Category Archives: India

Reflecting on our trip to India

Buffalo, NY Wow, where to begin? India was such a fascinating place to visit. It far exceeded my expectations, mostly because I didn’t have many expectation when we left. I wanted to see the Taj Mahal and everything else I … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Back home to Buffalo

New Delhi, India We wake up, and clean up as we will need to check out by 12:00. We started packing last night, so this morning should be easier. Sue ran down for a quick bite of breakfast while I … Continue reading

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Day 8 & 9 – Goodbyes and a day in Delhi

New Delhi, India We woke up early to shower and finish packing. The train was already in the Delhi train station when we awoke. After finishing up, we went down for a bite of breakfast. There were a few people … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Agra and the Taj Mahal

Agra, India Our final day on-board the RROW takes us to one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – the Taj Mahal. But first, we will see the Red Fort and have a nice lunch. We load up … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Varanasi and the Ganges River

Varanasi, India Today we will be visiting Varanasi, the oldest living city in India, if not the world, and the holiest city for the Hindu religion. Located on the Ganges River, it is a pilgrimage site for the Hindu faithful. … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Temples of Khajuraho

Khajuraho, India After yesterday’s busy schedule, we were able to sleep in this morning. The journey from Jaipur to Khajuraho is a long one, so we had some time to just relax this morning en route. The town of Khajuraho … Continue reading

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Day 4 – PM – Jaipur City Palace

Jaipur, India Just a short ride back from the Amber Fort to the city of Jaipur. We have two places that we will be visiting. The Jantar Mantar or city astronomical observatory was first on the agenda. It was constructed … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Mid – Jaipur Fort

Jaipur, India The train ride to Jaipur was pretty quick or maybe we just thought it was because we were still giddy from our safari sightings. Once we arrived, we went through our reception and then departed for our afternoon … Continue reading

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Day 4 – AM – Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Sawai Madhopur, India Today is one of the days I’ve been waiting for – Safari Day. Crossing our fingers that we see more than just birds and squirrels. So we get up at 5:00 am to leave at 6:00 am … Continue reading

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Day 3 – PM – Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh, India The second half of our day would be spent in the town of Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh basically means the fort in Chittor. It’s a fortified town that resides high in the hills. It has been invaded and conquered three … Continue reading

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Day 3 – AM – Udaipur

Udaipur, India Today would be a split day with a visit to the White City of Udaipur in the morning and then the Chittorgarh Fort in the afternoon and early evening. We are having a great time with our friends … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Jodhpur

Jodhpur, India The trip from Delhi to Jodhpur is about 625 Km in length with most of the travel in the overnight hours. The first night of sleep on board the train was interesting. Like a lullaby played at a … Continue reading

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The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels

New Delhi, India Started off with breakfast before checking out of the hotel. We had a driver to take us around before we head to the train station. Our first stops of the day were two Hindu temples and a … Continue reading

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Exploring New Delhi

New Delhi, India Today would be our first full day in India. I guess we were both still tired as we fell asleep pretty quickly last night. Maybe it was the jet lag or maybe it was the wine. Whichever, … Continue reading

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Traveling and arriving in India

New Delhi, India So we’re sitting here enjoying a glass of Indian wine in a beautiful hotel in New Delhi. Needless to say, we’ve made it here safe and sound. It was a long day of travel, but we’ll get … Continue reading

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