Visited the fort which sits on a 130m/400ft rock outcropping above the blue-painted city. The entrance fee (Rs250/$6.25) includes a great electronic audio guide which has just the right amount of info! Very interesting, and well worth the visit! Not much else to see here; the marketplace is so-so. There is a living maharaja’s palace visible … Continue reading Jodhpur – a great fort, not much else
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
(sorry, power outage kept it short; now at my next stop, there is no USB port and the Internet is slow) Surprisingly the 6-hour day train from Jodhpur to Bikaner was on time (within 3 minutes, which is as “on time” as can be). Through scrubby desert from one desert town to another. Hot and … Continue reading Bikaner overnight camel safari and nearby rat temple
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