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Your Planet in 7 Seconds: Messy India

Your Planet in 7 Seconds: Messy India

March 25, 2014, No Comments

Today, we take seven seconds and drop ourselves right into the middle of the action of India’s Holi festival. (Hey, sometimes having fun means getting a little messy, right?) Amazing things happen on this big blue planet of ours every day, and when they do, G Adventures is there to capture them. “This is »

Mother-Daughter Bonding at the Taj: Travelling India

Mother-Daughter Bonding at the Taj: Travelling India

March 3, 2014, 12 Comments

The seeds of my India trip began almost a year ago, when I asked my mother what sight she would want to see in her lifetime but was nervous about visiting alone. “The Taj!” she exclaimed almost immediately. “I’d love to see the Taj but I don’t think I’ll make it to India.” My »

Adventures in India: The Pushkar Camel Fair

Adventures in India: The Pushkar Camel Fair

January 8, 2014, No Comments

The Pushkar Camel Fair in India is one of the world’s largest camel and livestock fairs. It takes place in the Rajasthani town of Pushkar each November, during the full moon and the holy festival of Kartik Purnima. The fair has become a popular tourist attraction, with upwards of 400,000 people in attendance in »

Peeing on a Public Bus in India

Peeing on a Public Bus in India

October 25, 2013, 2 Comments

Kristen Jacobson of hopscotchtheglobe.com shares her story of peeing on a bus in India with this video »

Postcards from India: North to South

Postcards from India: North to South

October 1, 2013, 3 Comments

India. Over a billion people speaking 780 languages and dialects across 28 states. The diversity inside India is astonishing, something we didn’t fully comprehend until we had the chance to travel across India by train from south to north, east to west and back again. From Kerala to Tamil Nadu in the south, from »

Southern Indian Food: Our Favorite 5 Dishes

Southern Indian Food: Our Favorite 5 Dishes

August 13, 2013, 5 Comments

“South Indian cuisine? But isn’t all Indian food the same?” you might ask. If you think that Indian food is just chicken tikka masala and palak paneer, think again. Although most Indian restaurants in the West serve northern Indian (or Punjabi style) food – rich, creamy curries and sauces; dishes like butter chicken, navratan »

Survivors Get A New Perspective In India

Survivors Get A New Perspective In India

July 28, 2013, 4 Comments

Here at G Adventures, it’s no secret that we believe that travel changes peoples’ lives. In fact, it’s one of the cornerstones of our ideology. So there’s nothing that warms our heart quite like reading a customer testimonial about how their G Adventures trip made a difference – and when it’s a story like »

Sensory Overload: India

Sensory Overload: India

July 15, 2013, 5 Comments

India is definitely a ‘sensory overload’ sort of place. And while holiday snaps are great as a visual reminder of what you did, what gets forgotten is the rest of the sensory experience, so before that happened to me, I wrote it down. One major revelation from visiting India is that Indian restaurants in »

Guide Book: India

Guide Book: India

May 10, 2013, 1 Comment

When you think about India, what first comes to mind? Elephants? Bollywood films? Delicious curries? Well, India has all of that and much, much more. It may be as hot as you’d expect, but if you’re willing to step out of your (possibly air-conditioned) comfort zone, you’ll be rewarded with a colourful dose of »

Holi: India’s Fine Mess

Holi: India’s Fine Mess

March 27, 2013, 4 Comments

Bright, bold and boisterous, India’s Holi celebrations always leave their mark »