Hitch-Hiking To Kama Sutra
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It’s about the journey not the destination, right?
Our first bus we caught at 8:30am from Bundi. We were told it would be about 7 hours to get to Shivpuri, the city on the border of the next state. From Shivpuri we planned on catching a 3 hours bus to
Estimated total trip time to Khajuraho: 1 day and 1 morning.
Unfortunately, we forgot to convert this value into
Like all buses, there are many stops along a journey in order to do the usual things: toilet break, lunch break, snack break, chai break, smoke break, break break, etc. etc.
However, these are all done at separate times here in
Instead of 7 hours to Shivpuri, it took us 11 hours to get there.
About 10 minutes into our ride the BUS BROKE DOWN. We were told by the only guy there who spoke some English that no replacement bus was coming.
We were just far enough out of town so that there were no lights, no taxis, no rickshaw drivers, nothing.
So we had to hitch a ride in the back of a flat bed truck with our English speaking friend and some other locals. In retrospect, it was pretty cool as it meant lots of leg room, cool breezes and an awesome view of the stars. But as a young foreign woman, I was blessed to have a male foreigner companion I could trust.
We made it to
In the end, total trip time to Khajuraho: 3 DAYS.
But the temples were awesome and totally worth it.