Last few days in northern India - now southbound
27.01.2014 - 03.02.2014 29 °C
I'm just going to continue on where I left off with the last post on Rajasthan... From Udaipur we continued on to Jodhpur which is know as the blue city as many of the buildings especially in the old city are painted blue ... There are two theory's why this was done centuries ago ... One is that it was to indicate caste and only Brahmins were allowed to do so, the other is that it's good for keeping Mosquitos away ... Or maybe it's a bit of both.
From there we headed to Jaisalmer (with a pit stop to change a flat tire) where we were excited because we actually got to stay inside the fort that was built in 1156! Our room was cool as it was in one of the turrets. From there we took a camel safari and spent the night in the desert sleeping under the stars, that was super cool but we didn't have the best sleep as every hour or two we'd be woken by a goat baaing we would open our eyes to find him staring in our faces and once he thought he might get into bed with Evan.
We spent a couple of mostly uneventful days driving back to New Delhi ... With a stop at Karni Mata aka the rat temple. It's an interesting spot as they worship the little guys we usually try to get rid of, leaving lots of food out for them. We switched drivers along the highway on the second last day as Veenu was in high demand and anther group wanted him to take them on a Rajasthan tour. We did miss him as the new driver we had for the last bit scared us a bit.
Yesterday we flew from New Dehli to Thiruvananthapuram (or for those of us that can't pronounce that we'll go with Trivandrum) and headed for Kovalam which is the closest beach -about 15km from the airport. The last couple of months have been really busy so we are ready to slow things down a bit. And if you're wondering about the photo below they serve beer in coffer mugs here.