Also read: Eight reasons why you should visit Rajasthan
Sunsets and twinkling lights in Jaipur
Whether it’s watching the sunset from the outer walls of Amer Fort; strolling through the old city during Diwali; or just negotiating the chaotic traffic, Jaipur gave us a bagful of unique experiences.
Also read: The vast Qutb Shahi necropolis of Hyderabad
The Jungle Book comes alive in Ranthambhore
Hearing the bellow of a sambhar deer echoing through the morning mist in Ranthambhore and watching the king of the forest take his afternoon rest made us feel like we were in one of Kipling’s famous stories. Only Mowgli was missing.
The crumbling grandeur of Bundi
Lost in time, the still-imposing old palaces, mansions and temples of Bundi (pronounced ‘boondhee’), are fading reminders of a bygone age.
Jaipur, Ranthambhore and Bundi all have something unique to offer. And each leaves lasting memories of its own.
I’m a fan of Lonely Planet travel guides, and I found some very useful information in my Lonely Planet Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra guidebook.
I took most of these photographs with my trusty Canon EOS 200D DSLR camera, using my new Tamron 18-400mm zoom lens (read my review). One or two were taken with my brilliant old Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. I took the footage for the video (and some photographs) with my GoPro Hero5 action camera. I used my Moza AirCross camera stabilizer (read my review) to keep it steady when I wasn’t on the bike.
|Tamron 18-400mm lens for Canon cameras||Tamron 18-400mm lens for Nikon cameras|
In case you’re wondering how I took the videos while on the road… First, I tried strapping my GoPro Hero5 onto my helmet’s face guard with a few of these useful extra-long Velcro-type straps, but that threw my helmet’s balance off. So I alternated between strapping it onto my chest with an elastic chest harness, and mounting it on my bike’s crash guard with a handlebar mount. I used a protective case too, and strapped it in place, just in case. It doesn’t last too long on a single charge, so I had to take along an extra battery and an external charger. I used these high-performance microSDXC memory cards for the hours of footage (Tip: You can use them for your phone too, and they come with an adapter to fit DSLRs and card readers).
This is all the riding gear I was using during our motorcycle tour.
- Helmet: MT Mugello
- Jacket: Joe Rocket Alter Ego
- Gloves: Cramster Raven
- Elbow guards: Cramster REDSETGO
- Knee guards: Spartan ASPIDA bionics
- Riding boots: Exustar SBT130