All my pictures below were taken during a trip to India in May 2016.

Black Bear Rathanborne National Park
Lodi Gardens view through door

Tomb New Delhi

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This particular experience was part of a wider journey, starting in Delhi and Ending in Mumbai. During the trip, I stayed in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai and Goa.

Hotel Accommodation In India: Reviews

metropolitan-hotel_delhiDelhi: The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa New Delhi
Perfectly comfy but don’t arrive early! We were an hour early and asked if we could check in early – which don’t go down very well. This is nicely located though close to the old town area, and short tuk-tuk rides to the top attractions such as the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Lodi gardens. 

grand-imperial-agraAgra: The Grand Imperial Hotel
My favourite hotel along the entire journey, this hotel is an old colonial building with original wooden doors and beautiful architecture. Being low season we were upgraded to a suite and what a suite it was! 

Jaipur: Jaipur Marriott Hotel
A relatively fleeting visit as we head out on Safari to the Rathanborne National Park – however, this gave us a quick glimpse of luxury after travelling on the trains. Sweet talking the lovely lady on reception we got a room upgrade and free airport transfers! India in low season isn’t all that bad!

Mumbai: Ibis Mumbai Airport
Notice I have not put a link! This was the worst experience in the whole trip. Damp bed-sheets, our rooms were ready – at 10pm!!!! They have overbooked so we had to have twin rooms not single. If you know of a good hotel in Mumbai please mention it in the comments! Click here for other hotels options in Mumbai. 

viator-ranthambore-safariRanthambore Safari

From Japiur we organised a two-day safari to Ranthambore National Park. The Tigers here are the biggest pull but there is such a diverse amount of wildlife in the park I’d urge you to go with an open mind – and not solely focus on the Tiger else you may be disappointed. You can find a range of tours here on Viator.

Trains in India

All of our trains were booked through – one of the easiest ways to book Indian train tickets.

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