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Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
It's March in India and magical beings are growing all around you! So grab your camera bag, put on some walking shoes, and enjoy the parks of New Delhi. I'm sure this tree has a very dignified Latin name and a sonorous Hindi common name, but I...
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
Holi is a Hindu celebration that occurs at the end of the winter season on the last full day of the lunar month Phalguna, generally in February/March. As bonfires are lit to signify a devotion to Lord Vishnu, the God of Preservation, people gather...
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Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
About to ascend the steps of the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, I am forced to shelter when a sudden storm breaks over Old Delhi. An elderly Indian and I look out at the mosque from the safety of a nearby shop.
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Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest markets in Old Delhi. Like so many other old city bazaars, it is filled alleyways lined with hundreds of little shops that are clustered into areas according to the items they sell. There is the fabric section,...
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Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Upon entering the mosque at Red Fort in Old Delhi, for just a few ruppee's one can fast track their way to a more spiritual life.
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Kamla Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
Kamla Nagar is one of the more traditional markets in Delhi. I have visited several times and rarely encountered other tourists, especially not group tours. Located in Old Delhi, Kamla Nagar is where the locals shop for everyday goods including...
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Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India
This Chandni Chowk juice shop has been operating for over 100 years. The specialty is numbu pani (lemon water) and the shop owners claim to have invented the famous Banta bottle. Fact-checking aside, the unassuming shop can be considered a...
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1862 A, Chandni Chowk, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Ghantewala Halwai is an icon not only in Delhi, but all over India. Established in 1790, it is considered one of the oldest sweet shops in the country. Ghantewala has served Mughal Emperors, dignitaries, and of course the locals and tourists who...
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Bhavbhuti Marg, Kamla Market, Ajmeri Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Spend an afternoon with Vicky Roy, a former rag picker and homeless street child who went on to study photography, sponsored by a trust that assists street children. Vicky’s is an extraordinary story of an ordinary man from the streets of Delhi....
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Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Cycle through the winding streets of Mehrauli, considered one of the seven ancient cities of Delhi. Not only a tour, this journey is an inspirational story. Your hosts are three former homeless children who became licensed guides to show travelers...
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Janpath Rd, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
Showcasing over 5,000 years of weapons, paintings, artifacts, jewelry, photography, and manuscripts, the National Museum is the largest in India. The exhibitions are expansive and span three floors. Volunteers lead daily guided tours at set times,...
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Ground Floor Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Imagine a scene from Scott F. Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby where a live jazz band serenades guests as they subliminally move to the rhythm of the music, with hors d’oeuvres in one hand and a vodka martini in the other. Expect a mirrored...
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Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Upon descending the endless flight of stairs, racing to catch the last boat back to Mumbai central, I had to stop and take a picture of this woman who was leisurely walking back up the steps. I found this strange until I realized that the island...
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Kishanpole, Jawahar Nagar, Khanjipeer, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
I travel to immerse myself in other cultures and, as I work in food, that often happens at the table. While in India, I was eating everything from street food to refined white tablecloth dining, but my favorite experience was the home-cooked food...
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Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
While traveling through Rajasthan, my driver took me to meet a Bishnoi family in a village outside of Jodhpur. This is the matriarch of the family whose beautiful silver bangles on her arms and ankles and gold nose and earrings identify her as a...
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Jacob Rd, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
It was 6:30in the morning, a new friend invited us to walk to the see the palace. It was a cloudy day but for a few minutes the sun came through the clouds and I managed to capture the sun coming up over the palace. Jaipur is a must for anyone...
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Fort Road, Near Gopa Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India
Shopping in India is not for the feignt of heart. Touts in the big tourists centers are often pushy, and frequently downright obnoxious. But they know they've got goods that most people are going to shell out for, and they take advantage of it. I...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
The City Palace in Udaipur is stunning --- inside and out. The palace was built over several centuries by multiple rulers. Looking at the enormous white, domed and towered exterior is overwhelming in itself, but it is not until you wander the...
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Kishanpole, Jawahar Nagar, Khanjipeer, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
At the beginning of class, Shashi sat us down and told us her life story. Belonging to the Brahmin class of the Indian caste system, Shashi had no way to support herself and her two young boys following the death of her husband. Brahmin's aren't...
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Babaji Ki Haveli, Dada Gurudev Nagar, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302029, India
Having loved Indian fabrics and design for many years, when I was invited to go along on a buying trip with Katrina Ulrich of Red Persimmon Imports, I jumped at the chance. Sanganer, just outside of Jaipur is where blocks are carved from teak and...
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Behind Hotel Trident, Near Airforce Station, Amer Road, Pratap Nagar, Parasrampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Everyone told me to look for the block printing when I was planning a recent trip to Jaipur. So on my trip, my tour guide introduced me to Rishi at the Handicraft Haveli. Rishi's team of block printers create these incredible works of art. Each...
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Opp Bairwa Petrol Pump Purani Chungi Agra Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302031, India
The Monkey Palace (Galwar Bagh) has a quiet serenity that stands in stark contrast to the chaos of the nearby streets of Jaipur, the Pink City. Wandering through the temple you can feel eyes on you almost immediately. These two quietly peered at...
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Alwar, Rajasthan, India
Rajasthan is famous for it's beautiful architecture, and Alwar is no different. What is different about Alwar is the gorgeous cliffs that surround the Palace. Alwar is definitely off the beaten path, and not one of the major Rajasthan sights. But...
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Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00, Greece
American students practicing Qigong at the Temple of Poseidon.