The Gateway Hotel Athwa Lines Surat
Travel Blogs from Surat
My visit to Surat has nothing much to talk about apart from the fact that I was solely there to visit a friend of mine. Originally, I intended to go directly to Ajmer from Mumbai, but then I felt I had to see Udaipur on the way. So to reach Udaipur, I knew I had to pass through Gujarat. Then, I felt that if I had to pass through Gujarat, I might as well halt at some place there just to get a feel as to how Gujarat looks like. I wanted to see why o why, is India so ...
Spent a very short time in Vanesa, which is where Hirals dad is from. Since they are building a new house there...we were sent to do some interior decorating. This task actually made us excited to build our own home...but I'm not sure exactly when that's going to happen. Otherwise just a really quiet gam (gujurati for village) with not a whole lot going on but were able to see Hirals extended ...
... to lose its spark in the middle of nowhere and have a little napette. Fortunately, there was a little shack nearby and a couple of guys who loaned me a spanner or two. After some fiddling and chai all again was ticketyboo - don't you just love electrical problems! Here's hoping it doesn't happen again but sods law says it'll be whilst in the desert or remote West of gurjarat. So, to recap - a few fantastic days indeed - India is GREAT! ...
Finally after thinking and brainstorming for a couple of weeks we decided to go to Manali (a charming and mesmerizing hill station nestled in the Himalayas) to escape the scorching Surat heat. We had researched a lot about its current weather, forecast, monsoons et al. It was 12-19 degrees there and 38 here.
Manali is a 1700 km long journey which takes almost 36 hours by train. Since ...
... for the religious ceremony to take place. All the villagers came and sat under the marque on the floor to eat. The food was so delicious!! I've tried and tested so many Indian cuisines and everything has been so tasty and delicious! Day 2 involved a religious ceremony that took place centrally under the marque on a stage an the villagers flanked each side to water the event. The nighttime saw the stage be transformed to host ...
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