Speedy woke up one morning and wanted to eat chicken tikka masala really bad so he went to the airport and got himself a ticket to India! He first went to Goa where he was welcomed warmly by the people of Yabyum resorts. He walked on the beach for hours and watched the blue ocean touch the mighty blue sky as if they were shaking hands. He did some Yoga, read two of his favourite books in two days and continued his journey towards Jaipur on a plane.
Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India and was the home to many royals including Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber who lived in Jal Mahal (Water Palace), along with Maharaja Pratap Singh who built Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) as well as the City palace owned by the same family. Speedy was excited and amazed to run around and look through all the palaces and all the ancient things the kings used. Speedy also visited the Jaipur zoo and was scared to see the Indian python, he loved the peacocks though and heard the mighty Bengal tiger roar.
After Jaipur Speedy travelled on to Amritsar on a train, after he arrived he first went for a little stroll around Ram Bagh Garden, also known as Maharaja Ranjith Singh Garden. Maharaja Ranjith Singh renamed this place as Ram Bagh to honour Guru Ram Das, the founder of the city of Amritsar. Speedy enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful weather of Amritsar during his walk around the garden as the lovely smell of flowers surrounded him. He then went to the Golden Temple to say a little prayer for everyone he knew and for everyone's happiness and stood silently watching the holy water's reflection against the sun.
For a slight change in weather and for a road trip Speedy decided to travel to Darjeeling from Amritsar. After nearly 30 hours in a car and lots of snacks and a whole lot of good music, Speedy reached the hilly mountain tops of Darjeeling. The houses were terrace houses and the weather was nice, breezy and quite chilly. The tea, oh my god, the tea! The tea was the best he had ever had in the world and every one was so nice; such wonderful people, such wonderful sights, that if this were a painting surrounding the mountains and the clouds and houses and people in the distance it would be just that...not real. It was hard for him to believe that he was somewhere that was so beautiful.