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Kerala: Alleppey & Cochin Feb 2017

From Munnar, we continue our journey west to Cochin.  It took us about 4 hours by car to arrive at the Taj Malabar Hotel where we

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Munnar Feb 2017

From Madurai, we drive about 4 hours to reach Munnar.  Munnar is a hill station located at 1,600 meters in the Western Ghats range of

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Madurai Feb 2017

From Tiruchirappalli, we drove about two and half hours southwest to Madurai.  Madurai is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu state in South India.  It

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Chola Temples & Trichy Feb 2017

From Chennai, we fly to Tiruchirappalli or Trichy, about 300 kilometers south of Chennai. Tiruchirappalli is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Tamil Nadu

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Kanchipuram Feb 2017

Kanchipuram or Kanchi, also popularly known as the City of 1000 Temples, is a small town about an hour and half away from Chennai.  It

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Mamallapuram Feb 2017

Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, was the major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom, located about an hour south of Chennai.  It is famous for

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Chennai Feb 2017

Leaving the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, we flew to Chennai as we continued our journey in South India.  Chennai is perfect as a base to

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Ellora Caves Feb 2017

About an hour away from Aurangabad are the Ellora Caves which are made up of 34 monasteries and temples cut into the basalt cliff dating from

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Ajanta Caves Feb 2017

We flew from Mumbai into Aurangabad, a city in Maharashtra, which is the closest airport to visit the Ajanta and Ellora Caves.  We used the

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Mumbai & Elephanta Caves Jan 2017

This is my second visit to India and the focus this time is on the Southern states.  We flew into Mumbai (formerly Bombay) which is

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Agra Feb 2012

Agra is the home to the iconic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and is also the last stop on our train journey before returning to

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Delhi Feb 2012

I was always confused about the difference between Delhi and New Delhi.  New Delhi is actually a district of Delhi and it is the capital

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