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It seems that India ticks a lot of boxes for long-term independent travellers... Read about the temples and sights, cheap food, mountain panoramas, spiritual pilgrimages, things your mum told you not to do and using your left hand. To help you keep travelling safely, we've even got a Hindi language guide that you can download to your iPod.

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Darjeeling (wolves... not pretending to be dogs): by mlodius, Views[50]
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Photos: The Dogs of India

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 | By mlodius | Photo Gallery

We kept taking pictures of dogs so here they are
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Photos: Agra Fort & Taj Mahal

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 | By mlodius | Photo Gallery

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Incredible India

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [76]

SOMEONE ONCE TOLD US THAT YOU had to have a reason to visit India—a yoga retreat or a meditation seminar—maybe a hip replacement. I had to keep reminding myself our reason was birding—especially amid the dust and squalor, 4AM wake-ups, ... Read more >

Forest Owlet Is No Longer Extinct

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [104]

THE “FOREST OWLET EXTENSION” was a logistic nightmare requiring three-hour drives each way from our plush hotel outside Mumbai to the Tansa Forest area where we picked up a local guide. Connie, Richard and I were actually outnumbered by guides ... Read more >

Winding Down

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [89]

RAJ OWNS DESERT COURSER ECOLODGE and drives like a lunatic but seemed to know where every bird in Little Rann of Kutch could be found—he should since his father started the place 40 years ago! Even before we dropped our bags he lead us to a pair ... Read more >

Desert National Park

Sat, 21 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [81]

AFTER A FREEZING MORING IN OPEN jeeps Bablu’s sharp eyes spotted a pair of Great Indian Bustards in the tall grass of the Thar Desert.  At 150 meters they were difficult to see and impossible to photograph. We found another pair—or possibly ... Read more >

Tal Chappar National Park

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [95]

INDIAN TRAINS ARE AN EXPERIENCE, even if you travel inside, not on the roof! After a 3:30 AM wake-up, Rob from Rockjumper and our local guide, Bablu, herded the eight of us to Delhi station in the dark and wrangled several porters to carry our bags up ... Read more >

Welcome Back!

Sat, 14 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [100]

AFTER OUR THREE-MONTH INDIAN ORDEAL in 2014 we'd had enough. It isn't that India is so bad, it's just the cumulative stress, noise, squallor and crowds that get to you. Yet here we are, freezing our butts in a third-rate hotel in smog-shrouded Delhi, ... Read more >

Photos: Incredible India

Fri, 13 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Thiruvanananthapuram Temples and concluding thoughts

Wed, 14 Dec 2022 | By krodin | Views [105]

Temples & Beach: Thiruvananthapuram & Kovalam I had a hotel booked on the beach in Kovalam for the last couple of nights and the drive went through Thiruvananthapuram, so I stopped at a couple of the temples before heading further south.... Read more >

Tags: beaches, reflections, temples

Kerala 1: Kochi to Alleppey

Sun, 11 Dec 2022 | By krodin | Views [122]

Kerala Kerala has long held a certain fascination for me.  The combination of saltwater sea, freshwater Backwaters, Western Ghats, and lush rainforests evoked a mystical magical world in my imagination, and I thought it would be a fitting place ... Read more >

Tags: historical sites, lake cruises, nature

Photos: Thiruvananthapuram

Fri, 9 Dec 2022 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

city, Hindu temples
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Photos: Kerala: Kochi to Alleppey

Fri, 9 Dec 2022 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

city, history, houseboat, nature
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Photos: Corbett to Delhi

Sun, 9 Oct 2022 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Giriji Temple in Jim Corbett National Park

Sun, 9 Oct 2022 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

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