Delhi Video

Following our article about Delhi and the images gallery, our first destination of the northern part of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the HD video.  The film is edited from the footage taken during our three days visit in the capital and includes some of Delhi’s most important areas such as Old Delhi, Connaught Place and the Rajpath, as well as the city’s most sought after sites including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque, the India Gate, Lodi Garden, Qutab Minar and Purana Quila.


Topics

  1. Introduction
  2. Connaught Place
  3. Rajpath
  4. India Gate
  5. Old Delhi
  6. Jama Masjid Mosque
  7. Lai Qila Red Fort
  8. Lodi Gardens
  9. Humayun’s Tomb
  10. Purana Quila
  11. Qutb Minar Complex
  12. Pahar Ganj

Introduction

Delhi is India’s political and administrative capital as well as one of the most important cities in the country.  It has a long history, with the first archaeological evidence dating back to 300BC, and had since been conquered and ruled by numerous empires and kings.  The city was at the heart of India’s independence, when in 1947 Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister.  Today, Delhi has become a big metropolis, hosting the 2010 Commonwealth games, opened a wide and efficient metro network and has even surpassed Mumbai as the most sought after city to live in India

Connaught Place

The Connaught Place is often considered the hub of the capital.  It is centrally located around the Connaught Circus and Indira Chowk metro station and to the South of the city’s busiest train station, the New Delhi railway Station.

Rajpath

The Rajpath area, located to the South of the Connaught Place, is considered the political heart of the city.  The district is a good example of urban planning, with its wide avenues and grandiose governmental buildings including the parliament known as Sansad Bhavan and the very impressive Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the president of India.

India Gate

At the eastern end of the Rajpath is where the grandiose India Gate is located, one of the county’s most important landmark.  This national monument was inspired by the Parisian Arc de Triomphe and built to commemorate the numerous soldiers who fought for the Indian Empire.  The sight is often very crowded, packed with school kids and numerous local and international tourists.

Old Delhi

Old Delhi, located to the north of the Connaught Place, was once known as the Mugal capital and famous for its “Stream of Paradise” flowing at its heart.  Today the location of the waters was transformed into one of the area busiest street, known as Chandni Chowk and ending on the Red Fort.  Old Delhi was once a fortified city, and although many of its original 14 gates have disappeared, it still has some remaining including the western Ajmeri Gate.

Jama Masjid Mosque

In the heart of Old Delhi, at the end of the very crowded and busy Chawri Bazar road is the beautiful Jama Masjid Mosque.  It is one of the largest constructions of its kind, with a capacity of up to 85,000 people.  It has numerous entrances, but the southern gate is the main and most popular one, with its large set of stairs.

Lal Qila (Red Fort)

Perhaps the best known landmarks of Old Delhi is Lal Qila commonly referred to as the Red Fort.  This impressive 17th century fort complex, once the residence of the Mugal Emperors has become one of the most visited attractions in the capital.  This designated UNESCO World Heritage Site cover s no less than 121 acres.

Lodi Garden

The Lodi Garden, located south of the Rajpath area is one of the most impressive green spaces in New Delhi.  It is home to a variety of historic remains such as old mosques and small fortress, as well as an abundance of birds and beautiful flowers.  This charming park is an ideal place to find some peace in the crowded city.

Humayun’s tomb

The Humayun’s tomb is another UNESCO world heritage within Delhi and the model for the Taj Mahal. 

Purana Quila

The Purana Quila is Delhi’s lesser known but splendid Old fort surrounded by a lake.  It is located on the eastern side of the city centre, and was founded in the 16th century by Humayun, the second Mugal Emperor.  It is today a popular destination with tourists as well as local families and lovers.

Qutb Minar Complex

South of the city centre and easily accessible via the metro network, is the Qutab Minar complex, a fabulous piece of Islamic architecture. With its 379 stairs and 72.5 meters (237.8 ft) height, it is considered the tallest minaret in India and is today inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pahar Ganj

Pahar Ganj is the very vibrant area on the western side of the New Delhi Railway station.  At its heart, is the busy Arakashan commercial road, packed with various hotels, huge neon lights and plenty of street action, especially in the evening. 

