Category Archives: The Golden Triangle

The Other Delhi

Just received from one of our group. Photos taken in the mosque, I dont want to even think where these robes have been, but Brian is making quite a fashion statement! David Beckham please copy! image An early dinner last … Continue reading

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Varanasi!

The day began at 5.30a.m. This was to enable us to reach the ghats or bathing steps in time for sunrise, which is when observant Hindus bathe and say their prayers. ¬†The narrow alleys leading to the river were impassable … Continue reading

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Khajuraho.

A turban is a very useful garment! You can of course use it to wrap your head, it makes an excellent pillow when you lie down to sleep on the road. You can sling it between two trees to make … Continue reading

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Agra Fort.

Another day, another fort. Each fort/palace that we see is more elaborate and bigger than the last. I understand that we are going to be tested tomorrow on our knowledge of the Moghul Emporors. I doubt that we can even … Continue reading

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The Taj!

We all know what the Taj Mahal looks like. The complex is actually very much bigger and busier than I imagined. The Taj itself more beautiful than I expected. The beauty lies in the inlays of marble and semi precious … Continue reading

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The road to Agra.

Another early start as we were taking the 7a.m. train. I was prepared for the train journey to be nightmarish but was pleasantly surprised. However it is difficult to ignore the child beggars who populate the station. We left the … Continue reading

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Ranthambhore 3

This afternoon we were¬†treated to a very rare experience! We returned to the Safari Park and our guide led us to a small lake. Beside the lake sat a young tigress, we stopped the vehicle about 15 metres from her … Continue reading

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Ranthambore 2.

Up at 5, still dark and cold! I was well prepared with umpteen layers plus my woolly hat and gloves. It is about 5 bone shaking and bitterly cold miles to the entrance of the tiger reserve. If the vehicles … Continue reading

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Ranthambore.

Another very busy day with an early start. We left the hotel at 8 a.m. and had a 4 hour drive to here. It was an interesting drive and I think I have worked out the local Highway Code. Mostly … Continue reading

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Jaipur 2

Jaipur is dominated by the Amber Fort which is a vast palace cum defensive fort that was built over several centuries by the Maharajahs of Jaipur. The road up to the fort is too steep and too narrow for our … Continue reading

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