I was amazed by the society of monkeys that roam the town. I didn’t even mind (in fact it was a highlight of my visit) the monkey who took my glasses right off my face. At the time, I was quite worried because I have very poor vision and had no spare pair with me. However, in just a few minutes the monkey (smart as they are!) traded my glasses for food. It was such an unusual experience that I will remember it throughout my life. It always brings a laugh when I tell the story to friends.
The wonderful people I met at the ashram will always be remembered fondly. The quest for knowledge and learning and openness was a refreshing change from the norm.
The accommodation at the ashram was superb. I will definitely return if the opportunity ever presents itself again.