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Asia » India » Punjab » Pathankot September 17th 2002

Kangra was pretty - the bus dropped me off at the main road and I had quite a walk to get to the train station. I was quite early for the train so I hung about on the platform. It was very quiet in some ways, until the sounds of the birds became clearer. It was very tropical sounding and a very relaxing interlude. The toy train was very slow and crowded (6 hours 70 km). I was hoping for a window seat, but since I didn't get on the train where it started there was no chance of this and none of the locals seemed to want to offer a tourist a chance to look out the window. After 6 very cramped hours I got to Pathenkot at 6pm and decided to stay the night ... read more

Asia » India » Punjab » Pathankot April 1st 1972

Day 50 - Saturday 1st April What a noisy town - there was noise and shouting all night ! After a lot of haggling, the fare was agreed for the short trip to the bus station - it was amazing how high the initial rate was quoted at. The journey to Jammu was without incident. The journey took three hours through the green countryside and there was pleasant warming sunshine to enjoy. However I was quickly surrounded by people and had difficulty in protecting my rucksack from the porters. Eventually I escaped and made the long walk up the walkway to the Kashmiri Tourist Office. The effort was well worthwhile as the Office was full of brochures and the staff were extremely helpful. I stayed for over an hour and sorted out train times and acquired ... read more




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