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India Day 15 - Varanasi


No I don’t want a tuktuk!!
No you can’t take a picture with me!
Just a couple of the questions we consistently get asked while we are out. 786 more words


India Day 14 - Varanasi Sunrise


Today we were up at 5am to go down to the Ganges River and see the sunrise over the river.
On the edge of the river each morning and evening they have a Hindu ceremony, just before/as the sun rises and just after it sets. 983 more words


The madness of North India

The first thing you will notice when in the North of India are the cows. Cows – they are everywhere. Wherever you go, whatever you see, there will be cows. 5,382 more words


India Day 13 - Varanasi


The Indian overnight train:
I’ve been on overnight trains in Russia, Mongolia, China (two trips) and Vietnam, so I have a fairly good idea of what to expect, although all have their differences and are unique in their own way. 960 more words


A Literature Fest and a river cruise down the Ganges

The eighth edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) started with a river cruise on board the cruiser vessel M.V. Paramhamsa, which is a four-decked vessel. 510 more words


Haridwar: The Door to God

The days are ‘Summerish’ here though officially, it’s winter in northern India. The Schools and Colleges are granted their well deserved winter vacations. To make the most of the opportunity and to embrace the New Year, I along with family, headed to the neighbouring hilly state of Uttrakhand. 321 more words