A lazy day off from sightseeing in India, as I passed some time waiting to catch another train. During my train journey around India, I spent many nights sleeping overnight on the trains to maximise my travel time and budget!
Taking the train from Varanassi
India Travel Blog Post Written Tuesday 20/01/04 as part of my train journey around India
Had a lazy breakfast and watched TV before checking out at noon. Settled my bill, and left my bag in their cloakroom whilst I sat out on the lawn reading, and planning the next few days.
A Dutch couple turned up in a huge camper van that they had obviously driven over from Holland, but I never got a chance to chat to them.
At the train station, I had a long wait for the train. There was an ace announcement though..
‘The 22.20 Howrah train is running …. indefinitely …. late, and will arrive … later ‘.
A reasonably entertaining wait, watching the odd rat put in a celebrity appearance, and of course the cows leaving huge dollops of poo all over the platform. Got talking to another Christian religious sort, who gave me a pamphlet, which was just as well, because I was running low on toilet paper.
Read more about my India train travel adventure
Previous day of India travelogues – Boat ride on the Ganges
Next day of India travelogues – Journey to Khajorho
More travel blogs from this series:
- First day in India
- Second day in Delhi
- Sightseeing around Delhi
- First Indian train journey
- Sightseeing in Calcutta
- Day trip to Konark
- Calcutta again
- Into Darjeeling
- Darjeeling day 2
- Darjeeling day 3
- Train journey from Darjeeling to Varanassi
- Boat ride on the Ganges
- Another night on a train
- Journey to Khajorho
- Taj Mahal
- Waiting at the station
- Quiet day
- Camel Safari
- Problem day
- Jaisalmer Festival
- To Ranthambore
- Tigerless safari day 1
- Tigerless safari day 2
- Another day, another railway station
- On to Mumbai
- Ellora Caves – Day 1
- Ellora Caves – Day 2
- Chill out day
- The end of the India trip