Hotel Review: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Jaipur, India

[Edit: The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Jaipur has since been rebranded as Hotel Radisson Jaipur City Center. This review remains as an archive.] Hotel Name: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Jaipur Address: Khasa Kothi Circle, M I Road, Jaipur, India I stayed at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Jaipur as […]

Forts and palaces of Jaipur

A Second Chance City Jaipur was the fifth city on my Club Carlson trip that is taking me to seven cities around Asia. When I saw the itinerary I was happy to see Jaipur on the list. I came to Jaipur in 2011 and I had Delhi belly (I had just come from Delhi and […]

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Temple Bay Resort at Mahabalipuram, Mamallapuram – India

Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Temple Bay Resort at Mahabalipuram Address: Kovalam Road, Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), Tamil Nadu, India. I stayed at the Radisson Blu Temple Bay Resort at Mahabalipuram as a guest of Club Carlson, on behalf of their Global Travelers campaign. Mahabalipuram (formerly known as Mamallapuram) is in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This […]

Notes on Mamallapuram

My first time to India was in 2007 where I visited Mumbai and some of the southern states. I was told that the south is so more relaxed than the north, but having never been to the north I had no way of comparing. I came back to India again in 2011, this time flying […]

Where I’m At: October, 2013 – Mamallapuram

Greetings from Mamallapuram, India. Here is this months best reads from around the web. Travel Gear This week saw the release of a new breed of carry-on travel bag which I believe is a game-changer in bag design. The ProTravel Carry-on was launched via Kickstarter and it has already seen demand that has got the […]

Varanasi Travel Guide

Travel Guides > India > Varanasi Travel Guide Varanasi has always been high on my list of places to visit in India. Before coming here I knew that Varanasi was famous for the ghats (steps) that lead to the Ganges river. Varanasi is well known for the funeral pyres where devout Hindu’s consider it good […]

Jaipur Travel Guide

Travel Guides > India > Jaipur Travel Guide Accommodation Jaipur hotels – Search and compare all Jaipur hotel deals from hundreds of accommodation sites at once. I stayed at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Jaipur. Travel Guides Jaipur Tourism – Official guide from Rajasthan Tourism. Blogs Jaipur City Blog – Blog about Jaipur […]

Seeking Nirvana in Bodhgaya – Where the Buddha attained enlightenment

India has three of the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world, with the fourth being in Nepal. That is an impressive heritage for a country that counts less than one percent of its population as Buddhist (though ask any entrepreneur and most would take 1% of billion). Out of those four sites, […]

In Pictures: The Taj Mahal – India

If there is one building that carries a load of expectation on its shoulders (roof? dome?), that would be the Taj Mahal. Only good is ever spoken of this Wonder of the World, so I naturally wondered if it would live up to its expectations. [First glimpse of the Taj Mahal] Walking through the gate […]

Where I’m At: April, 2011 – Delhi

It’s been a while since I have woken up briefly forgetting where I am, which was how I woke up in my first morning in Delhi. Outside there was sound of sweet Indian music (the good stuff, with sitars and tablas). When I opened my eyes, the room was more peculiar than the usual Southeast […]