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Dec 6, 2008 - Gwalior

Today we are going to travel from Orchha to Gwalior. After a less than refreshing night of sleep, we grab a bit of breakfast and I head out to Chaturbhuj Mandir, a rather imposing 16th century temple that looms far above the town. It will require climbing about 7 stories and I will need to bribe the guy with the keys 100 rupees. Joel stays behind to take pictures. The view is spectacular and the temple is very interesting in that old, crumbling kind of way. On our way to Gwalior, we stop at Datia, a ruined fort on a hill that left over from...

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Apr 24, 2007 - Gwalior

Got the 7am rickshaw to Vidishi and caught the train to Gwalior for 6hrs. The trains are getting really hot now, everything in them is made of metal and after 10am when the heat starts to build up it just sits there radiating heat. By 3pm the little metal ladders, to get up onto the bunks, are that hot you can hardly touch them. When you get up to move there is a pool of sweat left behind from any part of bare skin that has been in contact with the seat. You can imagine what the back of your trousers or shorts looks like. Time to go AC I...

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Dec 6, 2006 - Gwalior

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD I have always been fascinated by forts and have visited several in Eastern Canada. On our previous trips to India, we have seen some of the more famous forts in Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan but I have always wanted to visit the fort in Gwalior. This time, we were not on a tight itinerary so we decided to make an overnight trip from Delhi to Gwalior on the train. The Shatabdi trains are special trains that provide high class chair-car service between some of India's larger centers. I have taken a photo of the...

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Apr 26, 2005 - 'Fraid so ... another fort town

Can't seem to get enough of massive stone architecture. Not sure if it says anything about me. I love the sheer size of forts, the energy and the labour that went into these structures. And then of course there's the history; of battles lost and won, of riding out on a horse with a seriously illegal weapon and slaughtering the foe. Decapitation. Amputation. Laceration. We may have healthcare, refrigeration and aluminium foil, but something tells me that life as a Mughal warrior would have provided an existence more thrilling than life in...

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May 6, 2004 - Orchha and Gwalior

Orchha: Nightmare bus ride from Khajuraho. The first bus never arrived, so ended up getting a private bus and travelling through the mid-day heat. Journey lasted about 6 or 7 hours - I was hoping that it would be about 4. All in all it took about 8.5 hours door to door - a total distance of 180km. I could still feel the effects when I sat down 2 days later. Time to get back on the train. Great place though, not too big and pretty relaxed. Only a little hot. Power cuts - which occur even in Delhi with no warning - can be really annoying when...

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Genty's Asia - 2004



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