Category: India

Things to do in Goa: spice up your life and discover psytrance

Things to do in Goa: spice up your life and discover psytrance

If you’re looking for laid-back vibes, delicious coconut-infused curries, wild nightlife, bags full of spices and wicked adventures, all on a traveller’s budget, you should probably head to Goa! Budding yogis, party chasing ravers, ageing hippies and adventurous backpackers all come together in this vibrant Indian state. If you still need convincing, read on for…

The best hostels in Mumbai

How to find the best hostels in Mumbai for your trip Ready to take on India’s biggest city? For many backpackers, Mumbai is the starting point for exploring this incredible country. It’s a city of opposites – modern skyscrapers, swanky nightclubs and celebrity culture contrast with religious temples, ancient traditions and sprawling slums. Mumbai is…

Eating in India: How to avoid getting sick

Eating in India: How to avoid getting sick

Welcome to India! The nation where all of your senses are catapulted into a new world. With an overload of unfamiliar sights, sounds, textures and tastes, it’s no wonder that some stomachs are left playing catch up. But it doesn’t have to be that way! While there are endless reasons to visit incredible India, getting…

Everything you need to know about backpacking India

Everything you need to know about backpacking India

From its frenetic cities to its breathtaking temples, India offers some of the most diverse travel experiences on the planet. Lazy backwaters and beaches, and stark Himalayan terrain, also feeds the wanderlust of wide-eyed backpackers. But India is a big and sometimes bewildering place, more akin to a continent than a country – and travel…

Planning to travel to India? Read this before you book

Planning to travel to India? Read this before you book

Have you always dreamed of exploring Delhi’s Red Fort, bathing in the Ganges and taking a selfie at the Taj Mahal? Or perhaps you already have big plans to travel to India? My guess is you’re feeling a bit nervous and apprehensive. I know I was – but honestly, India is one of the most unique…

Road Trip From Bangalore: A Seven-Sided Alternative To The Golden Triangle

Road Trip From Bangalore: A Seven-Sided Alternative To The Golden Triangle

It goes without saying that it would take you years to experience even a taster of all that beautiful, exciting India has to offer. Spanning 29 states, 7 union territories and 3.3 million square kilometres, India ranges from serene rolling green lands to dry deserts to golden beaches to buzzing city vibes. If you’re looking…

How To Do Solo Female Travel In India Like A BOSS!

How To Do Solo Female Travel In India Like A BOSS!

The thought of travelling India alone can seem scary at first. I’ve been living and travelling all over the country for four years now, and the funny thing is, it doesn’t ever get easier. Of the 36 countries I’ve travelled to, India is by far the most challenging. But it can also be the most rewarding. Now you’ve probably…

9 Reasons Why Rishikesh Is The Backpacking Capital Of India

9 Reasons Why Rishikesh Is The Backpacking Capital Of India

As soon as we stepped off the bus at 3AM, we felt like we were in a whole new country. The air was freezing and clean, but it was a very welcome break from the heavy smog and dust of New Delhi. During our time in Rishikesh (India), we saw our first Indian sunset over…

Hostel of the week: Zostel Jaisalmer, India

Hostel of the week: Zostel Jaisalmer, India

That awkward moment when you think you’ve been dropped off at a palace but it’s actually your hostel – true story! Seriously, hostels like Zostel Jaisalmer don’t come around very often. Situated in the north west of Rhajistan, the hostel’s intricate façade fits in perfectly with the medieval romanticism of Jaisalmer. It’s only 15 minutes’…

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