Dharamsala/McCleod Ganj

As we drove up through the mountains to Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj, we noticed a freshness and crisp feeling in the air that we had not experienced since Kerala. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the view of the mountains was beautiful. We were very glad to be in a car, as the roads…

The First Big Meltdown… Jalandhar

Ok so here’s the explanation of the photo we took with the Punjabi Police… Beth and I took a 15 hour night train from Jodhpur to Jalandhar, taking us far enough north to meet a driver who would take us to Amritsar and Dharamsala. Thankfully, we were in 2AC class, which meant the windows closed,…

Jodhpur: The Blue City

We were in Jodhpur briefly on our way to Amritsar, and were intrigued by the narrow, twisty-turny alleyways. The whole place was painted a lovely periwinkle blue (which we didn’t realize until morning, as we arrived in the dark of night). Despite the narrow and confusing alleys, Jodhpur is pretty tourist-friendly. Most of the popular…

Jaipur: The Pink City

Ok so this is a pretty long one, but I promise if you stick it out and read to the end you will find a funny story! We spent two days in Jaipur, and the first was a lazy day of planning (what can I say, the wifi pinned me down). In the afternoon we…

On the Road Again: Traveling to Jaipur

We had a busy day in Agra exploring the sights, and turned to Lonely Planet for a place to go to recuperate before boarding a bus to Jaipur. This is the day we discovered the limited utility of Lonely Planet: while the “things to see” will never change, we’ve found that some places to eat…