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p222, 1, Strand Bank Rd, Fairley Place, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
I attended the colorful Flower Market early one morning in Kolkata, India. The market is jam packed with people, vehicles and the ubiquitous flowers. The many species of flowers come in all colors and sizes. The scene is best described as colorful...
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Raja Katra, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India
While traveling around India I learned to expect the unexpected. Every turn delivered a surprise. When I was in Calcutta, a traffic jam forced my guide and I to abandon our tax ride to the Marble Palace. As we stumbled out the cab door we found...
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Wandering the stalls of the markets in Kolkata. When you aren't dodging the market touts, bartering for cheerful bangles is a delight. (And dont miss heaven-in-your-mouth Kati rolls across the street at Nizam.)
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74/1, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Sharif Lane, Ripon Street, Taltala, Maula Ali, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016, India
In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the order of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India, which is dedicated to serving the city’s poorest citizens. A Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Mother Teresa died in 1997, but her order has continued her work....
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A/13,, Broad St, Ballygunge Park, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019, India
I remember waking up with the sun my first morning in Calcutta, all hazey brained and wired with jetlag. I set out and wandered and watched as the streets woke up and clamored to life. I ate breakfast at a street cart where they were making a...
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Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071, India
Dedicated to Queen Victoria, Victoria Memorial Halls adds sparkle to my city Calcutta (Now Kolkata) the former Capital of British India. Designed by Sir William Emerson, this memorial hall has has elements of Mughal architecture (The Minars and...
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A young boy playing a game of cricket with his friends near Kolkata's Hogg Market.
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Kumartuli, Hatkhola, Kolkata, West Bengal 700005, India
In the workshops of Kumartuli, a district of Kolkata, workers sculpt figures of female gods from straw and mud dragged out of the holy Hooghly River. These workshops are amazing - and with a little persistence you can walk amongst the workers as...
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p222, 1, Strand Bank Rd, Fairley Place, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
I've seen tons of flower markets, but nothing quite like the Mallick Ghat Flower Market in Calcutta. Located on the banks of the Hooghly River, just beneath the Howrah Bridge, you'll find men stringing together brilliantly colored petals. Large...
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54A, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd, Ripon Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016, India
I volunteered several times during my first trip to India and found that volunteering at Mother Teresa Charities one of the most rewarding. I spent a week at Shanti Dan and worked with mentally-challenged women.
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Rabindra Setu, West Bengal, India
This bridge has no nuts or bolts! Every time I cross it, the bridge shakes and I feel the whole motley crowd will plummet into the river. Truth be told, a million people, a few thousand vehicles cross this bridge every day. It connects the city of...
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12, R.N Mukherjee Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
For the regulars, route 36 tram is a journey to unwind. It meanders through the greenest parts and the broadest roads of the city. Where other cities have given in to faster cars, Kolkata holds her trams close to her heart. The cars run by the CTC...
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Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Taking pictures of people as they go about their daily lives... This cab driver turned around as we were walking by.
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54A, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd, Ripon Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016, India
During my first trip to India, my goal was to open my heart. Volunteering was one of the ways I was going to do that - connecting with others who could benefit from our time together. One of those experiences was volunteering at Mother Teresa...
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Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Kolkata in late October, right in time for the main festival. After a late night arrival we spent the next day doing some of the typical touring - Mother Teresa of Calculta's house and mission, some main iconic church I no longer remember and...
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Baithakkhana, Kolkata, West Bengal 700009, India
I just returned from a month long trip through Kolkata, India working on anti-human trafficking initiatives. It was an emotional and heavy trip. Our one day to take a step away from this tough subject was a visit to the Potter's Colony in downtown...
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5, Chittaranjan Ave, Esplanade, Chandni Chawk, Bow Barracks, Kolkata, West Bengal 700072, India
The Coffee House near Kolkata University & the street full of booksellers is a vibrant stop full of college students & book publishers drinking inexpensive coffee and chatting about politics. No wifi, laptops or chai masala in sight.
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B1/163, Assi ghat, Dumraon Colony, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
Varanasi is a city of beautiful chaos. Located on the banks of the Ganges River, it's one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and also one of the holiest. The river is the pulse of the city and it's worth setting your alarm...
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Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
The Taj Mahal is referred to as "the jewel of Muslim art in India,” by UNESCO in its listing on the World Heritage Site registry. The Mughal ruler Shah Jahan  had the truly magnificent white marble...
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Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
Dating back to 1080, the Agra Fort still holds much of its original splendor.
