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Having lived in India for many years, I consider myself to be travel expert for my country. I spent most of my time living in Delhi, Goa and Punjab.
I have visited some offbeat islands that only a few people have heard about, visited some really interesting national parks, traveled often on India’s hippie trail, have visited India’s most famous destination Goa more than 10 times (trust me, I know many secret spots here), have traveled literally every year to explore Rajasthan and explored many areas of New Delhi. Did I ever tell you that life in India is too much fun?
If you’re looking applying for a visa to visit India, we recommend you check iVisa. We used their service once when we were in the Philippines and had to apply for an eVisa for San (my husband). We actually wasted a lot of hours on Indian embassy’s website which is a pain in the butt. They did charge a little fee for the visa process, but took care of EVERYTHING else. The amount of fee that they charged is not much and is definitely worth it if you don’t want to bother yourself with a lengthy and painful visa process.
Places to See in India
Delhi (India’s capital), (First time visitors should read these essential travel tips for Delhi)
Ladakh (India’s little Tibet)
Hampta Pass Trek, Spiti Valley (the Himalayas),
Chandra Taal Lake, Spiti Valley (the Himalayas),
Kasol & Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh (The Himalayas),
Manali, Himachal Pradesh (The Himalayas),
Kheerganga, Himachal Pradesh (The Himalayas),
Gallu, Himachal Pradesh (The Himalayas),
Dharamkot, Himachal Pradesh (The Himalayas),
Triund, Himachal Pradesh (The Himalayas),
Rajasthan in General (India’s Princely State)
Bikaner, Rajasthan (The Maharaja life),
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (Sand Dunes on Thar Desert),
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh (Biggest tiger reserve in MP, famous for tiger sightings and is believed to be the backdrop of the Jungle Book series)
Goa (Unlike any other place in India. Beaches, Culture, Forest, Parties – everything),
Hampi, Karnataka (Looks like it’s right out of a Flintstones movie),
Kerala (It is the land of backwaters, palm trees and amazing food – God’s own country)
Havelock Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Remote Island group in the Indian Ocean),
Neil Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
Best treks in Leh Ladakh
This is a guest post by Eva Green The magnetism of Leh and Ladakh lies in its beautiful hilly terrains and the deserted flat landscape that are dotted with a tint of blue because of the streams and lakes. Popularly known as the “Little Tibet,” the lofty peaks and...
7 Thoughts That Crossed My Mind Before My First Bungee Jump
“Your turn”, said Olly, the jump instructor at Jumping Heights, Rishikesh. “OMG Whaaaaaat”, I thought. However, I smiled and said “Awesome!” I could hear my heart in my ears! I was standing at the edge of the bridge, 83 meters above the ground, ready to take a leap of...
How to Experience the Maharaja Life in Bikaner, Rajasthan
Some are lucky enough to be born in royal families, but the rest can just dream of it. Ever visited a palace and wondered what your life would have been if you were a king? Or maybe you imagined yourself to be Queen Daenerys and living in a massive castle with...
Why I love Visiting Old Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India
Old Manali may have the prefix “old”, but it is way more awesome as compared to the main Manali town. While latter is one of the busiest summer destinations in India, the former is a breath of fresh air. Geographically, the only thing that separates Old Manali and...
Chandra Taal – The Moon Lake in Spiti Valley, India
Have you ever stretched your limits to see the place of your dreams? I did a few months back when I trekked for five days to reach Spiti Valley from Manali. In these five days of trekking, I crossed the Hampta pass with GIO Adventures, camped at a new spot every night...
20 Indian Female Travelers to Follow on Instagram
Who doesn’t need a little inspiration from time to time? I know I do. I have been traveling for many years but it wasn’t until last year that I quit my job to travel the world. While traveling, many people were surprised when I told them I was from India because they...
Tips for celebrating Holi in India from an Indian
So you want to celebrate Holi in India and want some basic information before you start? You've come to the right page! Being an Indian, I have celebrated Holi all my life at many locations all over the country. As per me, it’s the most awesome festival in the world!...
Time Traveling to Goa’s Past at Goa Tribal Festival
Ever heard of Goa Tribal Festival? No, it’s not a psytrance party but a festival that involves REAL tribes of Goa. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you must be aware that San and I were volunteering in Goa and living here for a few months. In fact, I often call...
Exploring the other side of Goa at Dudhsagar Plantation
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Goa? I bet it’s the beaches or palm trees. Same with me, because in my many visits to Goa and even living here, I usually stuck to the coastline. If you look at the map of Goa, you will notice there is a...