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Map of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan

 


raju says:
nice blog ... thanks for sharing
Posted on: May 07, 2008
newtampo says:
Monkeys there took my Oreo and water from my hands!! Haha so watch out! :)
Posted on: Nov 16, 2007
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Cute primate...or ruthless killer?

I keep getting asked how people can keep tabs on me during my trip, so I created this website/blog for everyone.  Once my trip begins, I plan to update this blog any time I have internet access so you'll be able to check in on me.  I'm hoping to be able to upload photos as I go as well, but that will depend on the types of computers I'm able to find.  I'm going to try to upload all my photos that I take to save room on my memory cards, so I'm very sorry but there will probably be a lot of photos to sort through.  I'll try to only post my favorites on the actual blog.  You can also make comments on my blogs that I'll be able to read when I check in if you want to get in touch with me.

Since I keep hearing "Why are you going there?" I thought I'd start by giving some background info on some of the places I'll be visiting.   That way, I won't have to give all the background while I'm on my trip everywhere that I go.

Feasting after a fresh kill
 

I'm going to be traveling in Northern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.  The majority of my time will be spent in India.  In India, I'll be heading to Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Darjeeling, Varanasi, Agra and Jaipur.  I'll be in Nepal about six days visiting Pokhara and Kathmandu.  Then it's off to Bangladesh where I'll visit the capital of Dhaka and make my way back to India along the coast. 

I'm starting out my trip by flying into Delhi, so I'll start there.

Delhi is the capital of India and is supposedly 5000 years old, making it one of the oldest cities in the world.  About 12.8 million people live there currently, so it's pretty crowded.  The river Yamuna flows through the city, but otherwise it's on the plains and is pretty flat.

Look at the size of the monkey compared to those people, it's a real-life King Kong!
  The city is divided into multiple districts, but I'll likely stay in Old Delhi and New Delhi areas.  Old Delhi is the home of the Red Fort, a red sandstone palace built in 1648 with rooms for the sultan, his harem, and gardens.  Another highlight is the Lotus Temple, which is a Bahai temple in the city. 

Delhi will be the main hub of my trip, so I'll be going back there off and on.  At this point, I'll be in Delhi the first day of my trip, then I plan to return for Republic Day which is January 26, and I will spend my last few days in India here.  Republic Day is when the Indian constitution was enacted and is celebrated by a huge military parade from the presidential palace to the Red Fort.  It ends with a flyby by the Air force.

I like these sites for more info on Delhi:

http://www.

pilgrimage-india.com/north-india-pilgrimage/bahai-temple.html  For the story of the Lotus Temple

http://wikitravel.org/en/Delhi Basic info on Delhi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Fort  Info on the Red Fort

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Day_%28India%29  Info on Republic Day

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/asia/india  Basic info on India

Map of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, a…
Map of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, …
Internet pic of Red Fort
Internet pic of Red Fort
Previous Republic Day Parade
Previous Republic Day Parade
Internet pic of Lotus Temple
Internet pic of Lotus Temple
Cute primate...or ruthless killer?
Cute primate...or ruthless killer?
Feasting after a fresh kill
Feasting after a fresh kill
Look at the size of the monkey com…
Look at the size of the monkey co…
Another hapless victim
Another hapless victim
Previous Republic Day Parade
Previous Republic Day Parade
New Delhi
photo by: peeyushmalhotra