Jaipur

We set off to Ranthambore National Park at 6.30am for our dawn safari. It was very cold to start with but soon warmed up. We saw antelope, crocodiles, lots of birds, wild boar and monkeys. The monkeys were shouting a warning and the guide thought a leopard must be near but we didn’t see one. We heard jackals.

Nilgai antelope
Rufus Treepies on our safari truck
Freshwater crocodile at the edge of the lake
White-throated kingfisher
A misty start to the day

Back at Sawai Vilas we had a late breakfast and then set off in our coach to Jaipur. We travelled for about 4 hours passing colourful towns and villages.

We arrived in Jaipur and had a look round the Pink City Palace and the Jantar Mantar Observatory.

A stone sun dial

We arrived at our hotel in time for drinks and dinner.

Tomorrow we will drive to the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort.