Here are the tweets that I started posting as I left Dharmashala for Jammu via Pathankot. Tweets stopped as I entered Jammu because there’s no internet service via phone in Jammu. The pre-paid phone connections didn’t work at all.
A lady on her way back home from the Vaishodevi pilgrimage. I didn’t go there as my mood was totally ruined by the guest house environment and the possibility of carrying the luggage on the 12 km hike up to the temple. There were more reasons than this but primarily my swinging mood. I was surprised that I didn’t go!
Now, this is a train, on way to Jammu from Pathankot. I managed to reach there just in time to catch this train. I had left Mcleod Gunj for Pathankot via Dharmashala in the morning. The busride upto Pathankot from Mcleod Ganj was about four hours.
Good morning Jammu! The hotel’s room stinking but it’s rooftop was okay for this much of photography. The view of the city from there was nice.
Can you see a train passing through below that smoke?
Business on the street
Tweets:>>In a bus to Dharmashala. Feels as if m taking bus back to Kathmandu from Nagarkot. A girl came in, with umbrella but 90% of her body soaked 12:24 PM Aug 31st from Echofon
Hum ko sirf tumse pyaar hey! Song playin in bus. Nt exactly fit 4 the curvy, slippry, scenic trail but still…jagte rahe hum toh raatvar!
Another 3 hours, m in Pathankot. Hoping to catch a train to Jammu from there. Tires of buses.
This bus has drinking water ‘available’ inside. A gallon tied 2 d iron rod n cup behind driver’s seat. A guy tried 2 drink, bt no water
Entered The Punjab. @ Pathankot. Going to the Train Station. Bus stopped by Durga Festival celebration organizers. Or are they Transgender?
Wow, seems like I just made it on time for 4:30 train 2 Jammu. But m afraid d general compartment (Rs17) might look like Kumbha Mela. Phew!
@ da Pathankot Railway station. Took some photos. http://twitpic.com/fykw1
General dibba crammed w/soldiers. Looks like m in war zone. No wonder m going 2 Jammu. Btw, saw Turbaned (Shikh) soldier 1st tym a while ago
@mpoudyal the yatra has just started (rain gods weren’t v happy while I was in Dharmashala). D feel in train’s certainly nicer den in bus 🙂
When in doubt abt train schedule never ask crowd. Almost missed dis train as I relied on a family dat’s waiting 4 dis train @ wrong platform
Pic of myself on d upper berth of compartment by an ‘unknown’ soldier seated opposite 2 me 🙂 he’s bg w/ his cell http://twitpic.com/fymu9
Nw @ Madhepura, Punjab. Just received SMS: Airtel Welcomes you to J&K. We wish you a pleasant stay here. For any assistance please call 121
@tajim yea, m in Punjab n saw a turbaned policewallah too 🙂
Stuck @ Madhepura station. Seems train’s waiting 4 signal. No chaiwallah coming around. I need a cup or two. Tibetan bread’s stopped working 6:13 PM Aug 31st from Echofon
This in a shop in the market near Jammu railway station. Bought some okhar that were later proved substandard. But I don’t complain.
They wanted to be photographed…
…with me too.
Now this inside the train on way to Pathankot. Some of the fellow passengers were Vaishnodevi temple pilgrims from Bihar.
A vendor in action inside the train compartment.
After the darshan of Goddess Vaishodevi, this pilgrim enjoys the train ride back to her home in Bihar.