Welcome to a virtual trip throught the Indian region of Rajasthan. See what we saw and experienced during 10 days spent in the northern India. I will try to bring you closer to that country, it's made of people, monuments and colors. Have a good time :)
Travel dates: 4 - 15 August 2013 (9 days of effective travel + 2 days of air travel)
Percurred distance: ~1850 km (+ internal flight New Delhi - Jodhpur)
Support: Lufthansa (never ever again!), Jet Airways, Earth Viaggi.
Itinerary: Rome > Munich > New Delhi > Jodhpur > Jaisalmer > Thar Desert > Pokhran > Jodhpur > Ranakpur > Udaipur > Jaipur > Abhaneri > Fatehpur Sikiri > Agra > New Delhi > Frankfurt > Rome
Extremely colorful and incredibly dirty, incredibly hot outside and as well damn cold inside, frighteningly dangerous on the road but on the other hand super-exciting, sometimes horribly stinky but in a few steps away smelling incense and spices, and so at every step, around every corner is waiting a surprise, contrast, challenge, disgust and disbelief. Incredible India!
"This is indeed India! the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition, whose yesterdays bear date with the mouldering antiquities of the rest of the nations-the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined." Mark Twain