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Pristine Crescent of Sand, Om Beach, India travel blog

Pristine Crescent of Sand

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... and she told me she's from Italy and volunteered that she bought the Enfield for our " friend " so that they could travel through India. Nice lady. On the way down the steep path, our friend asked Dave what his name was, Dave told him and asked his name, ...

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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 ...

North Sikkim Tour: Day 3-Yumthang Valley & Gangtok, Gangtok, India travel blog

North Sikkim Tour: Day 3-Yumthang Valley & Gangtok

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... every corner.This is close to the Chinese border and there is a large military presence. We passed several outposts. Many India/China border regions remain in dispute.       We traveled though the valley with mixed forest. ...

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 ...

Scenic Route to Jorhat, Jorhāt, India travel blog

Scenic Route to Jorhat

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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November 28, 2014 MON, NAGALAND TO JORHAT, ASSAM 180 km with sidetrip Paradise Hotel 920Rs ($14.85) clean, wifi, good restaurant:)     Early 5:00 am wake-up 7-10 jeep Mon to Sonari 10:15 pedicab to ASTC station 10:30-12:30 bus Sonari to ...

. 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 ...

On Pilgrim's Heels, Udupi, India travel blog

On Pilgrim's Heels

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  February 28, 2014  BELUR to UDUPI via UJIRE DHARMASTHALA - 215 km Sriram Residency 863 Rs ($13.50) spacious fan room. Hot water 7:30-10:30am, no wifi  Fresh Coffee and Scenic Western Ghats Today's ride rated high on the scenery ...

Half Way to Hampi, Dharwad, India travel blog

Half Way to Hampi

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  March 15, 2015  PALOLEM to DHARWAD 209 km Crossed back into Karnataka Palaksh Inn  1000Rs ($16.12) AC, wifi in lobby, no breakfast  Anshi National Park Kali River Basin Forest  After 30 odd km, we turned left off highway 17 ...

Temple Time, Kumbakonam, India travel blog

Temple Time

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... and went with no sign of Dave. I read the headlines in the newspaper: "The percentage of people to rise out of poverty in India is the same as in the US". It doesn't surprise me but the sheer numbers of poverty stricken families living here in makeshift ...

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 ...

Most Sacred & Holiest Monastery in Sikkim, Tashiding, India travel blog

Most Sacred & Holiest Monastery in Sikkim

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... . I went through an elaborate description of sunny side up eggs, the white cooked and yellow soft. We have been long enough in India not to be surprised when an oily omelet appeared. I should have been satisfied that it didn't taste of masala or chili. ...

Vanishing Island in the Brahmaputra, Garamur, India travel blog

Vanishing Island in the Brahmaputra

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... while waiting for our Sumo to get loaded and leave. The 6:00 am Sumo left at 6:30 am. Not too bad considering were in India.  It was cold and overcast and the road was muddy. A few kilometers out of town, a truck lay turned over down the ...

Hello Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Hello Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... north, right at the airport. All we needed was one passport size picture (which we had) and a copy of our passport and India visa page which the Go-Airline office xeroxed for us right there.    Tea Plantations and Elephants We then prepaid for ...

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 ...

Euro Beach, Kovalam, India travel blog

Euro Beach

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  January 29, 2015 KANYAKUMARI (or Cape Comorin) to KOVALAM (in KeralaState) 107 km Hotel Vedanta Wake Up. 1100Rs ($17.57), AC, wifi in lobby, w/o breakfast. 5 minute walk from beach Beachfront Road   We didn't see the need to leave very ...

Boner & Butterball, Mamallapuram, India travel blog

Boner & Butterball

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  January 15, 2015 CHENNAI to MAMALLAPURAM, 66km Hotel Sea Breeze Annex 1000Rs ($16) double fan room, w/o breakfast Oil Leak? Turns out Dave pulled a boner;) Surprisingly we didn't lose any sleep over the oil leak and we both managed to sleep ...

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 ...

Super Sikkim Scenery, Pelling, India travel blog

Super Sikkim Scenery

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  November 5, 2014 TASHIDING to PELLING - 48km by taxi Hotel Garuda, 1400Rs Mountain View Suite (w/o bf) Hairpins in ShareTaxi to Geyzing   As we left for the shared jeep stand, down the small dusty street through tashiding, the guesthouse ...

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 ...

Oh! Calcutta! (Kolkata), Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Oh! Calcutta! (Kolkata)

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... , funky little shops and restaurants, and yet easy as walking a few streets over to step into a different world. Boy yeah ....real raw India.  We may stay here for the holidays.   We went in search of a place to get photos we use as 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" ...

Incredible Thaipusam Piercing Festival, Varkala, India travel blog

Incredible Thaipusam Piercing Festival

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... . Most Tamils are Hindus and practice what is considered to be folk Hinduism. The vast majority of people in southern India (Tamil Nadu and Kerala) are Tamil.   The annual festival commemorates the occasion when Goddess Parvati gave Murugan a ...

French Oasis in South India, Pondicherry, India travel blog

French Oasis in South India

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... well. Our hotel is located right above 'The Phone Store', an Indian chain. Dave began researching new phones available in India. French Glory     Per wiki: A French colony until 1954, this coastal town retains a number of colonial ...

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

The Yatra - An endless Song

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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 ...

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