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New Delhi - Day 12, New Delhi, India travel blog

New Delhi - Day 12

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... I could not have been more excited, today was Holi. I was going to experience the biggest Indian festival in the capital of India. Feeling much better than the day before, I got dressed into my new Kurta with some purple leggings, sat down and ripped ...

Our Camels, Beansy and Clyde, Bikaner, India travel blog

Our Camels, Beansy and Clyde

A travel blog entry by philthy

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At 4:30 A.M. Bikaner was another bleary-eyed arival. The cold air on the long, open-air rickshaw ride was not quite enough wake Sarah or I up for very long after we got our room. Waking up later that morning was much more pleasant. Bikaner was ...

The Taj!!!, Agra, India travel blog

The Taj!!!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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Kristen Said:   So our trip to Agra from Jaipur was relatively uneventful, minus the rocky beginning...needless to say, when you have to get up at 5 a.m. (and anyone who knows me knows that in ITSELF is a feat) to catch a train and do so only to ...

Feelin' Hot, Hot ,Hot!!!!, Bikaner, India travel blog

Feelin' Hot, Hot ,Hot!!!!

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... temples and tiptoeing round the dim interior of this one, skin exposed to the dark furry shapes scurrying round me, was somewhat unnerving! India is truly a land of contrasts: a few days ago I sat in the sublime Golden Temple, today I was guest in a ...

Agra Day 8, Agra, India travel blog

Agra Day 8

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... we just had the massive queue to get into the Taj to contend with. It was pretty darn long, however, as with everywhere in India, there was a separate queue for women, so we got in faster than Andrew. He also had to go through all their ridiculous ...

A day in Leh, Leh, India travel blog

A day in Leh

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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6a.m., walking through the narrow, twisting, dusty lanes of the old town: weathered faces on hunched bodies with gnarled hands fingering prayer beads, entering the gold-roofed Buddhist temple; 'om mani padme hum' echoing over and over; traders ...

JS, Chai-walla, Udaipur, India travel blog

JS, Chai-walla

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... exit from the temple were amusing. One jumped on the roof of the car. This does not surprise me now that I have been in India for over a week. We continue on over a high mountain pass to the highway then cruise into Udaipur in the late afternoon. After ...

Pushkar, Pushkar, India travel blog

Pushkar

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... or so. Very surreal and interesting to just sit and watch. It rained very softly on and off all afternoon, the first rain in India since last October. So I decided to try my luck heading into town, but the further I walked away from the hotel, the more I ...

May the guru have your email address please?, Fort Cochin, India travel blog

May the guru have your email address please?

A travel blog entry by mette

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... out when I take off from India. The tiny part of this incredible country that I've seen has been wonderful. Everything is more in India, the colours are more vibrant, the smells (yup, that'll be both good and bad ones) are more potent, sounds are ...

Magical Taj, Agra, India travel blog

Magical Taj

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Unlike other monuments or natural wonders that are over advertised or pictures of which you have seen far too often the Taj Mahal actually is magnificent. It is raised up on a platform with only the sky for a back drop and is so white that it looks ...

Rhino and Tiger spotting - Chitwan National Park, Chitwan National Park, Nepal travel blog

Rhino and Tiger spotting - Chitwan National Park

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... amongst the many reasons why we will definitely be returning!! But leave we must and we made our way, very slowly back to Delhi (India), but not without incident of course. -See the next and final pod for this brief story) There is a clear difference of ...

INDIA  WE  HAVE  LANDED!!, DEHLI, India travel blog

INDIA WE HAVE LANDED!!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Hi everyone We arrived in Dehli around 1.30am local time (8pm UK time). It was a nightmare clearing customs and we eventually got outside and into a cab just as all the power went off everywhere including the airport!! Got a taxi to digs - one from ...

Mumbai Day 2, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mumbai Day 2

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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So thanks to last night's power cut, we were once again super rubbish at waking up. By the time we got up it was 1.30pm, which to be fair to us is 8am English time. In a bid to try and save money, as we went a tad over budget yesterday and know that is ...

Oh to be beside the sea again, Varkala, India travel blog

Oh to be beside the sea again

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... take a rikshaw into town to book train tickets and bump into John who jumped of the boat to get his hug from Amma and tells us all about it over a beer or two. Tomorrow we leave for Trivandum our last port of call in India. To be continued. . . . ...

