Time to write about India

Sunset at Varkala

I wasn’t sure if I would write about India. It was intended as a vacation, a step away from the blog and anything that resembled work. And it was that. We spent four glorious weeks relaxing, reading, exploring, and enjoying each other’s company. It was the medicine we craved. I barely wrote a word while we there, but instead read all the books I’ve been putting off for years. But now I’m back, and I think it’s time to share some of India with you. I received quite a few questions from readers as we travelled, asking for tips and recommendations so I’ll start with a few photo posts – the best of our Instagram pics for a flavour of what we saw. In later posts, I’ll give some more specific tips and share our itinerary with you, along with some extra details of the special places we stayed. I hope you’ll find it useful. And do let me know if you have any questions or topics that you’d particularly like me to cover.

For now, this is one of my favourite photos from our time there, taken on Varkala beach just a few days into the trip. With views like this, relaxation came with ease.


Posts about Kerala and Goa

The best houseboat in Kerala!

Kerala and Goa itinerary

A comprehensive breakdown of all the details about our month-long trip in Kerala and Goa, including where we stayed, how we travelled and what we ate. It’s all you need to plan a relaxing break in Southern India.

Instagramming India

A selection of our favourite Instagram photos from Southern India.

The best houseboat in Alleppey

How to book a houseboat in Alleppey, and how we found the best houseboat in Kerala!

Photo essay of the Kerala backwaters

Photos from our time in the Kerala backwaters to inspire your trip.

50 shades of Green: Wayanad

A photo essay from our time in Wayanad, including things to do in Wayanad and where to stay.

Special places: Greenpalms Homestay

One of the best things we did in Kerala was stay at the wonderful Greenpalms Homestay where we were treated to gracious hospitality and a taste of village life.

Kochi art photo essay

Kochi is definitely one of the most photogenic cities we visited in Southern India. Have a look at the photos to see for yourself.

Special Places: Eden Garden, Ayurvedic Resort

Another highlight of the places we stayed in Kerala was the Eden Garden, Ayurvedic resort in Varkala. It’s a perfect place to go and relax for a few days in Kerala.


7 thoughts on “Time to write about India”

  1. India was a tough country for us, there was so much to love, but also it wears you down. After a month in the country all I wanted was to go somewhere very, very quiet and eat lots of raw fruits. But, one year later, I am excited to go back someday.

  2. I haven’t been to Varkala yet. But would like to. Looking forward to your India posts. I am curious to know about your experiences in my country! 🙂

  3. Most people who visit India visit Rajasthan, Agra (for the Taj, of course), Goa and Kerala. I have seen all of these and agree that each of these states are as beautiful and interesting as they are perceived to be.
    Having said that, I would strongly urge tourists – Indian and otherwise – that they should definitely visit the state, Karnataka. It is a combination of ancient ruins and modern IT cities; flat sandy beaches and cold hills. This state lies in between Kerala and Goa. So, it can be easily incorporated in your itinerary. In Karnataka, you MUST SEE ruins of the erstwhile glorious Hampi, and see it with a guide. Also, must visit Coorg, Bandipur National Park, Udupi, Gokarna, Belur, Halebidu, Badami, Pattadakal, Gol Gumbaz and Jog Falls. The list is long and I have named just a few. While you are here, you must eat local cuisine in all locations.


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