Tag: Place of worship

Rishikesh, yoga, tourism and arti

D15: Rishikesh 11/4/2019 After 3 days of calm and cool in Mussoorie, the journey to Rishikesh with the transfer to Dehra Dun has got us a little tired. Nevertheless, I manage to get out of bed for the 7.30am yoga session on the roof of the Blue Jay Hostel. Rishikesh is the yoga capital of…

By Guillaume 20 October 2019 0

Mussoorie, freshness, hiking and panorama

J12: Mussoorie 8/4/2019 From the plains and hills of Rajasthan to the foothills of the Himalayas. We wake up gently on the night train between Old Delhi and Dehra Dun. Despite the heat and stops, we had a peaceful night and we are much fitter than after our last night train experience in Sri Lanka.…

By Guillaume 1 July 2019 0

Fatehpur Sikri, bus, red stones and mosque

D10: Fatehpur Sikri 6/4/2019 The plan is simple, we walk to the fast lane, we catch a bus and we ask to get off near the town of Fatehpur Sikri. After a beautiful, quiet nature day in Bharatpur Nature Park, it’s time to join the ancient capital Fatehpur Sikri, created by Akbar. A nice stop…

By Guillaume 8 June 2019 0

Jaipur, Amber, scams and birds

J6-J7: Jaipur 2-3/4/2019 With traffic, I think we spent an hour entering Jaipur. We’re coming in from Bundi. It’s still days when the tuktuks throw themselves at us with totally crazy rates. We attack the line of tuktuks and end up finding one, less ambitious with an electric vehicle! Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan.…

By Guillaume 24 April 2019 0

Chittorgarh, fortress, citadel and princess

D4: Chittorgarh 31/03/2019 Arriving by train at 8am from Udaipur (departure at 6am) for a few rupees, we deposit our big bags at the cloakroom located west of the platform. This is our first train and our booking from France seems to have worked. The ride is also an opportunity to see many people doing…

By Guillaume 8 April 2019 0

Ranakpur, marble lace and Khumbalgar Fortress

D3: From Udaipur 30/03/2019 We found a driver from our guesthouse to get to 2 remote sites in Udaipur. It is the fortress of Khumbalgarh and the Jain temple of Ranakpur. Both sites are a two-and-a-how drive from Udaipur. They’re an hour’s drive away. As it is hot, we negotiated to leave around 8am instead…

By Guillaume 4 April 2019 0

Udaipur, Gath, temple and palace

D2: Udaipur 29/03/2019 With this long transport, we are a little offbeat so we wake up around 6:30 in the morning or 2am in France. The city awakens gently as we meet our first inhabitants and our first cows. We head to the gaths through small, fragrant streets. These are access to the lake that…

By Guillaume 2 April 2019 0