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editing: India

India is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. New Dehli is the national capital.

Current Time in India


Hyderabad Time
If it is 4pm in New Delhi, what time is it elsewhere?
Indian_Standard_Time

Headlines

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article7974733.ece
http://mashable.com/2015/07/29/india-population-growth-un/
http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/zkWElRFBaSF4w1viA3iVRI/How-Kerala-got-its-tourism-story-right-and-wrong.html - http://outbounding.org/articles/view/how-kerala-got-its-tourism-story-right-and-wrong-livemint
Economic Impact of Responsible Tourism in Kerala
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/opinion/2014/12/23/saving-ganga-will-require-planning-and-partnership
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Visa-on-arrival-for-American-citizens-may-boost-tourism/articleshow/44434211.cms
Shripad Naik launches Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India
http://www.thealternative.in/lifestyle/gumption-gets-amritsar-boy-build-indias-first-eco-hostel - Outbounding discussion
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/india-election-votes-photo-gallery/5414570
How green must the hills be
Creativity goes common - Times of India
River Terns of Bhadra
No more pearlspot
The forbidden flower
Giving back to the locals
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/five-sustainable-practices-india-must-make-mandatory/315631-55.html
http://www.thehindu.com/arts/art/roll-camera-and-passion/article3981148.ece
http://thealternative.in/travel/2012-in-review-towards-sustainable-travel-in-india
http://www.halabol.com/ecological-and-cultural-tourism-seven-sisters


rss

india - Google News
rupee - Google News

Wiki

Hyderabad
Kerala conferences
Mahatma Gandhi

Message Boards

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forum.jspa?forumID=16
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forum.jspa?forumID=16&keywordid=66

Apps

IBNLive

Food/Recipes

chicken biryani hyderabadi style

Trivia

Cities of India

Pinterest

India

Flickr

India Gallery

Flickr Groups
India through the Lens
Development and tourism in India
Ecotourism Asia

Slideshare

http://www.slideshare.net/sunhimalaya

Jodhpur

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodhpur
Reinventing Rajasthan's master musicians
Rajasthan International Folk Festival - https://www.facebook.com/JodhpurRIFF

Spotlight on Uttarakhand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttarakhand
http://kol.indusnettechnologies.com/gov/UTDB/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Uttarakhand-Tourism-Development-Board-UTDB/360869497281029
http://www.uttarakhandtourism.gov.in
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Road-less-Travelled-Ventures/159839140736692
http://uk.gov.in

Uttarakhand - Google News

Nandashtami

http://indiaunheard.videovolunteers.org/nandashtami-a-celebration-of-the-girl-child-2
http://theviewspaper.net/nandashtami-a-celebration-of-the-girl-child

Quotes

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures.
- The Constitution of India Article 51-A(g) (poster)

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures - Constitution of India

Tourism Portals

Incredible India - http://www.incredibleindia.org/#/media-main - https://www.facebook.com/incredibleindia.in
http://www.tourism.gov.in
Tourism in India

Indigenous Cultures

Tribal people constitute 8.2% of the nation's total population, over 84 million people according to the 2001 census.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Indigenous_peoples_of_India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribes_of_India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baiga_tribe
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Anthropological-Survey-of-India-showcases-rich-tribal-culture/articleshow/21104749.cms
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples - Greener Pastures
The Monpa Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
http://greenerpasturesind.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/adi-tribe-arunachal-pradesh-indigenous-peoples
http://greenerpasturesind.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/konyak-tribe-mon-nagaland
http://greenerpasturesind.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/the-angami-tribe-of-nagaland-indigenous-peoples
http://greenerpasturesind.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/the-sherdukpen-tribe-of-arunachal-pradesh-celebrating-indigenous-peoples

Recommended Listening

Iconic buildings: Viceroy House, Delhi - Colin Bisset takes us to the opulent Viceroy House.

Five Lessons from India - One of this century's greatest surprises has been the economic and social revolution in India. A country long characterised by such adjectives as 'timeless', 'spiritual' and 'backward' is now viewed through a new set of cliches: 'hi-tech', 'materialistic', 'go-getting'. But what is the real nature of this rapid change, and what are its roots?

Bollywood's Obsession with Hinglish - A look at the rise of Hinglish a mix of English and Hindi, in Indian literature and in Bollywood films.

The Upanishads - Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Upanishads, the sacred texts of Hinduism.

Indian Skin Deep or How the Nation Came Home in Rabindranath Tagore’s Gora - A celebration of Tagore. He’s been called the Shakespeare of Bengal and he's the only poet whose songs have been used as the national anthems for two different nations—India and Bangladesh

Varanasi: a living history - Take a journey into the history, mythology and sounds of Hinduism's holiest city. Encounterexplores the city's religious and social fault lines—meeting Brahmin priests, wandering pilgrims, Hindu scholars, Muslim street vendors, academics, activists, craftsmen and boatmen.


https://soundcloud.com/archive-of-indian-music
http://www.live365.com/genres/indian

Buzzword Bingo

Asia - Banyan - Bazaar - Biryani - Bollywood - BRIC - Cricket - Culture - Curry- Devrais (Sacred Groves) - Diwali - Dosa - Festivals - Ganesha - India - India Pale Ale - IST - Kabaddi - Lotus - Mango - Mehmaan Nawazi (Hospitality) - Monsoon - Neem - Outsourcing - Peacock - Rupee - Saffron - Sandalwood - Sari - Shiva - Subcontinent - Swami Vivekananda - Temple - Tiger - Vulture

Wiki

asiatour, asiasurvey, cbdcop11

Books

Subcontinent Book Club

International Mango Festival

International_Mango_Festival
festivals of india
mango-festival-delhi
http://www.helptourism.com/blog/lets-mango

Holi - The Festival of Colours

Pongal - Harvest Festival in southern India
Pooram - Elephants are decorated and paraded in the procession

Lathmar Holi is a local celebration, but it takes place well before the national Holi day on March 27.

Diwali

Hornbill Festival

http://www.hornbillfestival.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornbill_Festival

FYI

Lotus is the national flower of India.
Banyan is the national tree of India.


Slideshare




Tourism

ICRT India
Tourism India
India Tourism Ecatalog
Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel KITTS
http://www.ecotourismsocietyofindia.org
11 Safety Tips for Women Living or Traveling Alone in India
http://indiauntravelled.com - @IndiaUntraveled
http://www.iittm.org
https://www.facebook.com/tourismcloud

Tours

http://www.wildnavigator.com
@WildNavigator
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79182881@N04

Blogs

http://namaskara.blogs.com/india
http://driptoonsustainabletourism.wordpress.com
http://helptourism.com/blog - Communities, Conservation, Commitments in Local Tourism in the East Himalaya
The storytellers from East-Himalaya
Una Vuelta Por India (Español)
http://theunpopularantagonist.blogspot.mx
http://the-shooting-star.com - @shivya

LinkedIn

India Professional Network - http://linkd.in/wPhiIu
Art & Craft India - http://linkd.in/w81dfW
Education India - http://linkd.in/As5Adw
Hospitality India - http://linkd.in/zOtn7d
Marketing India - http://linkd.in/xXzeNS
Travel & Tourism India - http://linkd.in/wwrJmN

Facebook

Sanjay Gandhi National Park
https://www.facebook.com/CollectorKKD

Google+

Incredible India

Twitter

https://twitter.com/WCT_India
https://twitter.com/thetoonguy
https://twitter.com/thefolktales
https://twitter.com/dr_maheshsharma
https://twitter.com/LemonTreeHotels
https://twitter.com/protect_gangte
@gparayil
@_thealternative
@greenpastin
@IndiaUntraveled
@shivya
@shardulbajikar
@RuchiraKamboj
@oltraveller_RT
https://twitter.com/IndiaHistorypic

YouTube

india playlist
Indian diplomacy
thealternativedotin




Republic Day (January 26)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Day_%28India%29

Independence Day (August 15)

celebrate-indias-independence-day-with-this-patriotic-playlist
Independence_Day

Wikipedia

Jaisalmer
Fatehpur_Sikri
Puja (Hinduism)
Sanskrit
Geography_of_India
Namaste
Masala
Nawab
Indian_vulture_crisis
Jana_Gana_Mana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navratri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathakali
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabaddi
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India

museum
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_Museum
http://www.partitionmuseum.org
https://www.facebook.com/PartitionMuseum
https://twitter.com/PartitionMuseum

