"Sharrie's India Maya" India by Sharrie

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Where the last of my 7 wonders: The Taj Mahal resides.

It was said that's where you'll see immortal love.
It's a nice thought :-)
Immortal love... does it exist?
I have no answer.
Or rather, perhaps, I don't believe in it.
Reality is but a sum of one's own consciousness & experiences.
It doesn't encompass immortality of any kind.
Change is a constant.
Including myself.

India is a country where one has more questions than answers.
A land of forts & tombs.
A history of war & love.
A journey into the past, present & future.
A glimpse into one's own humanity & genorisity.
For many, they leave their souls here.
For me, it didn't touch me that way.
Instead, it reminded me of home ages ago.
When things seemed so hopeless, chaotic & despair.
It is not a comfortable feeling.
It never was.
Yet, it still exists out there in this world & consequently it exists in here.
Something no one can do for anyone but live through it themselves.

Facts about India
Capital: New Delhi.
Area: 3,287,590 sq km.
Population: 1.049 billion.
Languages: Hindi, English,Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil,
Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi & Sanskrit.
National Holiday: Independence Day, August 15, 1947 (from UK).
GDP Per Capita: US$2,900.
Currency: Indian rupee (INR).

Web Resources
Country Code: 91.
Yellow Pages: IndiaYellowPagesOnline.com
Newspaper: TheHindu.com
CIA World Factbook: Year 2009
Online Travel Guide: Columbus World Travel Guide
Online Destination Guide: LonelyPlanet.com
Map: Lonely Planet Map

  • Last visit to India: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 18, 2009
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2009 at 7:25 AM

    The tomb in the photo is that of Ali Isa Khan Niazi

  • vmishra's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    A wonderful description of India entourage! Best wishes for keeping your energy level high for more of that kind of work.

  • srini.n's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2008 at 10:33 PM

    I also believe in that our life is not always certain. Any thing can happen any time like a Tsunami, Hurricane Catherina etc., But I strongly believe in praying God and working honestly for living a satisfied life.

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Very nice pages on India ,And your "off the beaten part tips" well 10/10 ,superb. Sharee...I loved China as well and the culture.

  • Rupanworld's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2008 at 7:01 AM

    There were some Chinese television serials being shown in India. I found them funny and didn't like them at all. It's difficult to appreciate other's cultures. Good photos of people.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2006 at 11:17 AM

    Great photos and personalized tips. I agree with you re The Amber Fort - perhaps because it is so unexpectedly beautiful.

  • kimberbakos's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 6:39 AM

    The Amber Fort looks beautiful, and reminds me a bit of the Alamo in TX. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Tayra2's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2006 at 1:40 AM

    Exelent, exelent page!!!

  • el_ruso's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2006 at 9:18 PM

    You take superb photos! And the info is really interesting, too. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  • Dec 12, 2005 at 9:14 AM

    Some very good photos and information. Puts most of us to shame. (BTW I think the tomb that is part of the Humayuns complex is the Isa Khan Tomb enclosure?

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