Photos from India 2019

In 2019 I took a 3-week holiday in India to visit the places where my mother was brought up, where she went to school and to see some of the wildlife, more especially the tiger.

Wildlife

The following are some of the wildlife photos that I took - you will notice no obvious tiger!
Please note that when you click on the square photo it opens as the full size image, and at the foot of the window there is an i in a circle which enables you to see where the photo was taken by selecting 'Open GPS location'

My wildlife photos in India

  • Anas crecca

    India-2019-best-wildlife Common Teal at Keoladeo National Park

  • Halcyon smyrnensis

    India-2019-best-wildlife White-throated Kingfisher at Keoladeo National Park

  • Phalocrocorax niger

    India-2019-best-wildlife Little Cormorant at Keoladeo National Park

  • Anas indicus

    India-2019-best-wildlife Bar-headed Goose at Keoladeo National Park

  • Anas poecilorhyncha

    India-2019-best-wildlife Indian Spot-billed Duck at Keoladeo National Park

  • Anas poecilorhyncha

    India-2019-best-wildlife Indian Spot-billed Duck at Keoladeo National Park

  • Tadorna ferruginea

    India-2019-best-wildlife Ruddy Shelduck at Keoladeo National Park

  • Dendrocitta vagabunda

    India-2019-best-wildlife Rufous Treepie on jeep at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Athene brama

    India-2019-best-wildlife Spotted Owlet at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • panthera tigris

    India-2019-best-wildlife There is a tiger there, really!

  • Perdicula erythrorhyncha

    India-2019-best-wildlife Painted Bush Quail at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Herpestes edwardsi

    India-2019-best-wildlife Indian Grey Mongoose at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Otus bakkamoena

    India-2019-best-wildlife Indian Scops Owl at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Rusa unicolor

    India-2019-best-wildlife Sambar Deer at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Crocodylus palustris

    India-2019-best-wildlife Marsh (Mugger) crocodile at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Vanellus indicus

    India-2019-best-wildlife Red-wattled Lapwing at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Centropus (sinensis) parroti

    India-2019-best-wildlife Southern Coucal at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Treron phoenicopterus

    India-2019-best-wildlife Yellow-footed Green Pigeon at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Ciconia nigra

    India-2019-best-wildlife Black Stork at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Panthera tiris tigris

    India-2019-best-wildlife Tiger pug mark at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Rusa unicolor

    India-2019-best-wildlife Sambar Deer at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Anhinga melanogaster

    India-2019-best-wildlife Darter / Anhinga at Padma Talao, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Bosephalus tragocamelus

    India-2019-best-wildlife Blue Bull / Nilgai at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Spilornis cheela

    India-2019-best-wildlife Crested Serpent Eagle at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Spilornis cheela

    India-2019-best-wildlife Crested Serpent Eagle at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Athene brama

    India-2019-best-wildlife Spotted Owlet at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Himantopus himantopus

    India-2019-best-wildlife Black-winged Stilt at Malik Lake, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Semnopithecus entellus

    India-2019-best-wildlife Common Grey Langurs at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Macaca radiata

    India-2019-best-wildlife Bonnet Macaque at Karanji Nature Park, Mysore

  • Leptocoma zeylonica

    India-2019-best-wildlife Purple-rumped Sunbird (f)

  • Pycnonotus jocosus

    India-2019-best-wildlife Red-whiskered Bulbul at Savoy Hotel, Ooty

  • Bos gaurus

    India-2019-best-wildlife Gaur or Indian Bison beside road to Doddabetta


Places

Agra

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    India-2019-Agra View North of Taj Mahal from Gateway Hotel, Agra

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    India-2019-Agra Amar Singh Gate, Agra Fort

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    India-2019-Agra Panorama view of Amar Singh Gate, Agra Fort

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    India-2019-Agra Amar Singh Gate, Agra Fort

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    India-2019-Agra Ceiling in Jahangir Palace inside Agra Fort

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    India-2019-Agra Bath in Jahangir Palace inside Agra Fort

