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Spoiler alert – we did not see a tiger.  As disappointing as that was, our visit to Ranthambhore National Park was a wonderful experience.   The weather was beautiful, clear, low humidity, blue skies, and cool. The scenery was so much more varied than I imagined.  We traveled through dense forest and open fields, around huge lakes, along sandstone cliffs, forded rivers and saw more types of vegetation than I will ever… Read More

There is a bit more to Agra than the Taj Mahal and we tried to cover the bases.   First, I want to acknowledge the staff at the Oberoi Amarvilas. Making a few adjustments to our itinerary we made our own arrangements with the Oberoi. And WOW, they were amazing.  We are still not quite sure how we deserved the incredible upgrade they gave us to the Robert Burns Suite, or all… Read More

Enough said. More on Agra later . . . .

Our guide said it was like we had walked into a movie set and the director screamed “action.” It was a perfect representation, everyone and every vehicle were in motion. For three hours we walked through the streets and alleyways of downtown and northern Varanasi. It was at once surreal and a bit intimidating. Intimidating because I felt like I could get mowed down by a motorbike or Three-Wheeler at any moment…. Read More

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