Travel Blogs from India, India

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Hill country, Ranakpur, India travel blog

Hill country

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I finally break my insomnia cycle, clocking a full eight hours before waking at 5:45. Emma stirs shortly after and we lay in the dark talking about her friends and school experiences. She falls asleep again about 7am, so I venture forth to explore. ...

Fiscus Elastica - Living Root Bridges, Laitkynsew, Meghalaya, India travel blog

Fiscus Elastica - Living Root Bridges

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... these bridges is by Lieutenant H Yule in 1844. The living root bridges of Cherrapunji, Laitkynsew, and Nongriat, in Meghalaya, India are handmade suspension bridges created from the aerial roots of living banyan fig tree, ficus elastica. The pliable ...

Munnar to Thekkady, Thekkady, India travel blog

Munnar to Thekkady

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... is location of the Periyar National Park,. Food has been an interesting topic on our trip, as southern India has been more challenging than we envisaged. Southern indian food is very different from the north that we experienced ...

Burrr Time at 10,000 Feet in Tawang, Tawang, India travel blog

Burrr Time at 10,000 Feet in Tawang

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... nbsp; Tawang is at an elevation of approximately 3,048 meters (10,000 ft) in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh of India.  Tawang was historically part of Tibet inhabited by Monpa people. In 1914, the British drew the McMahon Line making ...

Colonial Life on Dal Lake/Meeting the Local Police, Srinagar, India travel blog

Colonial Life on Dal Lake/Meeting the Local Police

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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I am fulfilling my long-held dream of staying on one of the gorgeous houseboats on Dal Lake. Back in colonial times, the ruling Maharajah of Kashmir refused the Brits landowning rights, leaving them no choice but to build and live in houseboats on ...

A trek in the Himalaya, Manali, India travel blog

A trek in the Himalaya

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Day 1 - Start of trek Today we begin our 12 day trek. We will walk about 150km from Dharamsala across two mountain ranges: the Dhaola dhars, and the Pir Pinjal to reach our destination in Keylong. In the morning we meet the guide Manu, the cook ...

Taklakot...A main town in Purang Valley, Taklakot, China travel blog

Taklakot...A main town in Purang Valley

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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Situated at a height of 4300 m above sea level Taklakot is a famous old Mandi or trading centre. It is a bowl-shaped open valley, surrounded by hills on all sides. Gurla Mandhata, the highest peak, is right in front. The rocks of the hills are ...

India, New Delhi, India travel blog

India

A travel blog entry by arlash

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October 2, 04 Greetings from Delhi! This is a hot and crowded city. I am staying near the train station right in the middle of the main bazaar. Besides being hot and crowded, Delhi has a distinct odor. When I got to the airport late at night, it ...

Holy Cow., Jaipur, India travel blog

Holy Cow.

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... In the evening, Muhammad took as to a place called "Chaki Dhani" an interesting little place which resembled a sort of Epcot, India but was filled with mostly Indians rather than tourists. As we walked in, we each received a bindi and were showered ...

Feeling Cool in Dharamsala, Dharamsala, India travel blog

Feeling Cool in Dharamsala

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... We take along a weary American backpacker, Amanda, who's been travelling for 6 months, and has found survival tough in India as a single blond female traveller. As the 6-hr journey progresses we suddenly start going up hill and the temperature drops, ...

Meghalaya Chasms, Laitkynsew, Meghalaya, India travel blog

Meghalaya Chasms

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... drive us for 2000Rs which for western standards is a steal. But we opted for the 170Rs ($2.75) per person in the Sumo (India's version of jeep) shared taxi.  We eventually (again) were told that the sumos to Cherrapunjee do indeed leave only from ...

Gorakphur, Gorakphur, India travel blog

Gorakphur

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Gimme gimme gimme... my shoes back!, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Gimme gimme gimme... my shoes back!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... was in heaven! The feeling of celebrity status we were already picking up from the locals' staring was enhanced at the Gateway of India as a mulleted man and his friend asked to have their pictures taken with us. 'Mullet' had to run a comb through his ...

Good vibes and big rocks, Hampi, India travel blog

Good vibes and big rocks

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... She Said: Hampi is a traveler's oasis and is a "must see" for anyone spending a few weeks traveling around India. The scenery is spectacular, with giant granite boulders everywhere, a peaceful river running through rice paddies, and magnificent stone ...

Crazy Delhi!!!!, Delhi, India travel blog

Crazy Delhi!!!!

