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The Road to Aurangabad Cave Dwelling

INDIA | Saturday, 31 Mar 2012 | Views [800]

In Mumbai, I'd bumped into a couple of Scottish girls. As if to show their credentials, they explained some of their money savings tips. An interesting idea is to get an overnight train to the next destination. Effectively saving one night's cost in ... Read more >

Tags: aurangabad, cave, ellora, hot, india, unesco

Show me the way to Mumbai

INDIA | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | Views [949]

It's week 7 into my tour and I'm flying from Delhi to Mumbai. It felt pretty good to have flown for a change and avoiding the bus/train station madness that usually followed on arrival. Much prose and poetry has been written about the quality of air ... Read more >

Tags: india, mumbai, unesco


INDIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | Views [1034]

Haridwar is an important pilgrimage city, known primarily for the evening Aarti at Hari-ki-pauri and it's many temples. Apart from the Aarti, there's actually very little to say about Haridwar. So I've decide to dish out some awards for the temples.... Read more >

Tags: aarti, haridwar, hindu, holy, india, temple

Rajaji National Park

INDIA | Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | Views [1425]

Got up pretty early this morning to get to Rajaji National Park. The trip would require bus rides to Dehradun, Rishikesh, then Rajaji. This time, keeping my eys shut did not save me from a really bad bout of motion sickness as the bus wound it's way ... Read more >

Tags: india, rajaji national park, safari, wildlife


INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | Views [1133]

Mussoorie, also known as Queen of the Hills is 34km from Dehradun. The bus ride was approximately 1.5 hours and no doubt the views were great. I wouldn't know as I kept my eyes shut all the way to Mussoorie to cope with the winding roads. At an average ... Read more >

Tags: hill, india, mussoorie, protest, station, tibet, tibetan


INDIA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2012 | Views [1364]

Uttarakhand, a state in Northern Indian is my home for the next two weeks. It's a place populated with many of the holiest cities for Hindus, making it a state with a hotline to <your supreme entity>. Some of the holy cities I'll be visiting ... Read more >

Tags: india, rishikesh, yoga

Madhya Pradesh with Alanis Morissette

INDIA | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | Views [2383] | Comments [2]

From Gwalior, my next stops would be Madhya Pradesh, further to the south. Arriving at the bus station 1 hour early to ensure a seat, the bus schedules to Jhansi seems to have changed overnight. Calling out "Jhansi, Jhansi", a man directs me to a bus ... Read more >

Tags: bus, india, jhansi, misadventures, orchha, train


INDIA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [910]

I had decided to use Agra as a stopping off point for trips into Gwalior and Madhya Pradesh further to the south. I managed to get a early morning train with complimentary breakfast. Here's the breakfast, I've no idea what it was other than the fact ... Read more >

Tags: food, fort, gwalior, india


INDIA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [1370]

For some strange reason, I felt it necessary to try arriving at New Delhi Railway Station well ahead of time, 1.5 hours to be precise. Despite the chaotics scenes around the station, the train system actually functions quite well and my train to ... Read more >

Tags: agra, fatehpur sikri, fort, india, taj mahal, unesco

Delhi - The first week

INDIA | Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | Views [549]

Sadly for my delicate respiratory system, it doesn't seem to enjoy polluted air and have decided to stage a protect by contracting a throat infection. This is slowing me down considerably and for the last four days of this week, I've been back fairly ... Read more >

Tags: delhi, india

Delhi - The Tomb, The Disaster and The Fort

INDIA | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | Views [1344]

So it's the third day now in Delhi and I've scheduled Safdarjung's Tomb and the Red Fort, in that order.   After hailing a taxi with instructions to take me to the Tomb. We arrived at a building that looked vaguely like the picture of the ... Read more >

Tags: bike, delhi, fort, good samaritan, india, kindness, misadventures, taxi, unesco

Delhi - The first day, anyone for pee pee?

INDIA | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | Views [1178]

From Kuala Lumpur, we finally landed in New Delhi at 2245. The first thing I noticed when getting through immigration was the almost empty queues. I'd been expecting some nightmare air terminal from the 1960s, choke full of people. In actual fact Indira ... Read more >

Tags: delhi, dirty, india, shock

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