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Shop No. 9-4-63/155/3, Tolichowki, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008, India
This is not a sale. This is not a going out of business clearance special. This is not the day after Thanksgiving in the US. This is a shoe store in Hyderabad. Correction, this is pretty much any shore store in Hyderabad on any given day. I was...
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
Trying to accurately describe the experience of going to India is sometimes challenging. We've all read accounts of other travelers going there and what they experienced: crowds, smells, architecture, food, cows, more cows, trains, squatters, Taj...
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DIZ Area, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
If you look up the definition of ritual, you will see that it reads something like: done in accordance with social custom or normal protocol. Upon landing in New Delhi, I quickly realized that my usual daily 'rituals' would be turned on their head...
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Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
One word can help to sum up Galconda Fort: massive. The entire complex covers 11 km, and the fort itself is perched on a hill that is 400 feet above the city of Hyderabad, and from the top there is a commanding view of the surrounding area....
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Situated high on a hill, and overlooking Maota Lake, is the Amber Palace. This is one of the most popular places to visit in the Jaipur area. It is also one of the 'coolest' places to visit as well. This holds true for two main reasons: 1) water...
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Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India
Believe it or not, there is actually more to do in Agra than just see the Taj Mahal. An hour outside of the city you will find Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I took a harrowing one-hour cab ride to see one of the best-preserved...
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I had no idea who Sachin Tendulkar was when I arrived in Mumbai. But my friends had a perfect analogy to drive the point home: he's the Michael Jordan of cricket. It was only proper that we pop into his casual sport cafe and sample the food....
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Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
With over 200 million Muslims in India, the country has no shortage of mosques. 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....
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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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Vagator, Goa 403519, India
While touring around Vagator in Goa, I couldn't help but smile, and snap a photo, as this happy group of children were picked up from school. The elder driver of the scooter arrived, and was sitting outside as class was being dismissed. I watched...
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Vagator Beach, Goa 403519
This was obviously NOT a naturally occurring formation. I came upon his lone carving while walking along Vagator Beach in Goa. It was a stormy afternoon, and rain had been hammering us in our hostel for most of the day. During a brief break, a few...
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Dapoli, Maharashtra, India
Traversing around India is an adventure in and of itself. One of the greatest ways to do this, and to truly see the interesting cultural facets of this country, is to go by train. I elected to get from Mumbai to Goa via a ten hour rail ride...
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Rua José Falcão, Altinho, Altinho, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
In the small town of Panaji, in the main square sits an impressive white structure known as the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church. As with many of the churches in this part of Goa, there is a visible influence from Portuguese architecture....
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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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Goa, India
All I needed was a place to stay. Traversing around India involves having an open mind, a flexible itinerary, the willingness to expect the unexpected, and just a little bit of luck. Above you will see a pictorial representation of my 'luck.'...
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Vagator, Goa 403519, India
While in Vagator, I came across a rather unusual festival. I was told by a local that it's called 'Happy Feast,' and it's some sort of celebration that is held in small villages in this area. The gist of it is that all the village men go from...
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Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
When Maharajah Jai Singh II—the founder of Jaipur—built this hilltop fort in 1734, he did so both to create a royal retreat and to further fortify the burgeoning city below, connecting the complex with other structures like Jaigarh...
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Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
While exploring the Amber Palace just outside of Jaipur, I came across these two ladies that were working. They obliged my request to take their photo, as they were doing some serious restoration work on the structure. Given that most of the...