Darjeeling is the pearl of teas and the Darjeeling region is a hidden gem where only a few westerners find their way to.
Michael and I are both tea lovers and enjoy a good cup of black tea, especially if it is Darjeeling tea. We knew, that the region can also offer some stunning landscapes and views of Himalayas, so we decided to put this place on our list and to pay a visit to the Indian far north. Continue reading “Tea hills and colonial railways”
We knew, that Jaipur is a good starting point to visit a national park and see some wild life. To arrange this, we’ve contacted a travel agent, who was very helpful and convinced us to shorten our stay in Jaipur and skip a day in Agra and visit a national park instead – promising a chance to see wild tigers – you can’t say no to this! Continue reading “Phantom tiger and a mausoleum”
After Amritsar, Michael and I decided to travel to Jaipur as it was described as one of the most beautiful towns in northern India.
At the station, we were not the only travelers but most likely the ones, who were cornered the most by the pesky taxi and tuk tuk drivers who wanted to take us to our destination. But we were prepared this time! Continue reading “Amber Fort and the chef”
After discovering Delhi and our first steps in India, we were heading to Amritsar, the religious capital and the most important place of pilgrimage of the Sikh.
We have read about the golden temple before and were amazed by the pictures we saw, so we decided, that this is a place on our must see list for India. Continue reading “Golden Temple and the border guards”
After discovering most of the famous landmarks of Delhi, we still had one on our list: the Red Fort. On the way there, we began to understand, that everything, we saw until now, was the privileged upper class part of Delhi and we are now about to enter the real world. On the way there, some of the prejudices you hear about India were confirmed, when we saw extremely poor people on the streets, children digging in trash, beggars with open wounds, etc. Once we arrived at the fort, we were faced with hundreds of rickshaws, tuk tuk and thousands of people for whom we looked like total aliens. Continue reading “The Red Fort and politics for breakfast”