After 10h train in Mumbai arrived. Hotel overbooked, the alternative for one night is horrible. The next day showed me Sagar, who was coincidentally also in Mumbai, with the car his city. The many old buildings from the colonial era are evidence of a long, interesting history. This mega city with skyscrapers skyline and huge slums thrives on contrasts.
Two days later I left this beautiful city to visit the caves of Ajanta and Ellora. Of course, I made amistake at the train since I left me on an app that gave me the best connection Pachora as destination station. So thanks Indian passengers I drove up Jelgaon, from where it then also in the morning at 6am was a bus to Ajanta. So now also my first trip with a non-air-conditioned bus in India. Read Much about it I had already. Thanks to a nice fellow who engaged me in a long conversation, all the Speedbraker and potholes were in combination with non-existing shock absorbers bearable.
Ajanta is a stunning caves and temple complex, which is located in a U-shaped valley. Unfortunately I had to give in the valley due to the drought in the numerous waterfalls and the lush green. One more reason not to visit India the next time in the postseason. From Ajanta I drove via taxi to Aurangabad, which is actually my goal would have to be must to visit both caves systems. After a hot day (41 Degrees) I fell in the evening in my bed, because the next morning 6:00 start was announced to Ellora. Had booked a taxi for the entire day.
Ellore Caves are still a bit more impressive, but it was the penultimate day before the caves are closed, therefore countless tourists go.
Around noon, I had brought half of the 45 caves behind me and now drank 5 liters of water. I did not have to bring direction toilet this water then says it all about the degree of my perspiration.
Other attractions in Aurangabad I left then because of the heat out, plus I had already seen so many old stones that I this is sufficient for the rest of my trip.
5pm I started then the completely unnecessary 4h bus ride back to Jelgaon to get from there to my train to Delhi. 5h stay at a railway station in nowhere were then also easier than I thought. A small tavern bridged the time with a little gin/7up from the absence of tonic water. Slightly tipsy, I settled on a "conversation" with a bunch of young people, of which no one understood a word of english. 2hours sleep on the platform because the train was delayed and then finally into my air-conditioned sleeping compartment.
Last night I came after 21 hours on the train at Delhi, let's see what it has to show the city.
More soon
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