Just a quick to note to bring the itinerary up to date and let you know we are safe and sound in India. Yesterday a terrorist attack on Sri Lankan criketers in Pakistan made headlines here in India, but thankfully we are far away, at least far enough away, from the incident for it to be an issue for our safety. But it certainly is scary.
Otherwise, we are currently in Delhi after taking beautiful drive from Srinagar to Jammu and then the train to Delhi. We spent today in Delhi fending off touts and scams and made 3 ricksaw trips to find the train reservation office that was in fact at the first place we went- the train station. Getting information here is the travel experience in India. But we got to the bottom of it and have booked our itinerary after much debate between Simon, Stevie and I as to what we were going to do with the time between now and the 10th when we leave. So below is our itinerary.
Basically, tomorrow we are taking the train to Varanasi, India's holiest city, arriving at 5.30 am. We are spending 2 night there checking out the Ganges River and ghats. Then an overnight train to Agra where the Taj Mahal stands, then that night back to Delhi and flying out the next day.
I'll try and get some posts up, but will probably be busy taking it all in.