Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The 24 hour train journey that became a 32 hour train journey

From Varanasi our next stop was Jodhpur (back in Rajasthan again). This would involve a 24 hour train journey. So we prepared a picnic of bread, jam, crisps, malted milk biscuits and quite happily got on our train at 5 in the evening.

We played cards for a bit.

Read for a bit.

Wrote for a bit.

Ate.

The slept.

We woke up the next morning at about 9 and did the same: played cards and read (we didn't write as not much happened in the night to report about).

At 5pm we pulled into the station. We were fully expecting to be at Jodhpur.

We weren't. We were at Jaipur. We'd already been here in the car with Kishor earlier in our trip.

I pulled out the lonely planet to see how far it was between Jaipur and Jodhpur. 5 and a half hours. What! Oh yes, we had been on the train for 24 hours and we were still more than 5 hours away from our destination. That was mental.

8 hours lateer our train pulled into Jodhpur train station.

It was a long journey.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! Lonely planet saves the day again, only it brings bad news not good! Lol, must have been a massive sense of De Ja Vu!

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