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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. ...

Houseboat - Daniella, Alleppey, India travel blog

Houseboat - Daniella

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Another early start and long mountain drive from Thekkedy to Alleppy in search of our house boat. Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha is a town in Alappuzha District of Kerala state and is the hub of Kerala's backwaters, home to a vast network of waterways ...

Christmas in Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Christmas in Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by philthy

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Oh, what a cold Christmas it was. But the train ride was ...

Up to Our Eyeballs in Tea, Munnar, India travel blog

Up to Our Eyeballs in Tea

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  February 9, 2015  ANACHAL to MUNNAR 16 km 4 Season's Hotel 1600Rs, ($25), view room, wifi, no bf Short Drive from Liz Merry Casa to 4 Season's Johny helped us tie our luggage on the carrier and bid us adieu. Tea plantations cover the 16 ...

from bangkok to bollywood, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

from bangkok to bollywood

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... experience in bombay. if we had thought the driving had been bad in bangkok and cambodia... we really had no idea about india. there might be lines indicating some sort of lane division, but if they're there at all, the drivers pay no attention to ...

Hi-tech in the Blue City, Jodhpur, India travel blog

Hi-tech in the Blue City

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... little descriptions of areas around the site. Until we visited the Meherangarh Fort in Jodhpur, that is. Finally...a tourist site in India that is getting EVERYTHING right! It is in immaculate condition, very well sign posted, and there are 3 cafes ...

Agra Day 7, Agra, India travel blog

Agra Day 7

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... we met Jenna, a girl who was travelling on her own and therefore the bravest person I had ever met. She had already been in India for seven weeks so had loads of stories and so much advice. It was nice to speak to someone that wasn't Andrew for a while, ...

A passage through Dolma La Pass, ZongZerbu, China travel blog

A passage through Dolma La Pass

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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I get up early in the morning. It is very quite and cold outside. Snow-flakes are dancing up in the air and then softly fall down in the grey light of dawn. It seems as though eternity passed by as I stand in the open all by myself enjoying the scenario. ...

Back in Delhi, Delhi, India travel blog

Back in Delhi

A travel blog entry by philthy

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Not sure on the exact dates ...

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 ...

A hot one in Delhi, Delhi, India travel blog

A hot one in Delhi

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... per day in Delhi. It is incredibly hot (44C during the day, 34 at night). We visit the Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), the red fort (the emperor's palace) and the busy bazaars of Chadni Chowk. The red fort is an oasis of calm with beautiful ...

Impressions of Food, Delhi, India travel blog

Impressions of Food

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Breakfast (10am) In hotel - on rooftop Rachel - scared of getting food poisoning opts for 2 slices of toast and a cup of tea (40p) John - hungry so takes two fried eggs on toast plus tea and pineapple juice with inidentified black bits in it (100p) ...

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 ...

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