Delhi to Rann – A 2800 km Odyssey: Phase 2

Day 6: Ahmedabad – Dhordo ~6 hours (Rann Utsav Tent City) – The prize destination was now within reach. We started early just because we did not want to miss the sunset trip at the Rann and google maps showed some 7.5 hours of driving. Just as we rolled out of Ahmedabad, the magic of Gujarat roads started dawning on us – cruise at 120 … Continue reading Delhi to Rann – A 2800 km Odyssey: Phase 2

Delhi to Rann – A 2800 km Odyssey: Phase 1

When we first spoke about it, this was a quite a long shot of a plan. There was always the intent but never the certainty that between busy work schedules and other commitments, we will be able to pull off this adventure. Over several morning coffees the plan to drive to Delhi to the Rann took shape. There was a lot of discussion on stopovers … Continue reading Delhi to Rann – A 2800 km Odyssey: Phase 1

Delhi – The non-leaning tower of Qutub

They say there is history buried in every corner of Delhi. The important message here is not just the history but also the fact that it is buried. Delhi was established in the 8th century but it gained prominence only in 1206 AD when the Qutub dynasty setup the Delhi Sultanate. In the periods since, the city has been destroyed and rebuilt several times by … Continue reading Delhi – The non-leaning tower of Qutub

Keoladeo National Park – An overnighter from Delhi!

This was the place birders put up a tripod on a cold winter morning and sat hours in the hope of spotting a Siberian Crane – the birding equivalent of spotting a tiger. Alas Siberian Cranes have given India a miss since their last visit in 2002 when the lake in Keoladeo National Park went dry and remained so for 4 years. In 2006/7 water … Continue reading Keoladeo National Park – An overnighter from Delhi!