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Why India?

I'm in India now, on my fourth long stay. Choking on fumes and listening to car horns as I bounce in an auto-rickshaw on a pothole-studded road, I wonder why I keep coming back. It's a question that I ask myself every day here. While spending time in India, meeting...

Varanasi, Dawn on The Ganges

As the fiery ball of the sun began to rise over the eastern bank of the Ganges on our left-hand side, the lighted candles on banana leaves, offered in prayer to the gods, started to float past our boat. The oars lapped gently in the water as the high stepped bank, on...

Sanchi, Buddhism By Bhopal, India

Sanchi is the site of some of India's most important Buddhist temples. The oldest of these were built by King Ashoka after he converted to Buddhism in roughly 258BCE. Altogether there are fifty monuments at Sanchi, including three stupas and several other temples. The...

In The Belum Caves

It isn't everyone's idea of a great way to spend the weekend. Definitely not for the city bred, disco and mall addicted youth. A day's exploration of one of the longest underground cave systems in the sub-continent, can put off even the most adventurous...

That Mumbai Magic

They say, if a person comes to Mumbai and stays for a while, the city grows on the person so much that you can take the person out of Mumbai but cannot take Mumbai out of the person. It has surely worked on me. When I came to this city a few years ago, I was a...

India’s Culinary Tours (video podcast)

Ah the lentil bean. Eileen has a chat with Sunil Trehan of Easy Tours of India at the Los Angeles Times Adventures in Travel Expo. Sunil specializes in all types of travel in India, today we focused on food -- some of my favorite! I was surprised by Sunil's final...

A Day in Mahabalipuram, India

My mother and I traveled to Chennai for a friend's wedding. The morning following the post-wedding celebrations, we decided to visit Mahabalipuram, which is about 60 kilometers from Chennai. Mahabalipuram, or Mamallapuram as it is also called, was the chief...

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