Sarah and Denis Round the World travel blog

Painted stork coming into land

White duck-type heron-ish bird

More from the painted storks

The bird with no name

A hoopoe (and a turd)

Python !!

Unknown bird at dusk


Chapati woman

We got to Bharatpur within an other hour in the car from Fatehpur Sikri, dumped our stuff (no pun intended) into a new guest house called Spoonbill and got a couple of bicycles to ride around Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This is a Unesco World Heritage-listed bird sanctuary and was great fun and very serene. We saw cormorants, painted storks, black-headed ibis, cranes, herons, kingfishers, owls, hoopoes, and other ones that we can't name or we couldn't find in the book in the shop as we didn't want to carry it around the world. The Birds of India wouldn't be much use in South America. We also saw a python and have the picture to prove it - but we are having problems uploading this picture for some reason. NOW ON 3/12/03. Sadly we didn't get to see any spoonbills.

It was also interesting to watch a woman making chapatis from the guest house veranda.

Tomorrow we leave by train for Sawai Madhopur for a tiger safari (or as many as it takes to see one) in Rathambore National Park. Still solid - bet you thought we'd forgot.

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