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Amar Grover

About Amar Grover

Amar Grover is a London-based writer and photographer. He has travelled through much of the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, China and Australia, yet it's the Indian subcontinent - from Chitral to Assam and Ladakh to Tamil Nadu - that repeatedly lures him back more than anywhere else. He likes hiking and is obsessed by Indian forts. www.pictographical.co.uk

Walking the Great Wall of China

Join guest expert Amar Grover as he takes a walk along the serpentine Great Wall of China.  Its image sells wine, motorbikes and mobile phones. Well before space flight, it was even thought visible from the moon. It remains a … Continue reading

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Amar Grover visits Ait Benhaddou in Morocco

There’s one place in Morocco where you can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and Alexander the Great, Marco Polo and the Prince of Persia. Well, kind of….. It’s doubled as Sodom, Gomorrah and the Nile and, as you might … Continue reading

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Amar Grover pays homage to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth….

Following on from our video earlier in the week featuring images from the fascinating Kandy Festival of Sri Lanka, here is a first-hand account from travel expert Amar Grover. Each summer, one of South Asia’s greatest spectacles unfolds on the … Continue reading

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Amar Grover takes a train into the highlands of Sri Lanka……

I have a weakness for Raj-era things. In this attempted recreation or imitation of the homeland, Britain, they seem to become something else and not quite here or there. The passing of time simply does the rest. Take heading into … Continue reading

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A hell of a ride – driving through the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Buckle up! Today our resident expert Amar Grover writes about his adventures in the Atlas Mountains. According to what I feel is the best guide to Morocco (OK, it’s the Rough Guide and I’m probably on my 8th edition of … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Delhi

Amar Grover is one of our resident Experts, and here he writes about his ritual walk through Old Delhi. Almost every time I pass through Delhi I try and set aside a couple of hours for my ritual walk. Old … Continue reading

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That’s Entertainment

Today’s guest post is by Amar Grover, a London-based journalist and photographer. He writes mainly for the Financial Times Weekend Travel, the Independent on Sunday, Geographical Magazine and WEXAS Traveller. His features have appeared in a wide range of other … Continue reading

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