Tag: India

Farming in the North of India

Right now, I’m sitting in the plane back to Germany. Finally time has come to return home after 19 months of travelling. The last four weeks I spent in the Himalayan Mountains of North India. I visited two different farms and had a great time. Let me share with you a time full of learning…


Hampi – made of stones

As many different people tell us one of the most famous places to visit in India is Hampi. Hampi has been a large city and part of the Ashokan kingdom around 3rd century and is an area with lots of temples and surrounded by a stone and sand dominated landscape. We have a two step…


Puducherry, Auroville and Sapney Farm

Part 1: Puducherry, Auroville and volunteering We are arriving late in the night in Puducherry, after or long train ride from Kolkata to Chennai and a three hours local bus tour. It is a nice little town deep in the south at India’s east cost. We are sleeping at our first couchsurfing host Vikram in…


Kerala “Gods own Country”

Kerala is special. It seems you can feel it immediately after crossing the border coming from Tamil Nadu. Smiling people, glowing eyes, beautiful nature, birds and butterflies everywhere. It’s not hard to understand, that Kerala is called “gods own country”. The first place we are going to stay is a nice resort inside Keralas Backwaters…


Back in Kolkata

After 10 weeks in India we are finally back where we have started, in Kolkata. On Tuesday our Visa is expiring. We got a cheap flight to Bangkok on Sunday, so today is our last full day in this magical country. The next travel log posts and photos are in the pipeline, so stay tuned…


In the Western Ghats

This time it’s just a short train ride to a small town near the Western Ghats called Tenkasi, where we hope to experience little bit more nature and mountains again after staying in Madurai. The Western Ghats is a mountain range in India and the part we are going to visit is not far away….


Madurai – Pilgrimage City

We go on exploring southern India and reach Madurai in the early morning hours after an 8 hours trip in one of the sleeping busses you can use in India for longer distances. These busses really have quite comfortable double bed compartments with curtains for some privacy. That’s why we had good rest the night…


One Thousand Miles on the Rails

To reach our next destination Pondycherry in southern India we go on a 28 hours and one thousand miles train ride from Kolkata to Chennai. Going by train is one of the most common ways of travelling for the Indians too. We decide for the sleeper class. We are sharing our compartment with a nice couple from…


Quick update: Luxury in Kerala

In the last weeks we fell a little behind keeping the blog up to date. There is so much happening and one detailed post is sometimes laborious, so it is not always possible to publish in time. To overcome this we start a new post format. Beside the extensive travel log posts we provided until now we will…


Welcome to the Sundarbans

Randomly we discover a possibility to join a tour into the Sundarbans, an area near Kolkata with the world biggest mangrove forest and home of the famous royal bengal tiger. Cause the tour is taking three days we can stop looking for another accomodation in Kolkata. The next nights we are going to stay in an eco…