Day 7 - Tue 10 Apr 07 - Haridwar
Up at 05:20 to walk up the will to the Monastery. Not many people around. The first part was all steps, a bit of a killer, but it then turned into a zig zag road with vendors scattered on the side. As I climbed higher the view opened up, and the 'river' that I saw last night is just an part of the whole river which occupies a huge flood plain either side of the town.
It's easy to see why this landscape is so sacred, the two hills that the river flows between are the last parts of the Himalayas, after them it's just a flat, flat plain as far as the eye can see.
The monastery itself is no great shakes with lots and lots of stalls selling stuff to the pilgrims. I took a few photos of the valley and then headed back down. It was still very early and they had to go and wake my driver! I'm sure he wasn't very happy with me. The drive back into Delhi was the same manic affair that it was yesterday.
Back in Delhi I did a tour for 650R, it started off in Delhi Fort, which is very similar to Agra fort. Boy was it hot, and then we moved onto the Gandi Museum, which was very interesting and had lots of photos of the man himself. Then it was onto Humayun's Tom, a sort of mini Taj Mahal. The day ended with me packing up for my flight tomorrow.