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Best Places To Go in India

by Globetrooper Todd | 28 Responses
places to go india

In India, we learned there’s a gigantic difference between the well worn tourist path and independent exploration. If you follow a guidebook, you can easily become trapped by a world of chore-like sightseeing tours.

Bus ? Queue ? Pay ? Look ? Leave = Boring!

From our 5 months there, and talking to various travellers, here are our best places to go in India.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Featured, India | July 17th, 2011

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