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Today we returned to Jaisalmer Fort to visit a small complex of Jain Temples. The early rulers of the fort allowed the Jains to build their temples, though they weren't allowed to reside within the fort. Jainism is an ancient religion, an offshoot of Hinduism, but with some significant differences. Jains believe that all creatures, from microbes to …
Today we had another leisurely start as we were having lunch at the 'desert camp' before we set off on the road to Jaisalmer. Once we had said our goodbyes we returned to the main road and headed the last 60 kms West to Jaisalmer As we approached the city we could see this hill in the distance surmounted by an enormous sand castle often called the …
... we couldn't really see anything, as a strong wind whipped the sand and dust into our faces. (The Lad From Howick was on struggle street at this point. In fact he seemed to be strugling for most of the trip, poor lamb). Ben and I had invested in a gumcha each (a light scarf for your face), which proved invaluable for keeping the sun and sand out of our eyes, ears and mouths. It also did wonders for our "desert cred"!
The Thar has a surprising amount of ...
... nibbles from the kitchen. Here the eloquent manager chatted and introduced us to fellow guests so there was no excuse for not talking. On the first night we met a nice and funny couple from London and on the second a lovely newly-wed Italian couple. Retiring to bed on the now very chilly evening, we were both delighted to find not two, but four hot water bottles to snuggle up to in the vast bed. Even with the heaters they were still very welcome. We slept the sleep of the tired and ...
... and my hips from camel riding for 2 days were in absolute agony. Thankfully, today was our last day of camel riding!