Flights from Bangalore to Delhi

Posted January 26, 2010 by indiaphotos
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Flights from Bangalore to Delhi are so popular that whatever time between 5 AM and 10 PM you arrive at the airport there’s always a machine to take off within the next couple of minutes. The flights take less that 3 hours and all arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport located in the western section of the capital.

Vedic period

Posted June 3, 2009 by indiaphotos
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The Vedic period is characterized by Indo-Aryan culture associated with the texts of Vedas, sacred to Hindus, which were orally composed in Vedic Sanskrit. The Vedas are some of the oldest extant texts, next to those of Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Vedic period lasted from about 1500 BCE to 500 BCE, laid the foundations of Hinduism and other cultural aspects of early Indian society. The Aryas established Vedic civilization all over North India, and increasingly so in the Gangetic Plain.

This period was a result of immigrations of Indo-Aryan speaking tribes who called themselves Arya (ārya, Aryans). They overlaid the existing civilizations of local people whom they called Dasyus. The origin of Aryans are disputed, one stream of thought insists on their origin in Central Asia whereas another stream of thought says that they were already living in India since the times before Indus Valley civilisation as evidenced by some of the writings in Rig Veda. The Out of India theory even claims that Aryans emigrated from India to settle all of Central Asia and Europe. The late 19th century “Aryan Invasion theory” has long been substituted by scholars with a more nuanced theory of migrations, various scenarios of which are being presently researched.

Barren Island

Posted January 29, 2009 by indiaphotos
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Barren Island (Island Sterile) lies on the Sea Andamańskim, is one of the most advanced on the eastern islands Andamańskich. This is the only confirmed active volcano in southern Asia. Island along with the rest of Andamanów is part of Indian territory Andamanów and Nikobarów and lies some 135 km north-east of the capital Port Blair. The first recorded volcanic eruptions are dated for the year 1787. Since then, the volcano wybuchał more than six times as 2 May 2006.

After a year of further eruptions in 1787 were registered in the years 1789, 1795, 1803-1804 and 1852. Then followed nearly two centuries sleep until 1991. Eruption lasted six months and caused significant damage. Another eruption took place between the years 1994-1995 and the last in 2005, however, considered to be consistent from erupting in 2004 after the earthquake in the Indian Ocean.

Andamane

Posted December 8, 2008 by indiaphotos
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Andamane – lying archipelago in the Indian Ocean between the Gulf and Sea of Bengalþerna Andamańskim. It falls into the Indian territory of Andamane and Nicobar Islands.

Archipelago length of 352 km and a width to 51 km, consisting of 576 islands of which 26 are inhabited. Nikobarów separates them from the tenth Stage Channel. Andamane occupy an area of 6,408 square kilometers and an 314 239 inhabitants (2001). Capital city and main center of Port Blair.

The main part of the Great Andaman archipelago. This is focused in an area 251 km long group of islands, of which three largest are: North Andaman, Middle Andaman and South Andaman. To the east of it creates a group of smaller islands archipelago Ritchie, while the south is the fourth big island of Little Andaman archipelago, separated by the Straits pięćdziesięciokilometrową Duncan, acting principal route by sea islands. Farthest easternmost island in the archipelago, dismissed 135 km away from the Great Andamane, Barren Island is an island, which is the top active volcano. Geographically, the archipelago are among the Cocos Islands, territorially belonging to Burma. From the Indian Andamanów Strait separates them Kokosowa.

Andamane this mountainous island, surrounded by rafami koralowymi, covered by dense tropical forest. Were originally inhabited by indigenous peoples negroidalne, whose last representatives live in isolated nature reserves (see Andamane). On the islands there are numerous military installations.

26 December 2004 tsunami caused by a powerful earthquake with a force 9 on the Richter scale severely destroyed archipelago.

Restaurants

Posted November 13, 2008 by indiaphotos
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Tourists who have read or heard about exquisite cuisine of India, after his arrival in India is often disappointing food served by local restaurants. Menu, especially in small towns, it is not diversified and consists mostly of dishes of rice, lentils and vegetables.

