As we were with a tour throughout India and we were moving around quite frequently, it was actually quite nice to spend 3 nights in one place. It meant we could finally get a feel for somewhere ourselves and do a bit of exploring. Udaipur, a busy city full of narrow streets, is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’ with several lakes within the historical city.
We had been travelling to India, from Manchester, for a total of 36 hours, so we were pretty knackered by the time we arrived in Delhi Airport. The plan when we landed was to get the Metro and then a Tuk Tuk to our hotel, which seemed pretty straight forward. However, we hadn’t factored into account the locals themselves. The metro was absolutely fine, luxury almost, with comfy seats, air con and a lot of room! But once we’d arrived into Central Delhi, pale as ghosts, with 4 rather large rucksacks, we screamed ‘tourists’ far and wide and that’s when they see a possibility to scam you.
This city certainly didn’t disappoint! We were only stayed for one night, but the things we saw in one day were pretty incredible. We travelled over to Agra from Delhi via train and from what we had previously heard and seen of India’s transport systems it actually wasn’t too bad. It was a 2.5 hour journey, with enough leg room (even for people who are 6ft and above!) with a slightly questionable, but free, vegetarian breakfast. This consisted of something between a potato croquet and a hash brown with exactly three french fries and two peas (it would seem the portion sizes where very specific, as everyone got exactly the same).