India Diary - Index


Well, 913 200 000 people, plus one on 5 September 2001. I plan to travel around for 6-8 weeks, flying into Delhi and out of Mombai (Bombay). The plan is fairly fluid at the moment, but will hopefully emcompass the Taj Mahal, some of the sites in Rajasthan, Gujarat and maybe Goa and parts of Kerela if time permits.

Oh yes, and I got my Australian tourist working visa here in India 'cos I didn't leave enough time to do it before leaving the UK. So, I now know that I can go and work in Oz, maybe designing websites...

Full List of diary entries...

Check out the edited highlights if you don't have the patience to read through the whole lot.

Date Place In a nutshell
03/09/01 Whitstable, UK Packing - things to take, and things to discard.
04/09/01 Whitsable food
05/09/01 Heathrow Off we go!
06/09/01 Delhi, India Culture shock
07/09/01 Delhi, India What a difference a day makes
08/09/01 Delhi, India Sightseeing and Servas
09/09/01 Delhi - Rajasthan, India Hindi
10/09/01 Alwar, Rajasthan, India Rajasthan, Reservoirs & Rural villages
11/09/01 Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Tourist Jaipur
12/09/01 Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Jaipur - relaxation
13/09/01 Jaipur-Agra, India Buses
14/09/01 Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India The Taj
15/09/01 Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Monkeys
16/09/01 Agra - Matura, Uttar Pradesh, India The sh*ts
17/09/01 Matura - Delhi, India Complete rest
18/09/01 Delhi, India Visa success!
19/09/01 Delhi, India Parcel Farce
20/09/01 Delhi - Jodhpur, India Out of Delhi
21/09/01 Jodhpur, India Scams
22/09/01 Jodhpur, India The sites
23/09/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Chillin' out in Jaisalmer
24/09/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Relaxation
25/09/01 The Desert, Rajasthan Camel Safari 1
26/09/01 The Desert, Rajasthan Camel Safari 2
27/09/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Recovery, and work
28/09/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Nought
29/09/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Er, not much
30/09/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Much the same
01/10/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Full moon party
02/10/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Don't worry, but...
03/10/01 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - Udaipur, Rajasthan ...continued
04/10/01 Udaipur, Rajasthan Sleep
05/10/01 Udaipur, Rajasthan 007
06/10/01 Udaipur, Rajasthan Special Tea
07/10/01 Udaipur, Rajasthan Village
08/10/01 Udaipur, Rajasthan Sightseeing
09/10/01 Udaipur, Rajasthan - Ahmedabad, Gugarat Cars
10/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Manchester of the East
11/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Servas
12/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Sightseeing
13/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Monument
14/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Cooking, Servas and Kulfi
15/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Kabadi Travels
16/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Play it by ear
17/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Movie and Music
18/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Kulfi and Clothes
19/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Food and Religion
20/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Maps
21/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gugarat Magarwaba Vir and Balugra
22/10/01 Ahmedabad, Gujarat - Palolem, Goa Train
23/10/01 Gorkan, Kanataka Change of plan
24/10/01 Gorkana, Kanataka Beach
25/10/01 Palolem, Goa Culture shock
26/10/01 Palolem, Goa B*gger all
27/10/01 Palolem, Goa Ditto
28/10/01 Palolem - Bagmalo, Goa On the move
29/10/01 Bagmalo - Benaulim, Goa Scuba
30/10/01 Benaulim, Goa Nought
31/10/01 Benaulim, Goa - Mumbai Getting used to it
01/11/01 Mumbai Local attractions
02/11/01 Mumbai Servas
03/11/01 Mumbai Servas
04/11/01 Mumbai Thane
05/11/01 Mumbai - Singapore Flying to Singapore

Other bits and pieces

Guide to Arriving in Delhi

Check out my Guide to Arriving in Delhi if you're thinking of coming here.

Indian Recipe Collection

I'm putting together a collection of Indian Recipes as I travel around the country.

Indian Folk Dancing

Take a look at the Navratri Mahotsav Dandia Ras photograph album for some stunning photos of an Indian folk dancing festival.


Take a look at some maps of where I've been in India.


Created by Dan Leigh 03/09/2001