Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Moving to Bandra

After 3 years in Kohinoor City - not the nicest part of Mumbai - we are going to move to Bandra, the Queen of the Suburbs.  We will be living in a greener place, a more cosmopolitan place, and near to the coast (walking distance).  It will be a bit of a further commute, but I think it will be worth it.  At the weekend Lex and I went to check out our new neighbourhood.

Guru Nanak Park, one street behind where I am going to be living, is a tranquil corner in my new neighbourhood.  I'm planning on walking on the track around this park in the evenings - just 4 rupees to enter. I love the green in this park and the shade it provides.

This guy's stall is on the corner of my road. I'm really looking forward to buying fresh fruit from him.

My new apartment - exterior view only here (I will take photos of the inside when I move in June). Huge terrace at the back.  I'm looking forward to decorating.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tiger Safari

We went on 3 safaris to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.  There were around 10 different tracks around the park that we could drive on, and about 60 tigers in total in the park.

You had to be very patient, but we got to see this magnificent tiger in the wild.

Ranthambore Fort

This building is the main part of our hotel - it has been built like a Rajasthani palace.  However the real palace is to be found in Ranthambore Fort, which is right inside the park.  We spent Saturday morning exploring the buildings.  

The fort is the second largest in Rajasthan and is reached by a climb up around 100 steps (full of monkeys!)  Once at the top there are lots of buildings, for the kings and queens, and there are religious buildings too such as shrines and mosques.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rachel in Ranthambore

Rachel came over for her Easter holidays and we went to Ranthambore National Park on a tiger safari.  We travelled up on the train overnight from Mumbai Central - it wasn't great but I guess it was OK. 

We then checked into a great hotel and spent the time lounging around the pool and eating delicious food when we were not out and about watching tigers.