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My 2017 Indian trip over six weeks

A wonderful six week trip to India staying at our much loved Kumarakom Lake Resort and then visiting Gujart, Jaipur, Udaipur and finishing with Maharana Mewar Foundation Awards

Incredible WTM!

This years WTM was an incredilbe success with India as the official permier partner and 50,000 delegates negotiating 2.5 billion pounds in business deals.  Reduced to 3 days it was slicker, more efficient and more productive than ever.

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World Travel Market 2016

The World Travel Market 2016 in London opens on the 7th November with India as the lead partner. With over 4,000 exhibitors and 52,000 trade visitors its not to be missed.

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India UK Tech Summit in Delhi

The great Scottish India connection has an important role to play in the UK Tech Summit to be held in Delhi which will be opended by Theresa May and Mr Modi.

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The plight of the Indian tiger

Tigers are a passion of mine and when Global Tiger Day approaches my thoughts turn to India their natural habitat - as well of course in other countries in Asia, but India has my attention because of my close connection.

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India’s new Partition Museum

A museum dedicated to the most traumatic and violent period in India’s history – the partition with Pakistan in August 1947 – is set to be established at Amritsar’s historic Town Hall.

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Rajasthan and then a Joyful Brief Visit to Kabini

Our trip from Delhi station through Dholpur, Agra, Bhangarh, Jaipur, Karnataka and back home via Bengaluru Airport. Whilst in Jaipur we areguests of Mahindra World City and witness the diference they are making.

We spent a Week in Delhi in February

KLR as we call Kumarakom Lake Resort sent a comfortable car to Cochin Airport and we arrived as the sun had set to a most enthusiastic warm welcome.  Truly a home from home in a heritage villa with its own courtyard pool.  We spent three weeks as indeed we had in 2014 and it provided the joy of comfort, beauty, tranquillity, good food, swimming in warm water and lovely service.  We were happy people and I recommend the place strongly. The Yoga is also very popular and it is a beautifully wedding and special function venue.   But we just swam, watched birds, read copiously, and interacted with friendly Staff and Management. ....and relaxed!

The Heart of India is MADHYA PRADESH

On 2nd January we flew to Nagpur for the start of our official visit as guests of the MP State Tourism department. We were met with a warm welcome and were able to have tea with our good friend Aditya Dhanwatay whose family own the excellent Tiger Trails at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.  We had visited there last year and it is an easy drive from Nagpur.  This time however we set off for Pench.   This was the first time we had visited Pench and it had much enjoyment in store for us. Being once again in an Indian wildlife park is always a joy for us and Pench did not disappoint.   We were guests of the new wildlife resort of Tathastu and made very welcome.   Indeed, it is the first time we have stayed in a cave......ah!  But this cave comes with air conditioning and all expected comfort and ensuite shower room and lovely beds!!!!

PROTSAHAN - a most worthwhile NGO

We had a dinner with the lovely Sonal Kapoor who founded the wonderful charity Protsahan to help educate and nurture girl children who are totally disadvantaged. She does wonderful work and is so committed and courageous. We first met in February five years ago and we visited one of her centres in extreme west of Delhi.

This young lady from Delhi is working with such commitment and courage in a difficult field and achieving hugely. I have enormous affection for her and respect her greatly.

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