Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
Traveling, as I recently have, through much of northern India has been an eye opening, exhilarating experience. No five star hotels and air conditioned buses type of group tour for us. We were two guys, nearing all too quickly our seventh decade, out to experience things few Westerners even know about. We slept in tents, traveled by air, train, boat, rickshaw, and car. And we walked and walked. Taking the road less traveled made all the difference.
One of the highlights of the trip for me was the day we wandered back roads through several rural villages. They have changed little through the years.
Yet the villages were just a few kilometers from the site of Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of Hindu worshipers ever. Other than a few groups of pilgrims returning home from the festival, one would have no way of knowing so many people were so close by.
People travel between nearby villages along rural roads, sometimes in small groups and often alone.
And sheep travel between pastures along rural roads.
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