In India there is a lot of restaurants specializing in European cuisine, but the quality of food served there differs from the commonly accepted standards. This applies to all small towns. Meals served in the restaurant wagons are cheap and tasty. Stopping the trains at stations oblegają crowds of vendors, offering drinks and something to eat. They work out around the clock, and often even sleeping at night travelers raises piercing cry: Chai! Chai! or Ah, coffeecoffeecoffee! These cries, how noisy characteristic of the Indian stations, to remain long in the memory of tourists.

Even the most cost effective tourists from time to time should allow themselves to elegant meal in the hotel or one of the luxury restaurant. Those which deters the amount of bill, let him compare the price, which for so delicious food would have to pay in Poland!

In most of the premises, called here dhaba or bhodźanalja, ordered dishes are prepared in the presence of customers, who can watch the cook work. Boil vegetables in the open fire throughout the day, it przybyszom from Europe, they probably spend too soft and spongy. Popular Indian dish – Dhal, prepared with lentils with sharp spices, you can usually get in these premises for free (you pay per however ćapati, parathę, puri and rice). The set consists of vegetables, dhalu and several kromek ćapati cost around 15 INR. To make a meal, you can ask for half portions of several dishes, for which he paid for it less respectively. When ordering extra spicy chutney along with free plates bulbs, gets a solid vegetarian meal for around 30 INR (if its composition is also included meat, the price is 40 INR). Stołujący in dworcowych restaurants and other low-cost premises should always check whether or not they are issued with too high a bill.

The dishes served in high-end luxury restaurants and guesthouses are compared with Polish prices – relatively cheap. In many high-class hotels, such as Umaid Bhavan clown in Dźodhpurze, guests pay a fixed price for the buffet, the use of any quantity of food. Especially recommended is the Lake Palace in Udajpurze, where for only $ 10 you can try any number of Indian culinary specialties and is one of the most beautiful corners of the country. The price includes the show dances and a fee for the ride by boat. It is a unique opportunity for tourists who do not have large amounts of cash and have something like wykwintnego.

Language

Posted October 9, 2008 by indiaphotos
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In India, more than 1,600 languages are spoken. In addition to the national official language Hindi and English, there are 21 regional languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Of the 23 constitutional languages include Sixteen of the Indo-Aryan, four of the Dravidian (Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam), one of the Asian Austro (Santali) and the Sino tibetoburmesischen or language family (Manipuri) to. Aggravating effect from the fact that most of the languages different type systems. While Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Oriya, Punjabi through a separate document characterizes are used for Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Konkani and Sanskrit a font for Bengali, Manipuri Assami and another as well as Urdu, Kashmiri Sindhi and a third, each of the three languages used by different writing systems through complementary, linguistically related to different characters. India is the country with the world’s most languages.

The attempts by the central government on regional Hindi as a lingua franca to establish in the north are only successful. One can roughly of Goa from a line drawn across the continent from the south from the people rather than traffic Tamil language. The result is that Indians from the north with the south speak English and vice versa. On ceremonial occasions there are no problems with English. The standard of education is, however, many very low, especially in the countryside or in less developed tourist towns can arge communication problems. In shops, restaurants, taxis and Rikshas there are no problems of principle but because the English skills usually at least for basic substantive exchanges rich.

Sports

Posted August 23, 2008 by indiaphotos
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India’s national sport is field hockey although cricket is the most popular sport in India. In some states, particularly those in the northeast and the states of West Bengal, Goa, and Kerala, football (soccer) is also a popular sport.

In recent times, tennis has also gained popularity. Chess, commonly held to have originated in India, is also gaining popularity with the rise in the number of Indian grandmasters. Traditional sports include kabaddi, kho kho, and gilli-danda, which are played nationwide. India is also home to the ancient martial arts, Kalarippayattu and Varma Kalai. Martial arts practised in neighboring countries are said to have been influenced by this country.


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