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There is nothing like seeing the Taj Mahal for the first time

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 | By pbm6 | Views [156]

From the other side of the Yamuna River, I get my first glimpse of the Taj Mahal. It’s one of the most well-known sights in the world. Its buildings are silhouetted by the hazy light, which, apparently, is normal for this time of year. The river ... Read more >

Tags: india, transformational journeys, wonders of the world

India 2018 - Delhi and Goa

Fri, 2 Nov 2018 | By pauluiza | Views [69]

India - Delhi & Goa - New Delhi, Palolem, Agonda, Galgibag, Calangute, Baga, Candolim & Anjuna Beach - Back in Paradise after 8 years too long On the 1st of November, we fly out of Porto to Istanbul and then to New Delhi, India. This trip ... Read more >

India - West Bengal - Darjeeling and Kolkata

Thu, 6 Dec 2018 | By pauluiza | Views [48]

India, West Bengal - Darjeeling & Kolkata - from freezing to chaos, and planning an early escape from India   After 4 days in Rishikesh, we take a taxi to the train station, a 7 hour train back to Delhi and then, after a nice metro ride ... Read more >

India - Amritsar and Rishikesh

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 | By pauluiza | Views [37]

India - Amritsar and Rishikesh - Hindus, Catholics, Sikhs & Buddhists, a quick tour of two sacred cities After another rickshaw we catch a 30 hour train to Amritsar, in the state of Punjab. We tried to visit the Golden Temple on a previous trip ... Read more >

India 2017

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 | By marfee7 | Views [347]

Friday 8 th December 2017, Melbourne   When our son Scot married Maya, we inherited an extended Indian family on Maya's father's side Gujji) and a rather smaller extended Ukranian family on her mother's side(Kate). At their wedding, ... Read more >

Unusual Trip to Nainital | Uttarakhand

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 | By sushil | Views [311]

A weekend trip to Nainital from Delhi is one of the most relaxing getaways when you are in Delhi. It is about rejuvenating in the lap of nature and have quick access to all the urban luxuries (shops, ATMs, restaurants, public transportation etc.) at ... Read more >

Tags: fog, hill station, trekking

India 2 - to the end of February

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [232]

Lucknow had interesting tombs and monuments to visit but is an extremely busy congested city. We stayed in the AirBNB of a lovely family who were so helpful to us and whose company we enjoyed whilst there. The monkeys and donkeys wandering the streets ... Read more >

Andaman Island Travel - Self Trip, No internet

Tue, 22 May 2018 | By aarontravels | Views [226]

Arguably planning a trip by yourself can be a little exhausting and time consuming. I think this is a difficult decision for anyone, but considering several factors, you can easily determining the right option for yourself. Travel agencies always ... Read more >

Tags: andaman, sightseeing

India 1 - January 30 to February 13

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [213]

Kent and I travelled to India for 5 weeks from the end of January this year. India has been at the top of my "I loved travelling in this country' list since I travelled there for 5 months in 2004. The trip came about because I introduced my friend Pragya, ... Read more >


Fri, 8 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [121] | Comments [5]

Where to start with Mumbai! The initial feeling is pretty overwhelming, a total assault on the senses. It's noisy with the traffic and the continuous beeping of horns, you don't know where to look first as everything is so different, and the smells range ... Read more >

Divinity of Theyyam

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 | By bamboo-craft | Views [116]

Theyyam-the ritualistic performance, which can be described as the most visible, spectacular art form of Malabar (Northern part of Kerala), associated with myths and legends. Theyyam can also be described as a form of worship consisting of rituals, colorful ... Read more >

Tags: color, culture, devine, festival, rituals, theyyam

Southern India

Fri, 1 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [111] | Comments [3]

Making the final preparations for our month trip to Southern India.  Excited and a little nervous.  We fly on Monday and arrive in Mumbai in the early hours of Tuesday 5th March.  I'll keep you posted, let the next big adventure begin.... Read more >

Hampi, Karnataka

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [110] | Comments [4]

The epic journey was seemless, even managed a quick beer at Nagpur airport before we left the state of Maharashta for the southern state of Karnataka. We flew into Bangalore and got a taxi straight to the train station for our overnight train to Hampi.... Read more >

Tadoba, Maharashta

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [108] | Comments [2]

The main purpose for travelling to this quite remote area is to see tigers. We did have a fairly quick way to get here that involved two flights and a 2.5 hours car drive. Unfortunately the airline cancelled the flights the week before and it wasn't ... Read more >


Sat, 30 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [105] | Comments [1]

Our last stop in India. Gokarna is about 80 miles south of Goa and chosen because it is relatively undeveloped. Gorkana town is a holy town and a site of pilgrimage for Hindus. There are lots of active temples in the town and the town beach is a site ... Read more >

Bihar, India review piece

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 | By edrh23 | Views [101]

I visited Patna, in the North East of India in February 2017, where I met with a close friend of mine,Tina, who I networked with whilst living and teaching in Copenhagen during 2015 and 2016. The plan was to speak at a conference about my experiences ... Read more >

Tags: india, poverty, roads, rural, tibetan

Nagarhole & Coorg

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [95] | Comments [3]

First morning off on safari again. This was our third National park in India and our last safari of the holiday. This was the best safari, we saw loads. Including a pack of wild dogs with 9 puppies, elephants, a herd of large gaur (like bison), a giant ... Read more >

Mysore & Bandipur

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [91] | Comments [1]

Great overnight train to Mysore and we both had a good sleep, must be getting used to sleeping on a train! Mysure was just a quick stopover really, although we did have a very nice hotel. Not that much to see in Mysore but it is an attractive city with ... Read more >

Bye, bye, India.....until the next time.

Mon, 1 Apr 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [90]

Absolutely fantastic time in India. The people are the loveliest and most kind we have ever met on our travels. I came to India with some trepidation because of the way it is portrayed in the UK. None of my concerns were experienced and everything has ... Read more >

Day 1: The Arrival

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 | By angelamaree | Views [81]

So today I found myself alone on a plane heading hundreds of miles away from everyone and everything that brings me comfort and love. ‘Lil’ bit scary’ as the smallies might say.. Yes, lil’ bit scary is right. Claire from unit ... Read more >

Photos: Mysore & Bandipur

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Hampi, Karnataka

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Tadoba, Maharashta

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Aurangabad, Maharashta

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Mumbai

Fri, 8 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Photo Gallery

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