Travel Blogs from Haridwar
... women trading off lying down on the benches and once the train was called in a very proper British voice it was usually a group of women who were all going together with the directly of an elder mother/grandmother. There was one elder mother (probably in her 50s) sitting near me who started a conversation with me in pretty good English, she became a priceless guide waking me up as our train was called to go down to the platform and then wait again. I sat on the ...
... ever. Amazing! And, I owe it to Apu, for sending me to him, and to Rajeev, my incredibly knowledgeable, profoundly passionate, and jolly host and guide. I have to admit I'd been reluctant about coming to Haridwar, but I ended up having a completely different experience that I expected. It had nothing to do with the holy city and the Ganges. It was ask about the park and wildlife. It was amazing experiencing the park through someone who knows it so ...
... tied our wrists with it, chanting chanting.
He gave us marigolds to hold while he spooned Ganges water into our
hands and told us to drink it ( we had to fake it) then washed our
hands with it. Then a woman in the front spooned ganges water onto a
torch that was lit. We all were passed the torch drawing circles in
the air with it while the others in the group chanted. Suddenly
hundreds and hundreds of bells started ringing and a man led ...
... the drizzle, get soaked in it or be anywhere else in lonely alleys other than lazying under the humid fan-air. However, today, I am expected in the solitude of wilderness 25 km away. It is going to be yet another enjoyable night-out under the cloudy dome of the dusky sky. Dehradun, the capital town, has lost innocense of past. Once a beautiful small town with green hedges and big gated bungalows standing on over an ...
... but loads of crowd watching and amusing antics of people trying to get through the blocks.
The main area to bathe (where the drop was dropped) is called Har-ki-Pairi and is a narrow canal area with a temple and was where the sadhus came by the thousands at set times to cleanse. This was the main event but the crowd control made it pretty much impossible to get into this area so the best we could do was observe the incoming flow of ...
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