Up very early and out. Khajuraho was an interesting place but the local drug dealers were a pain. We bought a couple of coats for tomorrows early morning safari, which was a story in itself. En route we stopped off at the first petrol station I’ve seen since we arrived. Rob posed for a photo … More 23rd January 2016 – Bandhavgarh Tiger Resort
Up, out and on our bus. In the fog we risked out mortal vehicles on a journey further south to Khajuraho (secret date trees). This was, until fairly recently a jungle which concealed some incredible Hindu temples with the most intricate carvings. Many are from the Kama Sutra and are very graphic. They survived only … More 22nd January 2016 – Khajuraho
Up and off to Alipura. I felt so ill, so slept most of the way. It is a tiny village and arriving at the hotel was nothing short of spectacular. It was a medieval palace. Walking through giant and very thick wooden doors, as we ascended the stone staircase we could hear our greeting party … More 21st January 2016 – Alipura. My favourite place.
This morning I didn’t feel too well. My throat is sore. Its hot today. We had a look around a palace today, it was spectacular. A bit like a labyrinth. I am beginning to find similarities in the architecture. There were a lot of architecture students studying the place. Then, we walked through Orccha (which … More 20th January 2016 – Orccha
We left Chanderi at 9am. I was sad to leave. We did have a fascinating three hour journey to Orccha. We went through so many villages. Eye opening and humbling. On the way, passing through villages, I’m beginning to realise that our wealth makes us dissatisfied. I’m seeing extreme poverty. People have absolutely nothing, but … More 19th January 2016 – Journey to Orccha
Up late. It’s a free day today but we all opted to do stuff. So, we paid 640 rupees each (about six pounds) which covered the entry fee into a museum, a visit to an old palace, two off-roaders and drivers, our guide, lunch and chai. We started off at a building which was almost … More 18th January 2016 – Chanderi. Two weddings and a funeral and its beginning to get personal.
The night before had been a little late. While having a kingfisher beer in the hotel we heard some fireworks, so beers down and out we all went to investigate. And I’m glad we did. We watched a bridegroom slowly pass by on a white horse, surrounded by friends and family playing loud music and … More 17th January 2016 – Journey to Chanderi
Yesterday we visited the Hanuman statue that we had spotted from the Metro. We drove past this massive monkey-God at 5am on our way to Delhi train station. The train was an expensive one, yet looked old fashioned. I was surprised to find free Wi-Fi on board and coffee, water and breakfast included in the … More 16th January, 2016 – Agra.