Travel Blogs from Nashik
... yoga teacher training course. It's the main reason I came to India, a productive justification for the whole bumming around thing. I hear it's really intense, very demanding and strict. It sounds like I'll have to shut up and do as I'm told for a while which I'm sure will be 'good for me'. Still, getting up at 5am to do chanting will take some getting used to. If you need me, I'll be om-ing on a mountain.
... of the largest religious gathering in the world, Kumbh Mela, every 12 years. This particular temple restricts non-Hindus from entering so I admired from a distance, but it the spiritual energy filled the town. So what did I do all day if I couldn't enter this temple? Behind Trimbak town is Brahmagiri mountain, from which the Godvari river begins and flows down through India. When I heard that one could hike up to the top I was sold! It was an incredible journey to ...
... to see rice transplantation still going on here, somewhat late in the season.
Diesel Tree – Jatropha curcas, a biofuel. Wonder if the fruits are edible. We did not try to find out!
... sipping wine on the vineyard balcony. We were joined by a full house of upper middle class visitors from Bombay who clearly knew little about wine, but saw recognized the attraction. At some point a military convoy arrived and parked itself in the vineyard as the staff sectioned off half the deck for some mysterious guests. I think we got through three half-bottles, fooling ourselves that we would only have a little, before we paid our bill and ...
... room just down the road, York Winery. Another bottle, more posing like movie stars for photos with Indians, lots of laughs, and then stumbling back to Beyond in the dark for a late dinner…once again oddly alone in the dining room. And to finish off another incredible day in India, we fell asleep to the lullabies of an Indian version of Leonard Cohen from the deck next door. Cheers! ...
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- Room service
- Free parking