Bijay Niwas Palace
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Traditional henna is applied to a woman's hands or feet for festivals and weddings. For tourists like us any day is a good day for henna. Opportunities lie on every street corner for henna designs but we waited to get ours done in Pushkar at our hotel. The young girl who did our henna is a creative with many design ideas that go beyond the traditional. She also happens to be doing her Masters degree in software technology. ...
... of us. We hopped a Jeep to visit more remote farming areas around the village, walking around the tomato plants and hearing about how queens were burned with their cremated husbands, and if someone owned land, they could have someone grow crops, and they would split the produce 50/50. After the farm tour, we settled on a bridge watching the sunset with masala chai tea and ...
... since we booked it. Luckily I managed to swap my seat with a kind old Indian man who was travelling on his own so wasn't concerned who he sat next to.
This train journey was short for an Indian train journey, only 5 and a half hours, even so the seats weren't particularly comfortable so it didn't help make the time go any quicker. We had an older Indian couple sat opposite us, normally you wouldn't take too much notice who's sat around you but when the man kept letting ...
... morning 'shatabdi' (express train) from New Delhi to Ajmer (350r, 5.5hrs), which was all very civilized; lots of leg-room, comfy seats, 2 'meals' (including the legendary 'veg cutlets' lol) – perfect apart from the obscene snoring coming from the 2 Indian gentlemen to my left!! It was then a short taxi to Pushkar itself (250r, 30mins).
Pushkar certainly hadn't been my favourite stop when I’d visited a couple of years before, but I ...
... with concrete tiers rising from the sand in a circular shape around the outside, I was approached by a security official. Expecting a telling off for something unbeknown to me I was pleasantly surprised when he asked if I wanted to take part in the Tourist Turban Tying contest. You all know me enough to know I politely declined the opportunity to retain my dignity and self respect..... Did I hell. I was sold and five minutes later my name was down and I was ready to be summoned ...