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The "sh*ttiest" hotel ever.....

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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We've been sat here for a while working out what to say and have worked out that we are not the most inspirational of people so instead we will write what we can and you can tell us what you think! Here goes..... Delhi is dirty. Getting the the taxi in ...

Emma's Guide to Bollywood, Udaipur, India travel blog

Emma's Guide to Bollywood

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... receive an autograph from some faceless Bollywood Superstar. For others it might mean nothing at all. But to the vast percentage of India's population, this name might as well be a prayer. Amitabh – or 'Big B’ as he’s affectionately ...

Endless Song, Dehradun, India travel blog

Endless Song

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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As I sit in the cosy recesses of my home I wonder at times how I made such a long and tough journey, that too mostly on foot. I remember how every cell of my body screamed in protest on steep slopes and yet I moved on, sometimes alone in terrible ...

. Kalapani - The Blue Waters, Gunji, India travel blog

. Kalapani - The Blue Waters

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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The entire route of Kailash yatra, it seems is humming with activity. The sleepy population of Bhot region has awakened to the new reality - the influx of tourists and pilgrims. They have come out from their valleys in full strength with their mules to ...

A pleasant trek to Gala ... The Third Stop, Gala Village, India travel blog

A pleasant trek to Gala ... The Third Stop

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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Today is ekadasi, the eleventh day of dark nights and third day of our journey. Fortified by a good night's sleep we are eager to start our onward journey. Some of us have arranged for ponies to negotiate difficult ascents and a personal porter to carry ...

Things are looking up, Fatehpur Sikri, India travel blog

Things are looking up

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... shut up compared to the mentalness during the day but of course the station was still jam packed! I must say the train service in India is pretty good. 2 hour train costs 5 pounds each and you get tea with biscuits and then a hot breakfast served to you! ...

The eyes have it, Varanasi, India travel blog

The eyes have it

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... and Jains, it is the centre of the world in Hindu cosmology, and considered the oldest continually populated city in India, 4,000 years and counting. The residing panoramic image is the skewed, staggered skyline of its warren-like quarters and temples ...

The Pink Gate of Jaipur, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Pink Gate of Jaipur

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I'm sitting on a bench at the pink gate of Jaipur, an hour after sunrise. I'd describe the walls as more of a coral or orange, but since this is the Pink City of Rajasthan I'll go with it. Even at this hour a steady stream of traffic honks past in both ...

Almora - The First Stop, Almora, India travel blog

Almora - The First Stop

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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It is the ninth day of the waning moon. We reach our first day's camp in KMVN, tourist's bungalow in Almora, late in the evening. It is pitch dark out side and cold and damp inside. There is a calm and quietness about this place. During the rainy season ...

Trapped inside, Pushkar, India travel blog

Trapped inside

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I'm stuck in a hotel again. Despite the noise from the temples and mosques, the staff are still asleep. Indian hotels keep  fairly conservative hours or have habits slightly restrictive to someone used to to-ing and fro-ing as I please. In ...

Gunji - A Day of Rest and Medical Test, Gunji, India travel blog

Gunji - A Day of Rest and Medical Test

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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It was still dark when I awake. The clouds have receded and the sky is a limpid turquoise blue, luminous with stars. There is a hint of silver lining of predawn light. A beam of light emanating from behind the hills is absorbed in the depths of the sky ...

The Golden City, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

The Golden City

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... who got rich off the camel caravan trade routes. Just getting to the toilet (which one tends to do fairly often in India) is a journey: out of our richly decorated but undeniably crypt-like bedchamber, past the writing desk and wall paintings in our ...

Avalanche, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, Avalanche, India travel blog

Avalanche, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu

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The Nilgiris:  Avalanche Revisited Dec 2008 - Jan 2009 Tiger Sighting on New Years Day   Some hasty last minute plans saw us on the road to Avalanche (pronounced Avalanchi) just after Christmas. Jagdeesan, our ...

A Nicer Dicer in Bhutan, New Delhi, India travel blog

A Nicer Dicer in Bhutan

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Emma almost knocks me over with the strength of her embrace. "I can't believe you're here!" I extract myself to explain that I need some smaller bills to avoid paying some airport surcharge the taxi driver now says he's due, and her "I'm sure he does" ...

The Yatra - An endless Song, Delhi, India travel blog

The Yatra - An endless Song

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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We, the 14th batch of prospective yatris to Kailash-Mansarovar from various states of the country, have gathered in the reception hall of the Heart and Lungs Institute, New Delhi. Here, investigation to ascertain the fitness of each yatri to withstand ...

