Travel Blogs from India, India

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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 ...

Relaxing, eating and some more relaxing, Dharamsala, India travel blog

Relaxing, eating and some more relaxing

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... followed by a 4 hour bus journey, and made it with allot of luck. Mum just in case your glad we're on trains now, India railways have the most collisions in the world every year. The journey up through the Mountains to Dharamsala on a very crowded bus was ...

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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big fort, awe inspiring., Jodhpur, India travel blog

big fort, awe inspiring.

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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Moving on from Bikaner, sore, kate with a slightly raw nose from the sun, and the feeling that our budget for india, may have been greatly underestimated. next stop Jodhpur, or the blue city. we had a brief stop on the way at the rat temple, where there ...

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 ...

Cochin, Cochin, India travel blog

Cochin

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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The bus ride to Kochi was a seven hour nightmare and we have decided that any journey which takes longer than 4 hours will be done by train from now on. We go straight to the fort side and stay at a small guest house called Wilson's. It would have ...

Short and sweet - WOW,  I'm in Nepal!, Sunauli, Nepal travel blog

Short and sweet - WOW, I'm in Nepal!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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We had a very uncomfortable, 10 hour bus ride from Varanasi to the border. But a short walk and a $30 visa later, we were in Nepal. As with every border town, Sonauli is a complete shithole. Our hotel room was a massive rip off. Horrible place. Only ...

Short but not sweet, Ahmadabad, India travel blog

Short but not sweet

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... it unpleasant. Whilst wandering we came across a bridge and looked over too see kiddies playing in filth, as you do a lot in India. Their little shanty dwellings were on the banks of the Sabarmati river. I saw an old guy squatting at the river's edge ...

The Relaxing Tentacles of Udaipur, Udaipur, India travel blog

The Relaxing Tentacles of Udaipur

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... and enjoyed relaxing by the lake - a lot. But it was time for Udaipur to release us from her gentle embrace. The rest of India was calling. The only stain on my Udaipur memory is the ass touching man that David punched in the arm. Lots of men came ...

Bank woes, or how I miss my first Himalayan sunset, Sarahan, India travel blog

Bank woes, or how I miss my first Himalayan sunset

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... you. I know I'm trying to get money out!! That's the problem. Also, what's the point ringing me at home when I'm blatantly in India? El Stupido. The end result was I wasted money, got pissed off, got stared at by some men, and missed a great sunset. Not ...

Mad Dogs and Englishmen [trek day 6], Guilling, India travel blog

Mad Dogs and Englishmen [trek day 6]

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... . Francoise, Katryn and I took ourselves up the road to look in the little stalls. Pretty much the same as anywhere in India - foodstuffs and hanging sachets of shampoo and betel nut. Down a side track we watched women gathering peas and Francoise and I ...

The Half Century!!, Amritsar, India travel blog

The Half Century!!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... ! (Poms - you should remember this number one hit from summer 2005!) I had heard so many different stories about India including robberies, illnesses, diseases and a whole host of other horrible experiences I was afraid I wouldn't like it. They ...

Akbar's City, Agra, India travel blog

Akbar's City

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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I foolishly thought I'd try and get a good night's rest before having to get up at 4am to get the 5am bus out of Khajuraho which would take us to Jhansi then we'd get a train on to Agra to meet the seppos, Meg and Ryan. At about 23.30, three rooms ...

Afternoon in the trenches, Kafnu, India travel blog

Afternoon in the trenches

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Up to find that my tooth is gunky again. Grr. And there were clouds covering the entire view. Double grr. We headed down to Rekong Peo for breakfast and to use the internet before we start the trek. I had a interesting toilet experience in a random ...

Brief, Kolkata, India travel blog

Brief

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... natives and europeans alike.' or those that died during the various battles in the 1840's when the Brits were trying to conquor India, or for people that had died of dystentry or drownings.  Quite a few long explanations.  Outside it was still ...

Deogarh with a side of peace and quiet, Deogarh, India travel blog

Deogarh with a side of peace and quiet

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... his house.  Both stops were great as we got a good feel as to how actual lives are led and not just that everyone in India knows how to try and scheme on tourists.  His sister's family is a military one.  The father of the house comes home ...

Marvelous chai!, Bikaner, India travel blog

Marvelous chai!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... small, thin, traditionally dressed Indians. Just like you would expect from colonial days. No wonder there are no wild animals left in India, they're all in Lalgarh Palace Hotel! It was nice to wander round looking at all the old photos though, and the ...

A stint in Mysore, Mysore, India travel blog

A stint in Mysore

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... nbsp;  In an effort to experience the famed Mysore markets, we dived headfirst into the bazaar.  It was authentic India at it's finest: multi-colored tikka powder, burlap sacks full of chilies and potatoes, and hordes of men selling ...

Mum in Mumbai!, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mum in Mumbai!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... than a city of over 16 million people! Not long after arriving, we headed down to the harbour to see the famed Gateway of India, built to commemorate the visit of King George and now a must-see on any Mumbai visit. Across the road was the palatial 5 ...

Gujarat, the ultimate travel challenge, Palitana, India travel blog

Gujarat, the ultimate travel challenge

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... . They also have a training program for lay midwives in rural areas, in an attempt to reduce the maternal mortality rate; India claims 25% of all maternal deaths worldwide. There is an obvious need: literature on the birth attendant program quotes some ...

An Ode to India, All the places we have visited, India travel blog

An Ode to India

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... juicy steak, I'm getting the feeling we made another mistake! Let's head for the mountains where it's nice and cool, A part of India which is a real jewel. Kodaikanal is a trek and a half if you are catching the bus, I was minding my own reading a ...

To Shimla on the Himalayan Queen, Shimla, India travel blog

To Shimla on the Himalayan Queen

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... up, squatting with their butts out and a little pile underneath them. For ages and ages, with their chins resting in their palm. India must be a country of constipated people. At Kalka I swapped trains since the one up to Shimla is a narrow gauge toy ...

The Golden Triangle and Rajasthan, India, Bikaner, India travel blog

The Golden Triangle and Rajasthan, India

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... like cattle and a small crowd soon formed around us, just staring and whispering. Speaking of cattle, cows are everywhere in India...wandering the alleyways, sleeping on the streets with cars whizzing by, poking their heads into shops to see what food ...

Team Lovely Cookie, Chitkul, India travel blog

Team Lovely Cookie

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Heh, Jenny slept great. They're going to start fighting for the pleasure of sleeping with me. Having said that, I've got terrible wind. Might be the beans I scarfed the other night. We had a leisurely breakfast [the bridge was still out] and then most of ...

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