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Lion capital of Ashoka - National Emblem of India
Bharat Two
The Republic of India
This is my overflow page about the Indian subcontinent
(From our Nov/Dec '08 trip through one of the world's most fascinating countries!)

 

 

Namasté!

 

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As I said on my main India page, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and love the country so much we hope to return someday soon! Some things I didn't mention on the main page included bits of information about illness, travel time, expenses, and medical preparations. First, from Denver, it takes about 17 hours flying time to reach New Delhi - this does not include the short lay-over we had in London on the way. Flying west (to come back home) always takes a bit longer - in this case maybe about 19 hours flight time that didn't include a nearly six hour layover in London. It was during that longer layover that we took the opportunity to explore London, via "the tube," but that's another story!

What does a trip like this cost? Although we've done a lot of traveling we felt more comfortable using a tour company for our first exploration of India and are glad we did! Next time we'll probably go it alone but for this trip there was a lot of relief in not having to plan routes, meals, lodging, or the overall itinerary for a country we weren't too familiar with. Total cost for the two of us, which includes the tour company, airfare, tips, vaccinations, medications, a few hundred dollars in souvenirs, food, lodging, and all other in-country expenses came to about $11,500 USD. I provide you with this figure not to brag or intimidate but to help provide something as a gauge for your own possible expenses. $11K Was a lot of money for us, that we had to save for, but feel we received full value, and more, while in India. And, for reference, gold at the time of our visit was somewhere around $850 USD to the ounce, the British Pound maybe 2-to-1, and somewhere around 47 or 48 Rupees to the dollar...

India is not much different from any other country people visit, including America or Europe, in that you can fall ill due to food and waterborne pathogens that your body is not accustomed to (or germs that are just downright dangerous anywhere). On this particular trip Tami was perfectly healthy throughout our entire stay. I, on the other hand, had diarrhea almost each and every morning that was accompanied, while I was out jogging before dawn, with some vomiting. Again, this is no reflection on India - I've had similar symptoms in Europe, Central America, Japan and some other countries - it's very unpredictable for me other than I do have a habit of buying snacks and goodies off "the street" in addition to eating a lot of fruits vegetables, and salads wherever I go (I'm a vegetarian). Luckily, after my early morning distress, I was perfectly well and functional for the remainder of the day.

Illness, especially Diarrhea, is a personal issue for most Americans so you can only guess the percent of distress in your fellow travelers. Based on people missing group dinners or being confined to their hotel rooms (for a couple days at a time!) I'd say well over 40% of us fell ill at one time or another on this trip. Most of us, prior to departure, brought along prescription antibiotics, malaria medication, and were vaccinated for things like tetanus and typhoid - routine precautions taken around other parts of the world, as well.

Anyway, these are the facts as best that I can present them - they're provided for your reference and I encourage you to study such things a lot more than just relying on this web page if you're planning any travels of your own. Again, in my estimation these are all routine concerns and preparations that I wouldn't let interfere with travel if your desire is strong - we thoroughly enjoyed India and easily recommend it to anyone has a spirit of adventure and a flexibility in their planning and outlook!

- Roger J. Wendell
December, 2008

 

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Islam

At the time of our visit, in 2008, Islam was the second-most practiced religion after Hinduism in India. At that time it was estimated that there were well over 154 million Muslims in India, or almost 13.5% of the country's population - making India the third largest population of Muslims in the world. And, estimates suggest that the Muslim birthrate will continue to out-pace that of the Hindus in India.

I did attempt, but without success, photographing some Muslim women in their burqas. Each shied away from my camera not wanting to be photographed - apparently for religious reasons. Anyway, in the first photograph, below, you can see Daisy (our guide) describing the Jama Masjid Mosque to us in Delhi. Interesting to note that some men, at the Mosque, gathered around to watch this strong, young woman in command of our tourist group. Daisy said that on many occasions, when she lectures in a Mosque, the men would sometimes stare her down or even challenge her roll as a leader...

The emergence of Islam in, India, is concurrent with the Turko-Muslim invasion during medieval times and included large parts of present day Pakistan and the Republic of India itself. Islamic rulers took over the administration of large parts of India with their religion having a significant artistic, philosophical, and cultural impact on the subcontinent.