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    India-2019-Agra Ceiling of Roshan Ara Pavilion inside Agra Fort

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    India-2019-Agra Pool in Roshan Ara Pavilion inside Agra Fort

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    India-2019-Agra Shish Mahal (Glass Palace) inside Agra Fort


Taj Mahal

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    India-2019-TajMahal Great Gate to Taj Mahal

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    India-2019-TajMahal Detail of Great Gate to Taj Mahal

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    India-2019-TajMahal Taj Mahal, Agra

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    India-2019-TajMahal Taj Mahal, Agra

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    India-2019-TajMahal Detail of South side of Taj Mahal, Agra

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    India-2019-TajMahal Taj Mahal, Agra

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    India-2019-TajMahal Detail of inlay & carving of South side of Taj Mahal, Agra

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    India-2019-TajMahal Detail of inlay & carving of South side of Taj Mahal, Agra

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    India-2019-TajMahal Early morning at Taj Mahal, Agra

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    India-2019-TajMahal History plaque at Taj Mahal, Agra


Baby Taj Mahal

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    India-2019-BabyTaj Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)

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    India-2019-BabyTaj Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)

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    India-2019-BabyTaj Detail of inlay at Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)

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    India-2019-BabyTaj Detail of inlay at Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)

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    India-2019-BabyTaj Detail of inlay at Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)

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    India-2019-BabyTaj Two graves inside Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)

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    India-2019-BabyTaj Detail of inlay at Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)

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    India-2019-BabyTaj View of Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) from West gate


Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Tiger Hill Sunrise Observatory, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Prayer wheels at Yiga Choeling Monastery, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Interior of Yiga Choeling Monastery, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Interior of Yiga Choeling Monastery, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Large prayer wheel inside Yiga Choeling Monastery, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Sign for Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Our steam engine approaching to pull us to Ghoom station

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Steam engine drawing our train at Batasia Loop Station

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Dajeeling Government College

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Tea tasting at Tea shop, HD Lama Road, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Tea tasting at Tea shop, HD Lama Road, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Entrance to Windamere Hotel, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling View East from Windamere Hotel, Darjeeling

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    India-2019-Darjeeling Our rooms in this house, Windamere Hotel, Darjeeling


New Delhi

  • Statue of Gandhi with children

    India-2019-Delhi Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi

  • Gandhi Memorial

    India-2019-Delhi Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi

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    India-2019-Delhi Tomb of Muhammad Shah Sayyid

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    India-2019-Delhi Jama Masjid mosque, New Delhi

  • Plaque with brief history of Mahatma Gandhi

    India-2019-Delhi Raj Ghat memorial to Mahatma Gandhi

  • Where Gandhi was cremated

    India-2019-Delhi Raj Ghat memorial to Mahatma Gandhi

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    India-2019-Delhi Humayun's tomb

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    India-2019-Delhi Bu-Halima gateway, Humayun's tomb area

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    India-2019-Delhi View East of Humayun's tomb

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    India-2019-Delhi View NE side of Humayun's tomb

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    India-2019-Delhi Interior of Humayun's tomb

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    India-2019-Delhi Bu-Halima Gateway, Humayun's tomb area

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    India-2019-Delhi Isa Khan's Tomb

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    India-2019-Delhi View West of Isa Khan's Mosque from Isa Khan's tomb

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    India-2019-Delhi Qutub Minar

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    India-2019-Delhi Qutub Minar


Fatehpur

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    India-2019-Fatehpur Diwan E Khas, Fatehpur Sikri Fort

  • Elephant Tower

    India-2019-Fatehpur Hiran Minar from Fatehpur Sikri Fort

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    India-2019-Fatehpur Diwan E Khas, Fatehpur Sikri Fort

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    India-2019-Fatehpur History plaque, The Treasury, Fatehpur Sikri Fort

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    India-2019-Fatehpur Panch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri Fort

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    India-2019-Fatehpur View towards Janta Darbar (Public Court Yard), Fatehpur Sikri Fo

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    India-2019-Fatehpur History plaque, Turkish Sultana's House, Fatehpur Sikri Fort

