Thanking Ganesh for an… exciting drive:
Ganesh is the god of good luck, one of 330 million Hindu gods. So thanks Ganesh, I made it to Khajurhao in one piece! If I got it wrong, my thanks to the appropriate Hindu god of driving safety!
Longest travel day so far, 5hrs by train then 4hrs by car, with one fortress in-between ( at Orchha)
Picture if you will, 4hrs on a 1 and 1/2 lane highway (paved about 20′ wide), at night, in the fog and with most bikes, walkers and tuk tuks having no lights.
There is room for a car and a tuk tuk to pass going opposing directions, or a car and two ormaybe three motorbikes (oh crap that’s tight!) but NOT room for a car and a truck to pass (into the shoulder we go again, holding breath, holding breath, holding breath…).
Car, truck and one other object means a full and sudden stop (from 80kph to zero PDQ).
Oh ya, just add in cows for food measure. Also with no lights (a business opportunity??)
Side note: India must save millions cuz they just don’t bother putting up stop signs or traffic signals.
Agra to Khajuraho
And again, thanks Ganesh!