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Forum: Electronics in India Dec 16th, 2016, 01:15
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Posted By Haidaloup
There are also some people who travel for the...

There are also some people who travel for the first time and they often need to think that everything will be alright. They are ready to pay a bit more for such a service. That doesn't mean they are...
Forum: Electronics in India Dec 15th, 2016, 23:02
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Views: 369,659
Posted By Haidaloup
I was contacted a few months ago by a company...

I was contacted a few months ago by a company that handles everything for the foreigners. They will give me one of their smartphones and credits for the duration of my stay (several months). In...
Forum: Bus and Train Photologues Sep 9th, 2016, 21:49
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Views: 1,452
Posted By Haidaloup
The district of Bastar during Bastar dussehra.

My first trip to Bastar in 2012:
You can read my travelogue on my blog How Bastar Tribal people gave my life a new exciting perspective...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Sep 9th, 2016, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 7,051
Posted By Haidaloup
Hi Aditya. Sorry, I only saw your message...

Hi Aditya.
Sorry, I only saw your message today! That's great you made a documentary on Dandari festival. Even if Bastar Dussehra always fascinates me, being in Utnoor during Dandari is one of my...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Feb 19th, 2016, 21:37
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Thanks for your answer Ronak. As one of my...

Thanks for your answer Ronak. As one of my friends said, maybe she was surprised as my blog focuses more on culture than an "ordinary" travel blog.
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Feb 13th, 2016, 17:04
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Posted By Haidaloup
I'm in love with Bastar and my trips there are...

I'm in love with Bastar and my trips there are always the bests too :)
Did you find my article a bit hard to follow ? I had this comment this morning on my blog, and would like to know if it's the...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Feb 13th, 2016, 00:39
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Tips and tricks for Tribal Chhattisgarh

As I'm often questionned about Chhattisgarh, especially Bastar, I wrote an article with tips and tricks recently on my blog. You can find it here :...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Feb 13th, 2016, 00:17
Replies: 6
Views: 7,051
Posted By Haidaloup
I reply my own comment to give fresh informations...

I reply my own comment to give fresh informations about this festival I enjoyed last november :

1. The real name is Dandari festival. But sometimes it's called Gussadi festival (Gussadis are the...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Feb 1st, 2015, 17:24
Replies: 6
Views: 7,051
Posted By Haidaloup
Thanks Vaibhav ! This is one of the reasons...

Thanks Vaibhav !
This is one of the reasons why I'm fascinated : there's almost no informations on this festival. According to my readings, it seems it's still very traditional and not touristical...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Feb 1st, 2015, 16:22
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Posted By Haidaloup
Sorry, I'm a bit confused with this new state....

Sorry, I'm a bit confused with this new state. Adilabad is in Telangana, extreme North and closer to Nagpur than Hyderabad.
Nobody knows this tribal festival ?
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Jan 29th, 2015, 15:34
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Posted By Haidaloup
Question Ghusadi Festival in Adilabad district / Andhra Pradesh

Dear travellers,

As I fall in love with the Gondi tribes in Bastar two years ago during the amazing and wonderful Dussehra festival, it seems that I've found the perfect next destination and...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Aug 25th, 2014, 18:01
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Thank you Trisha ! I hope you'll have great time...

Thank you Trisha ! I hope you'll have great time there. Since I'm back, I have more and more contacts with Adivasis. That's great, especially because I can follow the news there and get great pics...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Aug 18th, 2014, 23:53
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Hi Krish ! 3/4 months in India, lucky you !!! I...

Hi Krish !
3/4 months in India, lucky you !!! I noticed you were born there, right ?
Really, don't miss Chhattisgarh / Bastar and Odisha. Amazing places to discover. But actually, there's a lot of...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Aug 13th, 2014, 00:51
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Thank you Krish, enjoy your team ;) Good night,...

Thank you Krish, enjoy your team ;)
Good night,
Fanny
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Aug 13th, 2014, 00:30
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Bastar

Sure, Bastar is really one of the most amazing place on earth, especially during Bastar Dussehra !

This is all the videos I made there :...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Jan 14th, 2013, 00:26
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
To shahronakm

Thank you Ronak !

People there say that if you come during Bastar Dussehra, you'll come back again :D

How is it possible not to fall in love with such an area ?


And to everyone : I wish...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Jan 14th, 2013, 00:20
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
To Duronto Jajabar

Unfortunately, I lost her (my husky dog) a long time ago and will always miss her...

I hope you'll return to Bastar for Bastar Dussehra. It's really the most amazing trip I had (well, with the two...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Dec 4th, 2012, 02:21
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Thank you ! Haida was the name of my husky...

Thank you !

Haida was the name of my husky dog. I chose it because it's also the name of an indian canadian tribe. And "loup" means "wolf". She was my little wolf... Haida is also very similar to...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Dec 2nd, 2012, 22:03
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Posted By Haidaloup
Maoli Phargav Puja

One night before Dussehra, Maoli Devi, her sisters and the other tribal deities are brought during a very colorful and noisy procession to Maoli temple in the palace compound. Maoli is the...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Nov 27th, 2012, 16:28
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Actually Vaibhav, I'm not sure I would have...

Actually Vaibhav, I'm not sure I would have visited Chhatisgharh without your post. Maybe I would have visited Odisha only...
About Dantewada, it was crowded because of the festival. That's why...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Nov 26th, 2012, 19:00
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Nisha Jatra Puja

Amongst the impressive processions, is Nisha Jatra puja, the late-night festival. This night takes place two nights before Dussehra. All the tribes and deities are close to the palace compound. Some...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Nov 25th, 2012, 16:13
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
In the meantime in Jagdalpur...

Now that Dussehra is officially opened by the kumari and the Raja, Durga statues arrive by truck in the pandals. Pandals are some kind of big tents representating temples where Durga is installed for...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Nov 24th, 2012, 16:06
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Posted By Haidaloup
Markets and waterfalls

Thanks a lot professorm ! I was lucky enough to meet a lot of people explaining me the traditions of Bastar Dussehra.

It's possible to go to Dharba wenesday market by local bus. Note that the...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Nov 24th, 2012, 02:41
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Welcome to Dantewada...

The next days, I decided to visit the city and around on day, and enjoy as much as possible the different festivities. More and more people arrived in the city, especially tribal ones walking...
Forum: Off the Beaten Trail in India Nov 21st, 2012, 00:26
Replies: 35
Views: 16,492
Posted By Haidaloup
Opening of Bastar Dussehra

Thanks Daisy !

I chose the date of my trip totally by random. Generally, my second annual trip in Asia is in september, but this time I had decided to travel on october. Lucky me, that was the...
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