I cannot possibly cover all of the holiday here but will concentrate on the highlights from each day.
Day 1 arrive Delhi afternoon trip to Okhla Barrage,
YELLOW FOOTED GREEN PIGEON
DAY 2 Delhi to Chambal via Agra,an interesting introduction to travelling by road in India
After the torturous journey it was straight into action at Chambal with a late afternoon boat trip on the Chambal River:-
DAY 3 :- An early morning walk around Chambal
After an early lunch it was back on the road to Agra and a visit to the TAJ MAHAL
Needless to say not much sleep was had in the uncomfortable bunks and the toilets came from the film set of " Train Spotting"..Eventually we arrived in Katni at dawn with our luggage intact, then it was straight into another long road trip to our first Tiger reserve at Bandhavgarh .Although the journeys were long,
We set off for the tiger reserve gate before it was light and having had our passports checked for the seventeenth time since arriving in India and picking up our local" expert" guide we were off on our first tiger hunt.
The morning yielded not one tiger, but there is always the afternoon session.
Passports checked a new local expert guide and off we go,this guide looked like a cartoon character but he spoke impeccable english and he knew his stuff. A tiger has been seen behind us ,hang on tight he says and we go into reverse at breakneck speed,too late but a good effort.
Next morning we did it all again- but this time we got lucky and saw this young tiger in the distance,so a leopard and a tiger,we were feeling quite happy.
The afternoon session was a little less fruitful but this Roller posed nicely
From here we moved on to KANHA another reserve covering nearly 2000 sq km and famous for SWAMP DEER as well as tigers.
That takes us conveniently to Nagpur and an internal flight back to Delhi,so I will end part one there and continue with part 2 soon.