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The Legacy of India’s First Civilization

Sally Swope - elephant [50]

Sally Swope, author of My Shangri-La, My Adventures in Asia, writes about India's Mother Goddess festival, celebrated every year around October.

Destinations: India | Chennai | Bangalore | Agra | New Delhi
Topics: Culture | Religion
To North India With Love

A. Murray Seeks Out Unusual Views of the Taj Mahal

To North India With Love - tonorthindiawithlove [775]

There had to be other perspectives from which to view the Taj Mahal. Unusual angles that captured its different moods. Perhaps, distance was one element that could be used to introduce some exciting...

Destinations: India | North India | Agra
Topics: Culture | Travel | Photography | Architecture
The Taj Mahal at dawn

The Taj Mahal at Dawn

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

I wake up at 5:00 am in Agra, India. I am excited about visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise.

Destinations: India | Agra
Topics: Adventure | Literature | Animals | Art | Culture | Economy | People | Religion | Nature | Ancient History | Architecture
A blind man begs for money in New Delhi

Beggars Everywhere

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

The faces of the beggars in India continue to haunt me.

Destinations: Jaipur | New Delhi | India | Agra
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Economy | People
The intrepid Mr. Singh

The Intrepid Mr. Singh

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

We placed our lives in the hands of an expert as we traveled through northern India.

Destinations: Jaipur | New Delhi | India | Agra
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Animals | 20th Century History | Traditions | Culture | Economy | People | Sports
The Taj Mahal

One Man's Love: The Taj Mahal

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,701]

There are really only a few things one must do before leaving this Earth. They include falling in love; making something useful or beautiful, be it a spaceship or a sonnet; and seeing, with one's own...

Destinations: India | Agra
Topics: Ancient History | Architecture
Chilling Out On The Taj. Agra, India.


Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,701]

Near the 50th anniversary of India's 1947 independence appeared tricolor billboards advertising the Hindi film Pardes , or "foreign land", in this case America. The movie's theme song, "I love my...

Destinations: India | Agra
Topics: Performing Arts

The Price Of Love.
The Taj Mahal - The Ultimate Valentine's Present.

Susan Storm - sstorm [1,087]

It gleams in the moonlight, a ghostly ice-structure mirrored in the rippling water. At dawn, it's aglow with shades of violet, rose pink, and muted gold. In the early morning, shrouded in mist, it...

Destinations: India | Agra
Topics: Art | Architecture
Taj Mahal, Agra, India.

Guru Shmuru

David Lowe - DavidLowe [164]

If there is a war between the traveler and the tourist, Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, must be a key battlefield...

Destinations: India | Agra
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