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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lakeside livin', Udaipur, India travel blog

Lakeside livin'

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... ask me (yet) which one does what!  Next stop was the City Palace. It was only about 60 years ago (before India got their independence) that there were 22 royal families in Rajasthan!! The royal family of Udaipur boasts the longest dynasty line in ...

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 ...

Dalai Lamas Home, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Dalai Lamas Home

A travel blog entry by meandher

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July 1st McLeod Ganj The Home of the DL and yes he was home when we called! We were subjected to quite a high level of security (metal detectors and removal of cameras, a quick frisking etc but the 'temple' was thronged with people listening ...

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 ...

India - Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay), India travel blog

India - Mumbai

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... ) is the capital of the state of Maharashtra and is a huge and sprawling metropolis that curves around the Arabian Sea. Over half of India's foreign trade goes through the port here and it's also the home of Bollywood. Mumbai is made up of 7 islands which ...

Wayanad Wildlife Reserve, Tholpetty, India travel blog

Wayanad Wildlife Reserve

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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  February 18, 2015  COONOOR (Tamil Nadu) to THOLPETTY (Kerala) 170k Pachyderm Palace - 3500Rs ($55) Full board, hot shower, fan...no wifi   Ash Wednesday   Mr Stephen readied a lovely breakfast for us. I mistook the ash on his ...

Pink Flu Anyone?, Jaipur, India travel blog

Pink Flu Anyone?

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... give to beggars but instead if you feel inclined, to make a donation to one of the official charities that exist all over india). However this does little to asuage your immediate guilt. We had a driving / walking tour of the main city sights in ...

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 ...

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 ...

India - Amritsar, Amritsar, India travel blog

India - Amritsar

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... side march up to the gates and face off against two commando's from the Pakistan side. This continues, with various classes of India's militia facing off against the Pakistan counterpart. If you've ever seen the All Blacks rugby team perform their "HAKA" ...

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 ...

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