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goMowgli VIDEO | One Month in Karnataka

As most people who read my blog know, I spent October of last year with goMowgli touring Karnataka. I raved about what a killer time I had in a review I wrote about the tour. While traveling with them I took my GoPro wanting to get more into video.

UPDATE: As of 2018, goMowgli is currently no longer in service. For tours of India, I recommend G Adventure. Please see my list of the best G Adventures tours here.

It took me months to write about everything I did and get it all posted on the blog. Now all of the tour is up on Werkenntwen! I thought it’d be cool once I shared everything via words and photos, to show you a video of the highlights. There were times the GoPro was dead at cool places and I didn’t get footage or I forgot to film, so really this captures only about half of the amazing things I got up to.

This was my first time making a travel video. I’m no pro so some parts are shaky, but I’d like to keep making videos if it’s something you guys want to see more of. Let me know in the comments. If you want more information on this tour, check out the many blog posts I have in my goMowgli archives. Enjoy the video!

goMowgli Video

When I look back at this video I am reminded how grateful I am to have gone on the tour of Karnataka. People only associate India with pollution, dirt, noise, or chaos when they discuss travel. Some even say they aren’t too bothered about even seeing India in their lifetime. I think this shows that India has many sides and has beauty, clean air, amazing nature, and wide open spaces.

Since I’ve been posting about rural Karnataka, I’ve had many Indian people message me saying that they’re inspired to travel in their own country after feeling like a foreigner has seen more of than they have. All I know is this was only one small state, there is so much more of India to see! With how great things were with goMowgli, I hope they start up in new locations over the next couple years. I was never into tours, but as you can see I saw an India with them that most people will never see.

Thanks goMowgli & I hope you all enjoyed my goMowgli video.


About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. Joella in Beijing April 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Lovely video, Rachel!! I completely agree with what you said- it really shows how much beauty and nature there is in India.

    • Rachel Jones April 12, 2015 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      loved the double comments haha double the love! glad u liked the video

  2. Joella in Beijing April 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I already tried to comment on this but i don’t think it worked! Anyway, I really like the video and really agree that it shows how India has so much beauty and nature (and fresh air!- I need that!).

    • Joella in Beijing April 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm - Reply

      Oh yeah it did work- double comments- duh! :-)

  3. Xavier Reillo April 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Great Video and articles. Keep em coming!!

  4. Zascha April 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I’d say definitely continue to do videos as I really enjoyed watching this one. :)

  5. Sonja Riemenschneider April 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Very cool video, Rachel! Looks like a great trip and really does show the other side of India. What software did you use to make the video?

  6. vneus john April 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    good editing..great video..

  7. Betsy April 10, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Hey Rachel! Great video. goMawgli is definitely something to keep in mind!

  8. Justine April 10, 2015 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I love the video Rachel! You should definitely post more in the future. It’s really cool to see these sites in a more realistic way than just a photo. Great job for your first video :) Oh and that baby elephant is the cutest thing ever!!!

  9. De'Jav April 11, 2015 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Great video rural India has lots to offer. Plan is to make it there in 2016.

  10. haili April 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Looove it! Good times! Watch out for the leeches, Rach! haha :p

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