“Rishikesh”. “Yoga Capital of the world”. “Heaven”. Same thing, really.

Today I sat trying to knuckle down and get on with my university work, but could only think of one thing…Rishikesh. I could only think that if there was one place I could be right now it would be Rishikesh. I thought of how hilarious and enjoyable almost every moment there was. I say almost because there is nowhere in India – or the world for that matter – where every moment of being there is amazing. There are always the less enjoyable moments of every trip. But in Rishikesh these moments are far and few between. Continue reading

Varanasi; Why I think everyone travelling India should visit

Varanasi; easily my favourite place in India, and for most of my friends too. If you’re travelling India in the first places you are most likely interested in the cultures and lifestyles of other countries around the world and how ‘the other half live.’ India is a country that has always been on my bucket list because of its culture, its British Heritage and because of the fascinating fact that a country so small in comparison to other countries such as the United States, manages to be the second most populated country in the world with 1.21 billion people living there. Continue reading

Cultural India

One of my favourite things about travelling is learning about different cultures around the world and beginning to understand different people, different religions and seeing how different life can be for people living just a few hours away. This is what I looked forward to the most before travelling to India, because I knew it would be different to anywhere I had been before. Of course there are different and interesting cultures, history and ways of life to learn about all over the world but I expected that travelling to India would give me a larger culture shock than anywhere I have travelled before, and that it did. Continue reading