Travel Blogs from India

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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 ...

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 ...

Pinnacle of Indian Architecture (12th Century), Belūr, India travel blog

Pinnacle of Indian Architecture (12th Century)

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... ;  The sign out front calls this the finest example of temple architecture and these surely are good candidates. But southern India, and this state in particular, is littered with equally fine examples, including those in Hampi. That is why there are ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hornbill Festival, Kisama, India travel blog

Hornbill Festival

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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December 1, 2014  MOKOKCHUNG to KOHIMA – 156 KM Kisama Kipfuzha (Savino's) Homestay 2800Rs ($45.33) half board (breakfast/dinner) Beautiful Forested Hillsides and Christmas Tunes Today we took the third half of the Mon to Kohima ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Very Close Call, Bangalore, India travel blog

Very Close Call

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... to find good food other than vegetarian. Hard Rock Cafe is a few minutes from our hotel. Our favorite foreign themed restaurants in India;  Chili's and Papa John's Pizza are located a bit further from us. We went to two different Chili's in ...

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, ...

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 ...

Raj hill station, Shimla, India travel blog

Raj hill station

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... keen to talk to us..especially about England. Shimla is a popular destination for weekend breaks from Dehli and honeymooners from all over India. We discovered that it was the 'wedding season' and many of those with whom we chatted were part of a wedding ...

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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