The food was good. I’m a spice fan so I wasn’t worried, the curries are definitely a different experience from the local Indian takeaway! They weren’t exactly mild, but they didn’t burn your tongue off. My favourites? The lamb curry was excellent. And I was a big fan of the mango lassis that Bhanu introduced us to.
October was a good time to travel and not as hot as I had expected – t-shirt weather in the day, sometimes I wore a hoodie in the evenings. Three of the hotels had outside pools in the shade so we didn’t burn. I shared a room with my mum and dad. They were actually great to travel with, but next time I’d like a brother there too, just to have someone nearer my age.
My best day? Apart from the cricket match, it was definitely the safari. We had to get up super early, but I didn’t mind as I’m used to waking up early for school. We saw loads of animals – like a sloth bear and monkeys. No tigers sadly, but it made me want to do more of that type of thing.
The trip gave me a great experience and more confidence to travel. I think it will help me wherever I want to go in the world. India is full on – the people, the busy cities, the smells! I feel like I can go anywhere now. Next trip? New York. I’ve always wanted to see the New York skyline. So that’s next please Mum!"