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Travel High With The Mountain Railways of India

Travel High With The Mountain Railways of India

The mountain railways of India are narrow gauge trains curving across wooded hills and challenging mountainous terrain. Three of these …

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Royal Indian Train Rides

Royal Indian Train Rides

PALACE ON WHEELS A traditional welcome with garlands and Vermillion awaits pas­sengers who board the Palace on Wheels. This luxury …

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Along The Indian Coast By Train

Along The Indian Coast By Train

BOAT MAIL EXPRESS Snaking along the coast of Tamil Nadu, the Boat Mail Express connects Chennai in the north to …

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Hill Sojourn – A Scenic Rail Route In India

Hill Sojourn – A Scenic Rail Route In India

JAMMU MAIL The beauty of India’s northernmost state with its green vales and charming towns unspools like a film when …

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The Desert Circuit Train

The Desert Circuit Train

Golden sands, brooding camels, and smiling men and women in colourful clothes and ornate silver jewellery—all the imagery typical of …

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Thaipusam Festival – Batu Caves

Thaipusam Festival – Batu Caves

LATE JANUARY OR EARLY FEBRUARY (DEPENDENT ON THE TAMIL CALENDAR). ERM, WE MIGHT SIT THIS ONE OUT. Deep breaths; this …

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Kanamara Matsuri Festival – Kawasaki

Kanamara Matsuri Festival – Kawasaki

EARLY APRIL. THIS PRETTY MUCH TAKES THE CAKE. If you thought Finland was out there with its wife-carrying and air …

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Chinese New Year – Singapore

Chinese New Year – Singapore

EARLY FEBRUARY. IF IT’S CHINESE NEW YEAR WE’RE CELEBRATING WHY AREN’T WE CELEBRATING IT IN CHINA? It’s true that some …

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Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival – Harbin, China

Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival – Harbin, China

5 JANUARY FOR ONE MONTH. THERE ARE A FEW OF THESE ICE FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD. As with many things …

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Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri – Okayama, Japan

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri – Okayama, Japan

THIRD SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY. WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THIS BEFORE. It’s fair to say that it’s not every …

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