Incredible Northern India Tour
February 19 – March 2, 2016
 

 

February 24th, 2016

On our way to Bharatpur today… Fatehpur Sikri, Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary with guided tour by a Naturalist, and then back to hotel for some relaxation. There is nothing like India in the world I think…the streets and villages. We saw so much including cow paddies made into little houses to be used for fuel. Then we were at Fatehpur Sikri, a place where time looks to have stood still. So perfectly preserved and still to this day mysteries abound. The greatest mystery is all about the small building with the round pedestal…they are still trying to figure out what is really was made for. We will just enjoy the many layers here from the pools to the tall tower building where it was said all the concubines lived. We will enjoy the wonderful little gardens scattered around to provide cooling areas for the people. We will enjoy the incredible carvings we see, amazed at their delicateness, the flowers and trees and leaves and birds on them. I could spend hours here. Back on the highway to the hotel, lunch and then a wonderful guided tour of Keoladeo National Park…it really helps when the guide is a naturalist who is passionate about this place and has a great telescope too! Our hotel for the night is a heritage hotel, still owned by the same family and a respite from the millions of people out and about. Here it is so quiet, no phone, no television, just a pool and a spa and yes, peacocks.
 

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