2009 Trip to India This was our route
Frankfurt During our 6 hour stop over we strolled through an early morning market.
Frankfurt The market was full of delicious looking food, including frankfurters.
Delhi Our arrival was delayed by fog. It did eventually clear enough to land, but never fully lifted.
Delhi Yes; we did encounter many snake charmers ...
Delhi ... and cows walking about the streets.
Delhi The streets were fascinating.
Delhi There was also the modern. What was interesting was that most products were made in India, not imported from the usual sources you see in Canada or the USA.
Delhi This was Gandhi's house ...
Delhi ... with its peace gong in the courtyard.
Delhi This is the tomb of Hamayun, a Moghul emperor. Note the large number of what appear to be Stars of David!
Along the Highway A Tuk Tuk holds two passengers and the driver. We counted fourteen people in this one.
Along the Highway the local equivalent of an 18 wheeler
Along the Highway
Along the Highway Horrors! There is a lot of ingenuity that went into this DIY vehicle, but no guard on the V belt.
Along the Highway The lady is preparing buffalo batties to provide heat for cooking. You can just see the buffalo resting in the background.
Agra The Taj Mahal in all its magnifcance
Agra Here's the proof that we got there.
Agra The marble floor is well polished with half a millenium of walking.
Agra Looking up one of the minarets. They tilt out 3° to ensure they won't fall on the Taj if there is an earthquake.
Agra The footings for the black Taj across the Yamuna River where the emperor was to be buried. Family infighting resulted in a serious change of plans.
Agra The original location of the Peacock Throne in Agra Fort before it was stolen.
Jaipur Prince Albert called this region the Pink City. It's more terra cotta than pink.
Jaipur The Amber Fort
Jaipur The best route up to the fort is by elephant.
Jaipur Here we are with our elephant and driver.
Jaipur There was a lot of maintenance going on. You have to use your head when you don't have a wheelbarrow
Jaipur Just look at the detail in that brass work.
Jaipur The solar observatory was completed in 1734. This has to be the biggest sundial in the world.
Goa Looking out across the Indian Ocean at Calangute
Goa An interesting view of the beach at Calangute. Note the straw mat to prvent taking sand to the hotel and the sleeping cow.
Goa Another intersting view of the beach at Calangute. A sudden bovine invasion
Goa Inside the cathedral in Panaji. The casket at the top contains the remains of St. Francis Xavier.
Mumbai The Taj Mahal Hotel
Mumbai The hoarding covers the region damaged by the terrorist attack a few weeks before we arrived.
Mumbai No **** terrorist was going to prevent us from having our cup of tea in the Taj hotel. The terrorists sprayed this room with an AK47.
Mumbai High-speed egg delivery. The fastest route from the chicken to the omlette.
Mumbai Open air barber ship
Freising We dropped into Germany for a quick coffee on the way back. This is the main square in Freising.
Freising looking the other way
Freising-0061 Der Dom (the cathedral ) in Freising
Freising Der Krautwagen in the open air markeplace.