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DIY Kerala Backwaters

A boat trip around the backwaters of Kerala is high on many travellers' lists, but it can leave you with a big hole in your wallet. Here's where we teach you to do it yourself. For peanuts.  Think Kerala, an...
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On the Tragic Fate of Temple Elephants

Well, we haven't had a Festival Friday for a while. To celebrate World Environment Day, this week we would like to offer something different. An article on the Onam festival in Kerala, and some thoughts on the ...
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India in Five Sacred Sites

We continue our India month with an exploration of five sacred sites, some famous some less famous, to highlight the cultural and historical heritage of this incredible country. 1) The Taj Mahal Wait. Wait a ...
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A Simple Guide to Indian Trains

Following our Simple Guide to Italian Trains, here's another guide on how to navigate the incredibly confusing world of Indian trains. A railway station at dusk - Credits Globetrooper.com So, you've made...
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Calcutta: city of perplexity

To welcome our India month, we would like to share with you a beautiful photo essay on street life in Calcutta, by James Knox of Flint Magazine. My first experiences of Calcutta ensured I was on my toes from...