Our favourite places in India – Bharatpur

  Bharatpur, 60km west of Agra, was founded in 1733 by the Jats, a caste of Hindu farmers/peasants. In the late 17th century, they were bandits who would loot caravans between Delhi and Agra. By 1750, Badan Singh and his armies controlled almost all land between Delhi and Agra and succeeded in defeating the Mughals. [...]

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Our favourite places in India – Agra

Agra is situated on the banks of holy Yamuna River which merges with the Ganges further down stream. It was first declared the Moghul capital of India in 1501 and for the next two centuries, alternated with Delhi and Lahore as the capital of the Empire. For centuries, the Taj Mahal, often described as a [...]

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Our favourite places in India…Orchha

. The city of Orchha was established in 1501, by a Bundela chieftain, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha. Once one of the most powerful kingdoms in Central India, Orchha is now just a small sleepy village surrounded by a woody forest. I love the story most of all of the [...]

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Festivals and Fairs of India

India is a country that seems to have a festival on somewhere just about every day of the year. So, I did some research and found this comprehensive list of the major and many of the less known festivals held each year. Here is a list and short description of these festivals by date order. [...]

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Life enhancers searching for new experiences in Incredible India

A lovely lady by the name of Alison Gardner, who just happens to run an online travel magazine called Travel with a Challenge was a passenger on our Womens-only tour last October in India. Here’s an excerpt from an article she recently had published about her experiences on the tour. Many thanks Alison.   ‘Each [...]

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