Dazzling Darjeeling (April 2012)

Darjeeling was a last minute decision I’m happy I made. I didn’t know much about the region other than it was in the mountains and famous for its tea. I was pleasantly surprised on my visit as it was very different from the rest of the places I’d been in India. The land is green […]

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Vibrant Varanasi (April 2012)

Varanasi turned out to be another of my favorite cities. I enjoyed a visit to a textile workshop where scores of men were working looms to create blankets, scarves and table runners. We also took a sunset boat ride on the Gunga River (Ganges) were we saw people taking their holy dips, the local riverside […]

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Delhi – The G Adventure Begins (April 2012)

April 9th – Varkala to Delhi Today was mostly a travel day. I woke up in Varkala and said my goodbyes to Suze, Ana and Debra then caught a plane from Trivandrum to Chennai, then a plane from Chennai to Delhi. It was about 10 hours door to door and by the time I arrived […]

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Agra – Taj Mahal and Agra Fort (April 2012)

The city of Agra was another city I had been anticipating to visit on the tour because it is home to the Taj Mahal. Dushyant knows all the good spots wherever we go and took us to a rooftop restaurant for dinner where we could watch the sun setting on the Taj Mahal. It was […]

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Udaipur, Pushkar and Jaipur (April 2012)

Udaipur was my favorite city to visit on my tour of Rajasthan. It’s gorgeous lakes and surrounding mountains make for beautiful sunsets and it’s palaces are worth exploring for a glimpse at the city’s colorful history. On our first evening in Udaipur we watched the sunset on Lake Pichola by accessing a hill via the […]

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