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Old Posted May 6, 2012, 7:12 PM
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Cool R@ptor in ***INDIA*** – Preview (160 photos)

I just got back from a 5-week trip around India a couple of days ago. Even though I consider myself a very experienced traveller, nothing can really prepare you for India and it pushed me closer to my physical and psychical limits than any other country I have ever visited. The assault on all your senses is simply mind-blowing.
However, it was definitely worth it and India rewards you with tons of new and unforgettable impressions every single day.

I flew into Mumbai and from there made my way across the country by train, plane and hiring cars with a driver. You can see my exact route in the map below.

Seeing as I usually lag way behind with posting photos from my trips (I still have to post my New Zealand, Japan and South East Asia photos) and it might be some time until I post detailed threads for each of the visited cities, I decided to create this preview thread for which I selected 160 photos (out of a total of 15,200 I took during the trip).

IMO it gives a good impression of my 5 weeks in India and shows the fascinating mix of the country: spectacular monuments, total pandemonium on the streets, a diverse population and tons of curious ‘Only in India’ impressions.

My route:




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Damn what an awesome tour!

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Wow, absolutely mind blowing! Thanks for these!
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Amazingly good work Raptor! You also managed to capture the most expensive private highrise residence in the world in shot preview 090. What an incredible mix of splendor and destitution. I really put this down as one of the top threads on this forum. Thanks a whole lot for this!
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Nice photos. . . thanks for sharing. . .

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Wow, some great shots. Love the monkeys. Your trip sounds amazing, looking forward to seeing the more comprehensive sets you have planned. I'll be heading to India this summer, I definitely plan on visiting some of the places you went to.
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Hell of a preview.
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Cool - loving those temples
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Amazing set. I'm looking forward to your future threads.
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India is straight up gnarly. I have got to go there.

Great pictures.
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And that's just the preview?!

A trek through the Ganges plain from Delhi, to Varanasi and Allahabad is my dream - but this will definitely do for now. Chhallo!
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Great photos..busy looking place.
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I'll be heading to India this summer, I definitely plan on visiting some of the places you went to.
In the monsoon season? Unless you only focus on Rajasthan and the Himalaya region I'm afraid you are in for a serious drenching.
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Wow what a preview this is the most I've ever seen of India. What an interesting place to see, awesome beauty and yet so much ugly and sadness as well. It looks to be a very colorful nation, hopefully I'll get an opportunity to visit, I'm jealous of you right now.
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Unbelievable. If you had told me these photos were out of National Geographic I wouldn't have doubted you for a second. I'm almost intimidated to go to India looking at these. It looks so unreal.
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Stunning pics! It's going to take me a few days to fully take them all in...
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