Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center (Ivac)
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INDUS VALLEY AYURVEDIC CENTRE
Tanya and I thought we would round off our placement by treating ourselves to a touch of pampering and so we checked in to an Ayurvedic Centre in Mysore called the Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre (IVAC) for a 6 night treatment package.
Firstly we met with the ayurvedic doctor whom was extremely …
... it out in front of him, then another and another. This might go on until there is a mountain of saris on the bed. If madam is slightly interested, it is draped over the attendant woman. In the shop where Runa buys her saris there are 800 salesmen on a peak sari buying day, eg before a major festival. Our shops were much more modest, but we stood and watched a young woman looking for a black and gold sari. She had 20 or so laid out, priced at around £70. Then ...
... with Mysore silk. In the back of the shop there was a silk loom where I learned how silk is made – the whole process from cocoon to fabric. I felt like it was the completion of my fifth grade class project of raising silkworms.
Nearly as soon as we arrived in the silk shop we set off again - this time for what used to be Tipu Sultan’s summer palace and has now been converted into a museum all about his life. Tipu Sultan ruled an area called Srirangapatna ...
... to Bangalore which was going to be 13 hours, eek! We'd then be catching another train from there to Mysore which would be about 2.5 hours so a long day of travelling! We stocked up on biscuits, water and sleeping tablets which seem to be the way forward on these journeys if you actually want to get some sleep! All of us slept pretty well on the train which arrived in Bangalore around 7am. We then had about ...
... this is a big, very BIG problem for me' did i poke Chris in the ribs and go, 'ooh ooh, i think we have to bribe him'.... 10 mins later and we were walking across the border,
£20 lighter in the wallet but jubilant at our first seedy encounter in India.
The border town of Raxaul was quoted in our guidebook as,'an unattractive, grubby town infested with mosquitoes and with limited amenities'. This is the absolute truth. The worst town we ever stayed ...