The Grand India Tour - 2019
THE PLAN is to fly to Delhi on Friday May 10th
and after a night there we will be heading north for Kalka then up to Shimla, the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. on the narrow gauge railway. After Shimla it will be back to Delhi and on to Agra before continuing south-west to Jaipur, Udaipur, then on to Mumbai.
We intend to travel by rail whenever possible supplemented by bus/car/taxi or auto rickshaw.
The objective is not only to spend some time together but also to photograph and video the people, places and colours and record the sounds. Although Stephen has travelled extensively in India before, this will be my first trip to the country.
Stephen returns to the UK on May 24th 2019 upon completion of 'Phase One'. All being well, my return will be on June 12th after visiting Goa, Hampi, Cochin, Madurai and Chennai ('Phase Two').
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Tony Withers, Margate, Kent, UK.
4th Feb: Visas have been obtained and flights booked.
11th Feb: all vaccinations done.
12th Feb: रुपए आ गए
5th March: Decision taken to re-schedule
7th March: flights re-booked