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First look at the University, Pondicherry, India travel blog

First look at the University

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... bump, we enjoyed seeing the Foreign Students Hostel where we will be living.  The floors are a beautiful red marble from north India and the rooms have more of the modern conveniences we wimpy American students depend on.  Hooray for the end of ...

Yalitong la Mole Singing in Zanskar, Padum, India travel blog

Yalitong la Mole Singing in Zanskar

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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"Yalitong la mole" souded from the fields of Zanskar.  T'was harvest time, and the locals were singing their happy harvest song.  Periodically we would sing out the window of our vehicle, to the villagers, as we drove through Zanskar back to ...

Suprising Delhi, Delhi, India travel blog

Suprising Delhi

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... had rolling hills and big trees and there were over 400 hundred stalls set up in thatched huts selling crafts from all over India. Add to these kites, dancers, singers, drums, puppet shows, coloured umbrellas, food from every region of India and of ...

Pink Bits?, Jaipur, India travel blog

Pink Bits?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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The night train from Bikaner was absolutely freezing and the snoring seemed to be louder, consequently neither of us slept well and were not about to put up with any shifty rickshaw drivers on arrival in Jaipur. But for once we received very unusual ...

Celebrity Encounter in Leh /  the Road to Srinagar, Srinagar, India travel blog

Celebrity Encounter in Leh / the Road to Srinagar

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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Along with my 4 trek-mates, I was set to leave Leh at 7 a.m. on Tues. By happy coincidence, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was arriving in Leh at the same time. So we joined the throngs of Ladakhis lining the few kilometres of road from the airport ...

Touring stunning Sikkim, Gangtok, India travel blog

Touring stunning Sikkim

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... Sikkim immediately felt peaceful and comparitively affluent. According to the guide book this is because China has never officially recognised India’s claim to Sikkim, which was independent until 1975, so the Indian government has made it a ...

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India travel blog

The Taj Mahal

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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So we left Bharatpur in the morning heading east to Agra. This was going to be one of the big highlights of the trip because Agra is home to the Taj Mahal, arguably the most magnificent structure in the entire world. The bus to Agra was only an hour and ...

Travels with Two Buddhas: Meditation and Knowledge, Walking in Buddha's Footsteps in Rajgir and Nalanda, India travel blog

Travels with Two Buddhas: Meditation and Knowledge

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... can be difficult. This, I believe, is one of the main aspects that divide whether or not people love or hate India. Intuition, equanimity, faith, trust, awareness, and learning how to read people all become important in these situations, dozens or ...

Postal Service Tailors..., Cochin, India travel blog

Postal Service Tailors...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... .  Now, you wouldn't think this seemingly simple task would require much however, you haven't ever tried to do it in India!  As I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, there is a theft problem here apparently, so all packages have to be sewn up in ...

The Land of Lhagu, Lhagu, China travel blog

The Land of Lhagu

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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With the small, one-street town of Rawok behind me, I passed a small hydroelectric plant near a large waterfall. As in the hydro plant near Tsakhalo, where I spent the night a few days ago, the employees were relaxed and enjoying themselves. ...

Realm of Tumo, Ata Glacier, China travel blog

Realm of Tumo

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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The canyon ahead formed a wind tunnel for the monsoon from the south. Cold wind mixed with rain pushed me backwards as I crossed the river and entered the canyon. Flowers decked the sides of the trail and the surrounding landscape. A few hours ...

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

A travel blog entry by meandher

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

The Mad Proffessor

A travel blog entry by meandher

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A night under the stars, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

A night under the stars

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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We got a 2ac sleeper train to Jaisalmer which was much more comfortable and we slept through the 5 hour journey until we arrived. We might of said Jodhpur had a sandcastle looking fort but it seems that every fort we go to gets bigger and more ...

Flying around Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India travel blog

Flying around Jodhpur

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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First impressions of Jodhpur were awesome, a sea of tiny blue houses and narrow cobbled streets with a massive fort in the middle rising like a giant sandcastle. There was a bustling market around a clock tower where we enjoyed a freshly made lassi (like ...

The Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Pink City

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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We woke up at half 3 in the morning to get our train and was slightly worried to see the streets completely deserted no taxis or tuk tuks in sight. Luckily after 5 mins of walking a tuk tuk with 3 guys in drove past and offered us a lift to the train ...

200 kms in just 10 hours, Shimla, India travel blog

200 kms in just 10 hours

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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Posted by Genevieve Looking at a map, the distances between Himalayan towns is not great. In fact, most places are very near as the crow flies.  But we are not crows.  We are humans lacking a car, and our only option for getting around is ...

Hmmm...., Rishikesh, India travel blog

Hmmm....

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Stepped off the train in Haridwar after sleeping for about 5 hours in my A/C chair class train and slogged over to the bus station across and down the street to pick up the local bus to Rishikesh.  It left about 5 minutes after I jumped on and we ...

Monks, Momos and more..., Gangtok, India travel blog

Monks, Momos and more...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Said a bit of an early goodbye to my tour mates today after visiting Rumtek Monastery outside of Gangtok. Our special permit to visit Sikkim doesn't easily allow exit and re-entry to I had to remain while they headed off to Kalingpong in the state of ...

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 ...

Greener than the Green Bag, Munnar, India travel blog

Greener than the Green Bag

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Munnar is my top favorite place in the whole of India. It is fantastically lush, green, clean and beautiful. This is where the tea you drink every morning grows. I've never seen a land, or rather hills like this before in my life.   The place is ...

Welcome to Bombay, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

Welcome to Bombay

A travel blog entry by madman96

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We had a leisurely morning and got to the airport around noon for our trip to Bombay.  The flight was painless but I can't say the same about the traffic in Bombay!  After what seemed like 2 hours in the car we arrived at the hotel and were ...

Cricket and Bollywood in Bombay, Mumbai, India travel blog

Cricket and Bollywood in Bombay

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... Here are eight products that the players can still model for.  These Super Eight are: Folding Furniture: India collapsed inexplicably against the Bangladesh bowlers and during fielding their shoulders were slumped throughout.  The apocallapso ...

Bond, The Beatles and the teachings of Mr. Bob, Rishikesh, India travel blog

Bond, The Beatles and the teachings of Mr. Bob

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... it an ideal nesting site for migrating birds, and ideal hunting ground for the Maharaja. Unfortunately for the Maharaja, modern India frowns upon rich men riding elephants and shooting exotic birds, so the beautiful marshland once set aside for his ...

Maha Shivaratri, Night of Shiva, at Girnar, Junagadh, Gujarat, India travel blog

Maha Shivaratri, Night of Shiva, at Girnar

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Maha Shivaratri, the Grand Night of Shiva, the night after Shiva created the world, marking his dance, his marriage with Parvati, brings devotees from the countryside to major pilgrimage sites. One of those major sites is Girnar, a holy mountain ...

Beach bums, Goa, India travel blog

Beach bums

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Leaving Hampi and heading to the beaches of Goa. Let's get this party started! The first couple of hours we rode standing by the doors of the passenger carriage, eating peanuts and throwing the shells on the floor as the locals did. Then we transferred ...

Fights and Fireworks. Classic New Years Eve!, Goa, India travel blog

Fights and Fireworks. Classic New Years Eve!

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... . I recon he'll be buying a house here:) I have a flight to Singapore on Jan 10th.   I've had it with the sightseeing in India. There is a lot more to see of course, but I'm exhausted. I've seen a lot. I've had all the spicy food I can take. I've ...

Warm shower = heaven!, Tabo, India travel blog

Warm shower = heaven!

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Jenny is very interested in Buddhism, so we visited Kungri monastery. There was something going on, loads of people crowding in, kids everywhere and the service music playing. We sat inside for a bit and then I wandered around the grounds. It's a little ...

Sheshnag, Holy Naga at Tatapani, Tatapani, India travel blog

Sheshnag, Holy Naga at Tatapani

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , however, was Tatapani, translated from Hindi as "hot water," holy hot springs.  Like most holy hot springs in India, they come with a story: Seven thousand years ago, during the times of the Mahabarata the elder brother of Krishna, Balran came ...

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