A Suffolk Make Up Artist in India, 2023

Something a little different from me, so if you’re curious about travel read on (if not, I’ll be back to beauty next time).

I recently took a trip to India. I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally get back to travel. It’s been such a long time. I haven’t been away properly since Covid, and those of you who know me know that I love to travel.

I was beside myself to finally have a trip like this to look forward to.

India… You did not disappoint!

What a complete sensory overload. The noise. The smell. The colour. The taste.

It completely hits you and it takes over!

The thing I love most about travel is being pushed out of my comfort zone, the struggles you may have to overcome, the highs and lows, the chance to try new things you would never usually get the chance to do.

If you’re new to adventure travel, bare these words in mind:

  • You will never know if you like something until you try it!

  • If it doesn’t kill you it will make you stronger or at least give you a new experience along the way.

  • Go all in! Try the food, join in the dancing, communicate with people, even if you don’t speak the same language.

  • See that amazing sight (even if it takes you off the beaten track).

India was unique in every way.

A different look at Religion.

One thing I found interesting was the huge presence of religion, with over 3 million gods widely prayed to, you have to find the God’s that appeal to you. This style of religion was completely new to be and I found it utterly incredible.

Safety… doesn’t come first.

Safety certainly isn’t a priority, especially when it comes to the road. It was bonkers! Traffic everywhere, cars, bikes, motorbikes, TukTucks ,pedestrains…. people driving the wrong way down the road, people weaving  their way through the traffic and not getting hit.

I think they must be some of the best drivers in the world to not have accidents constantly.

Beauty in the ramshackle.

There was rubbish everywhere! It is shocking to somebody from the UK.

But, there is beauty in the ramshackle and the craziness.

We felt like celebrities!

Our pale skin was celebrated! Locals found it fascinating to take pictures with us or of if they thought you weren’t looking, so we got a taste of what celebrity life must be like… it was a strange feeling.

Locals were also genuinely interested in us, asking for our names and where we came from.

Food Glorious Food

 

The food there is an amalgamation of diverse flavours and textures that tantalize the taste buds with every bite. The spices are subtle, not like the heat we get in the UK. I could have eaten my way around India and done nothing else.

The Itinerary

We visited Delhi and then travelled on to Jaipur. We visited a ‘small’ village, (that’s 9000 people, so a little different to our definition of small in the UK), called Karauli, I really loved it there. Children were so fascinated by us and they followed us around our walking tour of the village. Just want to know your name and hold your hand. They are just so happy to see you, it’s lovely just to make someone’s day just by being you, a tourist in their country.

We then headed to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and the Amber fort.

The buildings are incredible and so beautifully decorated.

The Taj Mahal was the most incredible place. I had no idea how beautiful it was going to be. I knew it was a white marble building. I hadn’t realised how intricate and decorated it was.

It is a wonder so you can understand why it is one of the new seven wonders of the world.

The Taj completed my list of the 7 wonders and I have to say it was the most beautiful of all of them.

Every trip I take means different things to me in different ways.

But I have to say, this was the most beautiful trip to date, the people especially made it so.

I love to travel and every trip I take is incredible in its own way.

I hope you enjoyed my travel blog! Back to beauty next time, but if you have any questions about travelling in India just let me know.