Our favourite places in India – Madurai

By Debbie Kindness | April 26, 2013

Madurai, meaning Nectar city was named after drops of nectar fell on the spot from Shiva’s locks. Famed for the awe-inspiring Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai is often referred to as the Athens of the east, and with a history dating back more than 2500 years, Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550

Our favourite places in India – Jaipur

By Debbie Kindness | March 21, 2013

.The streets and markets of this colourful and busy capital of Rajasthan, with its palaces and bazaars full of jewellery, textiles and folk-based arts, make Jaipur a thoroughly wonderful city to explore.Known as the Pink City for the terracotta colour of its walls and buildings inside the old city (painted that colour, the colour of welcome when visited