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Dec 24th, 2010, 01:40 PM
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, India people!

Happy Holiday Season to the India Forum Fodies Homies!!

We spent Christmas two yrs ago in Karnataka-- great trip. Christmas Eve was spent a small, basic hotel which went all-out for Christmas, including the presence very Indian-looking Santa, and a buffet of local foods.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Back atcha!

Have a lovely holiday everyone!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 04:22 PM
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wow... I am now be an India person! No doubt, visiting India is transforming.

My best wishes for the holiday season and the new year to all of you.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 04:52 PM
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I have not participate much on the India Forum but I do read about it a lot.

Happy Holiday Season to you too CaliNurse and "Sawasdee Pe Mai" to all Fodorites from Thailand!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Thanks! It reminds me of a green and red sari I bought 20+ years ago. It's too bright to wear in India, but looks great at Christmas here in the US.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 06:30 PM
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Season's Greetings to everyone!

My hotel in Trivandrum doesn't have a Santa (thank goodness, I saw some absolutely enormous ones outside country churches yesterday), but it does have two Christmas trees, and extra options including Christmas cake on the buffet last night - and everyone got a serving of (good) fruit cake. But I was a little puzzled by all the blue and white balloons in the dining room!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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Happy holidays to all "India" fodorites.

You might enjoy this christmas youtube video from an India site....bhangara style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLUHP...eature=related

( I hope the link works, otherwise copy the URL into your browser, then click enter)
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Dec 25th, 2010, 06:42 AM
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Having been to India twice, I guess we qualify for a "Seasons Greetings". Merry Christmas to all!
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Dec 25th, 2010, 04:34 PM
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Merry Christmas to all. We just booked our India trip for next year - what a great present for my DH & me!!!
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Dec 25th, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Thursdaysd--SInce blue and white are the colors of Israel...maybe they were celebrating Chanukah, along with Christmas ??

Dgunbug-What a fantastic gift to yourselves!!

I'm a relative newbie to the India forum (but not to Fodors). I have learned much from you all. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences, and for sharing in the spirit of the day!!
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Dec 25th, 2010, 06:32 PM
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Magical--thank you for sharing that great youtube vid!!!!!!!Love it!!!
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Dec 25th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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i plan to book my 2011 trip in the next week or so....and best wishes to all of you for a merry xmas ending in less than 3 hours and a happy new year
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Dec 26th, 2010, 06:22 AM
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Unfortunately, I had to return my "Christmas" gift as we are needed here in October for babysitting duties. I'm saddened, but hope to get a new ticket leaving in November.
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Dec 26th, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Dgunbug, if it is for grandchildren--well...THEY are the biggest joy!!

Good luck getting the November tickets!! Let us know what happens. And in many parts, the weather in NOvember will be better.
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Dec 27th, 2010, 07:03 PM
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I'm now an India person! Yay - what an awesome thing to be.
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Dec 27th, 2010, 10:40 PM
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Althom, you confirm what i often say to the skeptics: it may be your first trip to India, but it wont be your last!
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Dec 28th, 2010, 06:00 AM
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Cali - you are right...grandchildren are a joy, but the Gods are not looking favorably on me getting to India. My youngest son announced last night that he and his fiance (just engaged this week) will likely get married in December 2011. There goes our plans for November/December (unless the wedding is late December).

So, the question now is...If we cannot travel in Nov/Dec, is it better to travel to India in mid September/October or January?
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Dec 28th, 2010, 06:47 AM
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The weather will be generally cooler and drier in January in most parts of India.
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Dec 30th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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Rebecca, I am doing my last look through on this site as we pack. Have a great New Year. Linda
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Dec 30th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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Happy New Year, Rinda, to you and your DH.
Have a wonderful and interesting trip and when you have time, report back on where you went, where you stayed, and how it all went.
Bon voyage!!!!!! What a grat way to start the New Year!!!!I'm jealous!
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