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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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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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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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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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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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Air India grounds 'overweight' flight attendants

PHeymont ·
Air India may find itself roiling troubled waters as it permanently grounds 130 flight attendants who failed to meet its standards for weight and height, and speculates that an all-female cabin crew would save money because women weigh less, on...
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Air India Announces Non Stop Flight to San Franciso after Prime Ministers Visit

Travel Rob ·
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Uber To Earmark 1 Billion Dollars for India Over Next 9 Months

Travel Rob ·
Uber , the ride hailing company, business growth rate is at 40% every month in India. It's the second largest market for them after the US. They hope this investment of one billion dollars will lead to over one million trips a day....
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India Plans to Subsidise Flying on Regional Routes to Make Them Affordable to the Masses

Travel Rob ·
The government of India announced plans to make air travel affordable to more Indians, with schemes to revive ailing airports and airstrips, tax incentives, subsidies and a two percent levy on international and some domestic routes. The plan...
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Canada gets its first non-stop to India

PHeymont ·
Canada yesterday got its first non-stop connection to India, with the launch of Air Canada's four-times-a-week flight AC70. The flight uses one of Air Canada's brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.   The Toronto-to-Delhi flight will increase to a...
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Indian Budget Airline Orders 250 A320's from Airbus

Travel Rob ·
                          Airbus A320neo's first flight          Photo: Wikimedia / don-vip  ...
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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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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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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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10 Best Cuisine of India you must experience

Pratima ·
A country of great dimensions and in which living centuries of history, cultures and religion along with a good amount of different local dishes, also reflects in its gastronomy that interesting diversity. That is why today we delve into the typical dishes of Indian cuisine, where spices reign of undisputable manner. The irresistible flavors of meals of this part of the globe owe much to the cayenne, cloves, ginger, saffron or cardamom. These and other condiments, combined in mixtures like...
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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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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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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.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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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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Shimmering Lakes and Romantic Palaces of Udaipur

Anna Phipps ·
A magical, purple hued sunrise glowed over the shimmering lake welcoming us to the romantic city of Udaipur.   After climbing up a maze of narrow stairs and corridors, brightly painted with beautiful scenes of elephants and Indian women, we...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 20, 2014: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

MAD Travel Diaries ·
The Sri Harimandir Sahib, more famously known as the Golden Temple, is situated in Amritsar in the state of Punjab in India. It is the central religious place of worship for Sikhism and therefore the most important Gurdwara (holy shrine) for...
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Air India Joins Star Alliance

PHeymont ·
Air India has become the first airline in India to join one of the global alliances, giving it connections to many more cities and routes through partners such as Lufthansa and United. That's good news for Air India, which has been criticized recently...
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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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Solo Travel: Honeymoon without wife!

PHeymont ·
An Indian couple turn to social media and clever posts to break a bureaucratic deadlock over a lost passport.
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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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India: New policies may bring cheaper fares

PHeymont ·
India's government plans to use a mix of subsidies and relaxed airline regulations to encourage regional connections and economic growth
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Lodi Gardens in Delhi, India. An unusual hybrid of medieval tombs and public gardens, it is a wonderful place to relax and stroll in this congested city of millions.
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Persian Water Wheel (Sakia), Rajasthan, India

DrFumblefinger ·
While on tour in India, DrFumblefinger stopped to see how the ox-drawn waterwheel still has a role to play in Indian agriculture.
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India holds great promise for Airbus and Boeing

DrFumblefinger ·
India's got one of the fastest growing airline industries in the world and Boeing and Airbus are hoping to take advantage of this growth.
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Where the Beatles meditated, India has new tourist attraction

PHeymont ·
The ashram where the Beatles famously went in the 1960s to practice meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yoga, has now re-opened for visitors, with walking trails and gardens. The Beatles left after a few months, and disagreements with the Maharishi, who nonetheless became a world-famous figure. Once he left the area, near the Ganges in the Rajaji national park, it slid toward abandonment, and closed in the 1970s. It has been overtaken by forest, but has now been cleared. DVS Khati, chief...
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Some Colors of India

DrFumblefinger ·
Despite its dusty arid landscapes, India is a place of incredible color and beauty. That beauty resides in and on its people.
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