INDIA is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain, reaching from the Himalayan peaks to the Indian Ocean coastline. It history reaches back five millennia.

I have traveled, extensively, in India since 1988, and return almost every year with my daughter, Cary, to visit the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala, and the TCV (Tibetan Children’s Village) school in Suja. I have gone from the northernmost area in Ladakh (and the disputed Kashmir) down the coast to Rishikesh, Gokarna, Udipi, and the most holy cities on the Ganges, beginning with Varanasi. In recent years I spent time in the south, exploring Ft. Cochin and beautiful tropical Kerala, making my way north to Hampi, the Bandhavgarth Tiger Reserve, and the amazing Ellora and Ajanta caves carved out of the hillside. From now on, however, I think I’ll stick to the north. The south is just too hot for me!

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