Introduction


Introduction

toby@whitfeld.com
+33 6 06 61 60 60
Last update / Dernière mise à jour 30/09/2018

See below or click on a link above for some of my Indian photographic memories from 2005 to the present day.
Voyez en bas ou cliquez sur un lien en haut pour une sélection de souvenirs photographiques de 2005 à aujourd'hui.

Contacts :
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Tobywhitfeld on Instagram

Villages ESPOIR on Facebook  

Volunteers for Rural India 
Vikki Kumar, Hotel manager and guide in Rishikesh, on Facebook

Itinerary from 6 March to 17 April 2018

Paris - Delhi

Flight AI 142 CDG T2C @ 21:30 on Tuesday 6 March to DEL T3 @ 10:00 on Wednesday 7 March

Delhi - Udaipur

Flight AI 471 DEL T3 @ 13:10 on Wednesday 7 March to UDR @ 14:20

1 month in Udaipur to try to improve my Hindi.
Classes with Manish Paliwal


Up to Laxman Jhula to see Vikki Kumar


Dehra Dun - Delhi
Flight AI 9646 DED @ 07:45 on Sunday 15 April to DEL T3 @ 08:45

Back to Delhi for 2 nights with my good friend Ravi Paliwal


Delhi - Paris
Flight AI 143 DEL T3 @ 13:05 on Tuesday 17 April to CDG T2C @ 18:00 on Same Day




Previously :

Itinerary from 21 March to 19 April 2017
Périple du 21 mars au 19 avril 2017
21 March – Leave Perpignan @  05:40 on TGV6204 to Paris Gare de Lyon arrive 10:45
21 March – Flight from Paris CDG Airport @ 21:30 on Air India AI 142 to DEL, arrive 22 March 10:00.
22 March - Flight from Delhi DEL @ 11:00 on Air India AI 75 to Bhubaneshwar BBI arrive @ 13:00
One week visiting "Tuku" Sovakar Behera's Greenlife Rural Association in Gundalaba Village near Puri, Odisha


Tuku ji

28th March – Leave BBI @ 09:55 Air India AI 78 to DEL, arrive 12:20
3 days in Delhi to visit my friend Ravi and also the India Photo Archive Foundation
31st March Delhi to Udaipur on night train Merwar Exp from Nizamuddin arriving @ about 07:30 1st April
Visiting various friends - Pamu and family, Rikhil, Ravi, Rakesh....

4th April leave Udaipur on 18:15 hrs Merwar Exp 12964 for Delhi Nizamuddin with Pamu, berths A2/38 & 40, arr 06:35hrs then on 11:00 hrs Bl Haridwar Exp 12911, berths A1/32 & 34 to Haridwar arriving 16:35 hrs 5th April
Bus to Rishikesh / Laxman Jhula
Stay at Mango Tree Guest House, Lakman Jhula

15 April - Leave Rishikesh on bus to Haridwar then train @ 14:55 to Chandausi arriving that evening 19:45
(Not very happy with this travel option, currently looking for alternatives)
16th and 17th at Amarpurkashi (APK)








18th April - Leave APK via bus to Moradabad then to Delhi MB – DLI @ 12:25 arr 15:20 25036 Rmr Dli Link Ex
19 April - Leave Delhi DEL @ 13:15 Air India AI 143 for Paris CDG to arrive same day @ 18:55
One night in Paris as the Intercity night train to Perpignan no longer operates.
20th April Paris to Perpignan on tgv 6217 carriage 8, seat 81 at 18:07 arriving @ 23:18

LAST YEAR, 2016 :
Proposed itinerary from 20 January to 3 March 2016
Périple provisoire du 20 janvier au 3 mars 2016
18 Jan – Leave Perpignan 12:15. Eurolines. Arrive Barcelona 16:15
Hostel : Black Swan,
19 Jan – Leave Hostel Black Swan by Metro Arc de Triomph to Sants, then Sants to Airport.
19 Jan - Leave Barcelona 14:00. BA (Iberia) IB4681, arrive LGW North Terminal 19 Jan @ 15:20
Transfer LGW from South Terminal lower forecourt, stops 1 to 5, to LHR terminal 5 (by National Express JL 707) 16:05 to 17:00
19 Jan – Leave LHR Terminal 5 @ 21:00. BA 0199, arrive Bombay 20 Jan @ 11:15
Bombay to GOI by Air India @ 16:20, AI 661, arrive 17:30
Need pick-up at GOI
Jan 26th or 27th Cancona to Gokarna Non-res or by Bus

Feb 2 - GOK 18:40 to Lokmanya Tilak 06:35. Matsyaganda Exp 12620 S10 43 UB
Feb 2 - Lokmanya Tilak to Bandra Terminus 8.5km Rickshaw
Feb 2 - Bandra Terminus on Bdts Aii Udz Ex 12995 15:45 to UDZ 03 Feb @ 08:55 S4 35 UB



Stay in Udaipur making local trips till 14th, then head north to (Jodhpur, Rat Temple, Mt Abu)



Feb 19 – Leave Bikaner 17:00 for Haridwar 09:15 by BME HW Link Exp 24888 S6/8 SU
Feb 20 - Arrive Rishikesh (by Taxi) 20th 11:00
Feb 27 - Leave Haridwar on 27th @ 14:53 to CH 19:45 on 14114 Link Exp S6/70 UB
Feb 28 & 29 @ APK
March 1 Moradabad to Delhi MB – DLI @ 12:25 arr 15:20 25036 Rmr Dli Link Ex D15/49 window (Upr Samprk K Ex 15036)
March 2 Delhi 07:05 Terminal 1D to Bombay by Goair G8 330
March 2 13:15. BA 0198, arrive LHR 17:40.
12 hours stop-over
March 3 - Leave LHR 06:20 BA (Iberia) IB 7471, arrive BCN 09:20.
March 3 Eurolines or Train 13:00 to Perpignan 16:30.



