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Feb 24, 2020 - Agricultural Gujarat

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD As we drove west from the capital of Ahmedabad, we passed through an extensive agricultural region with a great variety of crops being grown. Many I could recognize but here and there were ones I was unfamiliar with. When I asked about one particular crop that was seemingly everywhere, I learned that it was castor. I knew from my childhood that castor oil had some medicinal purposes, but I didn’t think that it was used enough to warrant this amount of land being dedicated to its production. When we had the...

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Feb 23, 2020 - The Royal Safari Camp

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD The Royal Safari Camp was our first overnight stop on the tour and we weren’t sure what to expect. Our first impressions were very positive as we passed through a large brick gate and stopped in front of a similar brick building that housed the reception area and the dining room. After checking in some young porters arrived to carry our luggage and we followed them into an extensive garden area with ponds, large patios and off in the distance we could see a series of individual brick huts with thatched roofs. We...

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Feb 23, 2020 - Wild Ass Sanctuary

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about the Little Rann Of Kachchh and the Wild Ass Sanctuary: “The barren, salt-tinted land of the Little Rann is nature at its harshest and most compelling. The Wild Ass Sanctuary, covering a large part of the Rann, is the home of the last remaining population of the chestnut-coloured Indian wild ass (khur). Wildlife and birding safaris are the big attraction here. The Little Rann is punctuated by desolate, illegal salt farms, where people eke out a...

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