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Photos: Haridwar

INDIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Haridwar
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Haridwar

INDIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | Views [950]

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 [1313]

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 [1041]

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 [1484]

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 [1260]

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 [741]

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 >


Rajastan, In the land of Kings - Part 1

INDIA | Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | Views [698]

Jaipur, also known as the Pink city and the poster child of Rajastan. Also the biggest city of Rajastan and one for cities in the golden triangle of tourism. Jaipur is the Pink City in reference to the colour of the buildings. It's seems to be ... Read more >


Photos: Madhya Pradesh with Alanis Morissette

INDIA | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Jhansi and Orchha
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Madhya Pradesh with Alanis Morissette

INDIA | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | Views [2162] | 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


Photos: Gwalior

INDIA | Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Gwalior
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Gwalior

INDIA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [844]

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


Agra

INDIA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [1291]

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 [483]

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


Photos: The first week

INDIA | Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Photos from the first week
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