India travel guide

Bijapur: Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Rouza
if you are still in doubt whether to go to Bijapur or not, I will definitely advise you to visit this town! Bijapur is a treasury full of architectural monuments, but two of them - Ibrahim Rouza and Golgumbaz... read more →
Bibi Ka Maqbara: mini Taj Mahal
Have you ever known that there are two Taj Mahals in India?
Bibi Ka Maqbara is well known as poor man’s Taj Mahal or mini Taj Mahal. This this a tomb of Aurangzeb’s wife, built by her son... read more →
Ellora caves: rock masterpiece
Must visit temple caves, added to the World Heritage list, located just in 30 km from Aurangabad. Below you will find my own experience of our one day trip to Ellora Caves. I am sorry for my photos, they... read more →
Ajanta caves: magnificent paintings
This beautiful Buddhist caves are located in 100 km from Aurangabad, below you will find information about our day trip to Ajanta caves.
View over Ajanta caves How to get there We decided... read more →
Mysterious Mandu: the land of Afghan architecture and baobab trees
Probably the first question that arise in your head after you have seen the photos of Mandu - should I visit this place? Frankly speaking, it is hard to answer this question, as you know that everything... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 19 (Udaipur)
One more lazy day in Udaipur. It seemed we have been visiting all streets in Udaipur and now know about every corner of the city.
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Backpacking in India: Day 18 (Udaipur)
This day is not too much to talk about. In the morning we went to the bus station that is quite far away from the city center. We were planning to visit Kumbhalgarh fort, but it appears that there are... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 17 (Udaipur - City Palace)
In the morning man from the reception called us and inform us that we could move to another room that is available now. 
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Backpacking in India: Day 16 (Palitana - Ahmedabad - Udaipur)
At 6:20 we boarded the bus to Ahmedabad. The bus was old, the seats were not that comfortable, and the door was not closed. So we went all the way withe the open door and it was really  cold because... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 15 (Bhavnagar - Palitana)
We woke up at 4 am because of the noise in the hotel’s corridor. It was almost impossible to sleep, but we laid in the bed, waiting for the dawn.
We check out around 7 am and went to the bus station.... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 14 (Junagadh - Bhavnagar)
Today is a birthday of my friend, but the day turned out to be the worst since our arrival. There is not too much to talk about and there is even no photos of this day. 
While we were waiting for... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 13 (Girnar hill)
We decided to get up at 7 am. But when we were ready to go out, rain started. We saw Girnar hill from our window all in the dark grey clouds. We decided to sleep a little bit and wait for rain to... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 12 (Junagadh - Mahabat Maqbara - fort)
At half past four in the morning it is pitch dark and streets are empty in Junagadh. Only the huge carcasses of cows and dogs wander around deserted streets. We have booked hotel in one and a half kilometer... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 11 (Udaipur - Ahmedabad - train)
It was a long day full of different emotions. We got up early in the morning,  just after dawn.
Quickly packed our things we went out into the sleepy town where we found a tuk tuk driver, whom... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 10 (Ranakpur - Udaipur)
Today we left the beauty of the Ranakpur area and moving further to the popular city of Udaipur.
We found out that there are frequent buses that stop in front of Ranakpur temple and go directly to Udaipur.
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Backpacking in India: Day 9 (Jodhpur - Ranakpur)
We woke up early in the morning today as we were going to reach Ranakpur by bus. We check our from the hotel, catch tuk tuk right on the vibrant road not far away from the hotel. My friend, who became... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 8 (Jodhpur - Umaid Bhavan Palace - Mehrangarh Fort)
My friend persuaded me to get up at 8 o’clock in the morning, as we have many plans and places to visit for today. After the traditional morning coffee which we brought from Kiev and which came to... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 7 (Jaisalmer - Jodhpur)
All night long I was laying and living through how we will manage tomorrow. What if driver forget about us and we miss our train. What if we don’t hear the alarm… i know it is so stupid but... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 6 (Jaisalmer fort - Patwa Haveli)
This was our last day in Jaisalmer (we were very sorry for this because we really fell in love with this small nice town and if we could change our plans we would stay here for a longer period….... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 5 (Thar Desert - Bada Bagh - Gadsisar Lake)
It’s hard for me to sleep in India because of  my very light sleep. There are many sounds in India even at night - either a dog barks, or someone sings a song. So I woke up several time during... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 4 (Jaisalmer)
Stare out the window failed. I woke up because my friend called me softly somewhere nearby.
   -  Waaaaaaaake up. We have arrived!    -  Arrived???    -  Yeah,... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 3 (Delhi - Main bazaar - Red fort - Delhi train station)
It was eventful day today. We got up early in the morning, around 7 am and went to have a breakfast that was included in the price for the room in our hotel. As I previously said we lived in the hotels chain... read more →
Backpacking in India: Day 2 (Indira Gandhi airport)
I slept badly, woke up many times during the night, i feel anxiety. We couldn’t wake up for breakfast and missed it, finally got out of the bed almost at 13:00
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How to get visa on arrival in India?
Step 1: go to the official website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html and check whether you can get the visa on arrival or not, it depends on the country of your origin
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Backpacking in India: Day 1 (Kiev - Delhi)
It is 3 am and it is already 10th of January in fact. We are in India.
We got up early in the morning at 6 am today. Taxi arrived even earlier than we expected. There is something special about the... read more →
India travel tips - Trains and buses
In this article I want to tell you about different kind of transport in India and how you may move around the country. We have been travelling in India with backpacks for one month using only public transport. It... read more →
India travel tips - When to go (Best time to visit India)
India is a big country and there are at least several climatic zone, so it depends where you want to go.  In this article I will try to describe the best months for visiting in each state of India. 
Andhra... read more →
India travel tips (What you should know before going to India)
I had been dreaming about and planning my first travel to India for more than 2 years. There are many frightening reports of other travellers all over the internet about India, that is why it was a challenge... read more →
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