Deeg /Deeng in nearby Rajasthan was interesting chiefly for the water palaces and mughal style gardens built in the late 1700’s by the Raja of Bharatpur.
The Rajasthani countryside is hazy with dust and smoke. The fort at Deeng is crumbling and not anything amazing compared with say the forts at Jodhpur or Bidar.
I still am in Mathura in U.P. It is hot , noisy , dusty ,dirty, crazy, crowded and chaotic here.I went to Vrindavan today to look around. It was interesting but no cleaner or less insane than anywhere else I have been in U.P. so far. There were quite a few gora/foreign hari krsna types there wandering around.
I changed hotels from a souless, noisy, incompetent dive near the train station to really authentic Raj era relic in the old city with 1930’s furniture, fittings and floors run by efficient , friendly people. You walk out the door and you
are on the steps/ghats to the Yamumna river. The meals there are good too .
It has brightened my outlook on this leg of the ” trial by the Indian plains” trip.
Give me the clean, cool heights of the Indian Himalaya or I will just hike at the Prom. I am a nature lover and a fitness fiend and I am not getting any of that here in U.P. The old city and the ghats are just like the old narrow lane ways of the old city and ghats at Benares, so this is a big improvement. It is classic North India. You watch can people bathing in the biologically dead & toxic
river water as part of their Religious mumbo jumbo.
I am going back to Delhi by train on Sat. and taking the train to Amritsar on Sunday. I will be in Lahore, Pak. on Monday.
Today is Deepwaali so it is just triple crazy out there .It is still H O T here!
Vale Gough Whitlam . The last great real Labour PM Oz ever had.