The Madurai Meenakshi temple: a travel guide

The Madurai Meenakshi temple: a travel guide

The Madurai Meenakshi temple in Tamil Nadu in the south of India is one of those temples that you can not describe in words. It’s a place that you need to experience with all your senses. The sounds of the temple bells, the smell of 

Kerala itinerary: 3 weeks in Kerala India

Kerala itinerary: 3 weeks in Kerala India

In this post I will share with you a 3 week Kerala itinerary. Kerala is a small state in South India that promotes itself as God’s own country. With its palm-fringed backwaters, pristine beaches, spectacular nature and delicious food it indeed comes pretty close to 

Backpacking Kerala: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Kerala: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Kerala in India. Kerala’s tourism board promotes this small state in the South of India as God’s own country.  I don’t often agree with such promotion slogans, but backpacking Kerala was indeed coming pretty close to my 

Places to visit in Fort Kochi India

Places to visit in Fort Kochi India

This post is about the best places to visit in Fort Kochi. Fort Kochi, or Cochin, is an important port city on the South Indian Coast and the cultural capital of Kerala. Most places to visit in Fort Kochi are closely linked to the colonial 

The best backwaters in Kerala India

The best backwaters in Kerala India

This post is about the best backwaters in Kerala. I heard so much about the famous backwaters in Kerala that I was dying to go there. This was only enhanced by the amount of Bollywood movies recorded in the palm fringed canals. For me, the backwaters 

Munroe Island: A homestay in Kerala’s backwaters

Munroe Island: A homestay in Kerala’s backwaters

This post is about Munroe Island and my wonderful homestay experience with Vijeesh and his family. Munroe Island in Kerala was a place I accidentally found out about. Travelling always gives you welcoming surprises, sometimes in the most unexpected remote places in this world.  While 

Things to do in Varkala: Kerala’s beach paradise

Things to do in Varkala: Kerala’s beach paradise

This post is about the best things to do in Varkala. A small beach town in Kerala with a laidback atmosphere that has lots to offer for travellers. Varkala is perched high on a red sandstone cliff with sweeping views over the ocean. I thought 

Rajasthan itinerary: the highlights in 3 weeks

Rajasthan itinerary: the highlights in 3 weeks

Rajasthan with its rich cultural heritage is one of the most popular states in India. And for good reasons, because there are a lot of things to see and do. So much so, that planning your Rajasthan itinerary may seem like a daunting task. Therefore, 

Backpacking Rajasthan: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Rajasthan: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Rajasthan in India. Since I was a child I always wanted to go there. I still don’t know what it was exactly that drew me to this country. But when I was finally old and brave enough 

Delwara: A heritage walk by Seva Mandir in India

Delwara: A heritage walk by Seva Mandir in India

This post is about the Delwara Heritage walk that is run by Seva Mandir near Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. For years I was following the projects of the NGO Seva Mandir in Udaipur and considered volunteering with them. Unfortunately my studies brought me to other places in this 

Animal Aid Unlimited Udaipur: an animal hospital in India

Animal Aid Unlimited Udaipur: an animal hospital in India

This post is about Animal Aid Unlimited Udaipur and my visit to this animal rescue center in Rajasthan, India that is doing a great job for sick and injured animals. I love animals and travelling in India can sometimes make your heart cry if you 

Udaipur Itinerary: 3 days in Udaipur India

Udaipur Itinerary: 3 days in Udaipur India

This post is a travelguide with a 3 day Udaipur itinerary. Udaipur is one of my favourite cities in Rajasthan. Both times I visited, it was a welcome respite from the overwhelming experiences elsewhere in India. Udaipur is less hectic and the relaxed atmosphere enticed