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Oct 20, 2014 - Agra - Ranthambore NP

En-route to Ranthambore National Park we stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient red sandstone capital of Emperor Akbar, built in 1569. Shows the lifestyle of the Mughals at the height of their glory! The site covers an enormous area with stables, harem, treasury and an area for the common people to ask the emperor for help with their problems - alms. Beautiful gardens and amazing architectural features. Another huge fort! We continue by road to Ranthambore, the Rajasthani wildlife National Park, in search of tigers. It is a long journey and...

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Oct 19, 2014 - Delhi - Agra

Back on the Shatabdi Express but this time to Agra, once the capital of the Mughal dynasty. Awakened at 4.30 am to leave at 5 am!, Delhi station almost as hectic as before despite the early hour. Hoardes of people sleeping in the entrance area! Arrived Agra Fort, the Red Fort built by Akbar on the west bank of the River Yamuna, by 8.30 am! Huge fort built by Akbar in the 16th century with two 'extensions' added alert by his son and grandson. The later additions quite different in style, especially the latter which used mostly marble. Again...

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Jan 26, 2012 - A "caccia" di tigri

Ok. Posso anche dire di averne vista una, cosa assolutamente non ovvia. Ma la verità è che… non mi ritengo pienamente soddisfatta. Dei ragazzi conosciuti a Jaipur erano stati qui tre giorni fa e ne avevano pure vista una. Ma la loro si trovava sulla strada, stava camminando, fiera ed elegante, verso di loro. Hanno potuto ammirarla nella sua magnificenza e tastarne la libertà. Quello sì che è vedere una tigre. Dicono tra l’altro sia l’animale più bello che abbiano mai visto in vita loro, che vuol dire tanto, considerando che arrivavano...

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My Big Trip

Jan 11, 2012 - Jan 9 - 10 Jaipur - Ranthambore

Day 13 Jaipur - Ranthambhore Both Maree and I had disturbed nights last night. She because of a disagreement between her tummy and her food and I because I woke at 1:00am and couldn't get back to a sound sleep again. We have both been very careful to disinfect hands and to take Travelan before meals but somehow the bugs have managed to strike us anyway. I don't think that there is anyone who has not suffered some on the bus. We made and early start today so I missed out on the gym, not that I was really feeling up to it anyway, and headed...

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Dec 4, 2010 - Tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife safari in Ranthambhore National Park today. An early start as our guides arrived at our hotel at 6:45 am in an open jeep type vehicle. We had a very cold drive to the next hotel to pick up an elderly Russian man and his photographer son. When we get to the entrance to the park there are guys aggressively selling t-shirts and safari hats. We fill out a waiver and they check our passports before we proceed into the park. The road is very narrow, two tire tracks through the bush and very bumpy. We go in and out of streams, passing...

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Dec 3, 2010 - Bharatpur to Ranthambore

We awoke at the Sunbird to quiet – sometime through the night the wedding celebration must have ended. Nirmal and I didn’t want to get up early to visit the bird park, but Susan and Murray did. Murray had arranged a cycle rick-shaw the night before to take them through the park. They didn’t have as much time as they would have liked, but really enjoyed what they saw, and the rick-shaw driver was a great guide for them. They had a little trouble getting him to take them back to the hotel as early as they wanted, he finally did. Nirm and I...

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Nov 30, 2010 - Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is near the town of Sawai Madhopur which is connected by bus and train from Jaipur. Google maps had told us that it was a 2 hour journey. So, we planned to take a bus in the morning, and we would have enough time to make it to our 2:30 pm safari. We met Kaushik's family for breakfast, where his Dad told us that it is a 4 hour journey by bus; the receptionist at the hotel confirmed that. At that point, we had no option but take a cab to make it to the safari on time. Since we had started at 9:40 am on a weekday we...

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Rajasthan, India

Nov 23, 2010 - Agra to Ranthambore

The journey to Ranthambore was something out of a movie or a novel. This road was worse then the one to Agra from Delhi. Just more of everything; deplorable poverty, small cars with 10+ people in them, cows, goats, hogs, camels, bare feet, people peeing everywhere… At some points, it looked like the road just ended, but it was the paved road ending and muddy pot hole ridden path going forward. As were get closer to Ranthambore, the rain get stronger. We knew that our scheduled safari ride for this afternoon was to not be. Upon arrival at...

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India & Vietnam 2010

Feb 10, 2008 - Ranthambore, Feb/01-03

The Eye of the Tiger The drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore took us into the Rajasthani countryside. There is not much out there except for the national park. Unlike the near-desert landscape around it the area that makes up the park features a dramatic landscape. Two different mountain ranges meet here, forming the oldest geological formation on earth. Enclosed by high ridges is a valley with several lakes, plenty of forest and of course wildlife. Before it became a national park in the 1970s this area (392 sqkm) used to be a hunting retreat...

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Oct 5, 2007 - Ranthambore

We were really excited about visiting Rathambore as its main attraction is the National park which is supposedly the most likely place in the world to see a tiger in the wild! The hotel in Ranthambore was also a bit different. We had been advised we were staying in a luxury tent but weren't quite sure what to expect. However, we soon realised there was no cause for concern as you will see from the photos. Victoria now reckons she's got our accommodation sorted for T in the Park 2009! Still milking the honeymoon situation - the hotel set us...

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Apr 16, 2007 - Sawai Madhopur - Auf der Suche nach dem Tiger

Nach einer aufregenden Autofahrt von Bundi nach Sawai Madhopur, in der uns die Armut der Bauern in der Hitze der Wueste von Rahjastan nochmals vor Augen gefuehrt wurde, landeten wir in einem kleinen Hotel nahe des Rantambore Nationalparks. Ja! In all dem Muell gibt es einen gruenen Nationalpark, in dem es sogar Tiger geben soll - und es gibt sie, denn wir hatten das Glueck einen solchen in freier Wildbahn zu ertappen. Vorweg sei gleich darauf verwiesen, dass wir kein Foto erhaschen konnten, weil wir letztlich zu erschrocken und verbluefft...

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Mar 13, 2007 - Sawai Madhopur

Today we headed south to Sawai Madhopur, home to Ranthambhore National Park. I was not feeling too well today, touch of the Delhi Belly. Dropped by a hospital and got some magic pills. I decide not to go on the Tiger Safari, but Vicki went along. From all reports did not miss out on too much, no tigers to be seen, plus it rained a couple of times with everyone in the back of an open truck.

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