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We arrived at the Abu Road train station where we ignored the taxi drivers who wanted ridiculous prices and took a motorised tuk-tuk to the bus station. The bus was just pulling out so it stopped when the driver flagged it down and we jumped on and it roared off. All the windows were open to provide a cool breeze and the seats where all badly …
... not the case. Indians don't do walking (they don't do exercise generally). On my 2nd day i ended up walking 10km to Delwara to see some Jain temples and then to Achalgarh to see some Shiva temples but this was along the road! Took about 3 hours and i was knackered so ended up hitching back - 1st on a tractor then in the back of a Landrover thing with a govt worker collecting water samples.
... will put a child on their lap for another bag etc. So getting into the carriage is tough, but once inside, everybody helps each other. After a few stops we even got seats and the rest of the journey although cramped was quite an experience and the locals even helped us with our bags when we got off.
On arrival at Abu Road train station we needed to get up to the 1220m Mount Abu, which after we had decided to stop ...
There's not much to say about Ranakpur/Mt Abu - apart from it being a nice spot if you need to get away from noise, pollution, dirt and hassle. It's in the middle of nowhere, there's plenty of monkeys and cows, a beautiful Hindu Temple and you get to see Indian country and village life. Don't forget to bring sweets and pencils for the village kids - their smiles would make anyones heart melt in seconds :)
... man sitting on a hillock off to the side of the road, a prop to this elegant vignette.
Hardly had I had time to fully register the sight at the crossing than, at the edge of the small village, I witnessed twenty or thirty dogs tearing away in fighting frenzy the innards of a dead cow just off the railway embankment; rail kill it appeared from the previous express—a contrasting riot of scarlet blood to the stillness of the woman in her vermillion ...
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