There are three things you should know about yaks (particularly when entering yak country)…
Did you know that red pandas get drunk after drinking water?
As the heat rose in Colonial North India 150 years ago, so did the British Raj. Looking for a way to escape the oppressively hot Indian summers, they began to establish towns in the foothills of the Himalayas around the border with Nepal, where the climate was a lot more like home.
Ah, Rishikesh! Known worldwide as the heart and soul of spiritual India. A place where alcohol and timidity are hard to come by.
The best way to get up to the hill station, Shimla, in North India, is to get tickets for the toy train.
India is a dirty place. It really is. I mean, I cannot count how many times we’ve seen people just throw things out the window or onto the floor without a second thought. Broken window theory has never been more evident.
Agra is not the prettiest place in India, but it is home to one of the greatest monuments in the world, the Taj Mahal.
Clean, quiet, spacious. As our bus halts at its final stop, I wonder whether the driver has made a mistake. This is not the Delhi I was expecting.
About 5 hours southwest of Agra (nothing by Indian standards) lies Rathambore national park. It is renowned for being the best place to spot tigers in India.
The history behind Chittorgarh – one of India’s largest forts – is one of violence and tragedy.