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From a young age Kate always had a strong desire to travel. In 2013 she embarked on an 18 month backpacking trip, spending most of her time in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. It was this trip that really sparked her passion and fascination for India.

She has since been back to India five times, visiting both the contrasting northern and southern states and becoming entirely captivated by the diversity of the country — from the beautiful landscapes and nature of south India, coupled with the rich history, culture and architecture that the north has to offer. Since joining Audley she has returned, visiting Kerala, Tamil Nadu and The Golden Triangle.

Kate's connection with India is also combined with her other passion — yoga. Her yoga practice again took her back to India, the place of its origin, where she studied to become qualified as a yoga teacher.

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I'll never forget when…

One of my most memorable experiences in India has to be the 'Going to Bed Ceremony' at the ancient Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. Hindu devotees flock to the sacred temple to make offerings, pujas and witness the nightly closing ceremony. The ceremony is led by the priests carrying flaming tridents, this is proceeded by a percussion of cymbals, drums, horns and clouds of incense, as the lord Shiva is paraded around the temple in a palanquin. He is taken to spend the night in his wife's Meenakshi's chamber, A very atmospheric experience that offers a real insight into Indian spirituality.

Photos of Kate

Kate at the City Palace, Jaipur Kate at the City Palace, Jaipur
Kate at Galta Ji Temple, Jaipur Kate at Galta Ji Temple, Jaipur
Kate at a Kumbakonam Temple, Tamil Nadu Kate at a Kumbakonam Temple, Tamil Nadu
Kate at Gangaikonda Cholapuram Shiva temple, Tamil Nadu Kate at Gangaikonda Cholapuram Shiva temple, Tamil Nadu

Photos taken by Kate

Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore
The Monkey Temple - Galta Ji The Monkey Temple - Galta Ji
Brihadeeswara Temple Brihadeeswara Temple
Traditional Houseboat Cruise Traditional Houseboat Cruise
Village life in Chettinad Village life in Chettinad
French colony of Pondicherry French colony of Pondicherry
A rickshaw driver enjoying a cup of Chai A rickshaw driver enjoying a cup of Chai
Village near Rajakkad Estate Village near Rajakkad Estate
The French Quarter of Pondicherry The French Quarter of Pondicherry