Kovalam Video

Following our article about South Kerala and the images gallery, the last destination of the southern part of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the complete Fort Kochi HD video.  The film is edited from the footage taken during our two days visit and include some of the region’s most sought after destinations such as the Kovalam Beach, Kochupally and Trivandrum.


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Kochi video

Following our article about Fort Kochi and the image gallery, our third destination of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the complete Fort Kochi HD video.  The film is edited from the  footage taken during our two days visit and include some of the region’s most sought after destinations such as the Santa Cruz Church, Jew Town, the Dutch Palace, the Hockey tournament the Backwaters and the famous Chinese Nets.


Topics

  1. Introduction
  2. Ernakulum boat ferry
  3. Chinese Net
  4. Jew Town
  5. Dutch Palace
  6. Dutch cemetery
  7. Kochi museums
  8. Talk of Town
  9. Tea House
  10. Kochi Hockey Tournament
  11. Kochi Backwaters

Introduction

Fort Kochi, once an important trading-post, has become a sought after destination in the heart of Kerala.  It is indeed packed with various cultural and historic sites including plenty of buildings and remains influenced by Portuguese, Chinese, Jewish, Syrian, Christians and Muslim merchants, visitors, traders and settlers.

Ernakulum boat ferry

The easiest way to get to the Fort Kochi peninsula is by ta king the boat ferry from the much busier commercial Ernakulum, packed with hustling merchants and a vibrant street life. 
Arriving to Kochi, is like being transported to another area, a place where time stay still, where people and religions cohabits peacefully, and where the streets are filled with splendid multi coloured flowers and exotic spices from local merchants.

Chinese Nets

The northern tip of Kochi is home to the famous Chinese Nets, perhaps the city’s most iconic landmark. Those large wooden constructions, which require several fishermen to operate, are still in use today, but mostly for touristic purposes, as modern fishing technique has proved more effective.  For a healthy tip, old fishermen can give you a tour of the nets.

Jew Town

The eastern side of Fort Kochi is home to the once Jewish neighbourhood known as Jew Town. It is a charming place packed with small boutiques with Middle Eastern looking shopkeepers selling amazing objects from jewellery to handmade clothing passing by sculpture and magnificent carpets.  At the end of the pedestrian street is located the Paradesi Synagogue, a complex comprised of four buildings and considered the oldest active Synagogue within the Commonwealth.

Dutch Palace

The Dutch Palace, located next to the Jew Town is a popular museum showcasing the history of Fort Kochi.  It is set within a beautiful colonial building and displays a variety of artefacts from magnificent royal clothing to beautifully decorated swords.  The Palace also displays fabulous coloured wall paintings as well as shows the unique Kerala martial of art known as Kalaripayattu, one of the world’s oldest fighting style.

Dutch cemetery

Next to the local Fort Kochi Beach, lies the unique Dutch cemetery with its large standing tombs, reminding us once again of the town’s rich European heritage. 

Kochi museums

Apart from the popular Dutch Palace, Kochi is also home to the Indo Portuguese museum and the Maritime Museum displaying various planes and other military equipments.

Talk of Town

The Talk of Town is a popular and good value for money restaurant serving both Indian and Arabic specialties.  It is located on the corner of one of the city’s busiest street junctions, opposite the Santa Cruz church.  This top floor establishment offers splendid views over the local street action with a mix of shopkeepers, tourists, large windowless buses and all sorts of two wheelers and rickshaws passing by.

Tea House

The Tea House is another charming establishment in the heart of Kochi.  Located in a quiet street filled with charming colonial houses it is the perfect place for tea lovers offering a very large selection.  It is set within a lovely building with yellow walls, with a loft section and various old coloured kettles hanging from the very high ceilings.

Kochi Hockey

Fort Kochi is the proud host of a regional Hockey tournament, surprisingly India’s most popular sport.  The event take place within the town’s Parade Grounds next to the charming St-Francis Church.

Kochi Backwaters

The backwaters, a complex network of criss-crossed canals and lagoons surrounded by coconut trees, is by far one of the most unique attractions in Kerala.  Although they are mostly concentrated around the Alappuzha and Kottayam region, they can also be found in the southern part of the Kochi peninsula.

