One of the best and most exciting excursions I was taken on whilst in India on board the Deccan Odyssey was a safari trip to Ranthambore National Park. This park is renowned for tigers but sadly no tigers made an appearance. The trip was followed by high tea at a hunting lodge that used to belong to the royal family – the Maharaj of the region.
When I packed, somewhat last minute for India, I checked the forecast and saw highs of 24 degrees, so I packed mainly summer clothes, what I didn’t realise is that towards the north of India it gets colder and colder and on certain days reaches lows of 7 degrees. On an open top jeep passing through dusty terrain with cold wind blowing, let’s just say a Pedro del Hierro fancy red top is not the right attire. It was the right attire for the fancy high tea though, which was, of course, my intention. A sweatshirt had to be used to remedy the situation for the safari bit.
The safari itself was fantastic, no tigers but plenty of deer, wild boar, birds and crocodiles. The terrain itself and the scenery is also spectacular….had never seen anything quite like it before.
Red Top – PEDRO DEL HIERRO (Bay street in Cortefiel)
Jewellery : Thomas Sabo – Hebe Baystreet
Photos by Kurt Paris
Travel by Rocs Travel