Hotel Fort View
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... away. We also learnt the reason there are so many Jain temples within the fort, it is because the Jains were rich and in return for protection from there enemies they gave the money to the Hindu Rajputs to build the outer fort walls.
After all this education we needed to rest our brains by eating all you can eat Thalis at a local place unlike yesterday the food came very quickly. After lunch we wandered through the bazars, I bought two Indian outfits ...
... available at the Pearl Palace hotel when we arrive so we can grab a short rest before the day starts. Just as the train is about to depart sudden commotion as Jitu appears clutching a small plastic bag - someone has left something behind ...... a lonely pair of undies left on a window sill to dry .... how embarrassing! We won't embarrass the guilty party by revealing who but Jitu's mad dash to catch us was just so indicative of the ...
... it, wouldn't you like to tour Bill Gates' house if you could?
The highlight of our day came later. We started out with a ride in a camel cart. It was fun as we rode the desert floor looking for wildlife. This was just the beginning, however. After an hour, we visited a desert encampment where we each mounted a camel for an hour-long safari through the sand dunes. It was terrifying to start. Sitting so high off the ground is scary and ...
... break. Relaxing under the tree with a good breeze. Malou is preparing a great lunch for us. This guy could be in Master-chef!!
After lunch it is time for a nap.
Because the camels were unsaddled immediately after stopping for lunch, they are free to walk around then, Malou had to search for them. Three camels were of the horizon!
Walking further the sun was much more stronger then in the morning, so sunscreen and scarves made it better. Liters ...
... Food took a while but when it came it was lovely – the one thing they can definitely cook here in Indian food (they are hopeless at Italian, Greek, etc). After dinner we walked to the exit of the Fort and back down to our hotel.
Up early as we were going to see a sunrise by a lake this morning. Although we had missed the sunrise, the drivers took us to Gadisar Lake which was just away from the main Fort area. It used to be the ...