Celebrating Holi with Kids in India

It was a few years ago when I started to see Instagram photos of people covered in colourful powders in India.  I didn’t know what they were celebrating then, but it looked really fun.  Over the years I learned that this celebration was called Holi and I am certain that these Instagram photos have drawn many people to India in …

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Experiencing Rural India in the Desert of Rajasthan

After our camel safari to the Thar desert, near Jaisalmer, we opted to spend a night in the small village of Khuri.  We were only there 24 hours, but it was enough for us to get a glimpse of village life.  While we enjoyed our stay and our host Badal was very welcoming, it was a thought provoking visit.  I …

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6 Home Stays in India We Recommend

India is such a culturally rich country and there is no better way to experience it, than by staying at home stay.  When you stay at a home stay in India, you are hosted by a local family and have much more opportunity for cultural interaction, try local foods and to experience the real India.  In India, guests are treated …

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Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Itinerary and Highlights

When planning our month long trip to southern India, I spent weeks researching various route options.  We knew we wanted to stick to mostly the state of Kerala, with possible stops in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.  But there just didn’t seem to be a logical order and flow of travel to get to where we wanted to go.  Also, although …

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Kochi Marriott review

Luxury and Elegance at Kochi Marriott

Many visitors to Kochi (or Cochin as it is still commonly referred to) will head right to the historic and quaint Fort Kochi.  This is what we did on our first time in the capital of Kerala and loved our time there.  After four weeks in India, we chose to spend our last night in the bustling and cosmopolitan mainland …