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 there are more hotels in Agra than you can count. So it means, there’s always somewhere to stay, but how do you choose which hotel Read more about Staying at the Closest Hostel to the Taj Mahal: Big Brother Hostel, Agra, India[…]

Relaxing at Nidhivan Sarovar Portico Hotel in Vrindavan

My Luxury Stay for Holifest at the Nidhavan Sarovar Portico Hotel, Vrindivan, India

When I decided I would be in the holy city of Vrindavan for the famous Holifest, I had to sort out somewhere to stay quite sharpish. Hotels and hostels fill up and though I normally wing it, this time I set in stone my dates to ensure I could enjoy some luxury amongst the madness Read more about My Luxury Stay for Holifest at the Nidhavan Sarovar Portico Hotel, Vrindivan, India[…]

India’s Craziest Festival: Experiencing Holifest in Vrindavan

India’s Craziest Festival: Experiencing Holifest in Vrindavan

The plan to backpack through India was totally spontaneous but when I realised the dates matched up with the famous Holifest, I knew I would be there for this crazy festival. Festivals have nonchalantly become a part of my travels. In the past I have witnessed the crazy Bolas del Fuego in El Salvador, the Read more about India’s Craziest Festival: Experiencing Holifest in Vrindavan[…]