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Rajasthan #2

Last few days in northern India - now southbound

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Rajasthan 2

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.

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One of the canons at the fort in Jodhpur

One of the canons at the fort in Jodhpur


Inside the fort / palace in Jodhpur

Inside the fort / palace in Jodhpur


Hanging out at the fort in Jodhpur

Hanging out at the fort in Jodhpur

Watching the sunset and drinking G n T's in Johdpur

Watching the sunset and drinking G n T's in Johdpur

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.

Oh no flat tire! On the road from Johdpur to Jaisalmer

Oh no flat tire! On the road from Johdpur to Jaisalmer

Checking out the fort in Jaisalmer

Checking out the fort in Jaisalmer

View of Jaisalmer fort

View of Jaisalmer fort

Camel riding near Jaisalmer

Camel riding near Jaisalmer

Evan on Johnny Walker & Amanda on Rocket

Evan on Johnny Walker & Amanda on Rocket

Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker

Watching the sunset in the sand dunes

Watching the sunset in the sand dunes

Waking up in the desert

Waking up in the desert

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.

Saying goodby to Veenu

Saying goodby to Veenu

Rats at Karni Mata

Rats at Karni Mata

Amanda at checking out the rats at Karni Mata Temple

Amanda at checking out the rats at Karni Mata Temple

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.
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Posted by Evanda 06:31 Archived in India

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Sounds like you guys are having an awesome time. Stay safe and enjoy your beach time. Love the pictures thanks for sharing! Miss you guys, Bear

by Bear

Is disease a problem in Karni Mata compared to other parts of India? Just curious. Enjoy the warmth and sand of the beach! Love and Hugs.

by MarnDi

ALL you've shared has been SUPER !
Pic's relaxing in sand dunes - so cute -can't wait for pic's BOTH relaxing @ the beach !
Your " post's " are so amazing. Love DMa.

by Donna Polowick

Hello Evanda! Not sure about having a goat in your bed! Love the pictures of you on the camels. Beer in a mug, sounds great on a hot day! Take care. X0X0 Uncle B & Aunt V

by Barry Mitschke

Good to see you have both packed away the scarves and beanies and are enjoying some sunshine. We wonder which is more uncomfortable a nite on a sandbar on the ganges or a nite in the desert?

by annette and grace christopher

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