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Center of an Ancient Civilization, Hampi, India travel blog

Center of an Ancient Civilization

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  March 17, 2015 HAMPI BAZAAR Pushpa Guesthouse 1200Rs ($19.35) Double with AC   Drenched in sweat since the town power went kaput, we decided to catch the sunrise from the roof. We should have pulled our mattresses up there sooner. ...

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 ...

Fort n' Port, Kochi, India travel blog

Fort n' Port

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  February 6, 2015 ALLEPPEY to FORT COCHIN (KOCHI) - 67Km 93F, 75% humidity - hot hot hot Good Karma Inn, 1000Rs ($15.60), AC, wifi, breakfast :)   Chinese Fishing Nets   Great drive on smaller roads. And although close to the coast, ...

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 ...

Incredible Kerala Backwaters, Kottayam, India travel blog

Incredible Kerala Backwaters

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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 __   February 5, 2015   ALLEPPEY to KOTTAYAM by public boat - 29 km   KOTTAYAM to ALLEPPEY by motorcycle - 72 km      Kerala Backwater Factoids Gifted with immense natural beauty with the Laccadive Sea ...

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. ...

Last Supper, Imphal, India travel blog

Last Supper

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  December 9, 2014  LOKTAK LAKE to IMPHAL 49km by minivan  Classic Hotel (1855Rs)   When we awoke early to catch the sunrise, we were greeted by mist so thick that we couldn't see our hands in front of our eyes, the lake no where in ...

Motorcycle Tour of Calcutta (Kolkata), Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Motorcycle Tour of Calcutta (Kolkata)

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... .   We were struck with the ages of the people on the tombstones. A surprising number were for young children and young adults. India must not have been a safe place to be in the 1770’s and 80's.   China Town   We breezed past ...

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 ...

Double the Temples, Double the Fun!, Thanjavur, India travel blog

Double the Temples, Double the Fun!

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... Kovil, Periya Kovil, Brihadeshwara Temple, Raja Rajeswara Temple, Rajarajeswaram, and 'The Big Temple'. It is one of India's most prized architectural sites.  We called it the 'big temple', when we asked for directions, and 'Brihadeshwara', in ...

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

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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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 ...

Forty Gnarly Switchbacks, Valparai, India travel blog

Forty Gnarly Switchbacks

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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February 12, 2015 MUNNAR to VALPARAI 188 km Green Hill Hotel 1100Rs ($17) fan room, wifi in lobby, hot water from 5am-11am, tattered but spotless  Ten stars on scenery today! Plethora of Flora and Fauna   We followed the non-Google map. ...

Bad Karma Day for Arjun, Tezpur, India travel blog

Bad Karma Day for Arjun

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... or Ziro for tomorrow. At the ASTC bus station, we were first sent from one counter to the next, nothing goes smooth in India.. We were confused when they did not have a direct bus to Itanagar because that is a big transport hub and the way-point ...

Never on Sunday, Mon, India travel blog

Never on Sunday

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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November 26, 2014  GARAMUR (Majuli Island) to MON (Nagaland)  Paramount Guest House - 1000Rs reasonably clean double, with cramped bathroom & bucket shower    6:45 Wake-up 7:00 Breakfast 7:45-8:15 Jeep to Ferry 150Rs (3x50Rs) ...

Jaipur - Agra Day 6, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur - Agra Day 6

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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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

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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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/ ...

Om, Rishikesh, India travel blog

Om

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... Israelis here than you can imagine. We are tired- not going to lie. Since last we wrote, we have covered a LOT of ground. India is huge, and despite our best efforts to keep our plans realistic, we have worked our way pretty far north. We've seen ...

North Sikkim Tour: Day 2, Lachung, Lachung, India travel blog

North Sikkim Tour: Day 2, Lachung

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... pronounced head wiggle.."but chili okay right?" I rest my case.  Tongba is an alcoholic home-brew beverage popular in NE India and the Himalayas. Sonam and the driver offered to go into town to find us some. Dave and Sylvain treated. At ...

The last refuge of the hippies, Mcleod Ganj, India travel blog

The last refuge of the hippies

A travel blog entry by zee

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... are friendly, which truthfully, is probably because the locals are all Tibetan. It was here that we sheltered from the rest of India while we organised tickets out of the place. Our original 20 weeks had turned into 3! But we decided to cut our losses ...

Live dangerously: eat in India, Amritsar, India travel blog

Live dangerously: eat in India

A travel blog entry by zee

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... flat space, i've flown over Oz and seen the African savannahs (ok, only on documentaries, but it still counts), but in India it's all cultivated. There are people everywhere. I think it's here that it actually hits you how crowded this country really ...

Arranging a Tour in North Sikkim, Gangtok, India travel blog

Arranging a Tour in North Sikkim

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... to get our permits stamped at the checkpoint. We went in while the other passengers waited. Waiting is a normal part of life in India and even though we were the only ones holding up the drive, no one complained or seemed impatient.    The ...

Time for Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Time for Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Our Delhi to Kolkata sleeper journey had been really comfy, raising our expectations of Indian rail, and so we were a bit disappointed by our overnight journey from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Station. Our ...

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