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    India-2019-Fatehpur Jodha Bai's Palace, Fatehpur Sikri

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    India-2019-Fatehpur Jodha Bai's Palace, Fatehpur Sikri

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    India-2019-Fatehpur Jodha Bai's Palace, Fatehpur Sikri

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    India-2019-Fatehpur Royal Officer's Meeting Yard, Fatehpur Sikri

  • Hall of Private Audiences

    India-2019-Fatehpur Diwan-E-Khas, Fatehpur Sikri


Kolkata (Calcutta)

Calcutta was everything I had expected in India! The flower market was really colourful and the Jain Temple was superb. We also visited the Victoria Memorial, with an enormous statue of Queen Victoria on the throne in her later years outside the building and a statue of the young Queen Victoria inside beneath the dome, which had a series of murals depicting her life around the inside of the dome. We were also taken to the South Park Street Cemetery, an 18th century Christian graveyard with large picturesque tombstones. We also had to go to the home and tomb of Mother Teresa.

  • In memory of Police sacrifice in the line of duty

    India-2019-Kolkata Police Memorial

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    India-2019-Kolkata Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Kolkata

  • 36 Badridas Temple Street, Kolkata

    India-2019-Kolkata Shree Shree Sheetalnathji Jain Temple

  • 36 Badridas Temple Street, Kolkata

    India-2019-Kolkata Shree Shree Sheetalnathji Jain Temple

  • 36 Badridas Temple Street, Kolkata

    India-2019-Kolkata Shree Shree Sheetalnathji Jain Temple

  • 36 Badridas Temple Street, Kolkata

    India-2019-Kolkata Shree Shree Sheetalnathji Jain Temple

  • 36 Badridas Temple Street, Kolkata

    India-2019-Kolkata Shree Shree Sheetalnathji Jain Temple

  • 36 Badridas Temple Street, Kolkata

    India-2019-Kolkata Shree Shree Sheetalnathji Jain Temple

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    India-2019-Kolkata Statue of Queen Victoria at Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Statue of Queen Victoria at Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Statue of young Queen Victoria, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Plaque on wall of Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Murals around inside of dome, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

  • Princess Victoria summoned to the throne June 20 1837

    India-2019-Kolkata Mural around inside of dome, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

  • Victoria the good having served, resteth from her labours

    India-2019-Kolkata Mural around inside of dome, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

  • Diamond Jubilee Service St Paul's June 22 1897

    India-2019-Kolkata Mural around inside of dome, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

  • The Jubilee Service at Westminster ....

    India-2019-Kolkata Mural around inside of dome, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

  • Not a popular figure in India!

    India-2019-Kolkata Statue of Clive of India, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata South side of Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Horse carriage at North gate to Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata Motherhouse - residence & tomb of Mother Teresa

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    India-2019-Kolkata Motherhouse - residence & tomb of Mother Teresa

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    India-2019-Kolkata Statue of Mother Teresa

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    India-2019-Kolkata St Paul's Cathedral, Cathedral Road, Kolkata

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    India-2019-Kolkata St Paul's Cathedral, Cathedral Road, Kolkata


Mysore

Mysore was not on our plan to visit originally, but Mysore Palace was superb and the son-et-lumiere at the Palace was magnificent.

  • Me and one of the guards

    India-2019-Mysore KARP Mounted Police HQ, Mysore

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    India-2019-Mysore Sri Shveta Varahaswami Temple

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    India-2019-Mysore Mysore Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Mysore Palace from Jayamartaanda (East) Gate

  • Elephas maximus indicus

    India-2019-Mysore Indian elephants at Mysore Palace

  • Elephas maximus indicus

    India-2019-Mysore Indian elephants at Mysore Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Sri Bhuvaneshwari Temple, Mysore

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    India-2019-Mysore Sri Bhuvaneshwari Temple, Mysore

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    India-2019-Mysore Kalyana Mantapa Hall at Mysore Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Wall painting "Maharaja on a Caparisoned Elephant", Mysore Palac

