Travel Blog India

Travel blog India is the biggest part of Ethno Travels blog as I’m specialised since 2012 in sustainable tourism in India.

Travel Blog India - Wedding procession I was invited to when I was travelling solo in Jaipur India

I talk a lot about the people of India, especially its tribes – the Adivasis – their culture and festivals.

Central India, as the Indian Tribal belt, with its states of Chhattisgarh and Telangana, is covered a lot. But I also wrote some guides on Tamil Nadu, Kerala and some other places in India.

Arunachal Pradesh will be soon added as I was invited in this state in North-East India for the jubilee of a Tribal festival. But also the North-East states as I’ve spent two months exploring it in 2018.

You will find:

doorway decorated with Buddhist and natural scenes

How to visit Sirpur’s temples in Chhattisgarh, a major site of Buddhist India

A few months ago, while answering the questions of a Canadian anthropologist, Marc, to prepare his next trip to Chhattisgarh, I advised him not to miss Sirpur and its Buddhist temples which so marked His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In this article, I will explain why Sirpur town should be on the program of your …

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A Dhurwa tribe woman in Nangur market

Why You Should Meet The Tribes of Bastar Chhattisgarh India

Bastar Chhattisgarh… Tribes of Bastar… Tribal markets… Chapura chutney… Bastar Dussehra… Chitrakoot falls… There were just a few lines in the travel guides when I landed in Jagdalpur Chhattisgarh for the first time in 2012.   The ancient princely state of Bastar, now Bastar district, bordering the tribal state of Odisha, seemed a paradise for intrepid …

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The Nyingma oracle sitting in front of a Lama and observing a snake

Nyingma buddhism in Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh India – Lamas and Oracle

How I trekked with a Nyingma Buddhism group of Lamas and was beaten by the famous Oracle Gyalchen Karma Thinley in Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh. My travels are always very rich in emotions and beautiful encounters and I have fond memories of them. But once is not usual, in this article, I will tell you …

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How to use my 3 favourite Asian natural products

Navratna Oil, Amla, Tiger Balm: How to Use my Favourite Asian Products

My frequent stays in Asia since 2007 have allowed me to familiarize myself with three natural products that are regularly used there: Navratna oil, amla and tiger balm.   For hair care, Navratna oil and amla are mainly used; for sinusitis, massage and aches, Navratna oil and tiger balm. However, they do not all have …

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Amla oil, the best oil for hair growth and thickness

How to Use Amla Oil for Hair growth and Thickness, Beard Care and Health

Are you wondering what is the best oil for hair growth and thickness? Do you dream of having the same beautiful long dark hair as Bollywood movie actresses and don’t know what hair oil treatment they use? Are you wondering which beard growth oil you should choose? You lose your hair, they’re greying, they’re whitening? …

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Tribe of Central India - Bison Horn Marias during Bastar Dussehra festival in Chhattisgarh

The ultimate guide to Bastar Dussehra, the World’s longest festival

If you are looking for the best places to visit during Dussehra, you should consider Jagdalpur and its famous Bastar Dussehra. Not only this Dussehra is the longest festival in India and in the World, but it also showcases some of the most interesting Tribal customs. The Indian State of Chhattisgarh has a special and …

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Sunset on the backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala South India

Important Tourist Places in Kerala South India You Should Visit in 2018

Here are the best important tourist places in Kerala, through my trip to South India and the tips of my local friends. You will also learn how to prepare your trip. Kerala India… These two words immediately evoke lush exotic vegetation, the beauty of backwaters, wild fauna, ayurvedic care, colorful festivals and shows, the softness …

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Alien drawings or prehistoric art of India? Ongna painted rocks Raigarh Chhattisgarh

Prehistory in Chhattisgarh cave paintings: Ongna and Kabra pahad Raigarh

You should visit Ongna and Kabra caves if you are interested in rock paintings, prehistoric art of India, offbeat places, ancient legends or stories of aliens in India. The state of Chhattisgarh, in Central India, is a paradise for ethno travellers, but also for lovers of history, prehistory… and alien drawings.   His Holiness the …

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Famous temples in Tamilnadu India - The Five Rathas Mahabalipuram

Stay speechless in front of the incredible beauty of Tamil Nadu and its majestic temples.

When I was thinking about South India, it evoked the famous temples in TamilNadu and the backwaters in Kerala. Both could not be absent from my first trip to India   I chose to go to the South, considered easier for the first time in the Indian subcontinent. In my next article to prepare for …

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Dhurwa Tribe of Chhattisgarh State in India wearing white and red turbans and long white and purple dresses

How to prepare you trip to the tourist places of Chhattisgarh you should not miss

If you want to visit the tourist places of Chhattisgarh State, the answers I gave to an anthropologist for the organization of his trip will help you. Do you dream, like Marc, a Canadian anthropologist who contacted me, of meeting tribes that have remained authentic and welcoming? If the answer is yes, the Indian Chhattisgarh …

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