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Apr 16, 2018 - Things to Do in This 15 Tourist Places In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is among the most sensational locations in India. Bestowed with appeal that can simply be referred to as divine, "Dev Bhoomi" has a variety of locations rather popular amongst travelers while lots of are unusual destinations. If you believe a vacation shows escaping to a place where it's just you and the nature, Uttarakhand has numerous satisfying choices. If you are considering going unusual, here is where you should be. Invest soul-soothing journeys, renewing your souls. Here is the list of best unique places in...

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Mar 14, 2018 - Travelling In Bhutan: An Experience Like None Other!

For those who look for thrill and for those who prefer going places that aren't run-off-the-mill, travelling in Bhutan is the very best experience to indulge in! Set in the eastern Himalayas, this happiest place on earth is a paradise waiting to be explored. It's got the ideal weather, the most heartfelt atmosphere, and the picture-perfect mountains & valleys that will captivate your heart as much as your eyes! Also Visit - thimphu paro tour packages However Before Anything Else, Here's Why You Should Plan Your Trekking In Bhutan! With...

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Feb 27, 2018 - Top Tourist Destinations in Agra to Visit in This Summer Vacations

You are on a journey to the Taj - among the most significant crowd pullers in India and after a special rendezvous with the work of art; you wish to check out some more. For tourists like you, there are some delightful emotional retreats near Agra, mostly religious websites and bird sanctuaries that pull peace hunters away from the crowds. Places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Bharatpur, and Chambal are merely a couple of hours drive from Agra. And the very best part is, you don't need to do a great deal of preparation. With your few spare hours,...

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Dec 11, 2017 - On the road again

On the road again. Sorry Sharon. After a great breakfast at our Hill Top Swiss Cottage Hotel (ginger lemon honey beverage for my cold; porridge; fruit salad of pomegranate, pineapple, banana, papaya, and apple; orange juice; toast - for 250 rupees), we asked our sweet, gentle, non-English speaking driver to stop at the Sivananda Ashram gates, to which he agreed. But before we knew it we were past it, and with another 6 to 7 hours driving ahead we kept on motoring down the narrow winding mountain road. We did stop in Haridwar for photos at...

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Nov 13, 2017 - The family adventure takes off

We are finally taking a family vacation, all together, to India, to share it's magic and frustrations with Judson, but to also finally introduce him to Sheeja, whom we attempted to adopt back in the mid 1980's when they were both children. Sheeja is now married with three children, and we have been keeping in touch almost daily for the past several years via WhatsApp. We left Home at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10th, flew to Vancouver, arriving at 7 p.m., waited until midnight for our 12 1/2 hour flight to Shanghai, where we arrived at their...

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Nov 13, 2017 - Random Thoughts

Just some travel thoughts: We got a great price rate of $750 Cdn return from Vancouver to Delhi on China Eastern Airlines. We did have some booking problems when they changed our original flight to the next day and we would have missed our connections,so we re-scheduled for the previous day. We did have to go to the Vancouver office to get refunds on the extra legroom for Jud that I paid for and that was a hassle, not totally fixed up. Since we were saving approximately $700 x 3 people = $2100 we guess it was still worth it. The leg between...

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Nov 6, 2017 - Bikaner to Delhi

Monday 6th November 2017 Bikaner to Delhi by train Breakfast in the hotel this morning then we were driven by Sanju the short distance to Bikaner Junction Railway Station about 1.5km away through the narrow lanes of the old city behind Kote Gate. This gate has a history connected with King George V who died in 1910. Bikaner has a very long history, having been founded in 1488, and the British “occupation” and colonisation is now seemingly just a blip in this long history. The main thing left is the English language and of course, cricket....

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Oct 30, 2017 - Mandawa to Delhi

Monday 30th October 2017 Mandawa to Delhi Today we visited the old havelis in Mandawa. Havelis are grand houses like mansions that were built by traders who lived in the town from the 1750s onwards right through to the 20th century, until the British taxed them so heavily that they couldn’t afford to stay there and moved away to other places in India and around the world. They were decorated with murals on the outside walls and some were brightly decorated inside but unfortunately most of them have fallen into disrepair. We were able to...

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Oct 19, 2017 - In Delhi India

Thursday 19th October 2017 Delhi/New Delhi After a really good night's sleep, we had breakfast in the hotel then met the rest of our fellow travellers downstairs. We were picked up at 9am for a visit to some of the major sites in Delhi. The first place we visited was Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, constructed by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan. Beautiful place. After visiting there, we were taken by bicycle rickshaws to the spice market through the busy Delhi streets, crowded with shoppers doing last minute Diwali shopping. This was...

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Oct 18, 2017 - Arrive in Delhi India

Tuesday 17th October 2017/Wednesday 18th October 2017 Anna Bay to Delhi India via Guangzhou China Packed up our bags, tidied the house and walked down to the bus at 1:30pm. Caught the bus to Hamilton Station for the train to Sydney and the airport. Arrived at Sydney Airport at about 6:30pm and checked in for our flight. Left at 10:15pm on time, very smooth flight to Guangzhou China. Then just a 5 hour flight across to Delhi, arriving around 11am Wednesday Delhi time. After immigration, we were met by our tour company and transported to the...

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Oct 24, 2016 - A day in Delhi

Today was our first day in Dehi a city of about 25 million in an area of 1484 square kilometres or about16,846 people per square km. Contrast that with Edmonton with a density of approximately 144 people per square km in the metropolitan area. Spent the morning in our hotel acclimatizing to the jet leg as best we could. In the afternoon we took a cab to Connaught market in downtown New Delhi. Getting there was an experience as the lines on the road indicating traffic lanes appear to be only a suggestion as the drivers appear to do what...

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Oct 12, 2016 - Delhi, India

10/12 Although the flight to Delhi was uneventful, it seemed longer than any of the other legs (SF-Seoul & Seoul to Singapore). We landed having spent 25+ hours in the air...2 nites and a whole day. By the time we got to the Delhi Metro it was past 6 am and then another ride to Main Train station to walk to main bazaar which entails crossing the tracks overhead. Usually, it just amounts to climbing stairs on one end of the station and walking over. Today the police insisted we have train tickets so we decided to take a tuk tuk. On our first...

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