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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

North Sikkim Tour: Day 1, Lachen, Lachung, India travel blog

North Sikkim Tour: Day 1, Lachen

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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10/31-11/2, 2014:  3-DAY NORTH SIKKIM TOUR October 31st - Day 1 GANGTOK to LACHEN New Holiday Inn 123 km   We decided on Lord Travel's 2-valley - 2 night, 3 day tour with upgraded hotels. We liked Sonam, the head of Lord Travels, and ...

OH MY GOD, I'M IN INDIA!!!, Delhi, Ireland travel blog

OH MY GOD, I'M IN INDIA!!!

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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Oh my God, I'm here! I'm actually in India... I'm typing this from an internet cafe on the main bazaar in Paharganj, Delhi, with the sweat trickling steadily off me and the incessant noise of horns blaring out on the street...it's chaos out there, but ...

Guwahati the Transit Hub, Guwahati, India travel blog

Guwahati the Transit Hub

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... This will delay the Assam activation for a few more days. The Government makes it a pain for foreigners to get SIM cards in India. Tomorrow we will go to Tezpur. From there, we will enter Aranachel Pradesh, the state which requires a $200 permit to ...

Meltdown in the City from Hell, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India travel blog

Meltdown in the City from Hell

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... feelings. I felt much better after doing so and by the time I climbed up into my berth for the overnight journey to Varanasi, India again seemed an adventure after the blip that was Agra. P.S. - I should also mention that since my last entry I spent a ...

Atop Lepulekh Pass and over to Tibet, Gunji, India travel blog

Atop Lepulekh Pass and over to Tibet

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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... terrain. Reaching such dizzy height had been a great challenge, yet a highly exhilarating experience. The Pass is the international divide between India and China. Tibet is only a small step away from the top of the pass. There are no border posts, no ...

The Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Pink City

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... Jaipur is a big city of about 4 million. In the afternoon we did a bit of a walking tour. I saw the Hawa Mahal, India's second most photographed building. Then ventured through the old town and markets, with a stop at LMB, Jaipur's famous sweet and snack ...

Navidhang and Om Parvat, Gunji, India travel blog

Navidhang and Om Parvat

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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'Navi' means navel and 'dhang' mountain. Navidhang is thus called because the mountain in the foreground has the shape of a navel mound.    Our trek of today is only nine kilometres. We leave the camp after a heavy breakfast at 09,30. The ...

Taken for a ride, Bhuj, India travel blog

Taken for a ride

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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I'm sure not for the last time we finally visited somewhere and wish we hadn't bothered.  Not that it isn't interesting to see a variety of places but the time involved in getting to and from Bhuj and the less than inspiring tour of the surrounding ...

An overdiu rest! (groan), Diu, India travel blog

An overdiu rest! (groan)

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Diu is a bit of a suprise. It was still ruled by the Portugese, along with Daman and Goa, up until 1961 when India and Portugal actually went to war when India invaded the enclaves to get them back. Obviously Gandhi hasnt had too big an impact on how they ...

R&R in Imphal, Imphal, India travel blog

R&R in Imphal

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... there to take our temperature. As we suspected, it was an Ebola precaution and when the nurse found out we had been in India for longer than a month (longer than the 21 day Ebola incubation period) she told us the temperature check was not ...

Delhi dally, Agra, India travel blog

Delhi dally

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... ;s swelter. For the first time in three months my body is not coated in varying degrees of perspiration. Sri Lanka and southern coastal India are 24/7 sweat machines. Two changes of shirt a day. Shower at lunch, rinse and hang, shower at dusk, rinse, ...

Rough Landing in New Delhi, Mahipalpur, India travel blog

Rough Landing in New Delhi

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... track flavor as well as its tribal culture. Plus, we had visions of rugged Himalayan scenery and green tea fields.  South India is known for peaceful traveler hangouts and high chill factor.... And we need to see our dentist, Dr. Fernandez, in Goa ...

A few days in Kerela mountains - K, Munnar, India travel blog

A few days in Kerela mountains - K

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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A quite hotel situated high up in the centre of a tea plantation. Early morning breakfast of English toast and jam whilst looking over a mist laid valley was very peaceful.   Our tour today took us to visit a tea museum and a tea factory. This ...

The last cow, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

The last cow

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... . Is this whole trip journal, all my so-called moments of insight, as superficial and obvious to anyone remotely familiar with India? Am I just repeating, in unending improvisations, the mesage "There's a sheep on the road back there!"? I always encounter ...

A Trek in the Indian Himalaya, Leh, India travel blog

A Trek in the Indian Himalaya

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... because of altitude sickness or lack of leg muscle but because my insides went berserk the day before the trek. 3 weeks in India and not a hint of 'Delhi belly' but suddenly everything I swallowed rapidly reappeared from one point or another. Figuring ...

The Golden Temple, Amritsar, Amritsar, India travel blog

The Golden Temple, Amritsar

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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I've become used to the entertaining Indian road signs urging caution and careful driving ("Better Mr. Late than late Mr."; "Drive like Hell and you will arrive there!"; and my personal favourite, "Be gentle on my curves!") but "Beware shooting stones!" ...

Easy Coastal Drive, Alleppey, India travel blog

Easy Coastal Drive

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... part of Alleppey, we spotted a KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). We are not big fans of the overly spiced chicken KFC serves in India but we love their cold air-conditioning. We stopped there for lunch and researched where in Alleppey we wanted to stay. We ...

Test drive across Sri Lanka, Chennai, India travel blog

Test drive across Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... would only empirically begin in Vladivostok, the zen and joy of the road would, in any case, begin in Tamil Nadu, India’s southernmost state. Hit Colombo’s out-of-town Bandaranaike Airport by nightfall.  It’s not far from the ...

Jaipur Day 5, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur Day 5

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... obviously a very popular attraction and it was the first time that we had been surrounded by other tourists since arriving in India. The elephants were beautiful, and there were hundreds of them. As with any tourist attraction, we were once again ...

Gorakphur, Gorakpur, India travel blog

Gorakphur

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Delhi, Delhi, India travel blog

Delhi

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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A Kashmiri Wedding, Srinagar, India travel blog

A Kashmiri Wedding

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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The family living on the neighbouring houseboat were celebrating their son's marriage all weekend - from our roof terrace we had seen them deck the boat with fairy lights, erect a large Kashmiri tent on shore, and sit for hours preparing food. We had ...

A perfect end to India, Varanasi, India travel blog

A perfect end to India

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... of the first boats out but by 6am there were hundreds of boats going up and down the river ferrying all the tourists in India.  Varanasi is a very religious place.  Hindu's go on pilgrimages to the Ganges here to bath, even drink the holy ...

India here we are!, Goa - From Trivandrum, India travel blog

India here we are!

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Hi there to you chilly people back home! Finding some decent Internet in India, has proven a bit of a 'challenge'. Almost like it is for general day to day life in these parts! So,sorry we are going to have to cover our journey in India ...

Bumpy and Dusty 5 Hours, Siliguri, India travel blog

Bumpy and Dusty 5 Hours

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  November 6, 2014  PELLING to SILIGURI 130km by share Sumo taxi 300Rs ($5 per seat) 5 hours Hotel Rajdarbar 1450 Rs ($23.50) double with AC Going Down South to West Bengal   Right from our bed, we awoke to the ...

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