Tagged With "India"

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The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Anna Phipps ·
Sitting by the side of the intricately sculpted, ancient temples of Khajuraho, I watched entranced, as a throng of people in bright, elaborate saris chattered excitedly as they made their way, in their droves, to the only temple still in use.  ...
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The Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

Abhishek Mathur ·
The charm, the grandeur and the royalty is how India can be described. Not only in monetary terms but the country is also rich in terms of culture, traditions, heritage sites and everything. It is because of this reason that the country was once called “Golden Bird”. Got fascinated by the beauty and the charm of the country, many rulers has invaded this spectacular country at different period of time. Right start from Aibak to Mughals to British, the country is ruled and built in a unique...
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Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's fascinating journey through the Karnataka region continues with an exploration of the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi.
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May 17, 2017: Elephant Jam at Amber Fort, Jaipur

Professorabe ·
An elephant traffic jam -- only in India, as Professor Abe shares in our Pic of the Day.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bidar and Hyderabad

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe concludes his journey through Karnataka, with visits to the interesting sites of Bidar and Hyderabad.
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Know Everything About Goa Travel Information

Abhishek Mathur ·
Why Goa? India is one of the countries which have always fascinated different countries. Some invade it while some ruled it. Some brought blunders to this heritage country while some others made such wonders which made their names immortal with their works. The state of Goa is part of India and is situated at the west coast of the country. The state is rich with the Portuguese’s culture, heritage and history. Goa and the Tourism Goa is listed among the best tourist destinations in India.
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10 Most Dangerous Roads in India

Alina Jack ·
While India means breathtaking natural beauty and magnificent monuments, it is also a country of bumpy roads in urgent need of maintenance. While people try to avoid driving on these nightmares, to adventure lovers these are source of thrill. Let us checkout some roads that can boost your adrenaline this vacation. 1. Khardungla Pass: Biking On The Top Ladakh is a land of mysteries and Khardungla Pass is its challenge to the thrill lovers. Driving through this pass is a dare even to the...
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February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

Professorabe ·
ProfessorAbe wonders whether these real-life Indian stepwells may have been an inspiration for M.C. Escher, but they certainly impressed ProfessorAbe!
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China plans rail tunnel through Mt. Everest

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we reported on China's rail connections to Western Europe , and not long after that on Russia's interest in a new trans-Siberian road and railroad  that could link Europe to North America. Now, China is giving serious...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 29, 2014: Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, India

Siddharth Malkania ·
  A scene of people enjoying their Sunday on the streets of Old Delhi.  Old Delhi is jam-packed during weekdays.  Sunday is a slower, relaxed day, when when workers get time to complete their personal business and chores.  Here one...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 25, 2015: Yamunotri, Uttarakhand, India

Siddharth Malkania ·
  The Yamunotri region of India is up north in the Himalayas.  This place is the source of Holy Yamuna River which has great significance in Hinduism.  I made this photo on the way to Yamunotri.  A Hindu saint is roaming around the...
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India's Visa Rules: Easier for some, tougher for U.K.

PHeymont ·
The Indian government has just changed a number of its rules for tourist visas, making it possible for citizens of some countries to obtain a visa on arrival in India at the airport, while for the first time requiring U.K. citizens to visit a visa...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 28, 2015: The Golden Temple In Amritsar, Punjab, India

Grand Escapades ·
  The Golden Temple, or Harmandir Sahib, is the holiest Sikh Temple and is breathtakingly beautiful. But what makes the visit so very unforgettable and enjoyable is the relaxed atmosphere. Many of the pilgrims come from villages or cities where...
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India's Crowded Roads, Empty Expressways

PHeymont ·
India is slowly (more slowly than intended) developing a network of superhighways to speed traffic between its major cities and relieve incredibly slow and crowded existing highways. Yet, according to this Guardian (UK)  report , hardly anyone...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2015: A Moment in Rural India

Marilyn Jones ·
While riding in a van from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park in Northern India, I saw a woman walking away from the roadway. Fortunately I had my camera at hand and was able to quickly take the photo. To me it tells the story of women living in...
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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Said to be a fusion of Indian and Persian architectural styles, it was the first garden-tomb to be built in the country.
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Feeling On Top of the World

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares yet another delightful travel tale well worth reading, if only for its final punchline!
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Top 10 Tourist Places In Kerala To Visit During Summer

Rahul ·
Kerala is an exhilarating destination in India known as gods own country . It is a place of the rich heritage that exudes variety and is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth. No matter the time or season, Kerala is always a perfect fit for vacation. While the whole of India receives blazing heat during the summers Kerala has a mild temperature due to the influence of the Western Ghats and the beaches. Some of the exotic locations of Kerala to visit during summer are given...
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Egg Trees in India ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell gives as an insightful look into life in Rajasthan and some of the changes that the area has undergone in the past few decades.
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Indian Railways - The Pride of India

