Jaipur was our final destination and the header image above is one of my favourites. Before actually getting to Jaipur however I wanted to visit a famous stepwell or ‘Baori’. Stepwells were a hugely important for people in years gone by, not only as a source of water but also as social places where women would catch up and chat. […]

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Upon arriving at our beautiful hotel in Agra, we were greeted with a flower garland, which was a lovely way to start our stay there. A few hours later we went to the red fort, or Agra fort as it’s also known. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is actually a walled city. Below is the emperor’s […]

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Between National Parks and other locations we had a few car journeys of 5 hours or so.  I was rather dreading them but actually found them fascinating as there was so much to see along the way.  The distances weren’t enormous but there are no motorways, hence the long travel time between places.  Here’s a selection of photos taken on […]

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Our third national park was Bandhavgarh and once again, it didn’t disappoint for tiger sightings.  In fact we had another two all to ourselves on different days.  (Sometimes there can be many vehicles all vying for the best position). If you have a good guide, and a dose of luck you’ll be in the best position, as the image below […]

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India. Part 2. Kanha.

The second National Park I visited was Kanha and the scenery was very different to Pench.  As usual, it was a very early morning start to get to the gates, and our guide always liked to be first in the queue so we left at 05.15 each morning.  It was too dark to use my camera so here’s a phone […]

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India. Part 1. Pench

A tiger safari trip that was planned for 2021 ended up being rearranged 5 times due to Covid and difficulties obtaining a visa for India.  I finally made it however and it was definitely worth the wait.  I was resigned to the fact that I may not see any tigers at all, but if I didn’t take that risk I […]

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