India Travel Guide

India was without a doubt the place I suffered culture shock the most.

It wasn’t until my second visit I truly warmed to it. The north and south vary as much as city to city. Whether you want nature, chaos or cultural over load you can find it all here.

To truly discover India give yourself multiple trips or a long, extended visit.

India Travel Basics:

What to see in Indonesia

Erm, Everything? Seriously, this county blows me away and after spending six months exploring it I still have so much left.

My personal favourites were Raja Ampat and Komodo – the sheer natural beauty, scuba diving and wildlife (think Mantas, Dragons and Dolphins) are beyond words. That said, I even managed to find a soft spot for Jakarta – undoubtedly one of the most slated cities in the travel blogging world.

Usual Suspects

Cultural Hub of Ubud, Bali

Mount Bromo, Java

Ijen Blue Fire Lake, Java

Beaches of Bali

Scuba Diving

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali

The Gili Islands, Lombok

Luxury Living in Bali


Cultural Landscape of Bali Province

Borobudur and Prambanan, Yogyakarta

Komodo National Park

Lorentz National Park

Sangiran Early Man Site, Flores

Rainforests of Sumatra

Ujung Kulon National Park


Raja Ampat, West Papua

Flores Island Road Trip

Jellyfish Lake, Borneo

Orangutan in the Wild, Borneo

Islands of Sulawesi

Sumatra for Rhinos

Toraja Land, Sulawesi

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India Blog Posts

A quick look at Lucknow: one day in the Uttar Pradesh capital

My one day in Lucknow was completely unexpected but determined to make the most of the flying visit, I crammed a lot into my short time in Uttar Pradesh.
2nd October 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Kumbh Mela Facts and Photos: Captured on the Canon Powershot SX740 HS

The Prayagraj Kumbh Mela is one of the largest gatherings, and most spiritual events in the world. Enjoy a photo tour captured on the Canon Powershot SX740.
11th February 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Attending the worlds largest spiritual gathering: The Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

Unlike anything I have ever witnessed, The Prayagraj Kumbh Mela was a unique experience to attend. Here is the story of how my short time was spent.
9th February 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Cremations and celebrations: A journey through Varanasi, India’s holiest city

Varanasi is a city unlike any other. My one day in Varanasi was incredible, from the ceremonies on the Ghats before sunrise until the incredible celebrations after sunset.
3rd February 2019/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

The Golden Triangle with a Twist

The golden triangle which makes up Agra, Delhi and Jaipur is one of the most famous routes to travel in India. But how can you make it unique? How much of an insight into India do we really want?
1st June 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Agonda Beach India… The ultimate digital detox?

Let me tell you how peaceful, perfect and relaxing Agonda Beach in Goa is. Then I'll tell you why I hated it. if you are after the ultimate digital detox in India, this could well be it...
15th March 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Taj Mahal Photography Tips & Travel Guide

I'm gonna admit, I used to hate photographing world famous landmarks. Photographing the Taj Mahal is no different, but here are 14 photography tips to help you get a unique view of this famous monument.
3rd March 2016/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Breaking my word in Mumbai

As Rajesh opened his heart to me I felt the need to help. Why? It took me a while to realise. I didn't however. I just left broken promises behind...
4th December 2015/by Daniel James (Dan Flying Solo)

Beyond The Guidebook

Hey! I’m Dan and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world, meeting people on the road and can usually be found lost and attached to a camera. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 50+ countries and aim to share the best travel tips, stories and guides here on the blog. If you want to be kept up to date every month + get access to the latest deals and competitions sign up on the form just down there or feel free to stalk me a bit more if you need help planning a trip, click here to get in touch!

Safe Travels, Dan

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