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…

Fancy Fences and Ornate Arches: The Agra Fort

After our morning at the Taj Mahal we wandered the Agra Fort, which was full of ornate arches, fancy fences, and unrealistically-green lawns. The Agra Fort was one of the first of many we have seen while traveling through Northern India. The area is rich with history, as Agra was the capital of the Mughal…