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A trip to Gujarat for my return to India

If you follow me on social networks, you probably know that I’m coming back from a month-long trip to India , mostly in Gujarat . Before leaving, when I was asked where my next trip would be and I was answering in India, a lot of people were surprised. “But you’ve been to India before?” Yes, I have been there since it was my fifth trip to this country and cumulating previous stays, I had…

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Manali-Leh road, meet the stars – Ladakh

To reach Leh , capital of Ladakh , many people, pressed for time, opts for a Delhi-Leh return flight. It’s fast, comfortable and allows you to have more time on the spot for your trek in Ladakh. It seems to optimize your vacation. It’s a bit of the pain of our time, even when traveling, everyone is in a hurry. But impossible on the plane to understand why Ladakh is so different from the rest…

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South India, temples of Tamil Nadu

For many, a trip to India is synonymous with Rajasthan. It’s a beautiful region, but a country as vast as India obviously has much more to offer than that. Looking for a place a little more relaxed ? Why not go for a trip to South India in Tamil Nadu ? You may miss the Taj Mahal, but Tamil Nadu is not bad either in terms of temples and other sights. So, fasten your belts,…

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South India Kerala and Karnataka

After traveling the roads of Tamil Nadu , the time has come to cross the mountains, the Western Ghats through the Palni Hills before reaching Kerala and its backwaters, then back through Karnataka to Hampi . A ticket shaped impressions here and there to whet your appetite for this region. Notes interspersed with a few mechanical rides, because we are still in India. And as I thought of you, you will even have right at…

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Bundi, Rajasthan far from mass tourism

Faithful readers, I have no doubt about it, Tajikistan has also become your Kiffistan . But stop there, addictions, it’s dangerous! So for you to avoid any dependence, a small break is necessary. And presto, it’s the perfect excuse to go back to another of my addictions, India . I am taking you this time to Rajasthan . I already hear your disappointment, “you talk about something against the tide of Rajasthan”. But if I…

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Ajanta, at the bottom of the cave, Buddha

The Ajanta Caves in India are most often described in very laudatory terms. These caves dug by man would be decorated with remarkable paintings and sculptures. A real treasure going back more than 2000 years for the oldest and classified in the UNESCO World Heritage. All this is true, this cliff is indeed in many ways quite exceptional, but me in Ajanta, I did not see that that. In Ajanta, I saw Buddha , and…

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Visit the Isle of God in Gujarat to get rid of the chaos

Even if we love to travel in India , we must recognize that it is not always easy. Noise and this kind of permanent chaos have a certain side that can fascinate, but that can also be used. In the suggestions of destinations to disconnect a little, we count Dharamsala (Mac Leod Ganj), Manali, Goa and so on. While calm is at the rendezvous, but very often, I feel a little next to my pumps.…

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Visit of Ahmedabad followed by a night between chaos and cold sweats

Before continuing with the story of my adventures in Benin, a small Indian interlude. It has been almost a year that I have not spoken to you about India , a height when this country is engraved in the very name of the blog! So here is an anecdote that, better than a long speech, should express quite well why sometimes, in India, the Westerner that we are can saturate a little , just a…

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Old Delhi and its chaos

Explaining to the layman what the streets of old Delhi might look like is not easy. To immerse yourself in this urban chaos, the words, however carved they are, are not enough, the photos either. We try to explain, the connoisseurs understood us well, but the others did not. Or they only retain the negative attributes. So to find yourself immersed in the heart of this hubbub, in a traffic jam as can know the…

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Pedestrian at the temples of Palitana at Shatrunjaya

Climb a hill called Shatrunjaya steps after steps until you reach the number 3500. So rise in a slightly mystical atmosphere and accompanied by hundreds of pilgrims, this is what the temples of Palitana , a jain sanctuary, have a offer the visitor a little curious about this state of Gujarat. But who are all these pilgrims? Back to India then. Because in this particular art of my temporello-narrative incoherence, I have forgotten a country…

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