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... by homesick Brits reminded of the Cumbrian Lake District). Now imagine, a steep valley packed with hotels; brightly painted gondola-like boats* and dragon pedalos forming flotillas; and candy floss, lots of candy floss**. That just about sums up Nainital. Oh, and to add to the holiday atmosphere, there's a cable car which runs up to Snow View -- which (on a clear day) has panoramic Himalayan views -- and a mini amusement ...
... mum landed at 11 thinking that would give me plenty of time to get over there whilst mum got through passport control. After I had joined 2 wrong queues for the airport rail link and managed to get myself over to the airport mum had been waiting for 45 minutes because her flight got in early whoops! I think we were both expecting some big reunion with me meeting her, which still was the case but just happened that she met me! It was lovely to see her again though after 6 months! ...
Today we got off to a slow start - morning on the Ganges, a look at a Jain temple, then onto the road for what should have been a relatively easy drive. We got caught at a number of train crossings, in one political rally in a city, and got dead-ended at an unfinished bridge, so arrived in Corbett National Park at sunset. Just a few pictures from the road ...
... it was good to try something that we'd have not been able to find had we been on our own.
This afternoon the girls treated themselves to massages in the spa while I read my book. We're just having some down time now before going for dinner and a celebratory drink: Lauren found out today that she's passed 2 more exams, 11 down with more to 3 go!
There are no photos with today's entry I'm afraid as the WIFI isn't performing too well.
Today was the day of the elephant safari! The day Lauren has been waiting for for a long time! We had to set off shortly after 6:30am as apparently this was the best time to spot animals. We were really hoping for a tiger but after reading on the internet that sightings are quite difficult to come by we were keeping our expectations realistic.
Even just riding on top of the elephant was great fun, even if I felt a bit unsteady, especially when the elephant was ...
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