The Amateur Traveler talks to David Grenewetzki about his first trip to India. His itinerary covered Mumbai, Bangalore, Rajasthan, Delhi and then ended at the Indian wedding of friends.
David and his wife started in Mumbai where they saw sites like the arch of India and Elephanta Caves. Near Bangalore, they made a side trip to see the Jain pilgrimage site of Shravanabelagola and the palace of Tipu Sultan at Mysore. In Udaipur, they splurged and stayed in both the City Palace and the Lake Palace Hotels.
“As we walked into the hotel there was a guy on the roof sprinkling rose pedals on us and I would have to say that is probably the first and last time that has happened to me.”
David and his wife also went to a cooking school in Udaipur to learn to cook local dishes. In Jaipur (the pink city) they saw the Red Fort and snake charmers. They also visited Ranthambore National Park where there are still Tigers running wild for a 2-day jeep safari. In Delhi, they helped feed the poor at the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple and visited the Hari Krishna Lotus Temple and the Jama Masjid Mosque. They ended their trip at a large Indian wedding.
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