January 22, 2017

Impressions of India

Couple of weeks before Christmas we were off to India to join couple of friends (from UK but with origin in India) for loads of sightseeing.
Priyanka and Prashant have arranged with the route - suggested the sights, booked the hotels, boats, trains and airplanes - well, everything to be fair. BEST! Thank U guys so much!

The trip started with four of us meeting up in Mumbai where we spent few days visiting temples, the beach, Gateway of India and loads more. The impression - it is as chaotic as you have seen/heard :)
Especially the traffic, it goes in all directions at the same time filling up every little space with rickshaws (motor and bike), taxis, trucks, bikes, etc etc.. All the honking.. That was an experience where there was no time for hesitation, just Go :) 

After leaving Mumbai we flew to the capital Delhi where the traffic was more 'aggressive', the people more loud, the colours darker and the air much more polluted (heavy thick smog). Despite all of that, the sights were amazing - the Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayuns Mosque and Tumbes, India Gate..
2h by train south east of Delhi is Agra, mainly famous for the Taj Mahal Temple, but even there so many more sights are breath-taking.
The experience of taking train was 'interesting' too, as we were in the 1st class the trip was probably completely different compared to other options. We got a rose and they just kept feeding us during those 2 h. Much appreciated :)
In Agra beside visiting Taj Mahal  (A must) we also saw the Red Fort with its beautiful red sandstone walls located just a few kilometers from Taj Mahal. There is so much history there that I would love to tell you about, but I'm rather sure I would end up writing a whole book :)

Anyhow, from here we were off to Kerala by airplane and all about that in the next post :)
                                                                           
Global Vipassana Pagoda


A family on a scooter

Taj Mahal


Red forth

Red forth

Busy hotel street in New Delhi

Qutab minor


Qutab minor

Lotus temple

Lotus temple

humayuns tomb

Humayuns tomb

another family ;)

9 comments:

  1. Wow, måste varit en häftig resa med mycket intryck och nya erfarenheter !

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  2. Vilka trevliga och omtänksamma vänner som ordnat så mycket! Ser ut som en väldigt spännande resa.

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  3. Lovely pics :) It was an absolute pleasure to have you guys in India xx
    Still much more to explore!!

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    1. Thanks Priyanka :) oh yes India is big ;)

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  4. Kul höra av dig!
    En hel del bilder här men jag fastnade för den sista, mc-familjen. Hur i alla världen kan hon hålla balansen i sin damsadelposition och han hålla styr på hel ekipaget?! Kul (?) detalj att bara familjefadern använder hjälm. Eller kanske dam och barn bara är liftare?
    / Deerhunter

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    1. haha vi såg mycket värre saker än det här men han inte ta kort :)

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