My inspiration for travel to India was my mother’s trip to India the year following my father’s death. She ended up traveling alone for nine months to all parts of India. It was in the 1970s where e-mail was yet on the global scene. She wrote glowing letters about the people she met, the beauty of ancient temples and of her many adventures.
The Travel to India seed was planted in me. I have traveled extensively to nearly all the continents and once an entire year’s journey around the world. I deliberately did not include India on that trip, as I felt it to be hold so many special qualities that my trip to India deserved to be an exclusively to India.
I left San Francisco on February 12, joined my niece, Lenore in Newark and together arrived in Delhi, India on the evening of February 13.
I will set out parts of this trip to discuss general impressions, Deciphering the Delhi Code, train travel, Life in genera as seen thru transportation, Antiquities I encountered and the wonderful people I met and grew to know.
In all the countries where I have traveled, I find the individual people of India to be the kindest.