For years I’ve wanted to go to India, see some sights and meet family members who live there. However, for one reason or another, it didn’t work out until earlier this year.
Things came together so that my Mum, my hubby Suraj & myself were able to spend a couple of weeks travelling around India. It was great!
Mum was there already so she met us at Delhi airport. We were only in Delhi for a few hours and even though we saw a bit of the area I don’t remember any of it!
Next came our short stay in Agra. We got there by train. Now this may sound sad but I’ve never had an experience like this on a train. I had wanted to do travel on an ‘Indian’ train for a while so I was a tad excited already I am aware that we travelled ‘well’ but it was SO good! It was quiet, clean, there was space and we got 2 or 3 courses for breakfast, papers to read etc. This was all included in the cost of the ticket! Check out the pics below.
In Agra we saw Akbar’s Mausoleum, Baby Taj Mahal, Agra (Red) Fort, Jama Masjid, Taj Mahal & Muthamman Burj. Here’s another slideshare showing a few of the stunning photos we took.
We then ventured to Mount Abu. We stayed at Connaught House
, which was spacious, beautiful well kept, full of things I wanted to look at, the staff were great and the garden was just lush to sit in.
We visited Honeymoon Point & Nakki Lake where we saw these ‘caves’ where monks go to meditate.
Although I don’t have many photos from Mount Abu, the feelings I experienced there, which I can recall very quickly; are of tranquillity beauty, warmth, friendliness & simplicity. I would love to return there.
We went to see The Dilwara Jain Derasars and fortunately for us we had an English tour guide with us. Well…he is the ONLY
English speaking tour guide in Mount Abu. We all thought he was amazing! He was knowledgeable, he knew things beyond what we could see, he was open to learning more, he had a plan but he used his experiences with us to make the plan even better. Thus he adapted to suit us without us needing to say anything & that was great!
After this we went to Rajkot to shop and meet members of the family, many of whom I’d never met before! This was so much fun.
I think there are many places like India, where the visitor feels that if even though they saw a fair bit, because each place is so different, a few trips are needed to truly see India. I can’t wait to see more of it!