I was visiting India for the first time and I was excited about the rich culture and diverse experiences that the country had to offer. I had read about safety issues for women traveling solo in the country, but after talking to a few of my friends who had backpacked across India I was reassured and decided to take the plunge. And what a journey it was! This was one of my most memorable trips. There was a smile in every face and a helping hand in every corner. And not to mention all the kida who make you feel like a movie star!
I only had three weeks in India and that wasn't enough to visit all the exotic destinations in this vast country. So I decided to explore the north west area of the vast country – the regions of Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh & the Punjab offer many different experiences. Like an Indian thali meal, you can enjoy a variety of flavours to satisfy even the pickiest of taste buds. This is only a small example of what India has to offer but every day I was excited, intrigued and challenged. The varied countryside, amazingly friendly locals, flavoursome food and melting pot of cultures has certainly whetted my appetite and I can’t wait to take another bite.