During 2001 North India Tour

( Added caption for the pics : Thanks Venkitu sir 🙂 )

Shimla : View from hotel balcony

Jaipur : Hawa Mahal

Fatehpur Sikri

Delhi: Bahai Temple

Chittorgarh: Victory tower

Chittorgarh: Meera Temple
Agra: Taj Mahal

Though I like travelling a lot, I don’t take initiative to plan for a vacation. I have not visited many places in TamilNadu itself. There are lot of placed that I need to visit.

The above photos were taken during the North India tour. Only four people went for the tour – Sudhir, Narayanan, Swami and myself. It was a 12 day trip and it was well planned and executed it( Except in one occation, where we would have missed a train in Jaipur if the train had not arrived late ! )

We visited the following places:
1) Delhi
2) Fatehpur Sikri
3) Agra
4) Mathura
5) Shimla
6) Chittorgarh
7) Jaipur

Simla was not upto my expectation; Kodaikanal is better than this place.If there had been a good snowfall it would have looked nice. I was marvelled by Taj Majal. Sure, I would visit it again 🙂

At Mathura – supposed to be the birthplace of Krishna, there wasn’t any temple. Nearby there was an ISKON temple. A bit of history I learned there:

“In this city there are a thousand towering palaces, most of them constructed with huge stones. The temples are more than can be counted. Anyone wishing to construct the like will have to spend a 100,000 dinars and employ the most skilled workmen for 200 years.”

~ Ghazni Mohammad in a despatch sent to his nobles in Ghazni after destructing the whole city of Mathura

It was a wonderful trip and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Now , I want to go for a complete TamilNadu tour. I have not even visted Madurai, Kanyakumari, Rameshwaram….

  • Me

    >seems like u have been to the best places….see the tn tourism stuff…they will def have some important places mentioned…..

  • Vanathi

    >Wonderful fotos. You didnt took fotos in Simla Krish?

  • Krish

    yes. I am trying take some package tour mentioned in their site.

    First photo is taken in Shimla. There are lot other photos taken with film camera. But I didn’t scan those.

  • Chez

    >Nice pics. Didnt u go to Manali?? Also the trip from Shimla to Chandigarh by road would be one of the awesome experience. Hope u didnt miss it.

  • Krish

    >@magnus astrum:
    No we didn’t go to Manali. In Shimla there wasn’t any snowfall at that time. That was disppointing , though we had a glimpse of it for few seconds 🙂

    We took a train from a place called Kalka near Chandigharh. That trip itself was wonderful.

  • frissko

    >cool pics…let me know if and when u go to Kanyakumari (its been there in my ‘to go’ list for a while)..
    and if u want to see unadultrated himalayas u shud go to Uttarkashi or Solang(near Manali)…

  • Art

    >Beautiful pics…
    I havent been to Jaipur, Shimla and Chitttorgarh…. But the rest of them are good…

    Madurai and Kanyakumari are also very beautiful… Dont miss it..

  • Narayanan Venkitu

    >Wonderful..I love those trips to NOrth India…believe me, I’ve done that as well.

    NIce photos, would have been even better had you put captions.

    Mathura is a nice town indeed and sad to see Ghazni’s words.

    I agree, I fee sad that I’ve never been around TN. There are Gems of towns all around TN which are not in the limelight.! I wish I could go to those small towns as well.!

    Good Job.!

  • Narayanan Venkitu

    >oops, How come I see the captions now.. Did you add them?? Or did I miss them earlier.!! Umm.!!

  • Krish

    yesda… let’s try to go there…

    Thanks art…

    @venkitu sir:
    Thanks .I have just added the captions.
    About TN trip: First let me finish the well known places 🙂

    Normally, I used to visit small places around chennai during weekends….

    If you have any specific places of interest , please let me know…

  • Smyta

    >Nice picts:-)

    IO ahve never been to North India 🙁

    BTW,For you:-)

    Smiles etc.,