Umakant Sharma ·
When it comes to railway transport, Indian railways are unbeatable as it has now served for more than 150 years and has gained much significance in the public transport industry of the nation. Indian Railways operate between 7,100 stations and it has 60,000+ professional coaches. This makes Indian railways the 4th largest rail network of the world. Post-launch period, the IRCTC (Indian Railways Giving in and Tourism Corporation Limited) has formed a strong virtual platform with lots of...
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Things to do in Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur with Maharaja Express

Rajiv Varma ·
Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It is also the most popular city in the state because of its glorious history and royal culture. Also known as ‘the Blue City’ and ‘the Sun City’, Jodhpur has some incredible palaces and magnificent forts that will captivate your senses. It is also home to the massive fort, the Mehrangarh Fort. The structure is almost 500 years and is the most important attraction of the city. The Maharajas Express is a royal train that offers the opportunity...
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Indian Culture: Traditions and Customs of India

Pratima ·
An incredible country offering magical travel experiences to travelers from all over the world, India is unique. It is the same for its customs and traditions. India's rich cultural heritage is famous around the world and has fascinated many poets, writers and other personalities. The writer-traveler Mark Twain told us: " India is the cradle of humanity, the birthplace of the word, the mother of history, the grandmother of legends and the great-great -mother traditions. The country has a...
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Pushkar and its Festival

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell reflects on the desert town of Pushkar, normally a sleepy and relaxed place that every year during its famous full moon festival in November becomes a beehive of activity.
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Departures: Trains and Boats and Planes

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, the Amateur Emigrant, shares interesting thoughts and observations on the nature of travel and the traveler.
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Benefits of Self-Drive Cars on Rentals over Taxis & Cabs

Mary ·
With the rising awareness among average Indians, the demand for improved services is on the rise these days than in the past. Nothing exemplifies this phenomenon or the new trend in a better way than the choice of rental cars among people in India. Though the cab culture in India has undergone some changes in recent years, it is still quite a distance away from accepting the idea of self-driven cars. That said, the joys of self-driven cars far exceed the experience of sitting in a passenger...
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Top 5 Beaches in India for Honeymoon Couples

Priya Sharma ·
Honeymooners are a major market in the travel industry and there are some tourist destinations that are more popular as romantic getaways than others. Honeymooners particularly like romantic beaches for their vacation after marriage. Lovely strolls on the beach, watersports and enjoying the beachside restaurants and promenades are a great way to spend a honeymoon. In India, there is a long and beautiful coastline stretching from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. There are beautiful...
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Taj Mahal in 2017

Pratap Singh ·
Visiting Taj Mahal in 2017 has become a unique experience. Since the last one year, the local government has resumed restoration work on Taj Mahal after 1980's and now Taj Mahal is as while as it was prior the fall of Munich wall. Have a look at this picture taken in March'17, as by now 80% work on Taj was completed. For more information on Taj, check this .
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Know 11 Interesting Facts About Amber Fort in Jaipur

Abhishek Mathur ·
Royal state of Rajasthan, the state of kings and kingdoms has its own charisma when it comes to the grandeur of rich and historical monuments. Filled with many amazing and wonderful cities, Rajasthan plays a vital role in Indian Tourism. One of the major cities in Rajasthan is Jaipur, the pink city of India. Boasting a plethora of amazing forts, palaces and havelis, Jaipur is coronating the crown of Rajasthan Tourism . One of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur is Amber Fort. Famous as...
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Doors of India

DrFumblefinger ·
The doors of India are as diverse and interesting as its landscapes and peoples. DrFumblefinger shares some of those he encountered during his travels.
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Most Popular River Cruises in India

Sunil Kumar ·
A river cruise provides an escape from the constant commotion surrounding our everyday lives. As you sail along the river at a leisurely pace, with lovely sights greeting your eyes, you realize there is much to appreciate in this unhurried journey. India, with its impressive inland waterways, provides wonderful opportunities for river cruising. From the backwaters of Kerala to the might waters of Brahmaputra, every cruise gifts you with a memory to be cherished or a moment to be valued.
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Air India flies farther to go faster

PHeymont ·
By flying with the tailwinds in both directions, Air India makes time, and also set a distance record.
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Scary Truth About 5 Haunted Places in Goa

Abhishek Mathur ·
Just like every coin Goa is also having its’ another side which is still intact, mysterious and Haunted. Yes! Haunted, you read it right. Place filled with a plethora of people round the year is hard to believe is filled with haunted places. Here is this post we are going to discuss about the Haunted Places in Goa , knowing about which will going to be a different experience. 1. Three Kings Church Three Kings Church Church is the integral part of Goa’s culture and traditions. Filled with...
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5 Spectacular Heritage Sites in Delhi

