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Travel Blogs from Jammu
We passed through Jammu and stopped at the old palace and had a look at the view, we were now entering the Jammu kashmir region and we could see the landscape change very noticeably after the outskirts of the city, there was lush forests filled with monkeys and ...
... The entire bus waited the 10 or 15 minutes it took for us to get out, show our passports and fill out paperwork.
We were off again. The road was windier and mountains higher. It was green and scenic and often the bus slowed to carefully work its way around herds of sheep. The long line of traffic stopped as the sun set. It was hours before we got going again. We had no idea ...
... too soon!
The sky opens, and it turns out the bus has a leaky roof. Leaving the flat plains behind, we wind our way once more up into lush green hills. The downpour grows more intense by the minute, and I have to shift seats.
And here we are - Dharamsala! It's a 5 minute wait for the connecting bus to McCleod Ganj and I find myself in comfortable Sharma Cottage, which has big rooms and hot water, all for about #3 a night.
Time for a good sleep, I reckon!
... It had been a long 26 hours and we didn't want to go through the hassel of getting a 2nd class ticket, trying to find a sleeper seat, bribing the conductor, blah blah blah. Then we talked to the tourist desk and they said there was a train direct to Mumbai! only 32 hours long! Special train that only runs every week or so. It left the next morning. We're so on it!
An early start this morning, like 4am, so I could go to the Golden Temple one more time and get some pictures at dawn. Then off to the bus station to catch a bus to Jammu; from there on to Srinagar tomorrow is my plan. There isn't much else of interest in Amritsar to keep me here and it's a typical Indian city in that it is overcrowded, noisy, dirty and polluted.
There isn't anything worth seeing ...
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