India – Golden Triangle

Last month we got our first taste of India doing the Golden Triangle. We arrived in Delhi for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of lights. As a result all trains were fully booked and pressed for time we purchased a customized tour with a driver and overnight trains. We visited Delhi, Pushkar, Jaipur and Varanasi. First impressions were slightly overwhelming even after having traveled in Asian countries before. Streets were filled with the sound of honking cars and motor cycles, crowds coughing and spitting, stray dogs, camels, elephants, goats and holy cows. We learnt that nothing is free in India but very cheap after extensive haggling. It is a big chaos and can be exhausting at times being asked for selfies and to purchase goods from street sellers. Nonetheless we had great eight days visiting five cities, doing a cooking class and experienced Indian trains.

 

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