The World Heritage listed Ajanta caves (Buddhist) were another tight squeeze on the way to a different train station (Jalgaon) for a 24 hour trip to Varanasi. These cave temples weren’t as cool as the ones in Ellora, but still interesting. I found the cave paintings disappointing, but without a guide (nor a good flashlight … Continue reading Ajanta Caves
Map of my India trip note that some town names in my “flags” will have slightly different spelling (due to new and old names), but if it sounds close, it’s the same Here is the list of places I visited (with state name for the first time entering a state): Chennai, Tamil Nadu Mamallapuram Pondy … Continue reading Map of India and my stops
Well, my 12-hour night train was 4 hours late this morning, so I didn’t arrive in time for sunrise (one of the better, less crowded times to see the Taj Majal). More importantly, as a group of Korean women on the train (who gave me some of their dinner last night, as they had too … Continue reading Agra – no Taj Majal for you!
From Aurangabad on Tue I take a 2 hour bus to see the Ajanta caves, then a 2 hour bus further to a train station for a 24-hour train to Varanasi, arriving Wed Mar 5 at 19:15 and stay one night Then a night train to Agra, arriving Fri Mar 7 at 6:10 Then a night train … Continue reading Upcoming hectic travel schedule