Haridwar

Typed up at: Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, USA Hotel in Hong Kong Posted from: Internet Cafe in Hong Kong Haridwar is a Hindu holy city. It is situated more or less where the Ganges leaves the Himalayas, meaning that it hasn't yet had a chance to become completely polluted. We really just wanted to stay there for one night and then move on to the Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Amritsar to Mussoorie

Typed up at: Cyberia in Nainital, Hotel Vivek in Delhi Posted from: Internet Cafe in Hong Kong From Amritsar we wanted to go to Mussoorie, a small resort town in the foothills of the Himalayas. This would be a 2-day journey. First we took an afternoon bus from Amritsar to Chandigarh. It was an AC bus, which are the good kind. The thing that made this kind of bus good wasn't the AC (because it wasn't hot when we traveled) but the fact that seats were assigned, and fairly comfortable.

Amritsar

Typed up: on Amritsar-Chandigarh bus Posted from: Internet cafe in Mussoori From Bikaner we went to Amritsar. It sounds pretty innocuous written like that. At 9:30pm we were at the train station to take a sleeper train to Bithande. This train didn't have any of the fancy classes, just plain sleeper. In theory this just means it was the same as the sleeper we took from Delhi. In practice it wasn't just lacking AC but also basic cleanliness.