I live in India but originate from Yorkshire. Two completely different worlds. My heart lies in India, my family live in Yorkshire, I juggle the two. I have lived in the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, the concrete jungle of Delhi and the city of Jaipur. How to describe life in India? Frustrating, illogical, often hilarious, humbling, surreal but never, ever dull. I have ridden priceless Marwari horses, been invited to royal weddings, been threatened by the local mafia, trekked mountains, rafted white water, been wined and dined by maharajas, slept out under the stars, camped with Raika nomads, driven vintage cars, messed around in tuk tuks got caught up in Holi and ended up with hair dyed a permanent shade of green.
Best of all, I have got to know its people and discovered that in India, anything is possible!
I’ve run travel companies specialising in India and now run Indian Experiences, a consultancy to the Indian Travel Trade.
I’ve also written a soon to be published novel about life in the jungles of central India, Girl India.
This blog is a catalogue of my experiences in India, from hotel reviews, top fives, on life in this wonderful country and the every day encounters which never fail to make me smile.
You can contact me at: Philippa Kaye