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Purani Mandi, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Timeless monument to love. Go in the early morning to beat the crowds and the heat.
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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
If you are in Delhi India, a trip to the Taj Mahal is a must! You could take a train (http://www.shatabdiexpresstours.com/delhi-agra-overnight-tour.html) which is only a few hours. However, I suggest hiring a driver and enjoy the sites, sounds...
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Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nehru Nagar, Civil Lines, SHIV SHAKTI ENTERPRISES, SF-13A KAILASH PLAZA SHAH MARKET AGRA, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282002, India
Traveling the backroads between Jaipur and Agra India, we drove through many small towns that just seemed like spots along the road. Each one seemed to have an area where folks would gather and set up their carts and sell their fruits and...
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Near Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Nagla Devjit, Nagla Devjit, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
The Taj Mahal is a breathtaking site. It's beauty and scale can not be depicted in photographs. It's majestic - and can only be fully realized in person. I, like many other tourists of India, spent hours wandering around the grounds of the Taj...
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Taj East Gate Rd, Paktola, Near, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
If the Taj Mahal were a performance, The Oberoi Amarvilas would be the front-row seats. Just a few steps from the eastern gate of India’s most iconic monument, this luxury hotel is full of Mughal-inspired design, from the marble accents to...
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9, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Sewala Jat, Chhipitola, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
While still flying high after an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, I stopped at the Tomb of Akbar the Great located in a suburb of Agra named Sikandra. I had the huge complex almost entirely to myself and explored the quiet exotic grounds with...
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9/45, Baba Kapoor Gali, Paktola, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Starting the day in Agra, greeted by cows
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D 3/24, Meer Ghat, Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
Sadhus, or Babas, can be found sleeping all over the city of Varanasi, India, fully clad in their orange and gold getup you see them tucked in corners, cuddled up to cows or draped over the steps of the ghats, they are a strange and wonderfully...
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Though cows roam everywhere imaginable in India, something about a calf licking his or her nose at sunrise on the Ganga seemed like a memory worth capturing.
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Rabindranath Tagore Rd, Pathani Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
On the Ganges to witness the Aarti (prayer) ceremony. Before we boarded a row boat to watch masses come to the Ghats to offer prayers and float tiny oil lamps on the river. The moment that struck me aaas that a woman was sweeping the steps to the...
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B-14/24, Mansarovar Ghat, Near Andhra Ashram, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
A man emerges from the sacred Ganges River in Varanasi, India, after bathing and morning prayers.
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Godaulia, Maheshpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
On our first trip to India, we were lucky enough to meet Uschi, a friend of a friend who lives in Varanasi. The old city there is intense - a warren of tiny streets which are confusing, insane, dirty and amazing all at once. Uschi took us out of...
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Chandua Chhittupur, Shivpurwa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
India is a land of extremes – poverty and wealth, calm and chaos. Probably the city that best captures these contradictions is Varanasi, India’s oldest and most holy place. Varanasi lies on the banks on the Ganges River. It is a sacred city that...
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
For those who have been to India, Varanasi was surely on your destinations list. For travelers planning to go in the future the case should be the same. The stories you will read and hear about Varanasi are all true: monkeys, cows, rivers, ghats,...
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Varanasi, a city on the banks of the Ganges, is one of the holiest sites in Hinduism and the spiritual capital of India. Many religious pilgrims come to Varanasi, specifically to the Ganges, to perform ritual ablutions and to await death. No place...
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Anywhere, anytime! There are flurries of activities in every nook and by-lane of Varanasi. Fabled as the oldest city of India, throngs of devotees, backpackers, visitors are milling through the city every minute of every hour. The city never...
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
I woke up early in the morning after a long -really long- train trip from Delhi to Varanasi one night before. Getting to the hotel was a relief but I knew that the next day will be interesting, my friend Ranjan arranged a morning trip to visit the...
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Harha, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
The aarti ceremony (the offering of the light) is held on the banks of the Holy Ganges River in Varanasi India as the sun goes down. The chanting and prayers are held along the ghats (steps that go all the way down into the river.) The best place...
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Lane No. 8, Gangotry Vihar, Nagwa, Lanka, Gangotri Vihar Colony, Nagwa Lanka, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
We spent four days in Varanasi visiting the site of a facility designed by David Adjaye to be built by Nest for the artisan silk weavers of Varanasi. We left the hotel at 5:00 one morning to see sunrise on the Ganges.
