India

 

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 ...

Posted By Nathan
6th August 2021
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 271

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 ...

Posted By Nathan
8th April 2020
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 1969
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 ...

Posted By Nathan
5th May 2019
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 2983

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 ...

Posted By Nathan
2nd February 2017
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 2858

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 ...

Posted By Nathan
22nd January 2017
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 2438
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