Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Basically, there are more similarities than differences in the various cities. These large cities are describable as crowded, chaotic, dirty and stressful. Actually, you shouldn’t stay longer than 2 or 3 days. Delhi (especially South-Delhi) is much more developed though, compared to Bangalore and Mumbai. It has many touristy spots, like beautiful gardens, monuments and temples. The infrastructure, residencies and shopping areas look decent and better maintained. For one reason or another,…

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