India
January 2012
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Cop shop Delhi style!

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Entrance to Mehrauli Archaeological Park.

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Qtub Minar

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Shows method of construction - brick "skin" filled with rubble.

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14th, century iron pillar - no rust!

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Local fauna - chipmunk like animals.

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Entrance gate to Humayan's Tomb.

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The Tomb - described as the predecessor of the Taj Mahal.

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India Gate - memorial to Indian soldiers killed in WW1 and Afghan Wars.

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Crowds departing after Republic Day celebrations.

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Jama Masjid mosque (built 1650-1656)

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Marble inlay work.

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Capacity for 85,000 worshippers.

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Raj Ghat - cremation grounds of Mahatma Ghandi.

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Rehearsing for forthcoming ceremony.

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Auto rickshaws or tuk-tuks.

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Entrance to Taj Mahal.

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The Taj on a misty morning.

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Reflection pool.

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Detail of workmanship.

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Mist clearing!

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Agra Fort - Amar Singh Gate.

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View of Taj Mahal across the river.

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Workers at marble factory - tools still the same as centuries ago.

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Too expensive for English tourists!

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Model of Taj Mahal made in marbele - 11 years to construct.

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Not so hi-tech ironing.

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Passing through Agra

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Deserted city of Fatepur Sikri

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Intricate sandstone carvings.

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Bharatpur Station.

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All aboard! Canters take us into the tiger reserve.

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Entrance to reserve.

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Our first tiger, only visible when it started to move.

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Tree-pies, very friendly birds.

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Mother and baby.

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Appears to have nicked a garland.

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Another tree-pie.

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Ban Yan tree.

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Our second tiger - don't know who was more surprised!

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Must be wash day.

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This one was camera shy.

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Local pick'n'mix shop.

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Ladies do the building site navvying.

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Home made lorry - power plant is a water pump engine!

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The Amber Fort and Place, Jaipur.

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Some people arrive by elephant.

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Ganesh Gate.

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Mirror Palace.

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Jaipur - The Pink City.

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Coloured pink in 1876 for visit of Prince Albert.

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Shop signs must be black print out of white.

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Palace of the Winds.

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Cows and litter everywhere.

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Cycle repair shop.

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Jantar Mantar observatory.

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Very large sundial.

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Tells time to within 2 seconds!!

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City Palace museum.

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Twenty seven feet of cloth in a turban.

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Bangalore - Big Bull Temple.

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Usual traffic chaos.

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Millet threshing Indian Style - what no combine harvester?

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Husking coconuts - 1 rupee per nut (75 rupees = £1)

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Temple at Halebid

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Stone carvings.

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Rude stone carvings.

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Sugar cane processing.

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Temple at Belur.

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Walk through a village.

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The village "court"

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On the road to Mysore - Sunday market.

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Ploughing rice fields.

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Mysore summer palace.

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Mysore Palace entrance.

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The Palace.

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The palace before illuminations switched on.

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After - can't make my mind up whether it was stunning or tacky.

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Mysore fruit and veg market.

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Roadside wholesale market.

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Punkahs inside St. Francis' church Cochin (as in punkah-wallah!!)

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Chinese fishing nets.

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All that effort . . . . . .

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. . . . . for this!!!!

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Fish market.

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Kathakali Classical Dance - weird!!

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Coir factory.

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Cruise on Kerala backwaters.

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Kovalam Beach - fishermen at work.

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Floral art in hotel reception.

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Mumbai

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Local commercial transport.

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Dhobi wallahs workplace.

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Our coach always attracts hawkers.

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Victoria Terminus railway station . . . . . .

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. . . now renamed Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

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Carriage rides doing brisk trade on St. Valentine's Day.

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The Gateway of India.

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The New Tower of the hotel.

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Memorial to those killed in the terrorist attack of 2008.

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Next stop - The Airport.