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. :)