Talk:On the trail of Kipling's Kim

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Lovely illustrations in this unusual article.

The banner doesn't work well with small screens such as mine, though. -- 22:13, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

It is a standard size (2100 by 300) as suggested at Wikivoyage:Banner_Expedition#Image_size. If it does not work for you that issue can be raised on the talk page for that article. Pashley (talk) 02:49, 27 June 2013 (UTC)


This article is otherwise great but I think it could use one (or a few?) map(s). ϒpsilon (talk) 15:18, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Good idea, but I don't do maps and I suspect the experts have higher priorities. A volunteer would be great. Pashley (talk) 16:03, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
I added the best map I could find on Commons, but it is far from ideal. Pashley (talk) 16:07, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Saqib just made a better one. What do you think? ϒpsilon (talk) 15:06, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
It is better, but it still shows only Kipling's own travels, not Kim's route. Places that are important in the story are either not labelled (e.g. Benares) or not shown (Deradun, Leh, ...). Pashley (talk) 15:18, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Retracing the route today[edit]

I just added coordinates for the places Kim went to in the book. Looks like it's not a single simple route but the trip goes in a few circles around today's northern India and Pakistan. Therefore I've separated Kim's summer travels into a different set of markers which to some extent helps someone travelling the itinerary in the present day (which is what this article is for) in that they don't need to travel back and forth so much.

Then, what would be preferable way for getting around? Train, I guess? That was the mode of long-distance transport of choice in the story (aside of walking and riding), and to my understanding still a good and affordable way to get around India. --Ypsilon (talk) 15:23, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done and I learned a bit of Indian geography too. :D --Ypsilon (talk) 20:44, 28 October 2019 (UTC)