End of our trip in India: personal opinion

Let’s be honest: India is a strange country. The landscapes/monuments are huge, beautiful and full of history, but the Indians are kind of strange… It’s kind of difficult to have a straight opinion about them; they are really nice, want to help you every time, and love the tourists (a delight compared to French people). […]

New Delhi and Old Delhi

We have been exploring Delhi in 2 parts : we went to Old Delhi right before leaving to Rajasthan, and we ended our journey in India by a day in New Delhi. Let’s dive into this huge city. First ride in tuk tuk to go to Old Delhi Old Delhi The contrast between Old Delhi and […]

An overview of the Mongol empire at Agra

Last stop of our Indian trip: Agra and Fathepur Sikri, two ancient king-cities, memories of the ancient Mongol empire. Fathepur Sikri The main door of Fathepur’s mosque , the biggest in India! Fathepur Sikri was build from nothing by Akbar, Indian emperor and the biggest Mongol figure in Asia. This palace was used for only 15 years, […]

Amber, ex-capital of the most powerful Maharaja

Amber was the previous capital of the Jaipur Maharaja before the decision of building Jaipur was made. And in comparison, it now looks like a very peaceful village. Amber was a war-designed city, controlling a strategic gorge on the way to Delhi. The city is protected by 3 forts surrounded by kilometers of walls to […]

Jaipur, the pink city

The creation of Jaipur has been decided by maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, ruler of Amber, at the beginning of the 18th century. It’s the first city in India to have been conceived by an ubarnist. Inside the walls of the old city, most of the buildings have been built in pink sandstone, and the […]

Deogarh Mahal: a not-so-Indian experience

After spending two nights in the calm – for Indian standards – Udaipur, we went back up north in direction of Jaipur. On our way, we stopped to check out Sas-Bahu temples, a complex of 11th century hindu temples elegantly decorated. We then spend our second night in a palace: Deogarh Mahal, a massive 17th century […]

From Pushkar to Udaipur, two “lake cities” in two days.

Pushkar Our journey in Rajasthan is quite intense! First stop in a real city, Pushkar: a small city known for its sacred lake, in which Indians come to take a bath in order to be forgiven for their sins. Apparently, some of them have to do so every day, considering the impressive number of scams […]

What it feels like to be a Maharaja

After Saturday’s fail to make a reservation at Neemrana Fort Palace, we decided to try to get a room when getting there and left Delhi at 7am. As you enter Rajasthan, you slowly leave the crowded and – let’s be crazy – “modern” Delhi, which leaves place to a dryer landscape, camels replacing cars and […]

A trip to Rajahastan

Being in Delhi is one hell of an exotic experience, but we also want to see more of India than just this one city, in order to deepen our vision of India. Therefore, we decided to take a one-week trip in Rajasthan. Our itinerary in Rajasthan Rajasthan reputed for being one of the most beautiful states […]

First day around the world – Arrival at Delhi

After 8 hours in the airs, we made it to Delhi at 7am yesterday, and were confidently riding the tube to downtown with a 2 hours-sleep (and needless to say fully resting) night behind us. And the “best first day around the world ever” began… As it was pouring rains outside of the subway station, […]