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    India-2019-Mysore Durbar Hall, Mysore Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Interior of Mysore Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Interior of Mysore Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Inlaid door at Mysore Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Durbar Hall, Mysore Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Durbar Hall, Mysore Palace

  • Macaca radiata

    India-2019-Mysore Bonnet Macaque at Karanji Nature Park, Mysore

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    India-2019-Mysore Inlaid elephant in lobby of Lalitha Mahal Palace

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    India-2019-Mysore Panorama from Chamundi Hill viewpoint

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    India-2019-Mysore Mysore market at night

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    India-2019-Mysore Mysore Palace, son-et-lumiere


Nahargarh Palace

This Palace is where we stayed while we visited Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. As can be seen from the aerial view of the Palace, it is a vast complex with six courtyards in a line East to West with others on the North and South sides. It is certainly very opulent, the food was excellent, the surroundings magnificent and the staff very helpful.

  • Main entrance on right. 6 courtyards in line with a swimming pool in the 6th on the left

    India-2019-Nahargarh Aerial view of Nahargahr Palace

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Swimming pool at Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore

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    India-2019-Nahargarh Dining room at Nahargarh Palace, Ranthambore


Ootacamund (Ooty)

The Nazareth Convent, Ooty was where my mother was sent to school in the 1930-40's. The first photo shows her in a photo at the convent and the ninth photo shows the same place in 2019. The convent is still running and we were given a tour when we arrived out of the blue. At an altitude of about 2400 metres above sea-level climbing up Doughertys Lane to the convent had me stopping for a breather half way up! We took the train from Ooty to Coonoor throught the Nilgiri Hills with some magnificent view over tea plantations.

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    India-2019-Ooty View NE towards our cottages at Savoy Hotel, Ooty

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    India-2019-Ooty Savoy Hotel nameplate, Sylks Road, Ooty

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    India-2019-Ooty Savoy Hotel from the drive

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    India-2019-Ooty Panorama view at Doddabetta Viewpoint

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    India-2019-Ooty Tea plantations at Ooty

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    India-2019-Ooty St Stephen's Church, Ooty

  • 222 St Mary's Hill, Ooty

    India-2019-Ooty Entrance to Nazareth Convent High School

  • Where KJLH went to school - see photo taken c 1940 at same place

    India-2019-Ooty Nazareth Convent High School

  • Where KJLH went to school

    India-2019-Ooty Nazareth Convent High School

  • Nazareth Convent marked at Bethlehem

    India-2019-Ooty 1875 Panorama photo of Ootacamund (Ooty)

  • Mary of the Passion, Foundress of the Convent. Photo by G Serrar, maybe taken in Paris in 1929 (bottom right corner)

    India-2019-Ooty Nazareth Convent High School

  • Very steep!

    India-2019-Ooty Doughertys Lane up to Nazareth Convent School

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    India-2019-Ooty Ooty or Udagamandalam railway station

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    India-2019-Ooty Ooty or Udagamandalam railway station

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    India-2019-Ooty Tea plantation from Ooty to Coonoor railway

  • C1940 KJLH Nazareth Convent Ooty

    India-2019-Ooty C1940 KJLH Nazareth Convent Ooty


Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

We had 6 LandRover safaris over 3 days into the Tiger Reserve; unfortunately we only caught a very distant view of a tiger in the undergrowth. There were certainly some superb landscape views within the park and some interesting animals and birds were seen.

  • Himantopus himantopus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Black-winged Stilt at Malik Lake, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Entrance to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Threskiornis melanocephalus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Black-headed Ibis at Malik Lake, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Gau Mukh Mishradara, Ranthambore Fort

  • Vanellus indicus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Red-wattled Lapwing at Malik Lake, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Dendrocitta vagabunda

    India-2019-Ranthambore Rufous Treepie on jeep at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Hydrophasianus chirurgus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Pheasant-tailed Jacana at Malik Lake, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Semnopithecus entellus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Grey Langur Monkey at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Burhinus (oedicnemus) indicus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Indian Thick-knee at Rajbagh, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Herpestes edwardsi

