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India - Through Chris's Eyes

In spring of 2010 Chris and I flew to India for a six week adventures. I'd been before, and would be staying on after he went home - but this was Chris's first taste of travel. See how he got on by reading his travel journal below.

Monday, 22nd March - Dover, England
Tuesday, 23rd March - Benaulim, Goa
Wednesday, 24th March - Benaulim, Goa
Thursday, 25th March - Benaulim, Goa
Friday, 26th March - Hampi, Karnataka
Saturday, 27th March - Hampi, Karnataka
Sunday, 28th March - Hampi, Karnataka
Monday, 29th March - Hampi, Karnataka
Tuesday, 30th March - en route to Ooty
Wednesday, 31st March - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Thursday, 1st April - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Friday, 2nd April - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Saturday, 3rd April - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Sunday, 4th April - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Monday, 5th April - Kollam, Kerala
Tuesday, 6th April - Houseboat, Kerala
Wednesday, 7th April - Houseboat, Kerala
Thursday, 8th April - boat to Alleppey
Friday, 9th April - Kochi, Kerala
Saturday, 10th April - Kochi, Kerala
Sunday, 11th April - Kochi, Kerala
Monday, 12th April - 2625 Kerala Express
Tuesday, 13th April - 2625 Kerala Express
Wednesday, 14th April - Friday, 16th April - Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Saturday, 16th April - Wednesday, 21st April - Ranthambore, Rajisthan
Thursday, 22nd April - Jaipur, Rajisthan

Friday 23rd April

We set off around nine-ish, trying to locate "Super" to take us to what's known as the Pink City in his rickshaw. He was nowhere to be seen, so we got a ride from another guy. Inside the Pink City we got a little lost, but did locate a few sights, which included the City Palace. We purchased a ticket which also included a free audio guide, and we were treated to a tour around which lasted a fair while and was very good.

Afterwards we returned to the hotel to relax and possibly go out a little later for sunset. I decided to have some chai along the road and arranged for "Super" to pick us up at 6:15 and take us to the Monkey Temple. After talking and drinking for another hour or so, it was already gone 6:15. I went and got Serena from the room and we set off.

The roads were manic and quite scary and as we were pushed for time "Super Salim" wasn't hanging about. Eventually we got there but the sun had just disappeared, but as it didn't look too far up we decided to walk to the Temple. After going about 300 yds, Serena got a little nervous as lots of macaque monkeys were appearing from everywhere. An Indian guy had thrown a lot of food down on the floor for some cows, and the monkeys were taking advantage of the feast. We both decided that it was better to walk back than risk having monkeys jumping all over us.

We returned to the hotel for some more nice food and to catch up on a little writing before bed. There was a lot more to see in Jaipur, but the temperature over the last few weeks was beginning to tell and energy levels were dwindling.

Saturday, 24th April - Pushkar, Rajisthan
Sunday, 25th April - Pushkar, Rajisthan
Monday, 26th April - Pushkar, Rajisthan
Tuesday, 27th April - Delhi
Wednesday, 28th April - Delhi
Thursday, 29th April - Delhi
Friday, 30th April - back to England

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