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Amazing 450 year old family haveli. Only 3 rooms in the haveli which is located within the old fort area. A very unique and special place to stay. Fabulous view from adjoining haveli.
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We had decided to take the local bus from Kuhri to Jaisalmer, so Badal arranged for the camel cart to take ourselves plus luggage to the bus stop about a mile away while he and his nine goats accompanied us on foot. With our luggage safely stowed under the bus, we managed to find the last remaining seats for the one hour trip through the …
... the desert landscape all around. There's also the famous Havelis, which are elegantly carved stone doorways and window screens. The craftsmanship is some site considering the tools and the conditions they would have had to work. But without doubt the highlight was the Jain Temples that are the most amazing marble carvings I've ever seen, they're said to be some of the best in the world.
The aul belly's were starting to rumble so we got talked into dinner in a half ...
Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City, sits in the arid west of Rajasthan. Famed as the birthplace of the riding pants which share its name, the city also boasts Mehrangarh, which we both believe must be the mightiest, most stunning and awe inspiring fort in India.
Mehrangarh rises above the city, Olympos-like, situated on a cliff-top plinth. Its 40 - 100 foot walls are further augmented by the 50 - 100 foot cliffs beneath. Illuminated by floodlights in the evening, ...
... of his mouth. The additional fees that he claimed he had to pay were as much as other operators were charging for their entire tour, IR 1300 (~$24) each in total. Naturally this meant that he was unable to match their prices; however, we were fortunate because only he was able to take us to ‘non-tourist areas’ whereas, of course, the other operators couldn’t. Except, of course, they could. We’d checked.
By this point we knew that ...