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In November and December 2017 we visited incredible India, here’s a little of what we saw: (keep checking back, we’re here until early January!)

Madhya Pradesh

Kanha National Park:

December 2017: Staying at Kanha National Park, with Pugdundee Safaris, we had our first tiger sighting!

This is Neelam (Kashmiri Blue Sapphire) MPKTR T-65. about 8, 9 years old. Currently raising her third litter, 4 cubs of about 7, 8 months. Way over in the grass, moving, hiding in the grass, then sneakily crossed under the bridge where one Gypsy was parked! Appeared close by on the other side of the road, growled, jumped. Moved on. We were back later, and suddenly saw her in a clearing! Watched, waited, but no more. Beautiful Neelam!



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Southern Indian diary

~ Updated 4 December ~ (more photos to come soon,  please check back!)

We’ve been thinking of visiting India for a while, and finally made the decision. With India being so very large and varied, we decided to travel with small groups, and leave the planning to someone else for a change! We started in the south, in Cochin, in the state of Kerala.

The tour we chose was through Exodus Travels  ~  South India Explored.  Their itinerary says “Explore the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka: a region of great charm, southern India offers travellers beautiful cities, colonial hill stations, colourful temples, a relaxed lifestyle, attractive scenery and some of the best food in India. The major cities of the south were once princely capitals of the maharajas, and their magnificent remains contrast dramatically with the cool, mist-shrouded hill stations established by the British Raj. The natural scenery is also immensely rewarding; forest-clad hills slope down to a shoreline of shady lagoons, wooded islands, ancient spice ports and sandy beaches. This is an exceptionally varied and interesting trip and gives a comprehensive view of the whole of South India.”  Continue reading Southern Indian diary

Selfie please Aunty!

We are the most unlikely celebrities, but we feel honoured, and laugh and joke with the schoolchildren (and adults too!) who call out to us “selfie please Aunty!” It’s a delight to stand with them as they all gather round and take selfies with us. And of course it gives us the opportunity to ask to take their photos! So here are some of the beautiful people we met while travelling in southern India. Some are locals, and many were visiting from other parts of India, or have settled here from other places:

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