The 10 top must-do reasons to visit India include the Taj Mahal, shopping, yoga, long train rides and the caves of Ellora and Ajanta.
One of the most popular posts on Breathedreamgo. Busting the top 5 myths of India: traveling in India is dangerous, India is a country; India is poor, yoga is a system of exercises and Hinduism is a religion.
The Windamere, Ganges View, Casa Cottage, Jas Vilas and Inn Seventh Heaven: My top 5 favourite hotels in India. They each combine personality, charm, comfort and integrity — and they’re clean and friendly.
Looking back at three months in India: meditating in Rishikesh, visiting the Beatles ashram, attending the largest spiritual gathering on earth and learning to love India for who she really is.
Aurovalley Ashram, near Rishikesh, India is a haven of peace, natural beauty and conscious living. Visitors can walk to the Ganga, learn the Sri Aurobindo philosophy of Integral Yoga and relax in a quiet, safe and inspiring environment.
Sikkim is ribbon-like roads winding around graceful mountains, deep valleys with thin rivers that will fill to torrents during monsoon and clouds of thick mist obscuring mountain tops and views. It’s a lovely place, very gentle. Pelling is a small town in west Sikkim known for historic ruins, important monasteries, authentic villages and of course Kanchendzonga, the world’s third highest mountain.
Darjeeling is a special place because of a serendipitous meeting of location and history. Situated way up in the Himalayan foothills, it is presided over by the mighty massif Kanchendzonga. My time there was magical partially because of Darjeeling itself, partially because of my guide, and partially because I was staying at the Windamere Inn.
If I have my way, the Ellora and Ajanta caves will join the Taj Mahal on the must-see list both for visitors to India and Indians. I am not a scholar or expert on ancient Buddhist and Hindu painting and sculpture, but I know a good thing when I see it. These caves are magnificent. I knew, of course, that they were amazing and worth a visit, but I was overwhlemed by their beauty, antiquity, immensity and scope.
First impressions of a buzzing metropolis I arrived in Mumbai (Bombay) badly. I bought a ticket in Goa for an…