Left the hotel at 8:15 for Ranthambore by road. A distance of 450 kms to be covered in 8 – 9 hrs.
We arrived Jaipur 1:00 pm to stop for lunch. The restaurant was Indiana, it was extremely crowded as it was the peak lunch time.
There was another American couple at the next table and their guide was telling them that the Bengalis were the smartest people in all of India and had the highest IQ. We couldn't resist telling them that we were both from Calcutta.
We got to talking and it turned out that the guide had studied at the Presidency College in Calcutta and the couple were from Lincoln NE. What a small world it is.
We arrived by 6:00 pm at Pug Marks, our home for the next three days. Here we were greeted by the friendly and helpful staff and met our contact/guide Azad Meena.
This was a resort laid out in the shape of a horseshoe, we checked into our room # 31 and went to the open air bar.
We munched on some great spiced nuts, split a beer between the two of us and watched a musical performance until it was dinner time. The weather was just perfect for sitting outside and enjoying the evening.
We had a separate table reserved for us and found the staff very friendly and helpful. The dinner was buffet style but the staff had specially prepared some dishes more suited to our taste.
Everything was excellent.
We went back to our cottage, as we have an early morning game drive tomorrow.