Hotel Suncity International
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... left, when she asked if there were snakes in the desert, that ya, sure there likely is but I doubt very much we would ever see one. Man parents lie a lot! But lets just make this clear, Santa IS real.
We also saw a school - government run - off in the middle of no where. The kids all came to the fence and stared and waved at us. 3 boys skipped out and followed us for quite a ways. Apparently one of the older boys kept looking at Jerra and sticking his tongue out ...
... must fight against the passions and bodily senses to gain omniscience and purity of soul or enlightenment. The most illustrious of those few individuals who have achieved enlightenment are called Jina (literally, “Conqueror”) We continue on to Kumbhalgarh Fort, encircled by 13 elevated mountain peaks. The 40s constructed on the top most ridges around 1914 m above sea level. It is considered to be the second longest wall in the world and houses numerous palaces temples and ...
... fort's biggest claim to fame is that there were absolutely no touts or hawkers - a first for me in India - or anywhere really!
It was past 2PM by now and we were all starving. Sham led us through the narrow winding up-and-down streets lined with blue buildings to what used to be a haveli (a private mansion) which was now a guest house. We had a marvellous lunch - some local specialties - gatta curry (a gram flour dumpling curry), lal maas (a red hot lamb curry ...
... our perusal. This one was over the top in its decor, full of mirrored, elaborately-decorated rooms. Our local guide, however, was our least favorite of the 5 we had had, with a pejorative attitude that drove us nuts. We dumped him as soon as possible, but did it in a most agreeable way. We took a boat ride on a lovely lake lined with buildings reminiscent of the canals of Venice. Just beautiful and a perfect way to wrap up our visit to Rajasthan.
You can't miss the muscular fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur: it's larger-than-life and, judging by the elephant ramming-proof gates, totally impregnable. Around Mehrangarh's base, the old city, a jumble of Brahmin-blue cubes, is just as attention grabbing.
...but, alas, that's as far Jodhpur came to capturing our imaginations.
Maybe we've been travelling for too long, or perhaps the unbearable heat is finally taking its toll, but we were far ...