We like it!, Mumbai, India travel blog

We like it!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... here.  It's shame we didn't arrive here first instead of Delhi because i think it would have been a far softer introduction to India.  Having said that maybe we are just getting used to the feel of India because we met an English guy here for ...

Luxury Camping plus a night in a Castle!!, Bijaipur Village, India travel blog

Luxury Camping plus a night in a Castle!!

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... it which does not appear to happen much in India.  Fingers crossed for this one as it really is a beautiful oasis in India. We travelled only for about 1/2 hour before stopping and getting out to walk through a farmer's wheat crop before coming to ...

Republic Day, New Delhi, India travel blog

Republic Day

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... , but I'm deeply appreciative of the wool and acrylic items on display. The sweaters eventually lead us to the India Gate monument itself, which commemorates the contributions of the country to the defence of European allies during the first world war. ...

Tiger Safari - a very loooooong day, Ranthambore National Park, India travel blog

Tiger Safari - a very loooooong day

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... into the National Park for a 3 hour safari in open roofed troop carriers.  We saw monkeys spotted deer and a few peacocks (India's national bird) but alas no Bengal tigers.  Really none of us held out for even the slightest chance of spotting ...

Endless Song continues, Delhi, India travel blog

Endless Song continues

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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Today, the morning of nineteenth day of August 2006, is a momentous occasion for us all, for on this day we are to begin our nearly a month long pilgrimage to holy Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. The doctors, after a thorough examination, have ...

Deraphuk: A Trek in lively La-chu Valley, Deraphuk, China travel blog

Deraphuk: A Trek in lively La-chu Valley

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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  After an excellent stay here at Darchen we are now fully prepared for our 52 km parikrama of Mount Kailash . We start for Deraphuk early in the morning. Deraphuk is situated at a height of 4900 meter (16200ft) and is 20km away from Dharchen ...

On train, heading west, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

On train, heading west

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... month it is. Emma's sense of time has slipped into the manaņa. The train lulls me into the beginnings of a similar temporal trance. India rolls by persuasive and varied: a boy goatherd leads his flock on a dusty hill; humble huts of brick or mud or ...

Night train to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, India travel blog

Night train to Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Moon broad but imperfect rides beside the train, beside we passengers that are part of this dark movement across the desert. Small stations pass, a single lamp shining for the silent players upon their stage. We are our own herald. All the ...

A peaceful interlude...., Jaisalmer, India travel blog

A peaceful interlude....

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... , La Mystica, I loved Jaisalmer.  It seemed calm, cleaner and more friendly than the other places we have been to in India.  This feeling was confirmed the first time that we walked into town and through the markets...there was no hassle and if ...

Camel Safari, Thar Desert, India travel blog

Camel Safari

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Amazing, brilliant, fantastic! Despite the sore muscles and bums these are definitely the words to describe our camel safari.  The Thar desert close to Jaisalmer is mostly scrub land but because of this the changing scenery made it more interesting ...

Jaipur - Agra Day 6, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur - Agra Day 6

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After Andrew fell asleep ridiculously early last night, he awoke at 11pm and couldn't get back to sleep. He resorted to watching Men In Black 3, a film I have watched many times. Being the horrible, cheeky person that he is, he also took his malaria ...

Indian home cooking/ luxury living in udaipur, Udaipur, rajasthan, India travel blog

Indian home cooking/ luxury living in udaipur

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  ...and then add a teaspoon each of cumin seeds, ground coriander, anise, red chilli powder, chopped green chilli, a pinch of salt and simmer... Aahhhh, the aromas emanating from the pot on the stove in Renu Mahta's kitchen are mouthwatering! ...

My butt hurts..., Chitwan National Park, Nepal travel blog

My butt hurts...

A travel blog entry by zee

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After leaving our passports with an agent in Kathmandu, we headed off to Chitwan national park, to fill in time while Chinese and Indian visas were sorted out for us (there should be ominous music here... the words organised and Nepal really don't occur ...

Mansarovar Parikrama, Qugu, China travel blog

Mansarovar Parikrama

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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Holy Mansarovar to Hindus or Tso Mavang or Mapan to Tibetans is holiest of lakes. It is fascinating, inspiring and is revered by all who have glimpse of it even once or seen its mystic grandeur. Its sublime serenity and aura is soothing and calms the ...

photos from Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

photos from Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I'll put in the story later. For now, here's what a desert city is like... http://www.flickr.com/photos/71103764@N00/ ...

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