Toy Train Darjeeling

Darjeeling is home to the famed Toy Train or more accurately, The Darjeeling Himalaya Railway (DHR).

Darjeeling Tea plantation Time

If you think of India, and you’re British, one thing that will spring to mind is Tea. In particular, Darjeeling tea. We drink oceans of the stuff in Britain and just about everyone will have heard of Darjeeling tea. While in India, I went to a plantation, and spent a few nights in a home … Read more

Holy Varanasi ghats

The Varanasi Ghats are found in what is reputed to be the city with the longest continual history in the world, at over 3,000 years. The city is spread along the west bank of the Ganges River (or Ganga as it’s known in India). Confusingly, the river, which flows from the Himalayas in the North … Read more

Living Root Bridges

From a trip made in 2012 The incredible root bridges of North east india The bridges are located in the East Khasi Hills area of Meghalaya state. Entirely formed of natural materials, the bridges are constructed over many years by training the roots to interweave to create a bridge. There two locations – Mawlynnong and … Read more

The Shillong archery lottery

The incredible sight of the Shillong Teer lottery result being decided by way of archery is one of the most intriguing and yet little known spectacles in India. I went there on my trip to the Khasi Hills region to see the living root bridges. As a town, there is not much of interest for … Read more