Taj Mahal, India

I Just Had The Crappiest Visit To The Taj Mahal

Derek India 77 Comments

The journey from Rishikesh to the world famous city of Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) was quite lengthy, taking us almost twelve hours to complete. This was partly due to the distance we needed to cover (400 kilometers) and partly due to the many stops we made along the way, which included lunch in the village of Shahpur and …

Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

Why You Should Visit The Golden Temple in Amritsar, India

Derek India 56 Comments

Why don’t more foreigners visit the city of Amritsar during their travels around India? This is a question that I have yet to understand as, in my opinion, this one city, which is located some 450 kilometers (270 miles) northwest of Delhi, close to the border with Pakistan, offers an experience that is difficult to match anywhere else in the …

Chandni Chowk Market, Delhi

How To Do Delhi The Wandering Earl Way

Derek India 54 Comments

“Really?” That one word is the most typical response I hear whenever I explain to a fellow traveler that I enjoy spending time in Delhi, India. And usually, such travelers throw in an “I just don’t get it” or “I don’t see the appeal” or “Are you crazy?” as well, finding it extremely difficult to comprehend how I could possibly …

Cow in Pahar Ganj

This Is The Incredible India That I Love So Much

Derek India 80 Comments

It’s been only five days, five quick days, but already my love for incredible India has once again been re-confirmed. I wasn’t exactly sure how it would feel to be back in this intriguing nation this time around as my last visit was a somewhat distant three years ago and my life has changed a great deal since then. Perhaps …