Indian Photo Album October/November 2016

The Red Fort Delhi

Photo’s from the Indian leg of Garry’s 2000 mile cycle tour of India and Nepal in October/November 2016.

You can also view the photos that Garry posted in his daily updates that he sent out as he cycled around by clicking here, which are different to these.

Alternatively, you can view the photos on Garry’s Flickr page.

Odd Photos From Garry’s Tour Of India October/November 2016

Garry McGivern meeting school children at a school in Sagar.

All the photos that Garry posted in his daily updates whilst he was cycling in India.

They may not be the best quality as they were mainly taken on his mobile phone but they are the all the photos that he posted plus one or two extra ones.

The proper photo album will be published as soon as Garry gets round to uploading them, in the meantime please enjoy these.

Cycle-Touring India Tuesday 22nd November. Delhi to Bognor Regis.

Main road into Kathmandu

Well that’s it, it’s all over and done with I’m now back at home in England!

Tribhuvan Highway
Part of the climb to Nepal from India

The flight was fine and we landed 15 minutes ahead of schedule, however there was no gate free for us so we had to sit on the plane and wait for that 15 minutes so nothing was really gained! Getting through passport control and baggage reclaim was very smooth and I was through and out of the airport very quickly. I walked in my door after being picked up by new son in law at about 6pm.

Garry McGivern meeting some school children at a school in Sagar
Meeting school children

The passage through Indira Gandhi international airport in Delhi was also very smooth and I was really impressed, in fact I found it a lot better and smoother than Gatwick airport in England.

Garry McGivern riding into the night
Some long days cycling

All the people that I’ve met have all been so nice, friendly and helpful, as is the normal case no matter where I travel!As i’ve always said 99.99% of the people in the world are good, unfortunately it’s that very small percentage that get all the publicity! I’m also a great believer in the attitude that you portray you’ll get back!

Staff at the hotel Ganapati Palace in Dhule
Deepam and some of the staff that looked after me when I was ill in Dhule

The one thing that I certainly won’t miss is Indian’s behind the wheel of a vehicle! For such kind and lovely people it’s hard to believe that it’s the same people and I do think that I’ve had enough of their roads as the last few days cycling into Delhi and also whilst in Delhi I definitely was Mr Grumpy with them and kept muttering under my breath, in fact sometimes it wasn’t under my breath I would just say things so they could hear and see I was a bit annoyed, not that it made any difference but it made me feel better!

Chatropati Shivaji railway station in Mumbai
Chatropati Shivaji railway station in Mumbai

I’ve really enjoyed my time in both India and Nepal despite all the ailments I seem to have had on the way, chest infection, sore bum and Delhi Belly! Also the bad roads weren’t much fun some of the time! But in the end everything was ok, It’s just all part of the adventure!

Diety on a building in Kathmandu
Some diety on a building in Kathmandu

Total miles covered 2087.

Cycle Touring India Monday 21st November. Delhi.

Feroze Shah Kotla Palace Delhi

First thing after breakfast this morning I went and gave passepartout a clean prior to dismantling and packing away ready for my flight home tomorrow.

Packing a bike away
The end of the road Passepartout all ready to be boxed up

That was all done and dusted by midday and the only thing left to do was check in for my flight and print my boarding pass off! After I’d completed that there wasn’t anything else to really do apart from sit around the hotel and drink beer!

Afternoon snacks at the Royal Plaza hotel in Dheli
My afternoons activity!