• Finale in Paradise
  • Skylark Hotel, Colva, Goa
  • Kentuckee Fried Vindaloo
  • The Going's Good In Goa
  • Our Train To Goa
  • Stay In Hospet Or Stay In Hampi?
  • Up To Their Arms In Henna
  • The Pursuit of Hampi-ness
  • Emilia - Video of Mango Tree Restaurant, Hampi
  • Amy: Lakshmi the Elephant Having A Wash
  • Emilia: Mango Tree Restaurant, Hampi
  • Lakshmi Heritage Tourist Home, Hampi
  • The Road To Hampi
  • Amy: Mirinda
  • Feeling The Heat In Hyderabad


to our blog about 2011′s trip to India. After our trip in 2009 we couldn’t wait to get back to India, to visit another part of a country we’ve all grown to love.

Last time saw us flying into and out of Delhi and having a car/driver chauffeur us around for 10 days before we grew braver and did our own thing. The driver also took care of the hotels, making it a very easy introduction for us all. If you’re interested to read about 2009′s trip then have a look at the Big Cats and Holy Ghats blog.

This time it’s different and it’s all down to us. We’re flying in Delhi and out of Mumbai and we’ll take in a route of nearly 2700 miles, virtually all by train, including 3 overnight trips and 5 day time ones. Suitcases are banned as it’s so much easier getting on a train with a rucksack than with suitcase in each hand.

Using This Site

All the posts are listed on the right starting at the top with the latest post, so just jump in where you want to start.
If you are interested in the planning of this trip, start with the first post.
If you want to start with the first post from our travels then start here
Alternatively, here’s some quick links to the posts
Planning – if you’re interested in the planning aspects of this trip then start with the first post:
Juley to Namaste
Key places we visited, in order
The links will take you to the first post of each place so view the one you’re after then just click next to go through the other posts
    Orchha and the homestay
    Aurangabad and the Caves of Ajanta and Ellora
    Hampi and Hospet
Want to See Posts by a Particular Author?
Kev, Emilia, Amy
Videos – quite a few of the posts have videos too: posts with videos
Diabetes – I always guessed we’d have quite a lot to say about Amy’s diabetes management in India but it turned out we didn’t, nothing was too different.
Here’s some posts containing diabetes stuff.
Hotels – I haven’t reviewed all the places we stayed but here’s some reviews. Hotel reviews.