Travel Blogs from India

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The Golden Temple, Amritsar, India travel blog

The Golden Temple

A travel blog entry by meandher

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Delhi Again, Delhi, India travel blog

Delhi Again

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The Mad Proffessor, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

The Mad Proffessor

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You want a Safari?, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

You want a Safari?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... in the Himalayas!! It was funny though, paddling round a man-made lake, in a huge blue swan on the edge of the desert in India with temples in and around the water! The fort looked brilliant from there. Back in our room it was nice to sit on the ...

Ripped Off, good karma?, Pushkar, India travel blog

Ripped Off, good karma?

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... take it's toll. i think we already mentioned the roads are like no other.i just read a satistic that 1500 people die in india on the raods every single day, sorry mum. we have been passed loads of turned over or pranged, crushed lorries. virtually every ...

Of Moustaches and Men: an irreverent account, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Of Moustaches and Men: an irreverent account

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... under-30 crowd in a ubiquitous fashion, it gets a bit tiresome .)   For my readers who haven't set foot in India (more specifically the south of India) you must realize that you have never seen a place with a per-capita moustache population ...

New Delhi - Day 10, New Delhi, India travel blog

New Delhi - Day 10

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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I don't know why but lately we seem to have been having disastrous mornings, followed by really good afternoons and evenings. Once again this is how our day started. We woke up in our hotel and after having seen all the market stalls the night before, ...

Gwalior to Khajuraho, Khajuraho, India travel blog

Gwalior to Khajuraho

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... ago. Their remote location is probably responsible for their longevity, as they avoided the later Muslim onslought when many temples across India were all but destroyed. The main group of temples stand in a modern day park with flower borders and lawns ...

GOA, GOA, India travel blog

GOA

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... at the train station at least an hour before (as is advised) bought goodies for journey and waited for The Goa Express!! India's version of express and mine are obviously two completely different meanings. We got talking to Rob a traveler from England who ...

A (non) Monsoon Wedding, Hyderabad, India travel blog

A (non) Monsoon Wedding

A travel blog entry by andreaturner

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... on my last day in Hyderabad at the wedding of my friend, Anju, and her new husband, Amit. A native to southern India's Kerala region, Anju's matrimonial debut was set in traditional southern style with vibrant color under a beautiful floral altar with ...

Kali, incense, and major construction!, Cochin, India travel blog

Kali, incense, and major construction!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... basically collapsed for about 5 hours.  Wandered a bit after I woke up, did some essentials, ATM, water, bookstore (found my India guide!) and had masala chai and veggie samosas at the Teahouse a local place that could have been right in San ...

MYSORE, MYSORE, India travel blog

MYSORE

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... their own. At lunch we bump into Martin & Caroline and agree to meet for dinner. We chat all night putting the world or at least India to rights and before we know it its midnight and bed time. We have to spend one more day here so we go to the local ...

Bollywood here I come!, Pozhikkara Beach, India travel blog

Bollywood here I come!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Ok, so I'm not really going to Bollywood...but, was featured with two others from the Beach and Lake on the local news station after they interviewed many of us about the pollution in the lake/ocean and dead fish that had popped up the previous ...

Tea, politics and a step back in time..., Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Tea, politics and a step back in time...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... clearly had been constructed and then left to decay without any thought of continuing maintenance (quite the norm here in India unfortunately).  Discussed some of these as well as environmental, political and ecological issues at length while down ...

Training for India, Kottayam, India travel blog

Training for India

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... land during it's struggle for independence, totally backfiring on its architects in London.  Anyone who has any experience with India, either vicarious or direct, will tell you that the trains are the way to go: fairly cheap, reasonably fast, and it ...

CHENNAI, CHENNAI, India travel blog

CHENNAI

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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We caught the over night bus to Chennai the state of Tamil Nadu. If you don't want to be harassed by rikshaw men when you arrive at a new destination simply leave your bags in the luggage storage at the bus or train station. Not all have them but when ...

"Do you like my India?"

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... fellow passengers. A middle-aged woman asked if I'd had chai, and we got off the train and stood at the chai stand, blowing steam off the top of the little plastic cups, and watching the sun catch the station roof. "Do you like my India?" she ...

