|Friendly locals gather around me to chat|
I want to talk about the things I loved about India. Firstly the food. There are apparently more vegetarians in India alone than the rest of the world combined. Forty percent of the population is vegetarian. You saw the population figures in the last post. That's a lot of vegetarians. India is heaven for vegetarians. Read more - here
|Raj Ghat for Ghandi|
|The face says it all - Greenie about to tuck into a curry|
One little piece of advice. Indians eat their curries fire hot. If you get asked how you like your curry, there is a big difference between an English hot curry and an Indian hot curry. Start with a mild curry and work up to your preferred heat from there.
|Visiting a local villager to taste chickpea dumplings|
I visited - The Golden Triangle - which is where most new visitors to India go and India's most popular destination. The triangle is between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Our tour took in lots of temples and historical places. Key attractions in the big cities such as the Taj Mahal and Raj Ghat are included but we also got to stay in places like the Venice of the east - Udaipur.
|Venice of the East - Udaipur|
|Local ladies washing clothes in the lake|
Next week in the final - Part 3 - I will be discussing temples, holy animals, castes
To read about other trips and holidays you can visit the travel archive page - here.
|Three people up - no problem. Ladies ride side saddle|