South East Asia 2010

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travel to southeast asia, fall 2010. Kuala Lampur, Indonesia, Bali, Java, Sri Lanka, India

Konark

  The famous sun temple is only an hour bus ride from Puri.  It is one of India's most important sites.  The temple dates back to the 13th century and reminds me of the major Mayan temples in its enormity.  The difference is the amount of detail  carved into the walls to portray [...]

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Puri and Konark

  Puri is a delightful town filled with temples and also blessed with a beautiful beach,  The Jagannath Temple is one of the holiest temples in India and attracts throngs of Pilgrims.  Puri is a very small town, but must have over 100 hotels to support the temple.  It is reported that the [...]

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Onkadelli Market

    I rented a car with driver to visit the Thursday market at Onkadelli.  This is one of the two impressive markets in the South West part of Orissa.  The market is primarily known for the  Bonda tribal village people who come to this market.   It is also marked with alcohol which is sold from [...]

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Sunderbands National Park–Bengal Tigers

Moving through the largest estuarine delta in the world is quite a thrilling experience. The flora and fauna of the region are the major attractions here. The mangrove forest presents a unique ecosystem.  I just returned from 2 nightsand 3 days in the Sunderband National Park on a boat along the Hougely River.  [...]

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