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Overall in Ranthambore we saw tigers on two of our four game drives
– the same mating pair both times. So our objective was met, particularly for
Jack, despite the disappointment of some useless guides and badly behaved
Steve has now made a full recovery – he only made one drive
overall, but it was a tiger one at least! We’ve all felt a bit crampy at times,
... that need our money the most - the poorest.
The fort is built alongside the Yamuna River and stretches almost 2.5 km. It consists of a wall built in red sandstone and several buildings inside. The wall has 2 gates, the Delhi Gate and the Amar Singh Gate. You can only enter the fort via the Amar Singh Gate. After going through the gate you walk over a ramp and enter the ...
... Heritage site in two days. Emperor Akbar began the construction of this in 1565. Initially designed as a military fort, it was subsequently added to by his grandson, Shah Jahan, who turned it into a Palace. We entered via the South Gate, managing to dodge and ignore offers of a guide. We started to explore the site from Jehangir's Palace constructed from red sandstone and believed to have been built by Akbar for his son, Jehangir. In front of the palace stands ...
... with a little onyx tray with a floral inlay of sapphire and malachite. It was a bit pricey for a tightwad of my caliber, but it was beautiful… very intricate. My hand was half-way to my wallet when I remembered my family: sweethearts, all of’em, but not good with delicate items. Yes, I loved the little onyx tray, but not enough to spend the rest of my life worrying that someone might put it in the dishwasher by mistake. I ...
... thousands of expert craftsmen who, upon the monument’s completion (or so the story goes) were supported by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and made to promise that they would never build anything else so that the Taj Mahal would always remain their crowning achievement. It’s such a touching story, and it gives me hope that one day soon, my boss will agree to support me for the rest of my life … and in return, I’ll promise never to write another federal grant ...
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