Previous year, 2015 :
L'année d'avant, 2015 :
8 Jan 2015 - Leave Paris 21:30hrs. Air India AI 142 CDG to DEL, arrive 9 Jan @ 10:05
Lunch in Delhi with my friend Ravi
 Ravi 2014
then later that day :
9 Jan - Del to Tvr AI 48 @ 18:05, arrive Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala @ 22:40 hrs.5 nights in Trivandrum (new to me). 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Jan.
14 Jan - Trivandrum to Kollam, Kerala - 65 km, probably by bus.2 nights in Kollam. (new to me). 14, 15 Jan.
16 Jan - Kollam to Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kerala - 80 km, probably by bus.2 nights in Alleppey. 16, 17 Jan.
18 Jan - Alleppey to Kochi (Cochin) on a 2 night Houseboat ride (new to me) 60 km to Kochi. 18, 19 Jan.
20 Jan, arrive Kochi, hope to meet up with my friend Shahir Alazhar, rickshaw driver who loves singing Charles Aznavour songs !!!3 nights in Kochi. 20, 21, 22 Jan.
 
Shahir 201223 Jan - Kochi to Mangalore, Karnataka - 420 km Night train from Ernakulam jcn ERS on Rajdhani Express 12431 @ 22:35, arriving Mangalore jcn MAJN @ 05:30 on 24 Jan @ 05:302 nights in Mangalore. (new to me). 24, 25 Jan.
26 Jan - Mangalore to Gokarna Karnataka - 300 km by Madgaon Passenger 56640 from MAJN @ 06:12, arriving GOK @ 10:106 nights on the beach and in the region of Gokarna. (new to me). The goal here is to swim, relax and eat simple Indian food. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Jan.
1 Feb - Gokarna to Galgibag beach in South Goa - 85 km by Madgaon Passenger 56640 from GOK @ 11:11, arriving Cancona CNO @ 11:378 nights around Galgibag / Patnem / Chaudi - the relaxation continues. Room booked at Santosh's on the beach at Galgibag - fish curry and lobster in view. Probably visit Organic Farm, Old Goa etc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Feb. 
Santosh in 2006
9 Feb - Goa to Hampi, Karnataka by night bus - 360 km, arriving morning of 10 Feb.4 nights in Hampi, Rocks, Sunrises, Temples, Sunsets. 10, 11, 12, 13 Feb.

 Hampi in 2006

 
Hampi in 2007

14 Feb - Hampi to Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Travel 14/15 night via Hospet to Hyderabad / Secunderabad - 530 km. by KOP HYB Express from HPT @ 19:00 to HYB arriving 06:45, then SC by Devagiri Exppress 17058 @ 12:25, arriving at AWB @ 23:20 - 505 km (maybe find a direct night bus instead) 3 nights in Aurangabad. Visit to Ellora Caves, and possibility to visit Ajanta Caves. 15, 16, 17 Feb.

Ellora 2007


18 Feb - Aurangabad to Sanawad / Omkareswar, Narmada River, Madhya Pradesh (new to me) - 315 km. Arrive 19th am. Stopping at Maheshwar, Omkareswar. See Google Images.4 or 5 nights exploring 100 km of the Narmada River 19, 20, 21, 22 Feb.
23 Feb - Omkareswar to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on night train or bus (route to be determined).3 nights in Varanasi (Benares) on the river Ganges.This is the most holy city in India. It's also the home of my godson Vikki Kumar.

Aarti Puja, Varanasi, 2012



Vikki Kumar 2006


28 Feb - Varanasi to Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh - 330 km, by Farakka Express 13413 @ 11:20 arriving at CNB @ 21:05.1 night in Kanpur, not my favourite city, but where my good friends Aman and Sheeti live with there baby daughter Aashi (who I have yet to see).

Aman & Sheeti's marriage 2011



Sheeti Shukl Bajpai 2011


1 March - Kanpur to Amarpurkashi (APK), by Sangam Express 14163 @ 21:25 - arrive Chandausi 05:30 on 2 March - 300 km2 nights 2, 3 March in APK, the rural health and education project run by Mukat and Jyoti Singh. They inspired me to set up my association, Villages ESPOIR.

APK village 2007

APK market 2008


4 March - APK to Delhi via Moradabad - 190 km. RMR DLI LINK Express 25036, @ 12.25 Arrive 15:201 night in Delhi. 4 March
5 March - Delhi to Paris. Arrive Paris 18:30 on 5 March
5 March - Paris to Perpignan on night train 21:56 - arrive 07:20 6 March (back to reality).

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Toby
toby@whitfeld.com
+33 6 06 61 60 60
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