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D.32/162 , Devnathpura ; Bengalitola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
When you step out of a cab from the airport, this will likely be your first sight of Varanasi. It was mine when I visited this Hindu holy city in January 2013. I was initially so overwhelmed by my first few seconds there, I had to pull out my...
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Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
It's not uncommon to turn a corner in Varanasi, the Hindu holy city in northern India, and be confronted by a small herd of slumbering cattle. Sometimes the bovines sport cricket-bat-sized horns and are as big as an auto rickshaw, making the idea...
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Jain ghat, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
The holy Ganges River is holiest in Varanasi. And therefore, taking a dip in the river is a spiritual experience. It might be spiritually pure, but it's not ecologically pure, by any means. The city of Varanasi alone deposits 200 million liters of...
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Hatua Market, Sigra, Sigra, Hathua Market, Near Arya Mahila College, Ramakanth Nagar, Chetganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221010, India
There is little peace to be found in the chaotic ancient city of Varanasi. But hire a boat and move a few metres away from the chaos, and suddenly you find tremendous peace - enough even to deal with a loss
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Near Manikarnika Ghat, Garawasi Tola, Ghats of varanasi, Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
The scene behind Manikarnika ghat, the main cremation ground in Varanasi, looks like a medieval workshop. In the dank shadowy lanes, it feels like you’re watching workers backstage laboring for the performance happening out front, as if they’re...
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Varanasi is known for its woven silks. At the Bressler Silk House, you can see the craftsmen working at the large jacquard looms, weaving custom wedding saris with gold thread. The details are exquisite and the craftsmanship hard to surpass. After...
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Aayushman, Sa. 15/146-1, Sarnath, Dara Nagar, Bazardiha, Maheshpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
To see the magic weavers at work say "yes." when the merchant asks if you would like to visit the men weaving these tapestries. A dyeing art, this method will eventually be no more. as automated computer programs replace the small teams of two...
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Lahartara Boulia, Bazardiha, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Some people are morning people even when they're on vacation. I am not one of them, but I do know when a sunrise is worth waking up for. Sunrise over the Ganges River in Varanasi is one of those sunrises. The best way to see the sun rise over the...
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Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007, India
Traveling as a solo woman, my experiences with guides in each city in India were mixed. I was fortunate to have Ajit Yadav in Varanasi, where he educated me on the nuances of Hinduism and Buddhism in this very sacred part of India. In the Buddhist...
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Gandhi Chowk, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India
Somehow when you think of the desert many images come to mind – endless cascading dunes, oases arising from nowhere, turbaned sheiks, and camels. The beautiful golden city of Jaisalmer is situated in the Thar desert, close to the border with...
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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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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, Bada Bag, Rajasthan 345033, India
If there's one thing about India that's impossible to ignore, it's the never-ending cacophony, the eternal bombardment of noise. Veering cars; the whoosh of paan hitting the ground; ancient trucks brimming with produce and people; cows casually...
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Jiyai, Rajasthan 345001, India
On the way to our camel safari pick-up location, we stopped at a Rajasthani village south-west of Jaisalmer. Immediately the village leader and these children came out to see us. We talked and had fun with them. The women in the picture gave us...
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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 345001, Bada Bag, Rajasthan 345033, India
Everyone in India has a cell phone. Not smart phones in most cases, but a phone. Service is cheap, phones are readily available and coverage is amazing. You can get a signal even in the Thar Desert near Jaisalmer. While I watched the sun set over...
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Hawa Mahal Rd, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
One can only imagine the royal gossip exchanged behind the pink sandstone screen of Jaipur's Hawa Mahal when women of the royal household gathered on the upper floors of the five-story palace to watch street festivals below while they remained...
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Rising from a rocky hillside 11 kilometers (almost 7 miles) northeast of Jaipur, Amber's formidable fortress was financed with war booty when it was built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1592. More palace than fort, the magnificent edifice testifies to...
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City Palace, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Spread out over several acres in the heart of Jaipur’s old town, the rose-hued City Palace complex reflects the influence of several rulers, starting with the 18th-century Maharajah Jai Singh II, who planned and built the outer walls, and...
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There are so many wonderful sites to see in Jaipur, but one not to be missed is the fruit and vegetable market in the old city. Brimming with vendors selling everything from mangoes to cucumbers to tomatoes and pineapples. It's a scene to just...
