Category Archive: INDIA

10 Best Photo Galleries of 2014 on LashWorldTour

10 Best Photo Galleries of 2014 on LashWorldTour  I’m happy to report that 2014 was yet another fantastic year of continuous world travels for me. In total I visited five countries: India, Malaysia, Australia, Fiji and New Zealand. The latter two I finally reached for the first time in my life and, thus, explored quite …

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Ganges River at Rishikesh

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ganges River at Rishikesh The mighty Ganges is India’s longest, most famous and most sacred river. Starting from melt water off Gangotri Glacier at 3892 M / 12,769 ft in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakand, the Ganges flows 2525 km / 1569 miles through India before emptying into the Bay of …

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Travel Perspectives: Busting My Own Myths About India

Travel Perspectives: Busting My Own Myths About India  Late last year I finally traveled through India. After 20 years of hemming and hawing about braving India’s noise, crowds, filth and hassles I finally came up with a plan for an Easy Trip Through India and took the leap. For three months I traveled through the …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Remote Little Andaman Island – India

PHOTO GALLERY:  Remote Little Andaman Island – India Part of the Andaman & Nicobar Island Archipelagos, under the administration of India, Little Andaman Island is the southernmost island in the Andaman Chain and the most remote island accessible by outside visitors. From the capital town of Port Blair, a 6-8-hour ferry or a 30-minute helicopter …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Stunning Tibetan Temples

photos of Tibetan temples include Boudhnath Stupa - Kathmandu - Nepal

PHOTO GALLERY: Stunning Tibetan Temples In the 1950s, China invaded and occupied the Himalayan country of Tibet. The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and political leader, was eventually forced to escape and establish a new Tibetan government in exile at Dharamsala, India. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Tibetan people have made the arduous and dangerous …

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My Trip to the Remote Andaman Islands of India

my trip to Andaman Islands included Port Blair

My Trip to the Remote Andaman Islands of India I’d been itching to visit the remote Andaman Islands of India for an entire decade. My urge kicked off when I became a PADI Dive Master and Instructor in Thailand back in 2004. As I taught diving around SE Asia I heard divers talk about the …

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My 10 Best Experiences in India

My 10 Best Experiences in India  October to Dec. 2013 I traveled around India for 3 months, setting out on my self-dubbed ‘Easy Trip To India’. I first spent two months in the Indian Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakand (with a few quick side trips to cities on the plains) and then one …

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Andamans – Neil Island – India

PHOTO GALLERY: The Andamans – Neil Island – India The remote Andaman & Nicobar Islands are located way out in the middle of the vast Andaman Sea between India and the SE Asian countries of Myanmar and Thailand. Situated much closer to Myanmar, the archipelagos are officially Indian territories. No doubt their remoteness and relatively …

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My Visitors Guide to the Golden Temple of Amritsar, India

My Visitors Guide to the Golden Temple of Amritsar, India  The famed Golden Temple of Amritsar is the Sikh religion’s most sacred temple. It’s located in the Indian state of Punjab, homeland of the Sikhs, in far northwest India bordering Pakistan. The stunning Golden Temple is set in the middle of a large square pool, …

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PHOTO GALLERY: 12 Views of the Taj Mahal

PHOTO GALLERY: 12 Views of the Taj Mahal  Did you know that the Taj Mahal is not a temple? It is, in fact, a mausoleum. Essentially it’s a massive tomb for one beloved Muslim woman named Mumtaz. In the late 1500s Moghul Emperor Raj Khan was so devastated by the death of his third wife …

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