    India-2019-Ranthambore Indian Grey Mongoose at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Athene brama

    India-2019-Ranthambore Spotted Owlet at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Threskiornis melanocephalus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Black-headed Ibis at Rajbagh, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Motacilla flava

    India-2019-Ranthambore Yellow Wagtail at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Ranthambore Fort, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Sunset on road to Nahagarh Palace, Ranthambore

  • Dendrocitta vagabunda

    India-2019-Ranthambore Rufous Treepie on jeep at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Tringa nebularia

    India-2019-Ranthambore Common Greenshank at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Saxicola ferreus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Grey Bushchat at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Athene brama

    India-2019-Ranthambore Spotted Owlet at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Athene brama

    India-2019-Ranthambore Spotted Owlet at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Halcyon smyrnensis

    India-2019-Ranthambore White-throated Kingfisher at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Ficedula parva?

    India-2019-Ranthambore Red-breasted Flycatcher (f)? at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • panthera tigris

    India-2019-Ranthambore There is a tiger there, really!

  • Perdicula erythrorhyncha

    India-2019-Ranthambore Painted Bush Quail at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Rusa unicolor & Dendrocitta vagabunda

    India-2019-Ranthambore Sambar Deer & Rufous Treepie at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Otus bakkamoena

    India-2019-Ranthambore Indian Scops Owl at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Rusa unicolor

    India-2019-Ranthambore Sambar Deer at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Rusa unicolor

    India-2019-Ranthambore Sambar Deer at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Phalacrocorax fuscicollis, Phalacrocorax niger

    India-2019-Ranthambore Indian & Little Cormorants at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Crocodylus palustris

    India-2019-Ranthambore Marsh (Mugger) crocodile at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Crocodylus palustris

    India-2019-Ranthambore Marsh (Mugger) crocodile at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Ficedula parva

    India-2019-Ranthambore Red-breasted Flycatcher (f) ? at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Vanellus indicus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Red-wattled Lapwing at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Gyps fulvus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Griffon Vulture at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Gyps fulvus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Griffon Vulture at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Centropus (sinensis) parroti

    India-2019-Ranthambore Southern Coucal at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Treron phoenicopterus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Yellow-footed Green Pigeon at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Psittacula eupatria

    India-2019-Ranthambore Alexandrine Parakeet at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Ciconia nigra

    India-2019-Ranthambore Black Stork at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Ciconia nigra

    India-2019-Ranthambore Black Stork at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Home for 6 species cats, 4 spp dogs, 3 spp mongoose, Marsh crocodile. C. 38 spp of mammals, 315 spp of birds, 14 spp reptiles & 402 spp plants.

    India-2019-Ranthambore Jogimahal Gate to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Ranthambore Tiger Reserve at Jogimahal Gate

  • Himantopus himantopus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Black-winged Stilt at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Panthera tiris tigris

    India-2019-Ranthambore Tiger pug mark at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Rusa unicolor

    India-2019-Ranthambore Sambar Deer at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Pteropus giganteus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Indian Flying Fox / Greater Indian Fruit Bat at Ranthambore Tige

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Rajbagh Talao in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Nycticorax nycticorax

    India-2019-Ranthambore Black-crowned Night Heron at Rajbagh Talao in Ranthambore Tiger

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Ruin beside Rajbagh Talao, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Phalacrocorax niger

    India-2019-Ranthambore Little Cormorant at Rajbagh Talao, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Anhinga melanogaster

    India-2019-Ranthambore Darter / Anhinga at Rajbagh Talao, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Rusa unicolor

    India-2019-Ranthambore Sambar Deer in lake at Rajbagh Talao, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Ranthambore Fort above Rajbagh Talao, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Eremopterix nigriceps

    India-2019-Ranthambore Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Padma Talao, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Anhinga melanogaster