Bedbugs and saints, Panjim and Old Goa, India travel blog

Bedbugs and saints

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... old-fashioned Portuguese vibe about it. Some of the streets resembled Lisbon or Havana more than the views we were accustomed to in India. We also made the trip to Old Goa where we saw the somewhat dessicated body of St. Francis Xavier, who died ...

Shopping!, Delhi, India travel blog

Shopping!

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Yes, the plan was to go to Red Fort and the mosque and maybe the big Islam monument Qutub Minar, south of Delhi. Instead I went shopping. Red Fort, as I suspected, was red and fort-ish and getting to it involved walking across a busy road. The mosque ...

Are we having fun yet?!, Pushkar, India travel blog

Are we having fun yet?!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... more, we were soon ambushed by a bunch of young, over-enthusiastic guys demanding to know which hotel we wanted to stay in (in India, if anyone accompanies or leads you to a hotel they get paid commission and your room rate goes up to cover this). Why ...

Bus over Kunzum La, Manali, India travel blog

Bus over Kunzum La

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Note to self: don't fall asleep on a Himalayan bus. When you are woken by the desperate honking of the horn, your first thought is, "Oh my God, I'm going to DIE!" That is all. ...

Last day in India and first day on my own again, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Last day in India and first day on my own again

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... I basically forced my way into.  Here is an excerpt from an email my Mom sent about her impressions of India: Scrambled thoughts at 33,0000 feet Returning from the Indian subcontinent is a journey through time.  I will be catapulted ...

Francoise vs Dirk [trek day 3], Base Camp, India travel blog

Francoise vs Dirk [trek day 3]

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Alright, Francoise's husband, here you have it: Got up at silly o'clock for a chilly toilet trip, totally worth it for the incredible view of the stars. Like, wow! Morning routine as usual - wake earlier than I'd like, read, pack, breakfast, water dance, ...

Ki Gompa and Kibber, Ki, India travel blog

Ki Gompa and Kibber

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Cup of Tea anyone, Munnar, India travel blog

Cup of Tea anyone

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... took six hours to get here by bus and we stayed at JJ Cottage which is in our guide book. Munnar is the Tea capital of India and if my family were here I'm sure they would drink the place dry!! Munnar has great scenery and amazing views but by 8pm we ...

Monkeying around, Shimla, India travel blog

Monkeying around

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Rudely woken at 5.30am by what sounded like someone beating a sheet of metal with a stick. Turned out to be monkeys on the roof. They are everywhere - the males grinding their teeth at each other and getting the dogs all excited, the smaller females ...

Our passage to India, Varkala, India travel blog

Our passage to India

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in Pondicherry being the major exceptions. By the 1800's with the decline of the Mughals, and rising trade, India effectively came entirely under British control. British rule brought many mixed blessings, better infrastructure, economic development, and ...

The Goecha La Trek to Kangchendzonga, Yuksom, India travel blog

The Goecha La Trek to Kangchendzonga

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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TREK SUMMARY Recommended? Yes, very highly. The trekkers: Nickie, Phil (UK) & Barry McBride (Ireland), also Ravi & Kelly ( UK, different group but in sync with us) Our local team: Guide - Pema Lepcha; Cook - Deependra; Porter - Prem Rai; Porter ...

First Light, New Delhi, New Delhi, India travel blog

First Light, New Delhi

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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A musical whistle wakes me at 5 am. There it is again, a brief, bright motif of half a dozen notes a few blocks over. Some peddlar selling papers or something? It comes a few more times, receding. I lie awake for an hour letting my mind wander, then ...

My Name is Khan, Agra, India travel blog

My Name is Khan

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... and Bollywood are analogous to baseball and Hollywood in the US, but more so. They are national passions, obsessions. Along with India-Pakistan relations, they provide the bulk of the news material here (South African trouncing India in a test match is ...

Learning curve, Delhi, India travel blog

Learning curve

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Ate meat. Couldn't resist. In my defense the French dude on the next table was eating it and it was sizzling hot when it arrived. I guess we'll see how my stomach deals with it, though in fairness I'm less worried about the meat than the bug I fished out ...

Border agian, Sunali, Nepal travel blog

Border agian

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Agra and the Taj!, Agra, India travel blog

Agra and the Taj!

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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We left the hotel at 6am to catch the train to Agra- a 3 hour trip in 2nd class seats.  good trip with Chai (spicy milk tea) coming through the carriage at 10 minute intervals and then even a trolley with omelletes or "fried suprise" (croquets of some ...

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