After leaving our hosts in Mumbai, we took a 21 hour train trip to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.
We made our way to Delhi via a public bus, which took about four hours. We stayed at a quiet hotel in between Old and New Delhi.
We flew from Delhi to SIkkim, which is located in the northeastern part of India. It was an independent kingdom until 1974, when it became part of India.
After flying back to Delhi from Sikkim, we made our way around Rajasthan for 10 days. The first five days were spent visiting two national parks.
We spent the last few days in Rajasthan taking the train to visit the cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur. Jaipur is known as the Pink City and we saw the City Palace, Observatory and the Palace of the Winds.
Brisbane is a very nice city. We enjoyed walking around the downtown area. We also spent time in the Lone Pine Sanctuary and the Australia Zoo (home of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin).
We spent three days seeing the major city sights: touring the Sydney Opera House, walking across the Harbor Bridge and taking a harbor cruise.
To get to Adelaide, we took a 24 hour train trip aboard the Indian Pacific.
We rented a car in Adelaide and began to drive north, toward Alice Springs and Darwin, our final destination.
After turning off Stuart Highway and driving about 140 miles west, we reached Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru.