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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Family Holiday Destinations in India

Ruby Daub ·
Choosing the best destination for a family vacation in India, as with other topics, is not an easy task, thanks to the diversity and multitude of options available to the most demanding travelers. There are beaches, wonderful examples of architecture, adventure, culture and fun experiences for a full sense of family in India. Best holiday destinations for families Plan your trip, considering the weather and other conditions. We make sure you have a great time! See this if you travel in...
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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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Re: India's Crowded Roads, Empty Expressways

DrFumblefinger ·
I guess I'm not surprised that high toll roads keep a lot of the locals that just managed to buy a car off the expressways. best way to keep people from using a new service is to tax it heavily. Works every time.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 29, 2014: Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, India

IslandMan ·
excellent picture, SM. Street life tells so many stories...
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World's Tallest Statue Being Built in India

Travel Rob ·
Will the worlds tallest statue bring more travelers to India?  
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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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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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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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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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Air India Announces Non Stop Flight to San Franciso after Prime Ministers Visit

Travel Rob ·
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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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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.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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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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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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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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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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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil! Your friend will enjoy India. You just need to be very careful about what you eat and drink. The Lodi Garden is a special spot within Delhi.
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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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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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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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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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5 Top UNESCO Heritage Sites of Golden Triangle Circuit in India

Abhishek Mathur ·
If you're trying to find a singular mix of attractions in India, it's best to move towards the Golden Triangle circuit. those that area unit unaccustomed India or on a good schedule, visit Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi to get an simple Indian expertise. To know a lot of about Golden Triangle Tour, browse our exclusive diary article, what's Golden Triangle Tour India and Why it's famous? These 3 destinations aren't some random decide. These 3 area units heritage-filled sites with fascinating...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Mac ·
One of the saddest sights that I have experienced in my travels is to be seen at the “Iron Gate” ( Loha Pol ) of the massive Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. Here, there is a painted and garlanded panel where 15 small hand prints were made by the wives of the Maharaja as they left the fort and went towards his funeral pyre  where they immolated themselves following his death. Known as Sati marks, these gilded hand prints most likely date back to the 1843, the...
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Re: Uber To Earmark 1 Billion Dollars for India Over Next 9 Months

PHeymont ·
I find myself a bit uncomfortable around Uber and its well-oiled connections in the press, which often seems to regard it as the best thing since sliced bread (and what's so good about that, by the way?). All over Europe, Uber has been in trouble for evading rules, taxes and court rulings; in New York, it operates without paying the taxes other operators must, and with insufficient insurance in some cases—and they have a nasty habit of raising its rates whenever demand is high (double or...
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Re: Uber To Earmark 1 Billion Dollars for India Over Next 9 Months

Travel Rob ·
I think some of the reasons Uber has been so successful is users know what they are going to pay in advance and don't have to worry about getting an over charged from a taxi driver, which happens. Also, the passenger can see what time they will be picked up . Whether Uber can continue as successful as regulations catch up with the their industry, I don't know.
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Re: India's Visa Rules: Easier for some, tougher for U.K.

PortMoresby ·
"...payback for the years of the Raj?" I like the measured nature of the response, as well as the patience shown. And, for once, it's not US citizens being inconvenienced for the policies of its government.
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Re: India's Visa Rules: Easier for some, tougher for U.K.

GarryRF ·
Its because we give Indian Students an interview before they come to the UK to attend College. They get a 2 years UK "Student Visa" visa which also allows them to work for 20 hours a week. But when they arrive in the UK thousands of "students" vanish. And they fail to show up at their pre-arranged College. In those 2 years they assume another identity. So now they get a fingerprint and iris recognition photo before leaving the Indian sub-continent.. Which is only common sense - the US do it...
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Re: May 17, 2017: Elephant Jam at Amber Fort, Jaipur

GarryRF ·
The Elephants certainly look well cared for. Maybe they have a better life than being out in the wild.
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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re: Egg Trees in India ?

DrFumblefinger ·
Camel eyelashes are used in making the paintbrushes for fine details, and camel urine is concentrated to make the yellow pigment in these beautifully detailed paintings. A fine example of how nothing useful (or even not that useful) ever goes to waste in India.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2015: A Moment in Rural India

IslandMan ·
a picture tells a thousand stories, Marilyn, and you've certainly captured it here
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2015: A Moment in Rural India

GarryRF ·
Just part of the life that many locals have on our travels. Something we often miss by doing the tourist spots. It's good to get off the "beaten track".
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

DrFumblefinger ·
These stepwells are really quite amazing to see. They're quite deep and the stairs are very steep. Makes me think I'd fall to my death fetching a bucket of water. Thanks, Professor!
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

GarryRF ·
I could spend a few days there with my "slinky" chasing down the steps. But just looking at the photos gives me a dizzy spell !!
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

Philip ·
It is indeed a fine stepwell. If you're interested in other spectacular stepwells, takespecially a look at our collaborative Stepwell Atlas - over 800 stepwells round the world are accurately mapped, with photos and info. Please add any missing Stepwells to the site ( www.stepwells.org and "Stepwell Atlas" android app)
 
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