Well this is my last day in India so i've uploaded my last few photo's. Since leaving Rajasthan i've been in Uttrancharal in northern India, just west of Nepal. I spent a week trekking in the Indian (Garwhal) Himalayas which was undoubtedly the highlight of my India trip. I don't know why I didn't just skip the rest and go straight there instead. It was very quiet as the weather had only just got good enough to be able to trek, as it was I was ony able to do what they call here low level trekking (between 8,000 and 12,000 ft!). Anyway I had a fab time, other than my guide who had an ego the size of Everest and no-one to feed it but me - by the end of 7 days we were just about still speaking!
The rest of the time i've spent in Rishikesh which is where The Beatles went back in the late 60's when they got all Spiritual. It's an extremely important Hindu holy place, the Ganges leaves the Himalayas there, and there's something else to do with Rama and his brother Laxman and the Ramayana (someone help me out here!). It's great place full of Indian pilgrims, Sadhu's and western hippy types studying yoga, meditation and music with lots of long term visitors. I started learning to play the Tabla (Indian drums) while I was there, but don't worry i'm not intending to inflict my talents on anyone..
Hope you're all well, and that springs on it's way.