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... 8217;s birthday.
We carried on to the Ghandi museum, under renovation, but still open to the public, with most of the history we have seen in films and read in books on display, with a lot of black and white photos and descriptive plaques, which we photographed, and the bloodstained dhoti he was wearing when he was shot, which we didn't photograph.
We carried on for a while, then plunged into the narrow alleys to visit a number of local ...
... for 20 years, last time living in Mauritius! But it did made me realise that i haven't really roughed it in India compared to many people, I've usually spent in the £10/night area whereas plenty I've met have been £3-5 and refused to budge. Amazing how a few quid more gets you so much more quality.
Flew to Delhi ok and then had an admin nightmare at delhi international where they wouldn't let me in without a paper ticket....seriously ...
... and some snacks from our packs before wandering town shopping for some souveniers. We wound up at another little cafe that was cool and quiet and promised food and wi-fi. Obtaining food but no wi-fi due to poor connection, we enjoyed a rest and met a couple from Germany who recommended we check out a couple of guesthouses nearby for the night. We strolled over to look at the guesthouses, but decided to look further as one of the waiters from our rooftop restaurant in Madurai ...
... seeing. The main attraction in Ooty is the toy railway and the wonderful scenery. It's a 4 hour chug at barely more than walking pace from Otty to Mettupalayam. The seats are narrow and accommodating 8 people per carriage, plus all their luggage, was at times a bit of a squash. The scenery is spectacular and ever changing. Mountain views, waterfalls and tea plantations, around every corner there's another view more lovely than the last. We stop at quaintly named ...
... up. Our second treat for the evening was a £20 a night room as we'd not had hot water for weeks - the bliss of the hot shower!
The following morning we set out with a clear mission; sari shopping for Amutha. Tom took up the role of assistant shopper in the hope of speeding up Amutha's browsing and buying, rather than dragging heels and holding up prolonging the agony. As it happened, however, the experience was yet another ...