Delhi Assurance, Delhi, India travel blog

Delhi Assurance

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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After a year in the life insurance business you can imagine my horror when, within the first minute of our first sight seeing tour of Delhi, our tour guide pointed out a huge, faceless orange-brick megalith and proudly told us "life insurance is the ...

Teerathpuri, Darchen, China travel blog

Teerathpuri

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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September arrives with a golden dawn and beautiful clear skies.  Teerathpuri is nearly 70 km north-west of Darchen. We hire Toyota land-cruisers. All the way through Parkha plains we drive on a trail amongst many which only the ...

Sensations of Epic Proportions and the New Knight, Delhi, India travel blog

Sensations of Epic Proportions and the New Knight

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... is fitting, but only capures part of the story; it takes an epic the size of Midnight's Children to capture a good part of the contrasts, diversity, emotions, spirituality, filth, corruption, and history of India, invented at Midnight on August 15, ...

Jammu, Jammu, India travel blog

Jammu

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Annotated Bird Species List, Little Rann of Kutch, India travel blog

Annotated Bird Species List

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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The Species List, with brief notes, for those interested: 1. Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus) Seen in many habitats with scrub throughout Kutch 2. Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) Frequently seen throughout thorn scrub in Kutch. ...

India Nature: Kutch Backroads, An Essay, part III, Little Rann of Kutch, India travel blog

India Nature: Kutch Backroads, An Essay, part III

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... A large flock of sheep grazed in the grassland, confirming the difficulty of nature conservation and environmental education in populated India. And the shepherd had a face, a name, a family. Combined with nearby Nalia Dhond, the two grasslands totaled ...

India Nature: Kutch Backroads, An Essay, part IV, Little Rann of Kutch, India travel blog

India Nature: Kutch Backroads, An Essay, part IV

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... of the Wild Ass Sanctuary, the final worldly of the Khur. Only around 3,000 Khur remained after once ranging broadly around India. Along with the tiger, lion, rhinoceros, and dozens of other species, the story was the same: several thousand individuals ...

Vipassana and the Eightfold Path, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India travel blog

Vipassana and the Eightfold Path

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... more aware of my body. Now I can concentrate my mind better. Now I can react better to the sometimes difficult street scenes of India. Now I can gain more insight into the human body and environment. It's not easy. As I write this ten days later, my ...

India Nature: Velavadar Black Buck National Park, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India travel blog

India Nature: Velavadar Black Buck National Park

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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On the coastal plains of Bhal in Eastern Gujarat State, the Black Buck (Antelope cervicapra rajputanae) roam the tawny and burnt umber grasslands punctuated by acacia trees. Soaring, gliding, and hovering overhead, Pallid Harriers, Black-shouldered ...

Mmm Manali, Manali, India travel blog

Mmm Manali

A travel blog entry by izzie

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"Is-rae-li men, Hallelujah!" -- what The Weather Girls didn't sing. ~~~~~ Ahh, Manali! How I love your weed lined streets! Not. But every cloud has a silver lining: in this case it came in the form of an awesome shop selling Kullu shawls at ...

Ladakh is the crack, Leh, India travel blog

Ladakh is the crack

A travel blog entry by izzie

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19 hours in a share-jeep driven by a guy who bore an uncanny resemblance to Rufio from 'Hook'. Good choice to sit in position 1 [front window-side] since sitting in 2 [next to the driver] means he grabs for your crotch every time he changes gear. ...

One Week on the Saurashtra Coastline, Dwarka, Diu, Somnath, and Porbander, India travel blog

One Week on the Saurashtra Coastline

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... drying fish filled the air, along with thousands of gulls, waiting for scraps. Nearby container ships and tankers displayed India's new economy, dwarfing the fishing vessels and the pilgrimage ferries. On my last day along the Arabian Sea coastline, ...

Flying Lizards, Orchha, India travel blog

Flying Lizards

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... of the river. This imposing entrance leads you to a fantastic palace complex which proved to be one of our 'surprise' finds in India. It doesnt have the reputation of other more 'touristy' destinations, groups usually whizz through in an hour or so. In ...

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