Gir Birding Lodge
Travel Blogs from Sasan Gir National Park
Sooooooo, no lions out on our routes this morning on Safari 3 but never mind, we are all happy with having seen two yesterday (even if they were helped along a bit). It's the luck of the draw and I hope people understand lions won’t come out to order. We still think they were sitting just out of our sight watching………’ …
Safari 1 – wheels rolling at 6.30 from our lodge gate, all set for our lion hunt only to be held up by officialdom at the second park gate wanting Jen's ID which she didn’t have – they told us to go back to the lodge to get it. Our guide Pradeep was very unhappy and gave them a talking-to and they let us through, he said it had …
This was a long day – Ashley, the travel agent said the guide wanted to leave at 7.30; we said we’d forego the Black Buck reserve, and just do lunch as per itinerary at a palace and could we leave at 9.30? Okay, fine. Pradeep the guide and driver Pavarni duly turned up and once on our way we got talking about what was on the programme …
... the cows. Some people even feed them. But there their feces are everywhere.
Walking through the town, the scent changes constantly. On every corner you’ll find small shops on the street, a lot of them sell food. This smell is gorgeous. But it is possible that a couple of meters down the road you will smell urine.
In the daytime there is not a moment of silence. The streets are completely packed with people, shops, traffic and animals. ...
... have seen as much destruction as Somnath. It was repeatedly razed to the ground by Muslim invaders Mahmud of Ghazni, Allaudin Khilji and a host of others. Every time it was rebuilt. Moghul rulers did the same. Again it was rebuilt. Aurangazeb followed the tradition, destroyed it yet again and constructed a mosque on its site.
When India gained independence, Vallabhbhai Patel and KL Munshi rebuilt the temple yet again moving the mosque a couple of ...
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