India Tour February 2013 - Allahabad to Jaipur

February 10, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Allahabad to Jaipur Monday February 11th, 2013


It is Monday monrning here in Allahabad and we are departing the Mela festival for Jaipur.

This is a special blog entry to let everyone know at home we are OK.  There have been messages to my email and the blog about the accident at the train station here in Allabahad involving people departing the festival, resutling in some deaths.  We are all OK and traveling by motor coach, we are currently caught in a traffic jam, as the accident has caused many problems with transportation out of the city.  Just yesterday alone there was reports in the news of 30 million pilgrims attending the festival.  Sunday was the Shahi Snan (the Royal Bath), the most important day of festival.

We will be posting more images from the Mela Festival this evening when we reach Jaipur.  

James and all the Photo Trekkers in India (safe and sound)  ... well they are not that sound, they have been now exposed to 8 days of my jokes.


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Posted by Vanessa Dewson on
Glad to here it! Continue to stay safe and enjoy incredible India! Can't wait to hear more about this festival.
Posted by Jo-Ann Pollard on
thanks so much for the update! Love seeing the photos and hearing how everything is going.
Posted by Tom Mc on
Good to hear from you . . . in INDIA!
Take especially good care of my brother Rob!
Posted by linda khanna on
Thanks for this update,James. Thank God I spoke to Vivek before I saw the chaos on CNN or I would have flipped out. I'm so glad you are all safe and can't wait to hear all the stories. Thinking of you every day. Every morning, I check your blog for new up-dates and now that you are back in Delhi, I'm sure you'll have better internet. Be safe and enjoy the colours and charms of India
Posted by Barb - Donna's daughter on
Mom - check your email!
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