Anil Verma ·
To make your stay in Delhi sultanate more enticing, we have brought to you the list of 5 best heritage sites in Delhi visiting which will bring you more close to the Delhi and its rich culture. Scroll down the list below – 1. National Rail Museum in New Delhi National Rail Museum in New Delhi The National Rail Museum in Delhi is all about the taking a journey into the past. The museum is a perfect place for spending some quality time with your loved ones. People on their Delhi day tour...
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Adventurous places to visit in India

Kerry ·
Life itself is a fun-filled adventure where we come across alternate twists and turns. Travelling is the best activity that helps us to find quick relief from our hectic schedules. India being blessed with an extensive land diversity, planning an adventurous trip here is something you should never miss on. Indian adventurous locations are characterized by high peaks, fascinating rivers, arduous mountain ranges, exotic wildlife. So, if you are ready to ditch in the boredom of your 9 to 5...
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10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Abhishekk Mathur ·
Rajasthan is the royal state of India and its part, Udaipur is one of the most magnificent and glorious cities that is boasted with the some really amazing and beautiful tourist attractions of Rajasthan which is quite famous among the travellers, national and international. People on Udaipur tourism love exploring the mesmerising mélange of culture history and traditions. To make your tourism more exciting we have brought to you the list of best unique tourist attractions of Udaipur which...
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Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the town of Orchha in Central India, including its impressive Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal palaces.
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Central India, Pt.6: Aurangabad and environs

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's travels in Central India continue, this week in Aurangabad where he finds (among other travel gems) an amazing replica of the iconic Taj Mahal, a nice assortment of surviving historic city gates, and Aurangabad Caves, rock-cut Buddhist temples dating from the 6th and 7th century.
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Faces from the Wagah Border

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of some of the people he saw while watching the flag lowering Ceremony at this India-Pakistan border crossing.
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Central India, Part 8: Ellora

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's informative and educational series on visiting Central India concludes this week with a visit to Ellora, another of Maharashtra's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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Central India, Pt.5: Maheshwar

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey through Central India takes us to the charming city of Maheshwar, on the north bank of the Narmada, one of India's seven holy rivers.
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Central India, Pt.4: Mandu

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey in central India continues, this week with a stop in beautiful Mandu, with visits to palaces, stepwells and monuments. Be sure you follow the good professor's travels!
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Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

Professorabe ·
This week Professor Abe takes us to the fantastic Buddhist cave monuments cut into the rocks of the Sahyadri hills. The caves were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
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Three historical cities to visit in the winters for travel enthusiasts

Pratap Singh ·
The chilling weather of India glorifies the beauty of many cities. The three top cities are calling you to experience their beauty. These towns can be an escape from the spine-chilling weather or the thrust to kiss the warmth of the sun. Jaipur: Jal Mahal The capital of the royal state of India, Rajasthan, Jaipur is best suited to visit in winters. The city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is popularly known as Fort City of India. Amber Fort, the Star attraction of the city,...
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Now this is how you explore the sites of New Delhi

Pratap Singh ·
Around 7 million travelers from all over the world visit India every year. Most of them land at New Delhi Airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport), and from here they hire cabs or catch a train to starts their holidays in India. Along with this many travelers also give a day or two in Delhi to explore the tourist monuments of the city and observe the life at India's capital. In this post, I've tried to present a typical tour itinerary on how a traveler can enjoy a fantastic week (or max...
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4 Best Riverside Hotels in Varanasi

David James ·
As Varanasi is listed among the most visited cities in our country, it is obvious that the city is boasted with some of the best hotels in India. Here we have brought to you the list of 4 best hotels in Varanasi near Ganga River . Scroll down and make your sojourn more divine. 1. Kedareswar Bed and Breakfast Kedareswar Bed and Breakfast Kedareswar Bed and Breakfast is one of the most loved and adored property of the country. This is actually a real gem that come under the moderate price with...
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5 Most Visited Indian Destinations by Foreigners

Trainman ·
India, the name itself, translates power into one’s system. With its incredible mix of cultures, the country has been attracting a huge number of travellers and tourists from around the world. From the massive stretches of golden sand, the snow-clad mountains to the serene water bodies and the lively streets, India is a land of wonders. Every year, foreigners come to get mesmerized by its picturesque natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. And, there are several places in India that just...
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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Wagah Border Crossing, India (Where Gumbo was #267)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the India-Pakistan border crossing at Wagah. A popular flag-lowering ceremony takes place just before sunset every day.
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