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... thousands of twisting and turning alleys - intentionally getting lost. As we wandered several funerals passed us on the way down to the ghats to cremate the bodies, again fascinating but very odd. In the UK funerals are such solemn, private affairs, to see such public funerals was quite strange!
After a couple of hours down time to avoid the heat, we headed back to the ghats to watch the nightly ceremonies. Every night there is a huge ceremony (the Ganga ...
In this sojourn, I've stayed for the night in a number of places – camps, villages, hotels ; in towns, in villages, in the middle of nowhere. There has been one common theme, wherever I’ve been. As I left , somebody would wish me safe travels or come again, or thank you for staying with us, or some such equivalent. And then the last word always was, sir please drop a comment on Tripadvisor ! or if you prefer, Tripadvisor mein comment ...
India is diverse; with jungles, tropical beaches, deserts and soaring mountains. India is much more luscious and green than I imagined with bountiful crops of rice, veg, fruits and grains growing. However with so many people, ever expanding industrial and urban growth the environment is under tremendous pressure. Despite numerous environment laws, land continues to degrade seriously. There are mountains of rubbish; floating in rivers, piled ...
... dressing modestly. It also bans any woman who is having her monthly. Strangely photography is permitted as long as we do not stand with our backs towards the idols at any time. We are also prohibited from entering the inner temple area. We are able to satisfy all criteria so permission to enter is granted. This temple is renowned for it's beauty although to our untrained eyes the colours look somewhat gaudy - unusual, but not exactly the Sistine Chapel :-) And now ...
... a restaurant and the walk back had taken nearly an hour so we had a quick walk around the temple which turned out to be all that was needed and then back into the car and back to the hotel.
Tina had told us that there was a hanging garden near here but it was getting late and we had had enough adventures for the day so we just decided to go back to the ...