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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...  are just a matter of personal taste. There are plenty of museums, sacred tombs (from various important people over India history) and numerous Mosques to see. As long as you can stand the rickshaw driver's steep charges, to take you ...

A short vacation from India, Agra, India travel blog

A short vacation from India

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in a while you have to take a break to just veg out to give your brain a respite. We decided to take a short "vacation from India" on the way from Varanasi to Jodhpur. We took an overnight train to Agra and then used points to stay in the plush Mughal ...

Internet junkies in Mumbai, Mumbai, India travel blog

Internet junkies in Mumbai

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... urge to buy a logoed t-shirt. Mumbai has been like a little civilization vacation. If you are planning on taking a trip to India, Mumbai is definitely the place you should come first, as it will certainly ease you into traveling in India. Things are ...

A memorable trek back to Darchen., Darchen, China travel blog

A memorable trek back to Darchen.

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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I see is what my limited vision makes me to and nothing beyond. Masters say you can see beyond, only if you have attained high degree of spirituality. For lesser humans like me whatever I see I treasure. And thus thinking, I wake up, quietly meditating ...

Four chilled days in Goa, Baga, India travel blog

Four chilled days in Goa

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... wares. As daylight goes, these cafes transpose them selves into a different scene again, and it wasn't long before we were sat in India's version of a ' Full Moon ' party. It was great to have 3 or 4 days of doing nothing other than beach, markets for ...

Alleppey, Alleppey, India travel blog

Alleppey

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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Sunday July 13th     Today I woke up late- some of the other students elected to go to a Catholic mass at the old church across the river, but being neither ecumenically minded nor an early riser (it started at 7:30) I elected to sleep ...

Culture Shock, India Style, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Culture Shock, India Style

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... are told not only by other travelers, but are also detailed in our guidebooks. I don't know about Sarah, but I entered India with a "mental lockdown" of preparedness - no accidental bump or person staring went without suspicion. Of course this is not ...

Journey to Madurai, Madurai, India travel blog

Journey to Madurai

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... Confusion solved. We then went on to Meenakshi Temple, which according to our guide is the 2nd biggest temple in all of India.  Thousands of pilgrims everywhere.  You know you're in India when a few hundred yards before the temple entrance you ...

The REAL India, Jaipur, India travel blog

The REAL India

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... fun rat spotting (they were kitten sized!) in the Delhi train station, and Kristen even sighted a small mouse on our train. That's India for you... Jaipur was originally founded by a maharaja named Jai Singh in the late 1600's and in fact still has a ...

Cruising, Cochin, and Kathakali, Cochin, India travel blog

Cruising, Cochin, and Kathakali

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... intensity and skill of the performers. Suffice it to say that I loved it! Kerala has been a wonderful "easing-in" to India. The friendly people, fairly hassle-free travel, tasty cuisine, rich culture, and exquisite natural beauty make it a wonderful ...

To Amritsar on the Shababti Express, Amritsar, India travel blog

To Amritsar on the Shababti Express

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... into a much larger seating area pushing and jostling and dancing. An MC guides the crowd through a series of chants declaring India's supremacy and encourages the crowd to jeer at the Pakstani attempts from the other side. The main spectacle is the ...

Arrival in Chennai, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Arrival in Chennai

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... , who was driving a Toyota Qualis (basically a half-sized Land Cruiser) we were on our way to Pondi, getting our first taste of India, albeit at about 2:30 a.m.  The time didn't seem to faze anyone but us; there were still many cars on the road and ...

Shatrunjaya, Palitana, India travel blog

Shatrunjaya

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... from Diu, but escaping the tropical beaches of Diu would've been hard enough without having to brave the public bus systems of India. A motor-rickshaw and two buses later we arrived in the noisy, dusty town of Palitana. The only draw there for us was ...

The long, hard road to Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

The long, hard road to Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... the charitable orginization Self Employed Womens Association (www.sewa.org - a worthy organizaion working to employ the women of India), the only other noteworthy part of the visit was that Ahmedabad had possibly the worst air quality we have experienced ...

Mumbai City Tour, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mumbai City Tour

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... groups and attacked 12 separate locations.  Our city tour included many of the places, Taj Hotel, Gateway to India, Jain Temples, Gandhi's home, Fishermans village, Chowpatty Beach the hanging Gardens of Mumbai that were attacked and ...

Visit with local college students, Kottayam, India travel blog

Visit with local college students

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... sides tested the waters.  Being politically minded (and they asked what my major was) we delved into the pending US-India nuclear deal, but the conversation soon shifted into my choice of dress; thus begins my love-hate relationship with the dhoti. ...

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