India Active Travel: Kerala vs. Rajasthan

Multi Aktive Trip Kerala The Multi Active Trip in Kerala is created for an active holiday: mountains, sea, the backwaters and lots of greenery in the form of national parks, primeval forests, spice and tea plantations. […]

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The Little Sister of India: Sri Lanka

Pretty much exactly 4 years ago I spent a night in Sri Lanka: I flew from Bangalore to Colombo, went through emigration, slept for a few hours at the airport and flew back to Cochin in Kerala the next morning. The so-called visa run was necessary. With my former tourist visa I was not allowed […]

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The Buddhist Circuit – By mountain bike through the Himalayan valleys Kullu, Lahaul, Spiti and Kinnaur

This June I was finally able to put into practice my long-cherished desire to explore the mountain regions of Spiti and Kinnaur by bicycle. My boyfriend David played a big role in this: passionate mountain biker and adventurer and also fire and flame for this tour. While I have often travelled from Manali to Spiti […]

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Highlights and facts about the Indian tourist paradise Goa

India’s smallest state  Goa looks almost like a grain of dust on the map. It is located on the western coast, surrounded by the much larger states of Maharashtra and Karnataka – and yet unfolds its very own charms. The Arabian Sea stretches along the coast of Goa and  there are numerous fantastic bathing beaches […]

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Goa- Hippy Oasis, Spiritual Training Area, Party Place and Long-Term Holidaymaker Paradise

A report about my three-week stay at Arambol beach Among the 50 beaches in Goa there is the right one for each of us : there are the beaches for package tourists in Baga and Calangute with large luxurious hotels. Then there are relatively natural fishermen beaches like Benaulim without big parties but with water […]

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Jodhpur, Pushkar – Rajasthan! Travelling with children through India

I met Louise in a yoga ashram in Rajasthan, where she lived with her small family for a few months as a karma yogi. I was curious and asked Louise to share her experience about being in India with her three-year-old Matilda and to give us some hints about travelling with a child in India. […]

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10 things not to be missed in Mcleod Ganj/Dharamshala

Note: By now few things changed: The Dalai Lama is now more frequently to be seen, as he is retired Sanghey is not teaching Momo making classes anymore, but you can find other teachers having a poster up. Or why not trying it out your self To camp in Triund in a fixed camp is […]

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The best places in India to practice yoga

In the meantime, yoga has become popular all over the world. Many of us have integrated yoga firmly into our everyday life and visit a yoga class at least once a week. Yoga feels good, relaxes and keeps us physically and mentally in balance. […]

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In an ashram in Rishikesh

Start the day with meditation It’s pitch black when I sneak out of my room at 5:20 am and walk into the yoga hall on the higher floor. The hall is already well filled. But there is only silence. I find an empty space in the back corner and roll out my yoga mat on […]

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Julley from Leh – The six best things to do in Leh

Julley is the magic word in the northern Indian region of Ladakh. Translated, it means “Hello”, “Goodbye”, “Thank you” and “Please”. With this simple word you get through in the high mountain desert of Ladakh quite well. Everywhere you are illuminated by Ladakh faces and a “Julley” is shouted at you. […]

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Rajasthan Round Trip

In two weeks through the Indian desert state with palaces, camel, yoga and interesting encounters Rajasthan is the main destination, along with Agra and Delhi, for many Western travellers. In fact, the great desert state, with its impressive stories of Maharajas and Mughal kings, can be traced back while visiting the mighty forts and magnificent […]

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Holidays in the Spiti Valley

The Spiti Valley The Spiti Valley – “Spiti” means “The land in between”. It is the land between Tibet and India. And although Spiti belongs to the western part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the valley, delineated by mighty mountain ranges, is so different from the rest of India. […]

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Three Weeks in India- Two Travel Itienerys

Three weeks for a trip to India is not an insane amount of time, but at least a very good time frame to watch and experience as much of India as possible. Of course, the trip must be well thought out and organized in advance. Only to start thinking about where it should go in […]

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Happy in Hampi!

Hampi is the number 1 Travel destination according to the Lonelyplanet 2015 (a popular travel guide) and my very clear number 2 (my number 1 is and remains Manali, of course!) Already the fourth time I am visiting this enchanting place and with every further visit I enjoy my stays more and more and tey […]

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Two days in Jaipur and how to spend them best

August Calendar Sheet  No. 8 Jaipur, the pink capital of Rajasthan, is a relatively young city that was founded in 1727 by the Maharaja Jai Sing II as a planned city. Jaipur is known as the Pink City, as the Old Town District was uniformly painted in a pink colour in 1876 for the visit […]

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The village of Karzok at Lake Tsomoriri

September Calendar Sheet  No. 9 The village Karzok is located at 4500 meters, making it one of the highest villages in the world. Once upon a time, the tranquil village on Lake Tsomoriri was located on the Central Asian trade route between China and India. Today, this route is a challenging trek that leads from […]

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Short trip to Nepal

Three days of sightseeing in Kathmandu Nepal would be only my second Asian country after spending 5 years in India! When I planned my short three-day trip to Kathmandu in advance, I got almost a little nervous: Getting out of India, my comfort zone!? In the end, however, it was fun to plan something new […]

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Short Himalayan Holiday- By motorcycle to Lake Chandratal

February Calendar Sheet No. 2 Admittedly, the mountain village of Manali in the green Kullu valley is a beautiful place, but somehow I had the urgent need to leave for a short while, I was here now  for three months continuously and just wanted to get out for a few days. […]

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Two-day trip to the Sunderbans National Park

About the Sunderbans From Calcutta it is only 100 km (i.e. about three hours ;)) to the shores of the Sunderbans – a region in the southernmost West Bengal and in Bangladesh, which is home to the largest mangrove population in the world on an area of 10,000 km². […]

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An ashram, a guru and the hot sun of Rajasthan

More than 2 hours teh bus takes over the almost straight road through the flickering heat of the Rajasthan sun. I sit sandwiched between an elderly gentleman with a goat on his lap and a young woman in a pink Rajasthani outfit and a long dark ponytail and beautiful face, both covered by a thin […]

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Old Manali – the perfect starting point for trekking, mountain biking, adventure and to get to Spiti and Leh

Old Manali is a small tourist area located 3 km up from Manali Town in the Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Unlike many other villages in this region, Old Manali is very well developed for tourism and serves as a small oasis for many long-term travellers to distance themselves from the “real India” for a few […]

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Malana – a remote village in the Himalayas,…

… the best hashish and the oldest democracy in the world It is a three-day march from the Kullu Valley over the 3600 meter high Chandrakani Pass to the village of Malana. The pass itself offers magnificent views of the highest mountains in the region, in good weather the two six-thousand-metre peaks Deo Tibba and […]

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