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World Tour 2004-2005   


INDIA (Dec04-Feb05) - Part 1






      

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 India (main page) 


INDIA - Part 1:  Chennai, Pondichery & Tamil Nadu
INDIA - Part 2:
  the Extreme South (Tamil Nadu, Kerala)
INDIA - Part 3:
  Kerala & Karnataka
INDIA - Part 4:
  Goa & Maharashtra
INDIA - Part 5:
  Mumbai
INDIA - Part 6:
  Rajasthan


  Manila-Mumbai: 6 months on a bicycle
 (account of this leg of the trip)


   Indian Books




21-27.11.2004 Crossing the Bay of Bengal

 

Tiger Pearl, the cargo vessel that brought us from Singapore to Chennai

On board of Tiger Pearl

Arrival in the Port of Chennai (Madras)

   For more pictures of the sailing on the Tiger Pearl click here





27-29.11.2004 Chennai (Madras)

 

Cycling in Georgetown

The colours of India...

The flower market

  

Enjoying the market

  

Fruit market

Taking a nap

  

The market in George Town (Chennai)

Playing with a dead rat...

Fishermen's village

Leaving Chennai





29-30.11.2004 The road to Pondichery

 

The Coastal Highway from Chennai to Pondichery

Local village along the way

Bhagiratha's Penance, in Mamallapuram

Dharmaraja Mandapa, Mamallapuram

Mamallapuram

Shore Temple, Mamallapuram

Lunch break in Marakkanam (the restaurant of the village)





1.12.2004 Auroville

 

Cycling in Auroville

Matrimandir, the spiritual centre of Auroville

The very pleasant roads of Auroville...

Chez Fabienne

For more information about the universal city of Auroville, go to www.auroville.org

 





2-8.12.2004 Tamil Nadu (Heading South)

 

The road from Pondicherry to Chidambaram

The Temple in Chidambaram

Chidambaram's Hindu Temple

The coastal road to the South

Passage in one of the villages along the road

  

One more Hindu Temple along the way

Shore Temple

As usual, we attract the curiosity of the locals

The usual traffic on the road

Indians are just as curious as the Chinese... but with more "nonchalance"

The kitchen of the restaurant where we're having lunch...

... and our lunch, strictly on banana leaves and to be eaten with the hands!

Rice paddy workers

Some more usual traffic

Fruit market along the road

Firecrackers and music for a funeral

The Ambassador taxis

Fishermen village on the way

Reorganizing today's catch

Colourful crab

The road conditions are not the best...

... but the encounters are great!

Umbrella repairer

Some kilometres and many more bumps later...

Kids playing cricket

More animals than cars on this road

It's water collection time!


 
 Back to India (main page)

INDIA - Part 1:  Chennai, Pondichery & Tamil Nadu
INDIA - Part 2:
  the Extreme South (Tamil Nadu, Kerala)
INDIA - Part 3:
  Kerala & Karnataka
INDIA - Part 4:
  Goa & Maharashtra
INDIA - Part 5:
  Mumbai
INDIA - Part 6:
  Rajasthan


  Manila-Mumbai: 6 months on a bicycle
 (account of this leg of the trip)


   Indian Books




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