India: Sunderbans III

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[Part 6] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   Had to make an early start today for the trip to the Sunderbans. We set off by minibus to the small village of… Read more »

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India: Kolkata II

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[Part 5] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   After omelette and toast in the garden, I set off with my guide for the day to ‘Imperial Kolkata’, the main area where… Read more »

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India: Kolkata I

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[Part 4] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   I flew into Kolkata with IndiGo, another of India’s fledgling budget airlines, and was incredibly impressed by the whole flight experience – definitely… Read more »

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India: Varanasi II

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[Part 3] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   5am and it was still dark outside except for a few flickering lights. I joined the other shadows and headed towards the ghats… Read more »

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India: Varanasi I

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[Part 2] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   Having somehow managed to navigate the chaotic streets in the back of an auto-rickshaw, I finally arrived at the magnificent Hotel Ganges View… Read more »

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India: Delhi – Varanasi

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[Part 1] Rahul embarks on a research trip to create our Sacred India and Raj, Tigers & Mangroves tours – from Delhi, through Varanasi and Kolkata, all the way to the Sunderbans.   Train travel is one of the highlights of travel in India and Indian stations are always teeming with activity from someone selling… Read more »

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India: Jaipur

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[Part 11] After having finished with the group in the North East, David returns to Agra and Jaipur for some more research.   From Agra we drove to Jaipur, stopping first at Fatepur Sikri. Fatepur Sikri was one of Akbar’s greatest projects, to design a perfect town. However he didn’t properly consider the location and a… Read more »

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India: Agra & Taj Mahal

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[Part 10] After having finished with the group in the North East, David returns to Agra and Jaipur for some more research.   So my trip in the more touristy part of India had arrived. Quite different from the North East, in fact I saw single groups larger than all the foreigners I had seen… Read more »

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India: Tribal Circuit II

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[Part 9] David continues his travels in North East India with the first tour to arrive – going from Ziro (meeting the Apatani tribe), and returning to the village of Likabali in Assam.   After the match we went on to Kabu, a small nearby village of the Adi-Galo tribe where we were greeted by the… Read more »

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