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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: Indian Railways - The Pride of India

Professorabe ·
I have been on the Shatabdi Express and in Executive Class it is certainly a very comfortable ride - better than most European trains. I also enjoyed the food (which was included in the ticket price). But, as you say, there are many other services which are pretty poor. PS: IRCTC stands for 'Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation'
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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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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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World's Tallest Statue Being Built in India

Travel Rob ·
Will the worlds tallest statue bring more travelers to India?  
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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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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: 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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The Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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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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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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Top 5 Wonderful Tourist Places in Rajasthan

Jacob William ·
Rajasthan has been universally acknowledged as the land of kings or the place where kings reside. As the description suggests, Rajasthan is full of kingly mansions, palaces, landings and what not. Wherever you see, you see grandeur in the aura of this state. There are ancient forts, grand havelis and different tourist places that pictures honour, pride, valour and brave spirits of history in itself. Not just this but this state is also India’s largest state being content with the imperials...
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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a useful link, Philip, thanks!
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

Professorabe ·
Thanks for the link, Philip. I'm off to India in a couple of weeks' time and your map will prove invaluable.
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Re: February 4, 2017: Stepwell Near Jaipur, India

Philip ·
Great! There are many amazing stepwells to see, sometimes hidden close to much-visited spots. Please do update Stepwell Atlas if you find any stepwells not on our map (or indeed if you get photos of stepwells currently missing pics, or accurate coordinates of stepwells mapped approximately)
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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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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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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you for sharing your journey to an amazing site. Places like this are part of what makes traveling such a pleasure. We in North America learn a lot about the history of Western Europe and some Middle East civilizations and empires from there. However we tend to pass over the rest of the world which included empires and civilizations as great as the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Hampi is just another point in favour of a journey to India.
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Re: Journey through Karnataka: Hampi

Professorabe ·
Thanks a lot for your comments. I fully agree with what you say - I also feel that there is a big hole in my education where the history of places like India is concerned. That is part of the reason why I enjoy doing blogs like this one: it forces me to do a bit of research and to broaden my own horizons.
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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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