Taj Mahal

Today we woke up super early, we left our hotel at 0430 and were down at the ticket office waiting (at the front of the queue) 10 minutes later. The ticket office opened at 0455 and then we went across to the gate where we waited for half an hour along with an ever-growing crowd … Continue reading Taj Mahal

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Agra Fort

The train we caught to Agra only had sleeper class. There are eight different classes of ticket on Indian railways and sleeper class is second from bottom, above it you have; First AC (very fancy airconditioned beds), Executive Class (very fancy airconditioned seats), Second AC (fancy airconditioned beds), First Class (fancy airconditioned seats), Third AC … Continue reading Agra Fort

Jungle Fortress

We woke up with slightly sore backs and went onto the roof terrace for some breakfast and to plan the day ahead. We were going to visit the 500-year-old Bundi Palace, Chitrasala (a small 18th century fort) and Taragarh (an overgrow 14th Century fort). Bundi isn’t on a lot of travellers lists of places to … Continue reading Jungle Fortress

Cooking up a storm

In Udaipur, unlike elsewhere we have travelled in India so far, there is a plethora of small cafes and coffee shops, for breakfast we decided to try yet another new one, this one was a German bakery called Edelweiss. Here we had an omelette and banana bread alongside some fairly average coffee. We popped into … Continue reading Cooking up a storm

Exploring Udaipur

We both felt much better today however we still wanted to err on the side of caution so went to Jheels (a slightly fancy café) and had a cheese toastie each, it went down well. Having not really been in the mood yesterday we went into quite a few of the artisan shops which surround … Continue reading Exploring Udaipur

Ill in Udaipur

Our first morning in Udaipur we decided to have some ‘plain’ food so headed to a more western restaurant (called The Little Prince) and ordered pasta for breakfast (more of a brunch as it was about 1100). Neither of us managed to finish our meal, partly because we hadn’t eaten much over the past couple … Continue reading Ill in Udaipur

Jodhpur’s Blue City

We had to check out of our hotel (Dylan's Cafe and Guesthouse) as we had only booked for one night but we were staying in Jodhpur for two, it was a shame in one sense as the staff were super friendly and helpful but our room had been so hot it wasn't a great upset. … Continue reading Jodhpur’s Blue City