News

India Today
the hindu
postnoon

Environment

Ministry of Environment & Forests
Write to the ministry
India Environment Portal
Indian biodiversity

Elsewhere

The Alternative - @_thealternative
India - Lonely Planet
India Mike
Ministry Press Releases
Leapfrogging to Ecotourism in India?
Pay as you go: clean-toilet program for India's towns - CSM
http://chinhwebchannel.in
https://www.gandhiheritageportal.org
http://muddyboots.in
http://www.wildlifeconservationtrust.org - @WCT_India
Handmade in India - An Encyclopedia on Crafts in India


Outlook Traveller

http://www.outlookindia.com/outlooktraveller
http://www.outlookindia.com/outlooktraveller/destinations/indian-responsible-tourism-awards-2017
https://www.facebook.com/Outlooktraveller
https://twitter.com/oltraveller



Agriculture

http://csa-india.org

Farmstays

Acres Wild

Cattle

http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/cattle/brahman
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/02/world/la-fg-india-cows-20100503

Cities

List_of_most_populous_cities_in_India

Money

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_ten_rupees_note
http://www.rbi.org.in
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/practical-information/money-costs

Volunteering

Volunteering in India

Tourism Companies

http://www.theblueyonder.com - http://www.theblueyonder.com/blog
http://www.ibexexpeditions.com - @ibexexpeditions
http://thealternative.in
http://thegreencircuit.net
http://helptourism.com

Tourism Info

niiti consulting - @niiticonsulting
http://www.kabani.org - Facebook page
http://www.iato.in/convention2012/program.html
National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad
http://the-shooting-star.com

Travel Shows and Tourism Fairs

http://www.iitmindia.com
http://www.satte.org
http://www.ttfotm.com
http://hyderabadtravelmeet.com
http://www.goatravelmart.in
http://www.gujarattravelmart.com

References

New Delhi Time
Mumbai Time

Editing

India
Asia

Embassies

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1139.html
http://www.indianembassy.org

Transportation

Overland Travel - Transitions Abroad

Visa

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

Ministry of External Affairs

http://mea.gov.in
http://mea.gov.in/mystart.php?id=8700
https://www.facebook.com/MEAINDIA

Government

Public Information Infrastructure
Ministry of Environment and Forests

Biodiversity

http://www.indianbiodiversity.org
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Andhra-Pradesh's-rich-biodiversity
Fourth National Report
Part 1
en

Part 2
en

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)
Part 1
en

Part 2
en

Part 3
en

Part 4
en

Headlines: 2014 Election

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/india-election-votes-photo-gallery/5414570
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_election,_2014


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Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands tribe threatened by lure of mass tourism - Guardian
India’s Andaman Islands - Transitions Abroad
Andaman_Islands - Wikipedia

Bangalore

bangalore

Calcutta

Calcutta - Wikipedia

Goa

urgent-appeal-to-keep-goa-going-with-the-flow
Goa
Goa - Wikipedia

Gujarat


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarat
International Kite Festival (Uttarayan)
14th January 2014 (Tuesday)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yze73xuBxLc

Gurgaon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurgaon
http://birdsongnbeyond.com
http://www.mcg.gov.in
@birdsongNbeyond

Ladakh

http://www.thealternative.in/lifestyle/turtuk-ladakhs-heaven-on-earth

Uttarakhand

http://uttarakhandtourism.gov.in
http://www.youtube.com/user/UttarakhandTourismDB
https://www.facebook.com/UttarakhandTourismOfficialPage

Hardiwar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haridwar
http://randomthoughtsamit.blogspot.in/2013/04/haridwar-is-such-holy-city.html

Hyderabad

Hyderabad

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir - Wikipedia
http://www.jkwildlife.com
http://jkforest.com

Kargil

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/kargil-to-find-place-on-world-map-of-tourism/296488-3.html