In modern times the Muslims of South Asia have had a turbulent history within the region - resulting in the "partition" of Pakistan from India during independence from Britain in the 1940s. After partition there was the creation of Bangladesh and now (at the time of our 2008 visit) disputes over Kashmir. Nevertheless, previous Indian presidents (APJ Abdul Kalam, for example), numerous politicians, sports and film celebrities throughout the country have been Muslim.

India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Daisy (Padmaja Bharti)
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jama Masjid Mosque
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jama Masjid Mosque
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jama Masjid Mosque
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Prayers
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jama Masjid Mosque
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Qutb Minar tower, 234 ft
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Qutb Minar
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Qutb Minar tower, 234 ft
India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Typical sandstone screen
YouTube Logo - Small Click Here for my video of Daisy explaining the Jama Masjid Mosque in Old Delhi...

 

Transportation - trains, planes, camels and Tuk Tuks!

From the Denver area we flew British Airways directly to London, for a brief layover, and then to Delhi - both legs were about eight hours each, or 16 hours total flight time (The same route back, going west, took an additional two hours due to prevailing winds, etc.). Once inside India we enjoyed all kinds of travel - ranging from buses, the three-wheeled "tuk tuk," and home-made "makeshifts," to trains, camels, and internal flights on Jet Airways where we were one of the first groups, ever, to enjoy the added safety of the first-time-ever installation (installed the DAY we flew!) Instrument Landing System at Varanasi!!
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Typical "Goods Carrier"
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Ornimentation
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Truck "Turban"
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Truck "Turban"
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Truck "Turban"
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Horn please!
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Horn please!
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Peggy & Tami at Jhansi
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jhansi train station
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tami at Jhansi
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jhansi train station
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Train police
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Train police
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Open door on moving train
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Train toilet
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Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tami on the train
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tami and the "tuk tuk"
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tuk tuk
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Inside the tuk tuk
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tuk tuk "howdy!"
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Leaaving the tuk tuk
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tuk tuk swarm
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Rickshaw resting
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Rickshaw
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Rickshaw
YouTube Logo - Small Click Here for my video riding a tuk tuk...

 

Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Going to school!
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Family on a motorcycle
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
3 on a motorcycle
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Farm business
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Politics
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Camels near Geejgerh/Sikandra
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tami on a camel
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Camel saddle
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Camel cart
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Camel cart
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tami on a camel
Elephant stable near the Amber Fort, Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 26, 2008
Elephant mahouts (riders)
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jugaad "Makeshift"
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tami in the Makeshift
Transportation throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jugaad "Makeshift"
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Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This park is on eof the eleven sites chosen for Project Tiger, India's national tiger conservation program, the largest such effort in the world. The park comprises more than one hundred squre miles of deciduous forest and several large lakes.

Inside the park is the spectacular Ranthambhore Fort - a fortress built more than 1,000 years aog on a rocky outcrop with stunning views of the park itself. Until 1970, the park area was a hunting preserve of the maharajas (local kings). Although we didn't see any tigers (we got close, as indicated by some of the wildlife calling and scrambling out of the area where a tiger was hiding) we did see a lot of tracks in addition to all kinds of wonderful wildlife!

Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Tami
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Fresh tiger tracks
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Samvar deer
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Samvar deer
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Naturalist Subhash Gautam
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Cold and dusty!
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Ranthambhore monkeys
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Lorna & the tiger's toothpick
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Lorna & the tiger's toothpick
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Crocodile
Daisy at the entrance to Ranthambhore Fore, India, by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Daisy at the fort's entrance
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Throw stones here!
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Me at Ranthambhore
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Blue bull deer
Ranthoambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 28, 2008
Blue bull and Samvar deer
(Note: In these two pictures of Daisy, above, she's in front of the "Traitor" statue that guests throw stones at upon entering the fort...)
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R.C. Public School

