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... small palaces and were in fact part of the royal residency in the past, and are now used for high class weddings and retreats. At night, all lit up, they look particularly lovely with the back drop of the water and the moon rising over the Rajastani hills. That was Sunday.
On Monday, we paid a short visit to a local NGO (Non-Government Organization) to learn about the local Adavasi culture and the programs they implement to support the needs of these ...
... the sadhus. To be honest they much the same once you had been in the first 2 so we decided to go for lunch. We found a nice restaurant that was situated high up near the fort walls overlooking the Jain temples. We had coffee and pakoras (Indian spicy) for lunch and then decided to head out of the fort and went to Gadi Sagar lake which has small temples and shrines around it and in the lake too. It was nice to just chill in the sun in a very peaceful setting. We spent about an hour ...
... centre near the fort entrance, we went to several tourist offices to check out prices for desert camel safaris. We also had a look around the nearby Salim Singh-ki-Haveli (ornately decorated house), which was covered in beautiful carved walls and balconies and offered great views of the fort from the rooftop.
... and he feeds it. He showed us the cobra hole, this has been there forever there is also a carving of the cobra. Pity we didn't get to see it. Back on the bike we head back towards the city, and what do we find Amat Sagar. We came back on a different road, not that we knew, and ended up where we were meant to be. Onwards to Bara Bagh, not sure what we are looking for but off we go. Following the directions surprise surprise we get there first go. We find a group ...
... Jaisalmer's main selling point is that it is the beginning of the Thar Desert, the border of India & Pakistan, and many people come here to go on various camel safari's in the desert. Other than that the city is pretty dirty with open sewers and pigs eating various waste from them, we actually saw a child take a dump in the open sewer and a pig go up after & eat it!!! The hotel we were staying at was in keeping with the city, very dirty. But the safari that they ...