In 2014, my bestie and I travelled to India. To be honest, it was a bit of a nightmare trip. A 24hr delay, a suitcase getting lost, nights spent on trains (especially annoying when it’s a a dirty three-level bunk bed with practically no bed rails on the side and you’re on top). We covered about 1700km overland in just 10 days. Madness.
When travelling from Mumbai to Trivandrum, we mostly stayed near the coast. I think that’s why we saw an India we didn’t expect: the poverty and delhi-bellies we had presumed, only were there in a light version. Hence India light.