Armchair Travel - Photos from India

Old May 1st, 2020, 12:14 AM
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Old May 8th, 2020, 09:55 AM
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Armchair Travel: this relaxing piece is from the movie based in India called 'Water'. Directed by our Deepa Mehta. If you like this one, then you may wanna also got to YouTube for additional pieces. We like the 'sister' instrumental for this, titled 'Across the River'. See also the song called 'Piya Ho'. I am done. The end.


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Old May 8th, 2020, 09:45 PM
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I wanted to make some contribution to this thread. I donít have any pictures of scenery or monuments or palaces or places but I do have family and I hope you enjoy it.
I think it is very special for you to share your family photos.
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Old May 9th, 2020, 12:47 AM
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In Nov/Dec 2019 we had 6 wonderful weeks in the south of India, I've been too busy / preoccupied / lazy to write a proper trip report but I'd love to share a few photos. We flew in and out of Chennai and essentially did a large loop through Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnakata. I was surprised by how the states vary in almost every respect - religion, language, cooking, look of houses, education, climate etc


After meeting our driver in Cheenai, we visited the UNESCO world heritage site at Mahabalipuram. The battle monuments and the rock carvings are dated to 7th or 8th centuries. This one depicts the legend of the descent of the Ganges to earth from the heavens.

The Promenade in Pondicherry is closed to all but foot traffic from about 4pm. The locals stop and stare or promenade!

Schoolboys spreading public health messages

These ladies at the Sisters of Cluny Embroidery Centre do fabulous work. I wanted a tablecloth but they didn't have one the correct size. The Sister spoke with me, organised ladies to discuss and design what I wanted and promised to send it by Christmas. Sure enough, it arrived in time and was even better than I could have hoped.

All the temples are different. The UNESCO sites of the Great Living Chola temples date from 11th and 12th centuries.


The Danish fort at Tranquebar on Bay of Bengal

The Mahamaham tank is a 20 acre tank surrounded by Shiva mandapams believed by Tamil Hinus to be the holy confluence of nine Indian river goddesses. Every 12 years millions of Hindus come to the festival and to bathe in the tank. In 2008, about 60 people drowned.
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Old May 9th, 2020, 07:50 AM
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Thank you natantmiriam for your kind words and you beautiful pics.

Such special touches like what the Sisters of Cluny did for you is a part of Indian life you have to see to appreciate.

Last January while in Delhi staying with my SIL I wanted some 7-Up for an upset stomach. She had none, made some calls to neighbors and in no time three different people fetched some for me. I can cite many more examples too but its the little things like this that I think go unappreciated about India.
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Oh Jacketwatch we had nothing but fabulous experiences in our time in India. We can't wait to return.



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Old May 10th, 2020, 02:18 AM
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Oh Jacketwatch we had nothing but fabulous experiences in our time in India. We can't wait to return.
Many who go there feel like you do. There is an allure, a certain charm that it has.

Best of luck on your next trip.

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Lovely pictures!
Thanks for sharing. Brings a lot of fresh breeze, while cooped up at home, under lockdown!!
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My friend, Manas in Pondicherry, sent me these photos from his neighborhood, taken a few days ago. Titles as follows:

Deconfinement Partial




Partial Lockdown




Life Goes On



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