India Trip – June to September 1974

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In June 1974 four of us, all students of the final year of Belgrade University of Architecture, started our trip. Several years before, the Beatles, our favourite group, visited India. I’ll just list the most important places we visited from June to September 1974 in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal: Istanbul, Erzurum, Tabriz, Teheran, Herat, Kandahar, Kabul, Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Amritsar, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Patna, Kathmandu, Badegaun, Aurangabad, Ellora, Ajanta, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur…

This adventurous journey turned out to be life changing experience.

50 years later, in June 2024, after visiting more that 50 countries on 4 continents, visiting more than 300 cities over 100.000 inhabitants, after 54 >psycho<geography> walks creating neighbourhood portraits and 429 urban squares collected, we are still considering India Trip the starting point and experience that we are considering worth remembering as a one of the best memories of the lifetime.

I am still in touch with cootravelers, Bane Kovačević [Melbourne, Australia], Mika Živković [Krusevac, Srbija]. I am last 32 years living in Toronto, Canada. Unfortunately Žika Jeftović, 4th traveler, passed away last year.

Additional info

• Guest post on my daughter travel blog: https://www.lets-get-lost.com/blog/2011/03/journey-to-india-1975
• New Delhi, city gallery with 30 photos: http://delhi.urbansquares.com
• Varanasy [Benares], city gallery with 30 photos: http://varanasi.urbansquares.com
• Kathmandu, city gallery with 30 photos: http://kathmandu.urbansquares.com
• Bane Kovachevich website dedicated to this trip: http://www.kovachevich.net/bane/the-india-trip/
• Souvenirs from India Trip: http://photoblog.urbansquares.com/souvenirs-india-trip-1974/

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