The R.C. Public School is for the primary grades and is located in the village of Yarlipura in Rajathsan State - between Jaipur and Ranthambhore National Park. The school is maintained through donations by the Grand Circle Foundation and our guide service, OAT. It appeared to be a great opportunity for these local kids so we were pleased to see our donation money at work!
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
Schoolyard
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
A student takes our photo
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
A student takes our photo
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
School mates
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
Schoolgirl
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
Prayer?
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
Meet and greet...
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
Friends
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
Funny photographer
R.C. Public Primary School in the Village of Yarlipura, India Sponsored by Grand Circle Foundtaion - November 28, 2008
Very smart!
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Food and Drink

Tami and I, both longtime vegetarians, loved it whenever the waitstaff would ask tourists, "non-vegetarian?" Ha! Maybe our own country will evolve to this level someday??!! Anyway, since I'm not a good food photographer I didn't end up with too many useable eating shots. Nevertheless, the food was simply wonderful - much better than anything we'd normally encounter at Indian restaurants here at home - most everything we ate at local restaurants, at the hotel, or even "on the street" was tasty, attractive, and prepared with careful concern and expertise. India's food is world-famous and deserves further exploration on everyone's part!

We also happened to be in India during America's Thanksgiving holiday. Our guide, Daisy, did everything she could to find a turkey, anywhere in India, but had no luck. So, you can see in the first photo, below, the stuffed-chicken she had prepared for us instead!

Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Thanksgiving chicken!
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
McVeggie burger!
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
McDonalds
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tomato popcorn?
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Egg-less Mayonmaisse
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
American style chips!
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Regular grocery store
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Regular grocery store
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Custard powder?
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Corn Flakes
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Bulk grains
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Bulk grains
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Vegetable market
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Vegetable stand
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Fruit stand
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tami drinking tea
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Daisy buying tea
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Something being fried...
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Looks good!
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Peanuts cooked in sand!
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Sweet pastry
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Golgappa snack
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Pastry
Food we encountered throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Cocoanuts
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Fruit
YouTube Logo - Small Click Here for a video of us eating Golgappa at the India Gate monument, New Delhi...

 

Business, selling, buying, making and manufacturing

Everyday stuff but always interesting to see how people make, sell and buy things!
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Umbrellas for sale!
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Government bobbins & loom ->
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Geejgerh/Sikanrda, Rajasthan
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Brothers?
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Typical street barber!
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Leaves
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Old mailbox, Varanasi
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
For sale
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Girls selling cloth
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tami buying cloth
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
More cloth for sale
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Weaving silk
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Silk doesn't burn!
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Silk cacoons
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Something for sale!
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Snacks for sale
Daily business photos throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Snacks for sale
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Fabric block-printing, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Fabric block-printing, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Something for sale...
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Marble inlay, Agra
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Marble inlay, Agra
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Loom
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Weaving knife
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Rug weaving
YouTube Logo - Small Click Here for my video of a government weaving loom near Geejgerh/Sikandra, Rajasthan State...

 

Lodging

We were very lucky in that the company we traveled with ensured we were in four and five star accommodations the entire trip - something Tami and I could never afford on our own. Even their camping facility, at the village of Geejgerh, was fabulously spacious and comfortable - it's going to be tough camping in my one-man Walrus bivy next summer!
Lodging throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jaypee Palace, Agra
Lodging throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jaypee Palace, Agra
Lodging throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
OAT village camp retreat
Lodging throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
OAT village camp retreat
Lodging throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
OAT village camp retreat

 

Miscellaneous

Typical India Toilet by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Typical toilet
Ending my India pages with a toilet photograph is not ment to mock or make fun of the country or anything else. I've found that people, all over the world, find toilets to be very interesting so I've created an entire page about toilets that includes more pictures from India, America, and everywhere else I've been!

Continuing with the "Miscellaneous" theme, below, you'll see photos of a "comando" monkey, ferrel pigs, snake charmers, a cremation site, a guy repairing a tire, and another guy changing his turban, etc.

Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
India Gate monument
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Baolis step-well at Abhaneri
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Baolis step-well at Abhaneri
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Baolis step-well at Abhaneri
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Baolis step-well at Abhaneri
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Baha'i Temple, New Dehli
Cremation at Geejgerh near Skikandra in Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 30, 2008
Cremation at Geejgerh
Cremation at Geejgerh near Skikandra in Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 30, 2008
Cremation at Geejgerh
Cremation at Geejgerh near Skikandra in Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 30, 2008
Cremation at Geejgerh
Cremation at Geejgerh near Skikandra in Rajasthan, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 30, 2008
Cremation at Geejgerh
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Wires at Chandni Chowk bazaar
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Snacks for sale
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Agra security
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Temple water
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Mom and kids, Rajasthan
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Mom and kids, Rajasthan
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Family home, Rajasthan
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Family home, Rajasthan
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Cow dung/straw shingles
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Megaphone
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Public Call Office & Internet
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Trained monkey, Varanasi
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Trained monkey, Varanasi
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Feral pigs
Asharam Bapu's Goshala, womens dairy near Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 27, 2008
Asharam Bapu's Goshala
Asharam Bapu's Goshala, womens dairy near Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 27, 2008
Asharam Bapu's Goshala
Asharam Bapu's Goshala, womens dairy near Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 27, 2008
Asharam Bapu's Goshala
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Fatehpur Sikri, Agra district UP
Jantar Mantar astronomical and astrological observatory, Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 27, 2008
Jantar Mantar observatory
Jantar Mantar astronomical and astrological observatory, Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 27, 2008
Jantar Mantar observatory
Jantar Mantar astronomical and astrological observatory, Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 27, 2008
Jantar Mantar observatory
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Susan & Friends, Amber Palace
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
City Palace Museum, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Hawa Mahal, Pink City
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Shopping for stereo
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Tire repair
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
What the heck is this??
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Jai Mahal lake-palace, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Amber Fort
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Amber Palace, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Amber Palace, Jaipur
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Amber Palace, Jaipur
Shahpura Palace, Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 25, 2008
Shahpura turban-wrap
Shahpura Palace, Jaipur, India by Roger J. Wendell - November 25, 2008
Shahpura elephant spikes
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Snake charmers
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Gypsy camp near Shahpura
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Touching a cobra
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
6-year-old dancer
Miscellaneous stuff throughout India by Roger J. Wendell - November/December 2008
Me and the Gypsies!
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Carl Jung said after a visit to India in 1938:

Carl Jung

It is quite possible that India is the real world, and that the white man lives in a madhouse of abstractions. Life in India has not yet withdrawn into the capsule of the head. It is still the whole body that lives. No wonder the European feels dreamlike; the complete life of India is something of which he merely dreams. When you walk with naked feet, how can you ever forget the earth?

 

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YouTube Logo I've posted over 100 of my videos from India on YouTube. The following is a list of the ones that may be of the most interest:
  1. Daisy playing cricket
  2. India Gate memorial
  3. Chandni Chowk bazaar
  4. Jama Masjid Mosque
  5. Hand-cranking a "Makeshift"
  6. Goats on the road
  7. Monkeys invade our vehicle
  8. Public water pump
  9. Camp welcome
  10. Riding a rickshaw
  11. God's name is truth!
  12. Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu
  13. Shiva ashram marching
  14. Getting in to a Tuk Tuk
  15. Holy cows wander the busy streets
  1. Elephant stable
  2. Hand-making a wool carpet
  3. Hawkers at our bus
  4. Gypsies and Snake Charmers
  5. Monkeys eating out of our hands
  6. Caring for your turban
  7. Fabric block-printing
  8. Jantar Mantar astrological observatory
  9. Typical Hindu wedding
  10. Mahatma Gandhi Cremation Site
  11. Mother India memorial
  12. Tiger toothpick bird
  13. Hindu temple on the Ghat
  14. Driving through Ranthambhore National Park
  15. Driving through a large banyan tree
  1. Hand-knotted silk
  2. Dancing Gypsy woman
  3. Cheering children at Qutb Minar
  4. R.C. Public School Yarlipura Village
  5. Jana-Gana-Mana: Singing the national anthem
  6. Baolis step-well - Abhaneri
  7. Government weaving loom
  8. Cremation mound
  9. Rowing on the Ganges
  10. Releasing an offering on the Ganges
  11. Aarti ceremony on the Ganges
  12. Young monks along the Ganges
  13. Opening a door on a moving train
  14. Samvar deer crossing the road
  15. Proper camel riding technique

 

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