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India

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Shatabdi to Delhi

Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Views [927] | Comments [1]

Our last journey in India was on the Shatabdi train from Jaipur to Delhi. The Shatabdi is an express air-conditioned chair-car train. It was comfortable with good leg room. Food is provided, in fact they ply you with too much food - initial snacks tray ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Amber Fort

Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Views [1646]

Another day, another fort and palace. This is 10km out of Jaipur on the road to Delhi. We got the bus from in the middle the old town in Jaipur (the main intersection near the Hawa Mahal). The bus is only 7IRs each and it was a modern bus with individual ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Amber Fort

Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Amber Fort, Jaipur
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Samod Palace

Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Views [1438]

On Friday we shared a taxi with a French couple out to Samod. Samod is a town about 45km out of Jaipur. As usual, it has a palace and fort! The palace is also a fancy hotel - 99 euros per night (actually not to bad, Phil was tempted to stay there a night, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Samod

Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Samod Palace Hotel
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Choki Dhani dinner and dance

Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Views [5814]

On Friday night we caught an auto-rickshaw to Choki Dhani on the edge of Jaipur - 300IRs for the driver to take us out there, wait about 3 hours and take us back into town. Choki Dhani is a Rajasthani "tourist village". It gives an experience ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Choki Dhani, Jaipur

Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Choki Dhani, a rajastani "tourist village" near Jaipur
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Gallery: Agra Old Buildings

Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Agra Old Buildings
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Agra Agro

Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | Views [1028] | Comments [1]

So this is the place you have to go to sometime on a trip to India. We put it off until the end. The buildings are actually impressive, but beware - some of the tourist touts are very sticky. They don't take "no thank you" for an answer. The ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Nainital

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | Views [959]

The roads up the hill to Nainital were really good - much better than anything in the hills of Nepal - but they did make Jenny bus sick. Nainital is a "hill station" from the days of the British. The town nestles around the lake at about 2000m, ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Gallery: Nainital

Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Nainital
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Lucknow

Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Views [3394] | Comments [2]

On Monday night it was off to Lucknow on the overnight train again in 3AC class - this is all too easy! Got off at 7am Tuesday to find the usual thousands of eager auto-rickshaw drivers wanting to take us to their favourite hotel (where they get commission).... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Delhi

Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | Views [1380] | Comments [1]

We caught a night train from Jaisalmer to Delhi. The 3AC class has become our preferred price/comfort point - the carriage is air-conditioned (AC) with 3 bunks to a stack (the bottom seat then 2 fold-out bunks above). Sheets, pillow and blanket are provided.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Jaisalmer

Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | Views [1252] | Comments [3]

We traveled by overnight train to Jaisalmer, a sandstone town very reminiscent of   Bible times. The houses have flat rooves and people sleep out on them in summer, as people were doing when we arrived at 6:30 am. On the top of a hill is the fort, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Jaisalmer

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Jaisalmer
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Jodphur

Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 | Views [1156] | Comments [3]

We arrived in Jodphur after travelling on the bus for six hours to the impression of a dusty, dirty, noisy city and that we may not stay long, but our impressions soon changed. Our hotel is in the new part of the city where buildings have sprung up like ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Jodhpur

Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Jodhpur
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Mt Abu

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | Views [1002] | Comments [1]

The road from Udaipur to Mt Abu had about 100km of roadwork - they are building a new tollway. There were plenty of jobs for civil engineers (Adam and Duncan) and hundreds of diggers and trucks with big boys playing in the dirt. We shared a car with ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Gallery: Mt Abu

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Mt Abu, Rajasthan
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A Change of Heart

Sunday, 15 Apr 2007 | Views [671]

Udaipur, totally different to what we had seen previously! Beautiful lakes, grand palaces with fantastic wall decorations, less traffic and people and not everyone is trying to sell you something. In fact we've made some Indian friends; one a maker of ... Read more >

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