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I left Pokhara and crossed back to India in April 1993, heading to Varanasi. Luckily our bus smashing into the side of a bridge didn't cause any injuries. Except for the bus that is..


indnoteThe Indian Rupee










ind25The main bathing ghat at Varanasi (Dasaswamedh Ghat). Hugely atmospheric, especially in the evening



ind26Varanasi ghat on the banks of the River Ganges $600 Bonus



ind27Varanasi ghat
















ind28More bathing in the River Ganges, Varanasi















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ind30Victoria Memorial, Kolkata



ind31At Dalhousie Square, Kolkata
















ind32I met Amitabh and Bunty on the way to Darjeeling, and met up with them again in Kolkata















ind33Rickshaw wallah, Kolkata



ind34Not a bad view for a dirt cheap hotel in Agra (though it was 47 degrees centigrade on the roof)















ind37The stunning Taj Mahal, Agra















ind38Facing away from the Taj Mahal, Agra



ind39Reflection in a pool, Taj Mahal, Agra



ind40Taj Mahal, Agra - definitely worth going to around sunset aswell, for the changes in light














ind41Taj Mahal, Agra. Built by Shah Jahan in honour of his wife Mumtaz Mahal
















ind43Sunset on the Yamuna River, Taj Mahal, Agra



ind44View from Agra Fort, where Shah Jahan died, imprisoned there by his son Aurangzeb. The Taj Mahal is in the background














ind45Inside Agra Fort, Agra
















ind46Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, Jaipur



ind48The staff at a hotel in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan















ind52City walls of Jaisalmer, on the edge of the Thar desert
















ind51Jain temple, Jaisalmer



ind57Camel guide on 4 day camel safari in the Thar desert



ind58Camel safari, Thar desert
















ind61Passing through a desert village during camel safari, Thar desert
















ind61aThe imposing Meherangarh Fort, Jodhpur



ind62Looking down from the Fort - the blue roofed houses indicate Brahmin occupants, the highest order of the caste system, Jodhpur



ind63Walking through the streets of Udaipur
















ind64Pichola Lake, Udaipur















ind65Lake Palace Hotel, Pichola Lake, Udaipur



ind67Weaving baskets, Udaipur market



ind68Udaipur market















ind69Udaipur market

















ind70Well worth seeing are the amazing temples cut into the rock at Ellorah, near Aurangabad in Maharashtra



ind71Built just after the Taj Mahal, in the 17th century, the Bibi-ka-Maqbara at Aurangabad is nowhere near as impressive















ind72Baga beach at Goa




ind74Gateway of India, Mumbai
















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