Travel to India – Episode 317

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The Amateur Traveler talks to David Grenewetzki about his first trip to India. His itinerary covered Mombai, Bangalore, Rajasthan, Delhi and then ended at the Indian wedding of friends. They started in Mumbai where they saw sites like the arch of India and Elephanta Caves. Near Bangalore they made a side trip to see the Jain pilgrimage site of Shravanabelagola and the palace of Tipu Sultan at Mysore. In Udaipu they splurged and stayed in both the City Palace and the Lake Palace Hotels.

“As we walked into the hotel they was a guy on the roof sprinkling rose pedals on us and I would have to say that is probably the first and last time that has happened to me.”

David and his wife also went to a cooking school in Udaipu to learn to cook local dishes. In Jaipur (the pink city) they saw the Red Fort and snake charmers. The also visited Ranthambore National Park where there are still Tigers running wild for a 2 day jeep safari. In Dehli, they helped feed the poor at the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple and visited the Hari Krishna Lotus Temple and the Jama Masjid Mosque. They ended their trip at a large Indian wedding.



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Mumbai
Elephanta Caves
Gandhi (movie 1982)
Shravanabelagola
Mysore Palace
Jaipur
Udaipur
Cooking school in Udaipu
Tipu Sultan
Everytrail map of David’s Jeep Safari
Ranthambore National Park
Dehli
Taj Mahal
Steri Pen for sterilizing water
Varanasi – oldest continuously inhabited city in India

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.



2 Responses to “Travel to India – Episode 317”

Sam Oppenheim

Says:

What an excellent episode – I concur with all of David’s comments – save one.
The “Lotus Temple” in Delhi is Bahai – not Hare Krishna- but there is a fun large Hare Krishna temple nearby and you can combine visits to both.

If you have time don’t miss the site David visited with his neighbors – Sravanabelagola is indeed an awesome deity carved in the round atop 600 something stairs! India has so many facets of culture to enjoy if you just get off the beaten path!

julie m

Says:

Hello!
Excellent podcast! I loved it and am exciting about going to India this coming winter.
I was hoping that I could ask Mr. Grenewetzki about how he found a driver for the trip.
Thank you and I appreciate your podcast…!
Julie

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