Rain and Trains
22.01.2015 16 °C
Day 12 - Agra to Jhansi via train.
I woke early to the sound of water - I was lying in bed thinking that shower sounds just like rain. That's because it was rain. Not heavy but rain all the same. Agra - The old capital of India - Grotty place but almost looked clean in the wet.
It's good in the rain as there is no one to give you no pain -
This is not a very complex plan - Dharmendra left early this morning with my bags so that I could take the train and he would meet me in Jhansi -
First Class Ac carriage - Not the smartest I have been on a little bit shabby but clean and tidy. Char Walla brought tea and sat watched the world go by and contemplated the meaning of life _ This is the first time in many years that I been able to really relax knowing that everything is being being run smoothly with back at base.
I took a walk from one end of the train to the other - Chatted to lots of lovely people - Not sure if this is safe with the door wide open:
2nd class is no worse than the 7:18 from Winchester to Waterloo. In fact it is less crowed. This train did not have any 3rd class carriages - so i did not get to visit the real Indian train travel.
I arrived at a very rainy Jhansi, 1 hr later than planned.
With no mobile signal so I could not get in touch with Dharmendra, fortunately after 5 mins we bumped into each other in the crowed entrance hall.
What I did not realise was that there was another 169 Km to drive to Khajuraho. The location of temple with all the Kama Surta. A place I really want to visit.
The roads are not good in this part of India, this is the main road out of Jhansi.
Some are better but not very wide!!
At last they have some road signs
Unfortunately we took a wrong turn and ended up having to come back on ourselves. Time and light was not in out favour today so I decided to go straight to the hotel and visit the temple in the morning - Early start.
We pasted a farmers market on the way but the heavens opened again and I ran for the car!!!
This is a very interesting lake:
If you look closer you can see lots of love hearts.
On the way I saw a massive spark from a power line -
No power in the hotel - “5 mins sir and the power will be back” Nope if the spark I saw was the distribution box then this is not going to get fixed quickly.
Well they managed it and I have internet
I managed to find beer - and food - So happy days.
Tomorrow - Kama_Sutra so stand by for lots of pictures -