So leaving Bundi behind me I did a hard days travel to Udaipur via Chittagorh. Chittagorh has the biggest fort in Rajasthan, at least by surface area. So I had to take a quick look at it as the last time I was there was 29 years ago on my first trip to India with Nadette. Not much has changed except that now there is a whole industry of Indian travellers where as before no body was here.
Watch the day I had in the video below
After Chittagorh on to another train and Udaipur, also 29 years since I was last here and the town where a lot of the film Octopussy was shot.
Watch a 60 second film of Udaipur here
In Udaipur I became friendly with Raju, he runs a chai stall and food stand, really nice guy so I put together a small film for him. He was so happy he invited me back in the evening to drink some whisky with him. I had a train the next day at 6AM so up at 5 was a bit of a shock to the head….
Watch Raju make an omelette here
Lastly I started remembering old shots that had been taken before and redoing them so here is the first…
Trains Travel Chittorgarh to Udaipur
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Once I arrived in Rajasthan in the lovely town of Bundi I got to the cheapest hotel of my whole trip. 230 Rupees a night, with shared toilet. For some reason in my room on the beach there was a roll of toilet paper so I just kept using it, but now here in “real India” the paper was no longer supplied and I had to go kack handed just like the 1.3 billion indians do. There’s a lot to be said for it much easier on the bottom for a start 😉
Day nine I stopped using toilet paper
So I spent four fantastic days in Bundi, rented a bike and went cycling around and just had such a nice time. It was much colder this far north though so by the time the sun went down it was polar jacket and a few layers to keep warm and a nice thick blanket on the bed.
Bundi town in 60 Seconds
Watch my cycle around Bundi video below
Bunty’s Ringo Star Restaurant
Bunty was a really nice guy, so I shot this video of him for the fun of it and put it on-line in the hope that it would create a bit of business for him. In the end I did a few videos for people and they were all just so happy about it, it was very gratifying.
Bundi in Sixty Seconds part II
How to wrap a Samosa
After Bundi I had a long day training it to Udaipur via Chitoirgarh
The first nine days in India I relaxed on my favourite beach in the whole wide world, well at least the favourite one that I have actually been to. I don’t actually like spending time on beaches, unless as in a life gone by, it’s as a base for scuba diving. However Gokarna is different and I am happy to spend time here. Possibly, as it is easy to walk into the village and have a change of scene or quite simply as it is such a chilled out place.
Watch a short film showing Gokarna, here
I did not do much filming or photography, I was just adjusting to being back in India, and after my time in Gokarna I booked a 22 hour train journey to take me North to the state of Rajasthan.
Watch a film of the 22 hour train journey here below
India 2019 Lifes a beach well almost
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