5th to 14th November 2015
One of the departments here is the coast guard commission quite amazing when the nearest coast is 2000Kilometres away . It really is very impressive but is deserted on weekends apart from the rather funny gangs of Rhesus macaque monkeys everywhere ‘ Only in India ‘ could this happen.
The next morning was to be the highlight of the tour The ‘Taj ‘ A slightly later start saw admission to the site at about 9-30 am but wow the sheer beauty of the place and the way in which the light catches its every facet leaves you speechless. Photography never can do this place justice, all built in the name of love by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal who died giving birth to their 14th child ,being built all in the image of an Islamic garden of Paradise .
Two trips one in the morning and again in the evening didn’t reveal any sightings of old stripey but plenty of other things were seen including many species of birds and a lot of the parks mammals .Back on the road the following day saw us hit the road again this time heading for Jaipur the State capital of the adjoining state of Rajasthan.