Today was a transit day, with the six hour journey from Agra to Ranthambore.
It is a difficult journey for our driver, because stretches of it are on roads that they are rebuilding…and in India, there are no temporary traffic lights, and you drive on the unmade surfaces…this was for around 26km. There are also stray cows to avoid, the odd camel and a couple of packs of monkeys…!
We still managed to visit a couple of places on the way, the first of which was the town of Fatehpur Sikri, a small city just west of Agra.
The main thing to see here is the Jama Masjid mosque, with its famous Buland Darwaza gate…and yes, those ARE goats…!
The inside of the mosque is huge, and leaving our shoes at the door, we were able to explore.
After this, we headed for one of the main things we wanted to see in our visit, Chand Baori, a step well in Abhaneri, Rajasthan.
It is 100 feet deep, and was built in the 9th century. The photos below do not show how big it really is…
After the step well, we saw a small hindu temple (Harshshat Mata) from the same period, before completing our journey to Ranthambore.
Feet up now, as tomorrow at 6am we go looking for tigers, not really expecting to see one, but you never know…