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Travel Blogs from Kumbhalgarh
We had a good afternoon and evening at the hotel before leaving in the morning. We checked out at 11:30 to visit the temple on our way to Kumbhalgarh. The temple covers quite a large area and although very impressive much the same as others. The trip to our next destination climbed high through countryside and was very interesting with small villages and people working the fields behind bullocks. We went to the fort in the afternoon which has a ...
... the small villages we passed. We had periodic success with handing out candy to village children, but most of them ran away, in fear that we were kidnappers! Though disappointing, I don't blame them for running and screaming, away from Eric's out stretched hand. Their mother probably warned them not to take candy from strange looking white guys in a Tata. As it turns out, children are not the only ones running away from Eric these days. Cows and monkeys ...
... 20. Instead we set off earlier than expected to our next destination, Ranakpur, to see a famous Jain temple.
Now this temple was magnificent. We have seen many temples already but this was a beautifully carved, white marble palace!
Unfortunately not everyone gets to see the temple. There is a large sign at the entrance advising that "Ladies on their menses" must not enter, in order to preserve the sanctity of the temple. In other Jain temples, it ...
... Graeme was sick a few times. We did eat the same samosas outside the Jain temple yesterday but we had different dinners so who knows where this was coming from.
He insisted on leaving the hotel and pushing on to Udaipur in the morning which is only a couple of hours away.
The road , however, was a narrow winding road through the mountains and we had to stop a couple of times for Graeme to throw up. At one of those places the monkeys ran up to watch! I just ...
... us of his beloved German shepherd, Atlas. This is news to us, as we have only seen stray dogs up until this point. We hadn’t seen anyone have actual pets, just very skinny mongrels on the streets. We later learned that if you have a domesticated dog, odds are it is a German shepherd. We are not quite sure why. I would blame the Nazi’s but I am not entirely sure it works this time. After all, that’s a different Indiana Jones movie altogether.
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