South Goa video

Following our article about South Goa and the images gallery, our second destination of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the HD video.  This film was edited from the footage taken during our two days visit and include some of the region’s most sought after destinations such as the sought after beaches of Agonda, Palolem and Patnem, as well as exceptional historic sites such as the Cabo de Rama fortress.


Goa Video Caption topics

  1. Introduction
  2. Agonda
  3. Cabo de Rama
  4. Palolem
  5. Patnem Beach
  6. Margao

Introduction

The southern part of Goa is best known as the primary transport hub of the region, home to the Madgao Junction railway station as well as some of Goa’s most sought after beaches including Agonda and Palolem.

Agonda

Agonda is considered one of South Goa most peaceful destinations and the perfect place to get away from it all.  It has a unique laidback atmosphere, with plenty of travellers coming to meditate, practice yoga or martial arts on the beach.  The town itself is quite small, with only one major road, separating the north from the south, with at its heart the charming white Portuguese Agonda church and its attached school.  Most of the accommodations are located between the main road and the beach, with plenty of good value for money huts and Bed and Breakfast.  Most of the restaurants and boutiques are located on the northern part of town, but the nicer stretch of beach lies on the southern end. 

Cabo de Rama

Cabo de Rama is an ancient fortress built before the arrival of the Portuguese and considered one of Goa’s oldest forts.   With its very steep cliff drops, it offers spectacular panoramic views of the region including the Canacona stretch and the Colva beach.  It is named after Lord Rama who allegedly took refuge with his wife Sita during his 14 years exile from Ajodhya.  The Portuguese then took possession of the fort and improved it, adding turrets (small towers), large cannons and even a chapel.  The Church of Santo Antonio is still in used today and is in a very good condition.

Palolem

The charming village of Palolem is located a few kilometres from the Chaudi market town and the Canacona bus and railway station.  This coastal destination is famous for its breathtaking natural bay, colourful fishing boats, a variety of water sports and numerous cows sitting in the sand.  At the northern end, passed the colourful sea front huts lies the lush Kankon Island surrounded by a variety of rocks offering splendid views of the other side of the bay.

Patnem Beach

Only a few kilometres south of Palolem is the idyllic Patnem Beach, a much peaceful and quieter version of its neighbour.  It has a limited number of beach huts and restaurants, and shares its coastline with the private Galjibag beach home to a luxurious 5 Stars resort.

Margao

Margao is one of the most important cities in Goa and the main tourist hub for South Goa’s idyllic coastline.  It is the administrative capital of the Salcete taluka and the commercial capital of the Indian state.  It is a remarkably clean city with the beautiful Margao Municipal Park with its lovely fountains and beautiful flowers at its heart, right next to the Margao city hall.  On the northern side of the city is Margao’s Holy Spirit church, with its baroque architecture and surrounded by palatial mansions and a large square to the front.  On the eastern side of Margao is the vibrant covered market as well as the Gandhi Commercial Road leading to the railway station.

Central Goa video

Following our article about Central Goa and the images gallery, our second destination of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the HD video.  This is a film edited from the footage taken during our two days visit and includes some of the region most sought after destinations such as the current capital city of Panaji, the charming Old Goa and the beaches of Dona Paula and Miramar.



Central Goa Video Caption topics

  1. Introduction
  2. Panaji
  3. Dona Paula
  4. Old Goa
  5. Miramar Beach

Introduction

Central Goa is where the current capital Panaji is located, as well as the charming Old Goa, once the colonial Portuguese headquarters.  The region is a major tourist hub, especially around Miramar beach and Dona Paula, famous for being the backdrop of various Bollywood movies.

Panaji

Panaji is Goa’s capital and one of the state biggest and most important cities.  It is located on the bank of the Mandovi River with its numerous Casino boats.  At its heart lies the Panaji Latin Quarter, home to the Municipal Garden, various restaurants, shops and the city’s most important landmark the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.  This splendid colonial heritage was built in a typical Portuguese style with its numerous set of stairs.  It is especially worth discovering by night when the church is beautifully illuminated.

Dona Paula

Dona Paula, once a small fishing village, has become a popular tourist destination within the central part of Goa.  It is best known for being home to the Dona Paula viewpoint offering spectacular views of the bay with its colourful boats, unspoilt beach surrounded by palm trees.  The area is also known to be the location of the Central Goa University, the National Institute of Oceanography as well as numerous luxury hotels such as the splendid Cidade de Central Goa. The crowded viewpoint often appears in a variety of Bollywood productions.

Old Goa

Old Goa, once the Portuguese capital city is located on the bank of the Mandovi River. The small town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site is packed with a variety of sixteenth century churches, convents and historic monuments.  It includes the Basilica of Born Jesus and its Art Gallery on the Southern side of the main road, and the Se’ Cathedral of St Catherine of Alexandra and its beautiful front facing garden packed with a variety of colourful flowers on the northern side.  Next to the Church is the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi and the very interesting Archaeological Museum. 
The western side of Old Goa is also worth discovering, with numerous historic remains including the Covent and Church of St. Augustine, the Church of St John of God, the Church of Lady of Rosary and the convent of St Monica with its attached Museum of Christian Art.

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach is one of the most popular destinations in with Panaji locals, especially in the evening where a variety of young kids and older colourfully dressed ladies come to enjoy the beautiful sunset. 

North Goa video

Following our article about North Goa and the image gallery, our second destination of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the HD video.  This film was edited from footage taken during our 2 days visit and includes some of the region most sought after destination such as the idyllic beaches of Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator and Candolim as well as the breathtaking Portuguese forts of Aguada and Chapora.


North Goa Video caption topics

  1. Introduction
  2. Anjuna
  3. Chapora Fort
  4. Vagator beach
  5. Ozran beach
  6. Baga beach
  7. Calangute beach
  8. Aguada
  9. Sinquerim beach
  10. Candolim

Introduction

The Northern part of Goa is famous for its historical remains such as the Chapora and Aguada Forts, as well as numerous coastal resort destinations such as Anjuna, Calangute and Candolim.

Anjuna 

The charming coastal town of Anjuna, located in the Bardez taluka is best known for its flea market located on top of cliffs, offering a variety of souvenirs and colourful clothing, and with spectacular views over the sea and the surrounding areas.  Passed the shops and restaurants, is the very long Anjuna Beach, where a variety of holiday makers share the white sand with Indian’s sacred cows.

Chapora Fort

The splendid Chapora Fort is a large and strategically located hilltop fort with spectacular views over the Chapora River and the surrounding unspoilt beaches of Northern Goa. 

Vagator Beach

Those Portuguese remains proudly sit next to the amazing Vagator beach, an unspoilt coastal destination, an ideal place to get away from the crowds. 

Ozran beach

A few kilometres south is the lesser known Ozran beach filled with large palm trees touching the sky and amazing sea facing resorts.

Baga and Calangute

Baga is best known as the primary resort holiday hub in Goa sharing the coast with the southern Calangute beach.  It is considered one of the busiest and most popular holiday destinations with both local and international visitors.  It offers a variety of water front restaurants, bars, clubs and discos to entertain the guests as well as numerous water sports activities.

Aguada

The southernmost tip of North Goa is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty and a variety of historic sites.  Indeed it is home to the spectacular Fort Aguada, one of Goa’s best-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort and lighthouse.  It is strategically located overlooking the Arabian Sea and offers spectacular views over the Aguada Jail and the St-Lawrence Church as well as of the capital city of Panaji sitting on the southern bank of the Mandovi Estuary.

Aguada port

Next to the fort is a small but very colourful fishing port with plenty of fishing and touristic boats.

Sinquerim beach

Finally on the western Arabian Sea side is where the charming Sinquerim Beach is located.  This peaceful beach is home to some amazing historic ramparts and offers a variety of luxury hotels such as the amazing Fort Aguada Beach Resort.

Candolim beach

The superb Candolim resort village and beach is perfectly located between Calangute and the Aguada southern tip.  This once quiet fishing village of the North Goa’s Bardez taluka has became a crowded and busy tourist destination.  Indeed it has become a sought after destination for weddings as well as a variety of water sports such as beach volleyball and parasailing.

Mumbai video

Following our article on Mumbai and the images gallery, our first destination of our incredible 28 days Funky India journey, comes the HD Video.  This is a film edited from the footage taken during our two days visit and includes some of the city’s most important sites such as the Gateway of India, Colaba Causeway, Khala Ghoda, Chowpatty beach, Haji Ali and the Crawford Market.


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