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India and maps by Rudi on 13 January 2003 11:11pm
 
Hi everybody,

1999 and 2000 where two great years for me. For my job as a software engineer I had to spent several months in Bangalore, India. During this period, I spent most of my weekends traveling arround Bangalore, finding - thanks to the native taxi drivers - lots of 'hidden pearls' of Karnataka. As a pasionate photographer, I took heaps of nice pictures, especialy landscapes and wildlife. There was only one drawback... I did not have any detailed maps. Surely, I had a Lonely Planet or two, and I did get lots of information from the ever helpfull locals, but detailed maps, there where none. As I am trying to 'reconstruct' my day and weekend trips in some kind of travel log, I realy would like the help of detailed maps. Can anyone point me to a good source?

Regards,
Rudi
 
Re: India and maps by Ken Dunn on 7 May 2006 10:15pm
 
I hope all Palinites don't mind me bringing forward all India threads in the Travel section as my daughter is going there for 6 months in August. Also, apologies if this has confused anyone.
 
Re: India and maps by sighthound on 7 May 2006 11:23pm
 
Rudi,

Are you still with us???

My cousin is in Bangalore right now. She's been there 4 days and already has had several adventures - most with the native taxi drivers. Her curmudgeon husband who has never travelled is very grumpy. She is having surgery tommorow at a hospital in Bangalore. I'd love any info, however trivial, about Bangalore to pass along to them.

Geraldine
 
Re: India and maps by sighthound on 8 May 2006 1:49am
 
Thanks, Ken, for bringing all these threads forward. I've alerted my cousin who went to India with very little preparation.

Where is your daughter going and what will she be doing there? (Six months in India! - I'm very jealous.)

Geraldine
 
Re: India and maps by Wild in Africa on 8 May 2006 1:10pm
 
Rudi
Are you UK based? If so you could visit London and go to Stanfords map and travel bookshop in Covent Garden. Otherwise try the web link http://www.stanfords.co.uk/
 
Re: India and maps by Ken Dunn on 8 May 2006 9:21pm
 
Hi sighthound. My daughter is off to Pune (or Poona), about 50 miles south east of Mumbai (or Bombay). She'll be doing voluntary work teaching English and helping in a community complex which has an orphanage, childrens home, school and older peoples welfare as their charges.
 
Re: India and maps by sighthound on 9 May 2006 2:26am
 
What a wonderful thing for your daughter to do, Ken! Give her my best wishes.
 
Re: India and maps by simon1287 on 11 May 2006 7:02pm
 
I hope she enjoys Pune Ken. It sounds quite an interesting scheme.
By chance, I also required a quantity of Indian maps for a future trip in a few months time.
I am a regular at Stanfords. I make at least one visit per week most weeks, almost bordering obsessive.
I find it's the one shop I can truly spend hours in if I'm not careful; Inspiration is the fuel!
I would follow the Pilgrimage route; if you are a Traveller, you should make at least one visit to Stanfords at some point in your life.
 



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