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Mar 27, 2006 - India - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

These photos are from Northern India - first a trip from Delhi to Agra and Jaipur and back. The plains were really heating up this time of year, and Delhi was hectic! So after a week or so around the "Golden Triangle", the priorities were to spend more time outdoors in cooler environs, and find some peace and relaxation. 16 hours of frightful mountainside driving led to Shimla and Manali in the Indian Himalayas, where treks alongside Spring flowers and melting snow made for a fantastic escape.

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Feb 8, 2006 - Jaipur to Peharsar

Today is pretty much a travel day, although we will get to the Bird Sanctuary. We leave Jaipur and start toward Agra on roads that get worse the farther we go. Word is that by next year this will be a delightful 4 lane divided highway. I don't believe it will be by next year, maybe in 2-3 years. OBSERVATION: All roads in India seem to be quite egalitarian ... we share roads with trucks, busses, cars, camel carts, bicycle rickshaws, motor rickshaws, bicycles, pushcarts, ox carts, horses, donkeys. It makes traveling anwhere a constantly...

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Oct 9, 2005 - Bharatpur

Bharatpur 9 octobre 2005 Pour terminer notre tour dans le Rajasthan, nous avons choisi de passer 4 jours dans le parc ornithologique du Kéoladeo. Nous y étions déjà allé en 1999 ou nous logions dans un palais de Maharaja qui était en rénovation. Depuis les travaux sont terminés et il est vraiment beau. Il y a des bassins devant l'entrée (où Damien et Leïla attrapaient des grenouilles, mais depuis il n'y en a plus), une belle cour intérieur, ils est entouré de balcons et il ont même construit une piscine ! Ca n'a pas dérangé les enfants,...

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Feb 21, 2005 - India

For culture shock the country of choice is India. Having known this beforehand, we had our first hotel booked and had also organized an airport transfer - should have been seamless.... we stepped out of baggage claim to the calls of "Taxi, taxi, sir, madam, let me help you, taxi.....this way please" and the general public was not even allowed in this area!. We looked beyond the security and a crowd of about 300 taxi, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw drivers were all waiting, our airport transfer was of course not there - and our searching...

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Oct 20, 2004 - Bharatpur

Apres Delhi, nous avons pris un train direct pour Bharatpur afin d'aller visiter le parc national Keoleado connu pour ses oiseaux. Prendre le train est une vraie experience, c'est le moyen de transport le plus utilise en Inde compte tenu des distances... Les gares sont quasiment des mini-villes. Petite anecdote: on s'est rendu compte que les indiens avaient beaucoup d'humour lorsqu'on est alle acheter nos billets de train. Quelle est la difference entre un billet a 300 roupies et un billet a 100 roupies? Reponse du guichetier: 200...

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Jan 13, 2004 - Bharatpur - Keoladeo Ghana National Park

None of us consider ourselves bird watchers, bird lovers, or anything that relates to a general knowledge of birds; we are, for all intents and purposes, complete nonornithologists. That said, we found ourselves in Bharatpur and heading for the World Heritage-listed Keoladeo Ghana National Park. The park at this time of year is home to a plethora of migratory birds. According to recent reports, a remarkable 354 species of birds have been identified within the 29 sq km park. In addition, many mammals and reptiles find refuge in KGNP....

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