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Today we set out to visit the fort at Jodhpur, whose bulk we had seen at some distance the previous day when we were approaching the city. The fort is known as Mehrangarh and is still owned by the Jodhpur Royal Family though they built a new palace in the 1930s which is now part hotel and part their home.
Mehrangarh stands on a 120m high …
Today we set off on a fairly lengthy drive to Jodphur, starting by retracing some our route from Bikaner. Some of the road was susceptible to being covered in sand but with no recent winds we shouldn't find any problems. Whilst we were heading away from the real desert of the Thar we saw a number of substantial sand dunes - something we hadn't …
... marble. A holy man in the 5th Century had a dream about Heaven and this temple is an earthly representation of what he dreamt! Incredible. There are exactly 1444 pillars carved from marble and no two are alike. There are 4 main chambers topped by domes and 4 icons in the recesses of each chamber. (BTW a monkey ****** on us from a tree as we got out of the car!!)
The Jain people believe in reincarnation and there have been 28 Tirthankars (men ...
... us how lucky we were. I had one question: "so...is there antivenom in the community?!" He said you would have to drive to the community of Osian to get the antivenom but yes, it was available and rare to die from a cobra bite. Phew! The snake was heading in the same direction as we were travelling back to the dhani so just wanted to be sure that if I had to bunk with a snake tonight, what my odds were of getting through the night alive. I had told Jerra in Canada, ...
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cushions for your back or to lean on and very chilled out music, needless to say we went back again! This time we met two young women from Barcelona, they were great fun and we laughed so much with them, after exchanging addresses and promises to visit Edinburgh when we get back we all dragged ourselves out of our comfortable surroundings back to our