Backpacking in India: Top Four Places to Visit in New Delhi

India is an absolutely awe inspiring country, a test of your backpacking adrenalin and one of the most beautiful destinations to visit when traveling the world. And an added bonus is that today more than 150 citizens from around the world can apply for their tourist visas online instead of visiting an Indian embassy (like Read more about Backpacking in India: Top Four Places to Visit in New Delhi[…]

How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

It’s a funny world and I’m surprising myself with this article as I was convinced I would never ever visit India, nor want to. Before, I backpacked through Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China and Myanmar which either border India or have some history/overlap with Indian culture in some way. Possibly due to my love for China, which was Read more about How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

Backpacking in India: How to get From New Delhi International Airport to the City Centre

The reason for this article is to help out fellow travellers and backpackers. I never thought I’d have to write an article so simple but it needs to be done. As a long term traveller, I’m always looking for the cheapest and safest way from an airport to the city centre. When I booked a Read more about Backpacking in India: How to get From New Delhi International Airport to the City Centre[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Mumbai, India

Mumbai was a city made famous to me because of Michael Palin. My entire trip to India featured a load of Palin flashbacks and I simply loved my time in Mumbai based at the Traveller’s Inn. There were so many highlights here. Finding a bar that brews its own beer, watching BBC to see that Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Mumbai, India[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Buying Alcohol at Grand Bugwati Hotel, Ahmedabad, India

Thirsty Thursdays: How to Buy Alcohol at Grand Bugwati Hotel, Ahmedabad, India

After successfully getting my alcohol permit at the office in the Grand Bugwati Hotel, it was time to get purchasing some booze in Indian’s strictest ‘dry state’, Gujarat. I had my permit in my hand having got it in the office directly next door to the alcohol shop. All of this in the crazy city Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: How to Buy Alcohol at Grand Bugwati Hotel, Ahmedabad, India[…]

Backpacking in Andaman Islands, India: Top 5 Sights in Port Blair, the Capital City

Backpacking in Andaman Islands, India: Top 12 Sights in Port Blair, the Capital City

After booking a late minute crazy journey from Jonny (Chennai) to Blair (Port Blair), I arrived in the capital city of the Andaman Islands, Port Blair. This is not a city famous for backpackers to India. Another reason why I enjoyed it more than just the name of the city. But Blair in Blair was Read more about Backpacking in Andaman Islands, India: Top 12 Sights in Port Blair, the Capital City[…]

Backpacking in India: Touring Agra Fort with Delhi Magic Tours

So I arrived off a train into the city of Agra. This was no ordinary journey. A quick check at my cities, towns and villages list informed me that this was my 800th town on my journey. To celebrate, I had a night on the beer with some friends and set up two cool tours Read more about Backpacking in India: Touring Agra Fort with Delhi Magic Tours[…]

Staying at the Closest Hostel to the Taj Mahal: Big Brother Hostel, Agra, India

Staying at the Closest Hostel to the Taj Mahal: Big Brother Hostel, Agra, India

When I finally reached city 800 on this long journey around the world, I arrived by train into the city of Agra. Agra boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and more hotels than you can count. So it means, there’s always somewhere to stay, but how do you choose which hotel or hostel to book? Read more about Staying at the Closest Hostel to the Taj Mahal: Big Brother Hostel, Agra, India[…]