Tuesday, 2 August 2016

India Travels


Last year we were attending a family friend's wedding in Delhi. The wedding functions were spread over 3 weeks so for convenience we rented an apartment in Delhi.  It was going to be our base so that we were not moving our luggage around and were free to explore the wonderful country between all the wedding functions. 

Delhi is the capital city of India, it’s the hub of India, a large cosmopolitan city with lots of malls, fine dining and beautiful sights. On the other hand we loved the local places like Chand ni Chouk , the local eateries and the street vendors.



Staying in an apartment was a good idea we were free to self-cater when we had enough of eating out and it was a convenient to have a set address to have a lot of our shopping delivered. Of course you cannot go to India and not shop. We were pleasantly surprised that just like any other country we were able to shop on line for a lot of the things we needed. 

Delivery is just as quick and speedy as it is in UK and the convenience of on line shopping meant that it left us lots of free time to travel. We were also able make a lot of saving on our purchases by getting some great deals and discount codes from CoupoNet. The codes offered some great savings from brands such as Amazon.in, Ebay.in, Snapdeal, Flipkart, Jabong and Foodpanda. We also enjoyed savings on Domino’s Pizza which were a lifesaver for my Pizza addict daughter. Of course with all these amazing voucher codes we were able to shop more with the money we saved!!!



Our trip was divided into three sections firstly to travel north to Punjab to see and experience the Golden Temple and the Wagh Border where India meets Pakistan. This was the most amazing trip we encountered. We enjoyed amazing scenery and ate the best parathas on way at the Dhabas (roadside eateries). We enjoyed the the amazing patriotic ceremony, and the serene nad spiritual Golden Temple.


The second trip we made was to Haridwar and Rishikesh for a pilgrimage tour. These amazing spiritual places are beautiful and we really enjoyed our stay in both places. Transport from Delhi is easy, a large airport offers International and local flights to all destinations in India. The local trains are an experience and taxis and rickshaws are available in abundance.


 In Delhi we really enjoyed the wedding festivities  which were grand and colourful and it was a very memorable experience. Amazing decorations, music food and a mirage of traditions and colours were totally out of this world. We had never been to such an extravagant and wonderful wedding.


After the wedding festivities we did a trip to India's "golden triangle" which was a trip to Jaipur, and Agra. Jaipur is beautiful with its heritage, forts and pink city . In Agra magnificient Taj Mahal was mesmerising and truly magical. India is a truly acity of diverse cultures and we were greeted with a rainbow of colours, flavours, sights and sounds. A country that is so full of tradition and culture that it left us in a trance.We can't wait for our next trip and we are  already dreaming of it.

This post is in collaboration with Couponet.in

22 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to visit Jaipur, since writing a travel story about 'The Pink City' a few years ago. Jealous!! Great idea to hire an apartment for your stay - so much easier than having to cart your luggage around from place to place. x

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  2. Your trip sounds amazing. My sister once went to India with work and since then I've wanted to go. I love that they have online shopping and discount codes!

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  3. Oh wow, sounds like an amazing trip! My cousin has visited India many times and I have always said I would like to visit too one day

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  4. It sounds like the most amazing visit, I fell in love with India watching the real Marigold Hotel, it looked so beautiful and vibrant.

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  5. This is on my travel bucket list to go. I've seen a few yoga retreats here too. What an amazing experience!

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  6. Wow, what an experience! I've heard such great things about Indian weddings, but getting to travel around a bit first beforehand sounds like a great plan! Would love to visit Delhi!

    Musings & More

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  7. what an amazing experience!the car looked so pretty :)
    I love the photos too, would love to get the chance to travel more, but I think India is just a bit too much for me, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Three weeks of celebration, wow!

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  9. We were actually looking at going to India next year. It just looks incredible and I would happily just spend time eating.

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  10. Wow the wedding car covered in garlands is beautiful! Looks like a fabulous trip :)

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  11. Wow what a beautiful looking wedding and it sounded like the most amazing time! I love that Indian weddings are 3 weeks long, maybe I'll make my wedding that long...haha!

    Lottie xx
    http://lottielamour.co.uk

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  12. The wedding car looks amazing, it's the first time I've seen something like this.

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  13. It looks like an amazing trip and you certainly got around. I love India, but I've only been on business and would love to have the time to travel around. GG

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  14. I would love to visit India one day - it's firmly on my bucket list of places to see. The culture and food looks so vibrant and interesting and your trip sounds amazing

    Laura x

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  15. That sounds like a great experience, how amazing are those photos!!!

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  16. India is somewhere I have always wanted to visit. Looks like a great trip.

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  17. India is on my wishlist of places to visit. Your photographs capture it beautifully.

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  18. I've always wanted to visit India. Such a bright and colorful country, from the beautiful saris to the food.

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  19. I plan on spending a few months in India early next year, this post makes me even more excited. It sure looks like a wonderful adventure. Pinning for future reference. :)

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  20. I plan on spending a few months in India early next year, this post makes me even more excited. It sure looks like a wonderful adventure. Pinning for future reference. :)

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  21. This looks amazing! I never been in india before!

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  22. This seems like a great experience - I would've never considered a self-catering apartment in India but it seems like an amazing option

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