Team Taj, part 2

On Sunday Team Taj explored the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

We saw Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal), Pink City, Water Palace (view from shoreline), Amber Fort (really nice), Jantar Mantar and the City Palace.

Afterwards we went back to Delhi airport to fly to Pune.

A weekend in Mumbai

Last weekend we went to Mumbai. On saturday morning right after breakfast we set off to Pune Railway station. Nearby is also the Shivneri terminal where the famous Shivneri busses depart for Mumbai. We paid 320 rupees each and went on a fast trip (less than 4hrs) to the fourth largest city of the world.

After drop off at Dadar we drove the final 10km through the city to the Gate to India. Our destination was the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel nearby.

Other activities on Saturday:

Sauna, Steambath, Swimming pool.

Cafe Royal

On Sunday we went out for sightseeing

Mumbai Central Railway Station, Market,  Bombay Store, Museum of Prince of Wales

Dennis photographs a kid on the rope:

Finally we did the tour at our hotel which was really great. It started at 17:00 and ended about one and a half hours later.

Then we went back to Dardar and took a bus (this time a less fancy private one) back to Pune.

Great weekend, many photographs and a really nice stay at one of the best hotels.

M.G. road

Today first time at Pune’s M.G.Road, checked some shops and found the first supermarket which reminds me of German ones. It also had chocolate and many more things from home.

tourist tour south goa

Yesterday we went to south Goa and saw quite some tourist attractions.

Waterfall
After a bumpy and wet (through river) ride with a Jeep in Mollem National Park we went to Dudhsagar waterfalls. I checked out the cold spring water – had a great waterfall shower.
Monkeys were everywhere. Some had red faces. The guide told me that these are the females. As some human females they use red stuff to beautify their faces.

Elephant ride
After the waterfall swim we had a short and expensive ride with an elephant around the corner.

Spice plantation
Betelnuts, Chilli, Coffee and many more plants were explained to us.

Churches and Temples
Checked a shiva temple on the way to the famous churches.

During the rides between locations we saw glimpses of a tyre company, Kingfisher beer and some ore mining areas. Unbelievably were the kilometer-long lines of ore trucks everywhere which smoked the air with thick diesel clouds. Just one little railroad track instead?

In the night we went to famous but quite remote Curlys bar and club near Anjuna.

Today we will fly back with Kingfisher red, an airline which shuts down soon.

Sleeperbus

We had our trip in a Sleeperbus to Goa, started about at 21hrs in the night and we arrived before 8 in the morning. Despite the fact that this was quite a long and shaky bus trip we were still able to walk. This was my first time in a sleeper bus and now I know what 2+1 means. Choosing a lower compartment was good. Pictures? Let’s go:

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