had visited India back in 2007. Interest was rekindled when recounting that trip to some friends, so RB
and Mrs RB
head off for another adventure – this time to Northern India, and opting to use a hired car + driver.
We are not bus tour people & our 2007 experience convinced us hiring a car & driver was again the way to go. Soon enough we had re-found our previous Rajasthan driver (Singh is a rather common name though!) and we worked on a plan suitable for travel in Nov 2013.
This Report (still WIP, so you can follow the adventure in real-time) has it all: flight descriptions, cabin pics, links to detailed hotel review, and fantastic photos.
The Report is well organized into discrete sections of the trip, such as
Delhi to Haridhwar. Haridhwar to Rishikesh. Rishikesh-Mussoorie etc
and written in an informative and chatty style
During our push North we noted a few things:
Breakfast on the road was an omelette (1x chicken, 1x cheese) at apparently the oldest diner in this area - good food approx $3 each including water.
A naked monk – apparently in this area they walk everywhere with absolutely no possessions (and no clothes).
New apartments seem to be popping up everywhere - some $40,000 or so and some being sold off the plan.
Some theme parks, one massive new one serves to increase the traffic on the shocking road nearby.
Indian sugar making plants line the road in one spot, with old belt drives, basic concrete ponds for collecting the product & blaring music-Jaggery/Indian sugar, with no separation of the molasses & crystals.
Neatly made piles of dried cow dung patties line the road for sale.
Looking forward to the remainder of the Report.
Read the full Report HERE