world trip 2012 travel blog

elephant ride

we are mount ready to head out

crosssing the river

rhino

 

 

 

local taxi's

 

end of ride

such a good girl

our local guys

bathing with the elephants

over we go

 

 

 

ox cart

off for a canoe ride on river

here we go

a croc

 

baby elephant 2 weeks old

 

a couple older one

 

 

 

cattle crossing

red setting sun

local bus

 

 

rest stop

kicten

 

ox cart

local people bathing in the river

 

 

 

 

Buddhist temple at Lumbini

 

 

 

watwe lilly

 

always burning flame in the Sacred gardens

the birh place of Prince Siddharta the founder of the Buddhist religion

monks at prayer

 

 

site map of Lumbini

at the broader crossing to India


In Chinwan National Park and today we do a elephant ride into the jungle where we saw several deer in the trees was not able to get any good pictures of them, but did get a few pictures of a rhino cow and calf. Very rocky ride with 4 people per elephant, after our ride we got to go to the river to bath with the elephants. The first spray from the elephant was cold then not to bad as it was a hot day, then in the afternoon was off for a plunge the river very nice. Went back to hotel for some lunch an a rest before heading out for a afternoon boat ride to see the crocs, after the boat ride we went to see the elephant breeding center where they had a 2 week old baby elephant plus others of different ages. Up the next morning heading out a 4 hour trip to Lumbini for one night, this is the birth place of the Prince Siddharta Gautama the founder of the Buddhist religion. Another early morning rise and after a quick breakfast we head to the boarder to cross into India short line only 15 minutes and now in India, now we have a mini bus for a very long bus ride 10 hours to reach a our night stop in Varanasi India

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