Udaipur, which is situated on Lake Pichola in Rajasthan, India is filled with buildings fit for a Maharana. They rise from the water with architecture dating back to the 1500’s. Domed rooftops and arched windows make for a storybook setting. Days can be spent lounging on a bed with big cushions over looking the ghats (steps leading to the water) and daily life. Tourists dine on balconies and roof top patios as they overlook the cityscape of pastel yellows and creams.
India kicked off The Planet D travel blog and holds a special place in our hearts. After spending three months there, we explored a lot of the country and share our experiences from our time there.
We had read that the backwater tour was a must when visiting Kerala. According to The Lonely Planet It may be one of the most expensive things that you do in India, but it is well worth it. So naturally, we booked a houseboat and splurged on a cruise the backwater canals and tributaries of Alleppey. The boat was exactly what you would want for an exotic Asian Cruise adventure.
Karnataka appeals to a lot of travelers who visit India with its dense forests, wildlife, high mountains, delicious food, and rich culture. You might think that because of Karnataka’s natural beauty and cultural richness the state would be crowded. But on the contrary, you can easily find solitude in Karnataka, a place that is rising quickly on people’s bucket lists…. Read More
Rishikesh is the adventure capital of India. From white water rafting to Yoga there are so many things to do in Rishikesh that you will want to return again and again. Whether you are visiting India for the first time or have already explored other regions of the country, Rishikesh offers you a great escape from the hustle and bustle… Read More
It is known as the Festival of Colours and it is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Holi is a Hindu festival that takes place across India but nowhere celebrates the Holi Festival with more spirit than Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna. Holi Festival India We were traveling in Punjab at the time wondering where we should celebrate when we heard that the best… Read More
We had been back in India a mere two days when we made our way to Punjab to witness the Golden Temple. Sikhism’s Holiest site, this temple welcomes all to enjoy its beauty and spirituality. Dave and I don’t normally become excited over temples, but the Golden Temple is incredibly impressive and beautiful. It is not a large temple, but it is impressive. Built in 1577, the temples dome is guilded with 750 kg of pure gold.