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How much does a trip to India cost?

So you have a dream to travel to India and you need an answer to the simple question… “How much does it cost to travel to and in India?” Well that really depends upon a number of factors; some which apply to all travellers, some which are consequent upon your itinerary and others which are very specifically determined by the comfort and style of travelling that only you can select. 6 weeks in India My …

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McLeod Ganj, India – Gallery

McLeod Ganj Just up into the mountain from Dharamsala, is the residence of the Dalai Lama and has a wonderful Indian climate. This is so different from many of the Indian town due to it's location close to Tibet witha large population of Tibetans. A really relaxing place for India

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Extended Itinerary for touring India

We have just completed a 6 week tour of India in an attempt to capture a flavour of this marvellous country. Obviously even 6 months would not be sufficient to get a real in depth feel for such a diverse country but with the time available to us we feel that we have experienced the frenetic and balanced it with the relative calm of other parts. We have looked at Indian tradition, the iconic monuments …

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India travel tips from the old guy

This is a short post which I will add to as the weeks go by. It applies to every traveller in India and also applies elsewhere  Due to failing limbs, eyesight, memory and all ailments associated with getting old, many of the tips will be much more applicable to the slightly older traveller, backpacker or simply adventurer. Don’t adjust contact lenses after eating curry Indian style using only your right hand! Do try to book at least your first night …

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Indo Pakistan Border spectacle – Gallery

If you are in Amritsar you MUST go to this spectacle...it epitomises India with fun, dancing, colour and of course the border guard ceremony which defies description without taking away from the glamour. GO THERE

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Cherai Beach, Kerala, India

Cherai Beach is in the southern state of Kerala in India and faces west to south west and is further south than the popular holiday resort Goa. The beach is just outside Cochin (Kochi) which has an international airport and 2 train stations and runs for a full 10 km with the soft Arabian Sea lapping the shores. The beach itself is gently sloping lined with palm trees providing excellent safe swimming and bathing. Arguably …

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Worst Job in India? – Not quite

Who would want to be a tuktuk (auto rickshaw) tour guide in Bangalore? It’s an earner for sure but how limited are the options. We discovered the limitations of Bangalore after a very un-relaxing 12 hour sleeper bus ride from Munnar to Bangalore when had the invidious task of finding suitable accommodation at 4:30 in the dark, hot,sticky morning. I would not normally have succumbed to sucker pressure tactics but in this instance we had little …

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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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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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Get Free (or Nearly Free) Airport Transfers Worldwide

Travelling is fun most of the time but there are points in every travellers journey which are an utter grind. My personal peeve is forgetting to arrange transport from the airport to wherever I’m staying, if I’ve booked somewhere that is. This is normally only a problem for me if the airport is out of the city or out of reach of somewhere cheap to stay. Now normally one could freestyle it to a hostel …

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The Ultimate Charging Station for Travellers

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve found yourself in a shared dorm of a hostel in some random country with only one or two electrical sockets to serve everyone? It can be a nightmare especially with everyone now having multiple electronic devices they need to charge: ipods laptops camera batteries mobile phones portable hair straighteners (yup! I’ve seen it!) … Well before I left for Greece, I thought back to all the …

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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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