Delhi, Rajasthan and Varanasi
Delhi, Rajasthan and Varanasi Reviews
Aug 19, 2007
Heaps to see and do but if your short on time try to visit the lotus temple, an all religions prayerhouse in the form of a lotus flower, looks a bit like the Sydney Operahouse, but different :-).
Other sights: Red fort
Udaipur: Heaps to see and do but if you're short on time visit the following. Visit Shilpgram, a cultural and informative show/tour in natural setting (about all the states, cultures and religions in India) sponsored by the Indian governement. Small entrance fee
Jagdish temple; singing every morning (entrance is free of charge)
Indian cooking classes with Shashi at Sunrise restaurant. (near the Jagdish temple). Learn to cook Indian dishes and listen to incredible reallife stories of a Brahmin widdow. (400 RS p.p. including recepies and a little present after class)
Cultural (dance and music) show; at the folk museum near Lal Ghat. Entrance fee
Taj mahal ofcourse (if you want to see the full back of the taj mahal, ask any Riksja-driver to take you to the back of it. They will take you to a park, (don't enter the park, but) walk (5 min) along the park towards a lake, and from there you'll have a great view of the most unseen side of the Taj Mahal, which is also beautiful. :-)
Sikandra; Akbar's tomb
Wonderfull place to hang out at daytime or evening.
Take a boat ride over the ganges in the morning around (6 AM). It's so peacefull and a nice oportunity to see people coming to bathe, pray, meditate before going to work or whatever. (boatride could be different in price, depending on the tide). But definitely compare the prices before taking the first offer.
There's Hindu ceremonies in the evening (around 7 PM) at the ganges, Meer ghat (this is the main ghat). Free of charge
General tip: Whatever you do in India, always ask the price in advance! and haggle it down to at least half of the price they ask.
And uhhh... as most say, you'll love it or hate it, but try to have fun anyway! ;-)
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