on an educational / health project in the village of Amarpurkashi (APK) in Uttar Pradesh
Also known as Benares, Banaras or Kashi
I really don't like big Indian cities. But sometimes you have to pass through them to get somewhere really worthwhile.
In particularly the area of Fort Kochi, a favourite destination.
Pondicherry or Puducherry is a former French Trading Post
A pleasant surprise
Using Aurangabad as a base, and visiting Aurangabad caves and Bi-Bi ka Maqbara
Home of the Taj Mahal
Starting with Jaipur, then on to Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Jodhphur, Udaipur and Bundi, then to Orcchha in Madhiya Pradesh for some more amazing monuments
In the tiny village of Gundalaba, I stayed on a turtle protection project and witnessed turtles laying eggs on the beach at 2am