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I happened upon this moment at a night market in Jaipur, India, which has some of the best shopping for beaded crafts, jewelry, ceramics, carpets and textiles. This jewelry stand in Johari Bazaar was crowded with women interested in the necklaces,...
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Jaipur is capital and the largest city of the largest state Rajasthan in India. The city is stood at the foot of the sprawling 300 year old hilltop Amber fort just on the outskirt of the city. Jaipur is also called the pink city due to its pink...
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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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Jacob Rd, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
The Palace on water!
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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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Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Summer in India (its monsoon season) with our three kids had too many highlights to count. But our first stop in Udaipur left such an impression, it deserves special recognition. Located in the state of Rajastan, Udaipur and its Lake Pichola are a...
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Hanuman Ghat Road, Outside Chandpole, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
During my travels in India, I stayed at all sorts of places -- grungy inns, Taj resorts, and everything in between -- and my favorite locations where by far the mid-level hotels known as Heritage Hotels. These are former palaces and are most...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
When I was leading bicycle trips through Rajasthan, India, I always looked forward to our final fews days in Udaipur each rotation. I loved to wander the market streets in that golden hour just before sunset. The light brings out the richness of...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
While in India we hired a rickshaw driver to take us around Udaipur--4 of us piled in and it was the best way to see the city. He took us to a market just outside of the center city where locals were buying fruits, veggies and spices. I loved the...
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5, Ambavgarh, Fatehsagar, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Get your Lassi here, delicious.
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Plot No.77, Gangour Ghat Marg, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
When you gotta go, you just gotta go! There is an amazing labyrinth of flamboyant architecture in the stunningly white City Palace just blocks away from this “throne.” Granted, we only paid the $6 equivalent in rupees for what really was a...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
On the waterfront of Lake Pichola . A quiet place near the lake, to have a break from the horns.
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
In the Spring of 2011, we spent an incredible afternoon with a local shopkeeper from Udaipur, India. He brought us to the mountains near the city, where we visited several temples, including this Shiva Temple. The kids there were absolutely...
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Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Old man from Rajasthan playing his rebab while executing some traditionnal dance step. At the very moment I took this picture, he looks so nostalgic.
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Wandering around the city, paying attention to these beautiful windows
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27, Gadiya Devra, Inside Chand Pole, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
After touring the palatial city of Udaipur, I wanted to see the villages in the surrounding area. The best way to do this was a 4 hour guided bicycle tour. I was nervous about riding a bike in the chaotic streets but the tour turned out to be one...
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Shop No 3/4, Rang Niwas Hotel Compound, Lake Palace Road, Kalaji Goraji, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Throughout India, on almost every inch of earth there happens to be water, you'll likely see the ritual of clothes washing. Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, sits on five lakes, the largest being Lake Pichola, in which lies the beautiful Lake...
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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
What fun to stop during a shopping trip through Udaipur to encounter these beautiful smiling faces!
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Amber Fort Road, Jal Mahal, Parasrampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
Set on pristinely manicured grounds, the Trident Hotel offers a modern alternative to the many traditional properties found throughout Jaipur. One of its biggest selling points is its prime location—across from the stunning Jal Mahal and...
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Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Known as The Blue City for its many homes painted to denote them as Brahmin residences, Jodhpur is a chaotic hodgepodge of blue blocks at the foot of mighty Mehrangarh Fort. Interspersed with the sacred color associated with Lord Shiva, the city...
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Clock Tower Rd, Rawaton Ka Bass, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
Imagine you are in Jodhpur, in a busy and polluted Indian city painted blue. Among the hundreds of small businesses, on one of the streets one can find place titled Spice Paradise. Its a place to buy a magical local spices & to learn how to cook...
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Madhuban, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Charming stages throughout Jodhpur and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan, India) are dancers known as Kalbelia gypsies. Their captivating dance mimics the movements of the black cobra, the animal whom many in this group charm as a profession. I had the great...
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Bhagat Ki Kothi, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
I loved just wandering the streets of Jodhpur, located in northwest India in the region of Rajasthan. The area is known for its brightly colored textiles and fabrics and it was a feast for the eyes to see people strolling the streets, bedecked in...
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Clock Tower, Girdi Kot Front Gate, Rawaton Ka Bass, Ghantaghar Market, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
The lively local Sardar Market near the clock tower in Jodhpur's city center was a great place for aimless wandering. I passed up the spices (although the friendly spice dealers did their best to entice me), tea, and rolls of glossy sari fabric...
