Travel Blogs from Gandhidham
... the name. The fort has not endured but the 7 km long wall around it has. One can climb up stairs which are present at regular intervals to reach top of the wall and view the vast desert land. When we climbed up, we were welcomed by a series of questions thrown at us by a BSF person. He was guarding the place along with one colleague and was quite serious about his job of vigilance, probably because the India-Pakistan border was at mere 30-40 km distance from the wall. More than ...
... attention of school girls. Soon a crowd of giggling girls formed to see the foreigners! We have the feeling that we get the same attention as when well-known actors are recognized at home. We asked about homes where we could see women embroidering. We got many smiles but were told there were none we could visit.
On the way to the next town, we went off-roading when we spotted a small reservoir in the distance. ...
CLOSED ON SUNDAY
On Sunday morning, we visited the exteriors of the three 18th and 19th century palaces; Aina Mahal, the British designed Prag Mahal, & the former royal residence, Rani Mahal. Bhuj is known for 'beguiling bazaars that sell amazing Kachchh handicrafts' but apart from a few barbers and small corner grocer, nothing was open. We took the rest of Sunday off too!
we met an Indian family at Agra station about 2 weeks before and we decided to like them and trust them and take up their kind invitation to go stay with them.
they met up from the bus and then it was like we had a new family! they called us their daughters within hours of meeting them. and in a lot of ways they were just like our parents; kind and caring and over-feeding and refusing to let us pay for anything! seriously, they even insisted on paying for ...
... live very traditional lives here and are now beginning to sell some of their handicrafts and were quite welcoming and allowed us in their homes. An American woman has also started a woman's cooperative so woman could more easily sell their work.
Of course I had to buy some stuff which meant finding the post office. Three and a half hours after finding the post office Mike and I were still there trying to send off 12.5 kilos ...
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