Category Archives: India

Agra – New Delhi, The End is Nigh

Marg and Hector were last on the bus this morning, there was a Cash Crisis looming again What had we spent our money on? Nothing actually, today was Tip Day. The last of the Euros was converted, we need enough … Continue reading

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Agra, Uttar Pradesh – The Taja Mahal, Agra Fort + I’timad-ud-Daulah

By my reckoning, sunrise was after 06.00 in Agra today. This meant an even earlier start than normal to be at the Taj Mahal, presumably for the good light, though late afternoon in my humble opinion can be warmer and … Continue reading

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Agra, Uttar Pradesh – via Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra

April 1st continued Today we arrive in Agra, tomorrow we are going to see the Taj Mahal. How many Palaces, Tombs and Forts have we visited by this, Day 6? Fatepur Sikri is certainly a destination that one may never … Continue reading

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Jaipur-Bharatpur – The Train to Bharatpur, for Breakfast-Heute #3

One can only imagine what time the Wake Up call was to catch the 07.05 Shatabadi Express (I kid you not) to Bharatpur. We were too early for Breakfast and so were issued the Classic Indian Hotel – Breakfast Box. … Continue reading

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Day 5, Jaipur – Disclocated Day: Another Temple, Another Bier

Breakfast is becoming a social event. Gone are the days of each couple/trio sitting at their own tables. We now sit as a Group wherever we go. Everyone knows everyone else, it has taken time but we have gelled amazingly … Continue reading

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Jaipur, Rajahstan – A Wonderful Day: A Fort, A Carpet, a Bier

Arriving in Jaipur mid-afternoon yesterday, our Group of Intrepid Travellers caught a first glimpse of the Splendour that is  – The Pink City.  Terra Cotta is more accurate. Having failed to discover any out-of-hotel Hostelry, it was back to the … Continue reading

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Day 3 – The Road to Jaipur, via Patan

Our Company Guide had mentioned more than once that the journey from New Delhi to Jaipur would take some seven hours. This involved a two hour detour, to reach our Lunch Stop at Patan,  spurious. Let’s hope it’s worth it … Continue reading

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Hector’s India Trip – A Day in New Delhi

The wake up call at 07.00 confirmed our UK Guide’s comment – This is not a holiday but more of a trek. The itinerary is designed to maximise the number of possible sites/sights visited. Four major attractions awaited us today, … Continue reading

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Hector’s 2016 India Trip starts here

The journey from Glasgow to New Delhi cannot be completed with one flight. Having refused to pay the rip-off fee the Travel Company wanted for the Glasgow to London Heathrow leg, little did I know that this meant Travel Insurance … Continue reading

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