Royal Kumbhalgarh Villas
Travel Blogs from Kumbhalgarh
Opting for a different mode of transport, our trio took to the road with
a local driver for our journey to Udaipur. We rode through vast desert and reached the foot of Rajasthan's hills, with Ranakpur at its base.
The Jain religion is one of extreme peace. People won't
eat animals, eggs, or even root vegetables for it would kill bugs that
make homes in ...
... that this guide thought his main role was to ensure we didn't get lost!
We can often identify more of the birds and animals than the guide and we see more than they do because we are really trying too. To be fair, our guide found a fresh tiger print which was exciting and I spotted a fresh leopard print, impressing Roger lots. Sadly we saw neither, though if we had, we would surely have tried to outrun our guide screaming like girls.
Next stop, Mount Abu...
... A cup of chai tea at a restaurant on the 1.5km walk down to the bus stop and then the 3hr bus trip back to SLH where I was in time for another buffet dinner - it coincided with the last night of the US college girls Ranakapur stay, so there was much energy about the place, and a campfire sing along to boot. All good.
In short a great escape from Indian big city / town life.
... their daily visit to the temple. As the morning air was still cool, the white marble had not heated up with the day yet, and the breeze was comfortable. We walked on burlap trails, however, and were covered by blue tarps overhead. When the line snaked around to the main temple, men went in one line and women in another. We were right next to each other the whole time, but in different worship lines. The main attraction was a statue of Lord Shiva and many people brought gifts, ...
... ribbons hanging off their bumpers and fenders. To many of these drivers, their trucks are like their second home, providing them a good income to have a better life.
Passing through these small towns and villages, I think spending some time in these towns would have given me a different perspective on India – more pure and real than the experiences we have had. It would have been a harder trip to do, more primitive without the ...
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking