13+ methods to travel in India | video

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Here’s a recent Indivue short video telling you about some 13 different methods to travel in India. Recent I say, because the video was recently updated. But mostly it is an update to the previous video about various ways to travel in India for a female.

Although the video duration is only 2:20 minutes, it has taken some 13 years to make it. Videos are from such a long period of time.

Music by Indivue.

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Delhi winter morning in 2019 goes foggy and smoggy

Winter morning in New Delhi 2019

It had been five years since my previous visit to Delhi, India.

The New Delhi airport was looking kind of same, but the air outside was different. I realized the foggy sceneries which I had wondered in the recent hindi film Rajma Chawal from 2018 had actually been the real Delhi. And then I remembered the video I had seen in Twitter last winter, where the winter fog in Delhi had once been so bad that cars were crashing to each other.

Luckily this time the Delhi winter fog and smog were not that bad. Though later on my continuing flight from Delhi was delayed with couple of hours. The reason being the fog only.

Otherwise in January Delhi was chilling cold and warm clothes and winter jackets were needed. I found Christmas decoration like Christmas tree and reindeers with the sledge by the road to the airport. What a nice way to greet the tourist and cheer up the landscape!

Since I was travelling early morning, no traffic jams were met. Most of the motorcycle and scooter drivers were wearing helmets for their protection, but many passengers were still lacking those.

The stadium building in Delhi was a new sight to me. Find the stadium, the good old rickshaws and other means of public transport together with some chilly Delhi winter scenes from January 2019 with the fog and smog here in this video, and subscribe INDIVUE for more travel and art to come!

Earlier videos from Delhi, without the fog:

See also other travel videos from India here!

Swimming in Goa with iPhoneXS

How to swim in the sea in Goa

Did you know that nowadays it is possible to swim with a phone since waterproof smartphones with cameras are the new reality?

Here’s some fresh scenes shot in Goa beach and sea in January 2019. You can hear the waves coming on all over while the sun is setting.

Videos by Indivue, sounds by the sea.

Check also the video collection inspired by Goa.

This article is part of the Indivue’s Travel Opus to Goa.

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Travel Opus to India

Travel Opus to India

INDIVUE started as a travelblog from Mumbai, India, in 2005 and by the year 2019 a huge amount of Indian sights has been blogged according to European standards.

Listed below you will find links to articles related to India, Indian cities and Indian sights, in addition to travel tips and over 500 other photo and video articles about India and Indian culture.

Travel Opus to India has still got plenty of stories coming up and it will be updated with real travel experiences and beautiful images – so welcome to read INDIVUE! Subscribe the blog and follow also in social media to be the first to know!

Indian states

Here are all the 29 Indian states in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. The states written with capital letters are states in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to the subject in guestion, so take your time and read them through.

Indian union territories

India has got 7 union territories, which don’t have their own government like states do. Here is a list of those territories in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. Names written with capital letters are territories in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to the subject in guestion, so go ahead and read further.

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • Daman and Diu
  • DELHI
  • Laksahdweep
  • PUDUCHERRY

Indian capitals

Here below are all the Indian capitals in an alphabetical order. The list has been updated in 04/2019. The names written with capital letters are cities in which Indivue has been able to visit, photograph and write about. Names are also links to more information on the subject in guestion, so by clicking on them you will get to know the capitals.

  • Aizawl (Mizoram)
  • Agartala (Tripura)
  • Atal Nagar (Chhattisgarh)
  • Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
  • Chandigarh (Punjab + Chandigarh)
  • CHENNAI (Tamil Nadu)
  • Daman (Daman and Diu)
  • Dehradun (Uttarakhand)
  • Dispur (Assam)
  • Chandigarh (Haryana)
  • Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
  • Gangtok (Sikkim)
  • Hyderabad (Andra Pradesh + Telangana)
  • Imphal (Manipur)
  • Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • JAIPUR (Rajasthan)
  • Kavaratti (Lakshadweep)
  • Kohima (Nagaland)
  • Kolkata (West Bengal)
  • Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  • MUMBAI (Maharasthra)
  • NEW DELHI (Delhi)
  • PANAJI (Goa)
  • Patna (Bihar)
  • PONDICHERRY (Puducherry)
  • Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
  • Ranchi (Jharkhand)
  • Shillong (Meghalaya)
  • Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Silvassa (Dadra and Nagar Haveli)
  • Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

Other Indian cities and villages

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Travel Opus to India
Travel Opus to India

Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, and 5 reasons to see it


Shore Temple is located by the sea in the East Coast of India and it is said to have been built in 700 – 728 AD. Here’s 5 reasons why you should go and see this Hindu temple by the Bay of Bengal. It has survived over 2500 years by the sea and even a tsunami –

5 reasons to see the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

  1. Shore Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. 
  2. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.
  3. Shore Temple is beautiful and impressive to look and experience at.
  4. Shore Temple is located by the Bay of Bengal, so you get to see the East Coast of India at the same time.
  5. Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is held by this site, to celebrate traditional Indian dance.

The photographs from Mahabalipuram show you the clear blue sky on a typical hot and sunny day in Tamil Nadu. There’s a green nature surrounding the Shore Temples.

In addition to lions and Nandi, many Gods and Goddesses were also carved in the temple stones. See the images attached –

Shore Temple, a World Heritage Monument
Wall of the Shore Temple
Images of Gods carved in stone inside the Shore Temple
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India

See also this Indivue short video about this over 2500 year old Indian temple and its surroundings.

Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

After watching the Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, see the nearby city Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other famous places in Tamil Nadu, in addition to Chennai and Mahabalipuram, are Puducherry and Auroville, for example.

Read also about the other places in India which Indivue visited and photographed. And subscribe for the new updates to come!

More details of the Shore temple can be found from the Incredible India website link attached.

5 reasons to visit the amazing Gokarn in India

Sunset and horizon in Gokarn, India

Gokarn, also written as Gokarna, is a small village in the West coast of India, in the state of Karnataka, which is a neighboring state to Goa. Gokarn is located some 145km towards South from Goa, and it is a religiously significant place for Hindus, which is why it is very common to see there pilgrims dressed in black.

You can reach Gokarn easily by train, bus or car, from Goa, but of all these 3 the busride will most likely consume most of your energy, though nothing beats the warm wind blowing through the bus windows during sunset time.

Here’s 5 reasons to visit Gokarn –

1. If you are hippy minded missing the good old days of Goa, you can get some of those hippy vibes back from Kudley Beach, Om-beach and especially Paradise Beach in Gokarn. Paradise Beach you can reach by boat and sleep overnight there in some very simple huts by the sea. Sunbathing also allowed.

2. Sunsets by the sea in Gokarn have been a way more beautiful than in many other places in India. One of the best places to enjoy sunset in Gokarn is on top of the hill between Kudley Beach and Gokarn Beach. The wind is very smooth. Just remember to return to the village before it gets too dark.

3. Gokarn will show you the real beautiful India, which is not too modern. It will also show you some incredible things as well, like a man and a woman walking on the same street without a shirt and without any problem from other people. See the attached photo if you don’t believe it.

4. The small streets of Gokarn will give you an idea of the real life of dedicated Hindus.

5. Restaurants in Gokarn are often very spicy for the Western tongue, but one small cafe there used to make really fabulous uttapams. That taste could make the customer come back all the way from Finland. Don’t know if that place exists anymore, but at least in Om Beach there’s one very nice restaurant, namely Namaste Cafe.

Hill between Kudley and Gokarn beaches
Watching the sunset on the hill between Kudley and Gokarn beaches

People swimming during sunset in Gokarn Beach
People swimming during sunset in Gokarn Beach

Religious vehicle in the center of Gokarn
Religious vehicle in the center of Gokarn

Pilgrims in Gokarn dressed in black
Pilgrims in Gokarn dressed in black

Commercial wall paintings in Gokarn
Commercial wall paintings in Gokarn

Religious sight in Gokarn, India
Small religious sight in Gokarn

Sunset and sea in Gokarn, India
Sunset and sea in Gokarn, India

See also the previous post about Gokarn with videos!

5 reasons to visit Old Goa

Park in Old Goa

Old Goa is a historically significant area in-between North Goa and South Goa, little bit towards inland from the capital of Goa, Panjim. Several Christian worship places are located in there, and because of them Old Goa is a World Heritage site.

Here’s five reasons why you should visit Old Goa –

1.Basilica of Bom Jesus, located in Old Goa, is the most spectacular Christian building in Goa, India. There is a lot to see in the walls and aisles of Basilica of Bom Jesus for people interested in church art. Inside the building there is also a beautiful garden.

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus keeps the grave of St. Francis Xavier and through the glass cover you can see the remains of his body and pay respect. St. Francis Xavier was a Roman Catholic missionary whose 500th birthday was celebrated in 2006, from the time of which these photographs are also from.

3. Old Goa in India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. The nature and trees in Old Goa are beautiful. You can also see lot of Portuguese-style architecture and one Mahatma Gandhi statue there.

5. There’s also few other Christian churches for a cultured person to see, such as the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

You can read this article in Finnish here: Viisi syytä vierailla Vanhassa Goassa

Find more inspiring places to go from Indivue’s Travel Opus to Goa!

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa

Wall decoration in Basilica of Bom Jesus
Wall decoration in Basilica of Bom Jesus

The grave of St. Francis Xavier in Basilica of Bom Jesus
The grave of St. Francis Xavier in Basilica of Bom Jesus

St. Francis Xavier 500-year-birthday in 2006
St. Francis Xavier 500-year-birthday in 2006

Park in Old Goa
Park in Old Goa

Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa
Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa

Gandhistatue in Old Goa
Gandhi statue in Old Goa