Hotel Shanti Residency
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... we passed through a small town, there was a
small army of military trucks/guys. The reason for all this military force? We are about 100km away form the Pakistan boarder so they in this area to take care of any terrorist activity if it were to arise. I think we’ll be fin where we are headed (to the desert)!
I think the highlight of our day was going to see real ...
... for its massive, sandstone fort and camel trekking. The fort is actually pretty cool, it's not a ruin of a fort you have to pay to get into, it's more of a small city with tiny, narrow streets and shops and traders promising to "help you spend your money" and these incredibly carved havelis that no photo will ever do justice. The whole place is ...
Day 3 is our last day in Jaisalmer and its a full on sight seeing extravaganza. We have a quick fuel up at the hotel before navigating our way through town the town's busy cow, pig and goat filled streets. The first sight on our list is the Jaisalmer Fort. Founded in 1156 the Fort is a historical monument as well as the fully functional living quarters for three thousand inhabitants. We enter the Fort through massive east gates and make our way ...
Jaisalmer is a good 14 hours by car from Jaipur, which I covered in our last blog entry. Fortunately, there is a smaller, but no less notable city about halfway between them called Bikaner. What sets this city apart is its holy place, Karni Mata, known as the rat temple.
Picture this. A smallish building in which thousands of rats live. They roam freely, are everywhere, even underfoot. To top it all off, you wander this temple ...
... our new leather bags and water carriers. The only secure solution was to split, so we entered in pairs. The temples were very different from the Mughal architecture that we had seen in Jaipur and Jodhpur. All carved by hand out of a brown sandstone, hundreds of curvaceous women, snakes and lusty men decorated the arches and columns of the low ceilings... Around the central carving, the 24 religious figures stared from a cell like room which extended around ...