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Last Day in Delhi

We spent the morning walking round the busy market streets of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, and also visiting the Red Fort.

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Agra to New Delhi

Shopping for souvenirs around Agra this morning, then the late afternoon Gatimaan express train back to New Delhi.

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The Taj Mahal

Top of my bucket list. A place I thought I would never get to see. The beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra. And what’s more, with some crafty itinerary planning, we’re visiting it on my birthday. Today is a very special day for me!

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Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra

A trip out by car from Agra, to the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, and then on to visit the Tomb of Akbar at Sikandra.

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Ranthambore to Agra

All morning driving back from Ranthambore to Jaipur station, then the afternoon and evening on the express train to Agra. Finally checked into posh hotel after eleven hours travelling.

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On Safari!

A Jeep Safari today, into Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore is one of a handful of areas where the magnificent Bengal Tiger is preserved and protected.

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Jaipur to Ranthambore

Today we are travelling to our next destination, ready for tomorrow’s pre-booked jeep safari around Ranthambore National Park.

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One Day in Jaipur

A very busy day taking in all the highlights of Jaipur, the Pink City – Hawa Mahal palace of the winds, Amber Fort (via elephant!), Jal Mahal lake palace, City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar royal observatory, and the Royal Gaitore.

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Delhi to Jaipur

Our first experience of Indian rail travel, as we moved on from New Delhi to Jaipur, the next city on our itinerary.

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Temples and Tombs!

Another day in South Delhi, via the Metro, to visit some of the most well known sights and one of the least. Also, experiencing at close quarters some of the real hardship endured by many people living on the streets of Delhi.

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Mehrauli Park and the Qutb Minar

Trying out the Metro, exploring the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and the adjacent Qutb Minar complex, to the south of Delhi. Qutb Minar is the world’s highest brick minaret, built in the 12th Century.

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No Cash in New Delhi

Our first day exploring central New Delhi, or ‘Lutyens’s Delhi’ after the architect responsible for planning out its wide tree-lined avenues, huge open roundabouts, and colonial-style buildings. Also, the start of our constant battle to obtain hard cash, despite having plenty of available funds at our disposal.

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Safety First

“Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. This is your Purser speaking. I’m sorry to disturb you, but a section of the plane has lost…”
Oh no! Adrenaline surge. Mind racing. What has it lost? – a wheel perhaps, or an engine, or one of the flappy bits off the wings?

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