I've always associated India with railways, and so my ‘theme' for this journey was travel by train. Using a combination of good books and an incredibly helpful specialist travel agent in London, I managed to plan and book my route and tickets months ahead. Athough this gave me little flexability as i travelled around India, it did mean that I could visit what I considered to be every major highlight of a huge country in a relatively short space of time.
The following travelogue is written pretty much word for word from the diary I kept at the time. They are listed in reverse order, just click on the articles below to be taken through to them.