Itinerary part 3 : India

It’s been 223 days, 18 countries and somehow – in what feels like a blink of an eye – we are already looking at the last third (gasp!) of our trip around the world.

Much of what remains to be seen is unsettled. We planned it this way. We wanted to have the freedom to choose depending on how we were feeling about the trip at this point. What places would be tugging at us to visit at this mark? How did we want this story to end?

temple heatherNow that we’re in the moment the questions remain.

What I do know is that the India leg of our trip will take a total of 6 weeks. We’ve been working with Liberty India to map out an itinerary that lets us see as much of the country’s highlights as possible while leaving us room to make real connections in this country.

VillagersTwo weeks into the visit I can tell you that they are very good at doing just that. What they’ve put together so far has been incredible.

I’m going to share parts of our route with you below so you have a sense of where we are and where we are going over the next four weeks. I’d love if you’d weigh in with your thoughts, comments, tips or suggestions.

Where we’ve been: Rajasthan

Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, The Great Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Samode, Jaipur.

Jain Temple

Coming up:

Ranthambore – in search of tigers

Bharatpur – exploring the Fatehpur Sikri described as “an epic poem in red sandstone”

Agra – The Taj Mahal and more

Train to  Jhansi,  Varanasi and the River Ganges

Delhi – Old and New

Amritsar – The Golden Temple

Head south to Cochin and the backwaters then north to Goa and Mumbai.

And once we’ve finished in India? Dubai.

I promise to keep you posted on what comes after that. Once we know, you’ll be the first to know. :)

 

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maijasmommymoments February 8, 2012, 1:02 PM

Amazing.  Simply amazing.  Can’t wait to “follow” you through India and wherever else you may travel!

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Travelbug from Toronto March 4, 2012, 3:13 PM

So impressed!  My work colleague Dylan Dampier (I think you know him?) here in Toronto showed me your blog and we’re hooked.  We’re taking a 6-month trip starting this July to South America, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and New Zealand with two kids (9 and 7) in tow and eyes wide open!  Keep posting…especially about kid-friendly experiences and places to stay!

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Mikki99 March 14, 2012, 9:36 PM

Dubai, wonderful to see the worlds highest to

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Mikki99 March 14, 2012, 9:41 PM

Type your comment here.Dubai wonderful to see the worlds largest tower look forward to hearing about it. I understand you are checking out the Nile don’t miss Aswan and Luxor what about heading to Israel for a great view of the Middle East , I’ll personally take time off to help you navigate, history, miracles and fun for all the family 

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Sherrie Guthrie May 7, 2012, 10:44 AM

Did u go to the golden temple on your trip in india 

and i’m from India

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Dave February 10, 2014, 5:51 PM

I just saw your picture in the Vancouver Province newspaper and followed the link to your site. When I saw your family picture I remembered meeting your family on my first trip to India. Your husband and I had a nice conversation I beleive at the Waga border near Amritsar??? I am amazed that I remembered you all from that brief conversation, and to recognize you two years almost to the day just from your picture in the paper. You seem to have an amazing sense of adventure good on you and your family!!!

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Heather February 16, 2014, 10:20 PM

Hi! Ish says he remembers you. What a wild coincidence. So glad you found us. Amritsar and that trip to the border remain among our favourite experiences from the trip

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