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Navchokiya, Ramdeo Ji ka chowk, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
After a three hour truck ride of terrifying measure through hot desert sands, we arrived for our sunset camel ride just outside of Pakistan. We arranged the trip through our hotel, the Singhvi Haveli in Jodhpur. I highly recommend the hotel as it...
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City Center , Next To Sanghi Petrol Pump Opp. Old Olympic Cinema, Station Rd, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
Take a deep breath. Now close your eyes. Imagine you are walking down a crowded street. This street is less like the streets you would find in any major US city though. It is uneven, made of dirt and small. Now imagine hundreds of people...
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Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Jodhpur, in the northwest state of Rajasthan, also referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vividly painted homes in the old part of the city, has one of the largest and most fascinating forts in all of India. Perched high on a hill, Mehrangarh...
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86, Jawahar Colony, Central School Road, Ratanada, Residency Rd, Air Force Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India
Newtons Manor in Jodhpur is a small, out of the way guest house run by a Christian Indian man with a penchant for unique decorative touches. In addition to the life size stuffed tiger in the living room there are Victorian dolls, antique clocks...
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There is no dearth of things to do in Jodhpur but if there's one thing we recommend, it is exploring the labyrinthine markets around the Clock Tower, which is the focal point of the city. There's nothing you can't get here - colourful handicrafts,...
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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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Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad, New Delhi, Delhi 110044, India
Building began on this fort in the year 1321 AD. It is a citadel with towers, fortifications, and bastions. The fort is a beautiful half-day experience perfectly suited to that point in your travel itinerary when your head is spinning from the...
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Janpath Rd, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
What began as an exhibit of Indian art in London in 1947 grew to become this New Delhi museum, now one of the largest in India. The pieces in the permanent collection (which stretches to some 200,000 items) span the globe—don’t miss...
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Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Shop, dine, or grab a cocktail in the center of Delhi—literally. Connaught Place, or CP, is one of the largest business and financial centers positioned in the epicenter of the city. There is an eclectic mix of local stores, international shops,...
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Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Dilli Haat is an open-air market with 62 stalls that features both permanent and transitional vendors, allowing original items to be introduced regularly. The space, designed to resemble a traditional village market, was created to showcase...
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Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, was commissioned by Shah Jahan, the same emperor who built the iconic Taj Mahal for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Completed in 1656, the courtyard of Jama Masjid can accommodate 25,000...
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Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort, located in New Delhi, is a treasure trove of cultural history. You can spend hours wandering among the various buildings, learning much about the history of India. Tucked away within the walls...
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Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
New Delhi is a bit of a concrete jungle, and the chance to start each morning in the green space that is Lodhi Garden was a welcome way to find balance amid the hustle and bustle. The gardens were built around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi rulers,...
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On Thursday evenings in Delhi, grab an auto rickshaw to Hazrat Nizamuddin for some outstanding (and free) Sufi music just after dusk.
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D-35, Veer Savarkar Marg, Nirmal Puri, Nirmal Colony, Block 7, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110024, India
My friend's cousin was showing us around Delhi and promised us a fine-dining experience that night at the Luxury Collection ITC Hotel's Bukhara. Known as a restaurant favorited by Bill Clinton, I was of course eagerly anticipating this meal but...
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Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Janpath is a bustling marketplace that houses both government-approved shops and open-air stalls. Plan to visit soon after arriving in Delhi to grab a few local and traditional clothing items. Of course, there are hundreds of options: countless...
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Minto Bridge Colony, Barakhamba, New Delhi, Delhi 110002, India
Walking, rather than riding, through Old Delhi is the best way to experience this exotic place. Wend your way through narrow passages and see old residential areas impossible to reach by rickshaw. Just hire one of the rickshaw guides by Jama...
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Kaccha Bagh Area, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Rickshaw rides are common in Chandni Chowk, the vast and crowded market in the Old Delhi quarter, but book a comprehensive rickshaw tour for an immersive experience that lasts longer than 15 minutes. Witness the architectural marvels,...
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Bangla Sahib Rd, Near GPO General Post Office, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
India, a land of religions and traditions, is one of the most populated places I have visited. With so many people, the belief in karma, and overwhelming poverty, it was an amazing experience to attend a service at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Sikh...
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A lassi is a traditional yogurt-based drink often enjoyed during warmer weather. It can be served savory, with spices, or sweet with fruits and sugar. Located in Kamla Nagar, Bille di Hatti offers flavors like salted, mango and rose. The oversize...
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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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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...