    India-2019-Ranthambore Darter / Anhinga at Padma Talao, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Jogi Mahal, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Bosephalus tragocamelus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Blue Bull / Nilgai at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Pavo cristatus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Indian Peafowl at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Axis axis & Pavo cristatus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Spotted Deer & Indian Peafowl at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Halcyon smyrnensis

    India-2019-Ranthambore White-throated Kingfisher at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Spilornis cheela

    India-2019-Ranthambore Crested Serpent Eagle at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Spilornis cheela

    India-2019-Ranthambore Crested Serpent Eagle at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Old gate, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Athene brama

    India-2019-Ranthambore Spotted Owlet at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Rusa unicolor

    India-2019-Ranthambore Sambar Deer at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Melursus ursinus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Sloth Bear at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Semnopithecus entellus

    India-2019-Ranthambore Common Grey Langurs at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

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    India-2019-Ranthambore Gau Mukh Mishradara, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve


Visakhapatnam (Vizag)

VIzag is where my mother lived with her parents. Her father was a dredging captain at at the port of Vizag and then the port pilot. The port was opened to ocean traffic in 1933 with arrival of 1st ship SS Jaladurga. Her father had the house called 'Shiva Prasad' (meaning - Given by Lord Shiva) built and I was surprised to be able to find it still standing, if slightly changed, in 2019.

  • Gokhale Road c. 1932

    India-2019-Vizag Street outside Shiva Prasad, Vizag, India

  • Home of Hall family. Simonne & Kathleen on balcony. Nameplate 'H. Hall' on gate.

    India-2019-Vizag Shiva Prasad, Vizag, India

  • H/A of the Hall family in 1930-40's

    India-2019-Vizag Shiva Prasad, Gokhale Road, Vizag

  • Hall family church

    India-2019-Vizag St Paul's Church, Waltair, Vizag

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    India-2019-Vizag St Paul's Church, Waltair, Vizag

  • MI - St Paul's Church built by Capt J H Bell in 1838. Rededicated by Rt Rev B D Prakasa 01-Oct-1995

    India-2019-Vizag St Paul's Church, Waltair, Vizag

  • MI - Alfred William de Lima died 20-Jan-2005

    India-2019-Vizag St Paul's Church, Waltair, Vizag

  • MI - Capt Charles David Macgrath died 17-Aug-1879 & his wife Elizabeth who died 21-Apr-1872

    India-2019-Vizag St Paul's Church, Waltair, Vizag

  • MI - Alfred Wyndham Lushington died 25-Mar-1920

    India-2019-Vizag St Paul's Church, Waltair, Vizag

  • MI - Aline Broun daughter of John Allan Broun died 02-May-1912

    India-2019-Vizag St Paul's Church, Waltair, Vizag

  • MI - Rev George Edward Brown, Chaplain 1930-1940

    India-2019-Vizag St Paul's Church, Waltair, Vizag


Somanathapura Keshava Hindu Temple

Chennakeshava Temple, Somanathapura on the banks of the river Kaveri, Karnataka, India. This temple is in remarkable condition considering it was consecrated in 1258 CE (AD). Really intricate carvings and incredible massive stone columns which have obviously been turned on a lathe of some sort, also some rather explicit carvings!

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    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

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    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

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    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

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    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

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    India-2019-Somanathapura Ceiling bosses inside Somanathapura Keshava Janardhana Temple

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    India-2019-Somanathapura Ceiling bosses inside Somanathapura Keshava Janardhana Temple

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    India-2019-Somanathapura Ceiling bosses inside Somanathapura Keshava Janardhana Temple

  • Inside inner temple

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

  • Inside inner temple

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

  • Inside inner temple

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

  • Inside inner temple

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

  • Illustrated Kama Sutra! on external wall of inner temple

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

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    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

  • Carvings on external wall of inner temple

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

  • Carvings on external wall of inner temple

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

  • Windows/ventilation to inner temple from outside

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura KeshavaTemple

  • Temple door

    India-2019-Somanathapura Somanathapura Keshava Temple

  • Four-pillared Mantapa beside Somanathapura Temple. For public rituals.

    India-2019-Somanathapura Utsava Mantapa