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Trip: Finding Enlightment On A Sabbatical

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Photos: Sleepless in Kerala

INDIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

Kerala and Trivandrum
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Sleepless in Kerala

INDIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Views [697]

To further test the idea from my Mumbai money saving expert, I'd book a 2300 train to Mumbai. From there, I'll take a 34 hour train to Trivandrum in Kerala where I'll be spending a few days on Kovalam beach.  On the train to Mumbai, I got upgraded ... Read more >


Photos: The Path to Aurangabad Cave Dwelling

INDIA | Saturday, 31 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

The Path to Aurangabad Cave Dwelling
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The Road to Aurangabad Cave Dwelling

INDIA | Saturday, 31 Mar 2012 | Views [608]

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


Photos: Mumbai

INDIA | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Show me the way to Mumbai
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Show me the way to Mumbai

INDIA | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | Views [713]

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


Photos: Back to the Delhi

INDIA | Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Delhi Again
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Back to the Delhi

INDIA | Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | Views [342]

After a six hour ride from Haridwar. I'm back in Delhi for some R&R before Mumbai, and to see some things I missed first time round. The main thing to do is of course Akshardham Temple. Essentially a shrine for the Swarminarayan Hindu sect, BAPS.... Read more >


Photos: Haridwar

INDIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Haridwar
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Haridwar

INDIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | Views [898]

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 [1223]

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


Photos: Rajaji National Park

INDIA | Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Rajaji National Park
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Photos: Mussoorie

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Mussoorie
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Mussoorie

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | Views [980]

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


Photos: Dehradun

INDIA | Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Dehradun
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Dehradun

INDIA | Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | Views [1376]

Dehradun is the state capital of Uttarakhand. A city housing many important institutions of the country. Forest Research Institute (FRI), Survey of India, Wildlife Institute and Rashtriya Indian Military Academy (RIMA) are all based here. The RIMA ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, clock, dehradun, monastery, tibet, tibetan


Photos: Rishikesh

INDIA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Rishiesh
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Rishikesh

INDIA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2012 | Views [1132]

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


Photos: Rajastan

INDIA | Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Jaipur, Galtaji and Jodhpur
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Rajastan, In the land of Kings - Part 2

INDIA | Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | Views [603]

Jodhpur, 300km west of Jaipur and the second biggest city in Rajastan. Also known as the Sun City because of the all year round hot weather and the Blue City for the colour of many of the buildings. The city is on the edge of the Thar Desert. Unsurprisingly, ... Read more >


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