Wanderer Weekly #39 – Agra-Banares-Border

It’s week 39 of the intrepid journey of the wandering hippie, “Stevie Wander”, exactly fifty years ago.  This week we find him in India in the town of Agra. He takes a tour of the Red Fort.  Then it’s off to see the world-famous Taj Mahal.  Stevie becomes absorbed into the Hindu culture, meeting Saddhu holy men, contemplating the power of the “third eye” in his forehead, musing about spirituality, and observing the happenings of the people all around.  After a few days Stevie then boards a third-class train to the ancient city of Banares, the holy place of the Hindus, where he hangs out on the ghats along the Ganges River, where dead bodies are constantly being burned.  Then Stevie heads north to a town called Patna, then to the border with Nepal.  Come hear more about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure in India, while on the Hippie Trail.

Stevie Wander

Co-author Steve Reifman celebrates the 50th anniversary of the ultimate hippy trail journey. His adventure, the inspiration for the book Wanderer co-written with F.T. Burke, took him across four continents through 26 countries in 1970-1971. Now, on the Golden Anniversary of his adventure, Steve Reifman – or “Stevie Wander,” as he likes to be called – tells the true tales behind the story.

Join Stevie on a weekly adventure, kicked off on September 30th, 2020. Click on this Playlist link to get introduced and catch up with all the adventurous clips in this Weekly Wanderer series.