Travel tips and photos from my travels through India.

Karni Mata - Hindu Rat Temple - Deshnoke Rajasthan India - Nathan Brayshaw

Karni Mata - The Rat Temple

In a land that has 33 Gods and around two million temples of all shapes and sizes you come to expect some pretty quirky things from India. And one of the quirkiest has to be Karni Mata – The Rat Temple. Karni Mata is a Hindu temple in Deshnoke, a small, remote town in ...

NathanPosted By Nathan
6th August 2021 (Updated 26th August 2021)
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 1153

Greed, excess, neglect and why I haven't seen the Taj Mahal

If I read one more soppy blog post about how ‘spiritual & moving’ the Taj Mahal is, or see one more sun hat and flowing dress photo from the Taj on Instagram, I think I might just throw up.  I'm here to tell you that you have been fooled...hoodwinked...mesmerised ...

NathanPosted By Nathan
8th April 2020 (Updated 5th April 2024)
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 2481
On the River in Varanasi

Travel for Grown Ups - A Day in Varanasi

Varanasi. Banaras. Kashi. The 'Holy City'...the spiritual hub of India. No matter what you call it, Varanasi is the India of your dreams. One of the oldest, continually habited cities in the world, Varanasi isn't for the faint-hearted. It's raw and in-your-face, with it's 24/7 ...

NathanPosted By Nathan
5th May 2019 (Updated 26th February 2023)
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 3961

The River Ganges - rub-a-dub 500 million in the tub!

Varanasi is the ‘real India’. It’s the spiritual hub of India and the star of all the advertising seen around the world. And the main attraction around here is Ma Ganga - the River Ganges. The water in the Ganges is seen to be sacred and purifying by the ...

NathanPosted By Nathan
2nd February 2017 (Updated 23rd July 2021)
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 3474

Drunk in Surfers Paradise and How India Lost all its Money

Sardar Manjit Singh is a businessman and property tycoon from the small town of Ferozupur, Punjab, near the Pakistani border in India. As it turns out he is also the owner of our favourite Indian restaurant (the best on the Gold Coast), India Gate, in Surfers Paradise. And as ...

NathanPosted By Nathan
22nd January 2017 (Updated 23rd July 2021)
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 3005
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