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Golden Temple, Amritsar, India – Gallery

This is such a wonderful spiritual centre for the Sikhs of India...you are made so very welcome here and the atmosphere in the Temple is indescribable...but you will be moved for sure. Worth visiting day and night.

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Cherai Beach, Kerala, India – Gallery

Cherai Beach is in the southern state of Kerala in India and faces west to south west. The beach is possibly not as picturesque as the beaches in Goa north of Kochin but the beach is not commercialised and still provides beautiful palm lined sand and tub hot water for relaxing safe bathing.

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Rishikesh, Ganges, India – Gallery

This is the fulcrum for Ashrams, meditation, yoga, trekking and white water rafting in India. Once famous for visits in the 60s by the Beatles it is now the hub for self improvement courses and alternative practices. This sis one of the most relaxed, laid back places you could find in India..certainly worth a week out of anyones time.

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Khajuraho, India – Gallery

Ahajuraho is between Agra and Varanasi and very well worth a 3 day visit to take in the numerous temples and an impressive Wildlife Sanctuary. The most famous collection of Hindu temples are the Kama Sutra temples to be found here. The rural town is slower and less frenetic than urban cities.

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Agra & Taj Mahal, India – Gallery

There is much more to Agra than just the Taj Mahal, even though this iconic palace deserves the pride of place here it has Agra Fort as a fantastic complementary attraction. From the Fprt you get additional views of the Taj Mahal and if you have the right rickshaw driver he will show you a brilliant view from across the river.

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Varanasi, another view – Gallery

More photos from this remarkable holiest of cities in India. Words can't describe the atmosphere here nor photos but they do trigger memories for those who have been here and witnessed it for themselves.

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Varanasi on Ganges, India – Gallery

This is probably a "Must visit" for most people visiting India and you should feel privileged since most Indians simply won't get the opportunity to visit this most "Holy" of cities. The plethora of sounds, sights, smells and experiences is overwhelming at times.

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Munnar Tea Plantations, Kerala, India – Gallery

This is one of the most beautiful places on the planet...once you get out of the town!! If you have travelled in other parts of India then this will be the little part of peace and tranquillity you might be searching for. Find the right tuk tuk driver and use him for the day...well worth it.

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Bangalore, India – Gallery

Not the most spectacular of places with only a few tourist locations to visit...not worth more than a stopover on the way north or south

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Taj Mahal, India – Gallery

One of the most Iconic Wonders of the World. Unlike many others, this will certainly not disappoint. An absolutely phenomenal masterpiece of engineering and sculptural beauty. If you visit nowhere else in India do not forget to go here.

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Fort Kochin, Kerala, India – Gallery

With an international airport serving Southern India this is a very interesting part to take in. Fort Cochin (Kochi) has influences from the Dutch, Portuguese and British in many different ways. The Chinese Nets along the promenade are a key attraction but there is much more to see besides.

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Periyar, Tiger & Wildlife Sanctuary, India – Gallery

The tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary at Periyar (Thekaddy) in Kerala, Southern India is one of only a few government recognised regions dedicated to halting the eradication of the tiger and allowing tourists the opportunity to attempt to spot these beautiful creatures in the wild. Elephants, wild boar and buffalo are amongst the other wildlife species in the sanctuary.

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Houseboat on Kerala Backwaters, India – Gallery

Anyone visiting the Kerala state of India "God's Own Country" simply must spend a day on a houseboat operating out of Allepey in the Kerala Backwaters. The stay on board is serene, relaxing and beautiful with such a lot to see and witness. Chill out does not get better.

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India the start

This is the start of a 6 week tour of India and I am starting in Kerala to have a slow introduction to this frenetic country. The people are so friendly and the food a challenge ...beach and sea warm and wonderful.

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N Wales & Snowdon – Gallery

Walkers, hikers painters and photographers paradise..N Wales and the tallest mountain in Wales, Snowdon is breathtaking in views but even more breathtaking if you decided to climb tot he summit!! The mountains, hills stone cottages and slate mines make this a magical place to visit.

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Lake District, UK – Gallery

The Lake District in Cumbria, NW England is one of the most exciting places to visit if you are a landscape lover and a walker or hiker. You have your pick of spectacular mountains and peaks to scale with a plethora of lake-sides to amble along looking up at the ever changing scenery. Add to it the sun and dark drama of the clouds and there is nowhere nicer.

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Giants Causeway, Ireland – Gallery

One of the natural wonders of the world and the key attraction when visiting Ireland. Basalt columns and geometric shapes are amazing.

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