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Location - Indian Subcontinent; Capital - New Delhi; Population - 1.2 billion; Currency - India Rupee MORE INDIA

I left Pokhara and crossed back to India in April 1993, heading to Varanasi. Luckily our bus smashing into the side of a bridge didn't cause any injuries. Except for the bus that is..

 

indnoteThe Indian Rupee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind25The main bathing ghat at Varanasi (Dasaswamedh Ghat). Hugely atmospheric, especially in the evening

 

 

ind26Varanasi ghat on the banks of the River Ganges

 

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ind27Varanasi ghat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind28More bathing in the River Ganges, Varanasi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ind30Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

 

 

ind31At Dalhousie Square, Kolkata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind32I met Amitabh and Bunty on the way to Darjeeling, and met up with them again in Kolkata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind33Rickshaw wallah, Kolkata

 

 

ind34Not a bad view for a dirt cheap hotel in Agra (though it was 47 degrees centigrade on the roof)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind37The stunning Taj Mahal, Agra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind38Facing away from the Taj Mahal, Agra

 

 

ind39Reflection in a pool, Taj Mahal, Agra

 

 

ind40Taj Mahal, Agra - definitely worth going to around sunset aswell, for the changes in light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind41Taj Mahal, Agra. Built by Shah Jahan in honour of his wife Mumtaz Mahal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind43Sunset on the Yamuna River, Taj Mahal, Agra

 

 

ind44View from Agra Fort, where Shah Jahan died, imprisoned there by his son Aurangzeb. The Taj Mahal is in the background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind45Inside Agra Fort, Agra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind46Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, Jaipur

 

 

ind48The staff at a hotel in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind52City walls of Jaisalmer, on the edge of the Thar desert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind51Jain temple, Jaisalmer

 


 

ind57Camel guide on 4 day camel safari in the Thar desert

 

 

ind58Camel safari, Thar desert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind61Passing through a desert village during camel safari, Thar desert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind61aThe imposing Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur

 

 

ind62Looking down from the Fort - the blue roofed houses indicate Brahmin occupants, the highest order of the caste system, Jodhpur

 

 

ind63Walking through the streets of Udaipur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind64Pichola Lake, Udaipur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind65Lake Palace Hotel, Pichola Lake, Udaipur

 

 

ind67Weaving baskets, Udaipur market

 

 

ind68Udaipur market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind69Udaipur market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind70Well worth seeing are the amazing temples cut into the rock at Ellorah, near Aurangabad in Maharashtra

 

 

ind71Built just after the Taj Mahal, in the 17th century, the Bibi-ka-Maqbara at Aurangabad is nowhere near as impressive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ind72Baga beach at Goa

 

 

 

ind74Gateway of India, Mumbai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.tourisminindia.com

www.incredibleindia.org - India tourist board

 

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