Kerala

http://backwaterripples.com
kerala conference
@welcome_kerala

https://www.keralatourism.org - @KeralaTourism

http://theblueyonder.com - @theblueyonder

Keoladeo National Park

Duck-hunting-reserve-of-the-Maharajas

Kolkata (Calcutta)

Current time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata

Kozhikode

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/151130/nation-current-affairs/article/making-kozhikode-city-compassion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kozhikode


Madurai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madurai

Mumbai

mumbai

Nagpur

Nagpur

New Dehli

http://www.ndmc.gov.in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Delhi
http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov
http://www.thealternative.in/society/delhi-go-desi-native-tree-seed-bank-project/
https://vimeo.com/150095579

Delhi is a lively city reflecting a perfect blend of modernization and traditional architectures. Being the capital city of the Republic India, Delhi is the center of Government's legislature and judiciary system. The city reflects two sides of the same coin i.e. Old Delhi and New Delhi. Set on both sides of River Yamuna, Delhi is seen as one of the fastest growing cities in India. New Delhi is a reflection of modern India with having VVIPs buildings, legislative homes and diplomat zones whereas Old Delhi gives an incredible picture of traditional and historical values of India.

Delhi has many historical monuments like – Qutab Minar (the world's tallest brick minaret), Humayun Tomb, Old Fort (Purana Qila), Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Red Fort, Tuglaqabad Fort, Lotus Temple (also known as Bahai Temple) and Rashtrapati Bhavan. For the shopping and movie freaks, the city has a number of markets, malls and entertainment complexes. Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, South Extension, Sarojani Nagar, Hauz Khas, GK-II and Chandni Chowke are some of the best places for shopping, especially for women. Khari Baoli Market near Chandni Chowke is seen as Asia's largest wholesale spice market.
Delhi has a mixed culture as people of all communities and religions live here. However, English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi are the key languages spoken in the city.
The Ganga is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river in the world by discharge, and the 34th longest. The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus. It is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs.
It is worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. It has also been important historically, with many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Pataliputra, Kannauj, Kara, Kashi, Patna, Hajipur, Munger, Bhagalpur, Murshidabad, Baharampur, Kampilya, and Kolkata) located on its banks.


http://worldslargerivers.boku.ac.at/wlr/index.php/local-information.html



Punjab

http://www.punjabicultures.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjab,_India

Pune

http://www.iyengaryoga.org.uk/about-iyengar-yoga/a-guide-to-pune
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ojoqtv/sets/72157625312649779
Pune India

Udaipur

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udaipur
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/iconic-building-the-lake-palace/6580102

Varanasi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varanasi
Textos sobre Varanasi en español

Events


March 10-12 Indian Biodiversity Congress and Expo (IBC 2017) (Puducherry)
http://www.pondiuni.edu.in
http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/news/e-brochure-4th-indian-biodiversity-congress-10th-12th-march-2017
http://indianbiodiversity.co.in/ibc-2017
http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/sites/default/files/IBC_FINAL-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/puducherry-to-host-fourth-indian-biodiversity-congress-117010300529_1.html


February 15-17 SATTE is India's largest showcase of travel and tourism. Hashtag: #satte

Indians Abroad

http://indiancompass.com

Electricity

Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C & D.

Chetna Organic: Chetna Organic Farmers Association (COFA) and a producers company – Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Company (COAPCL), Chetna Organic is a belief of more than 8000 predominantly tribal farmers in the practices of sustainable agriculture and ethical trade. It is an effort to support small and marginal tribal farmers from the rain-fed regions of Andhra Pradesh (Telengana), Mahrashtra (Vidarbha) and Western Orissa (Kalahandi & Bolangir) to adapt agrarian systems which are more sustainable and more profitable, by minimizing their dependence on external factors.
https://www.facebook.com/ChetnaOrganic/info

Filing
The talks can be accessed, on March 2 and March 3, on http://www.niti.gov.in and on the MyGov portal— http://www.mygov.in/home/talk/.



The arrow points to India

NASA Blue Marble


Misc
Assam Biosphere Reserve #India saved from deforestation http://bit.ly/1TlnWXE
http://panorama.solutions/content/creating-regional-community-protection-biosphere-reserve

Recent Events

October 2012 Hyderabad hosted the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Videos




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