Day 8 – 13 April 2011 – Our Quest to spot Shere Khan

Updated October 2021 We had an early start this morning as we had a 6 hour road trip for an appointment on an afternoon safari to spot a Royal Bengal Tiger.  Arriving just after 12:00...

Day 10 – 15 April 2011 – Elephants, Forts and Food!

  Updated October 2021 I freely admit to being a “Jaipurite”.  And it was the perfect place to spend with my son. I’d arranged an early morning rickshaw (we’d given our driver the day off) out to...

Day 15 – 20 April 2011 – Temples and Romantic Dinners!

Updated October 2021 I slept really well last night.  I looked forward to a full day excursion to see the 14th century intricately carved Jain temples of Ranakpur and impressive Kumbhalgarh fortress. But first, I had...

Day 17 – 22 April 2011 – Match Day Ticket Frenzy

Updated October 2021 We decided to have another flexible day today.  Rhys finally awoke just after 9:30.  His body alarm clock must have alerted him to the hotel’s breakfast service closing at 10:00! We finally managed...

Day 9 – 14 April 2011 – Tigers – fact or fiction?

Updated October 2021 We thought that we’d struck lucky this morning.  In an area of more than 1,110 square metres and with less than 40 tigers roaming, we were excited to see fresh tiger footprints. Following...
Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat

Day 1 – 6 April 2011 – Slumdog Millionaire, Rickshaws and Spicy Paneers

  Updated October 2021 After all of the planning and hype and nearly 24 hours flying, Rhys and I were finally in the city that Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire propelled to world fame.  But in the...

Day 5 – 10 April 2011 – New Delhi and Match Day

Updated October 2021 I wasn’t sure what to expect today as it was a Sunday and I know from previous trips to India how busy Sundays are in India. With my body screaming “give me a...
The Red Fort or Lal Qila

Day 4 – 9 April 2011 – Sarongs, Sandstone and Cycle Rides

Updated October 2021 After a healthy breakfast of fruit and juices (honestly!) our driver collected us just after 8am to start a full day of sightseeing in Old Delhi.  First stop was the very impressive...

Day 20 – 25 April 2011 – Clean Air, Green Grass and Tranquillity

Updated October 2021 As today was ANZAC day, we caught the extremely efficient train (MRT) to Kranji and then walked the short distance to the War Cemetery to mark our respects. As this was our only...
Discover our Second Sin in Delhi

Day 3 – 8 April 2011 – Discover our Second Sin in Delhi

Updated October 2021 We left Mumbai today for India’s capital, Delhi, on an internal flight with IndiGo.  I have to say that I was impressed with Mumbai’s Domestic Terminal. We were warmly greeted with friendly smiles...