This big banner sports some questionable images. Our guide said it advertised a magic show. The fair vendors were selling more iron implements than imaginable.
Today we visited the Baneshwar festival, held each year over three days during which the tribal group called Bhils come together at the confluence of two rivers to honor those in their family who have died in the past year. Thousands of them come to this remote place by any means they can.
We start today from Narlai to Dungarpur. On the way we pass a group of camel shepherds. The kids wait for the teacher to arrive at school. It’s 9:30am. They are there, but she did not show up at 9am according to schedule. Government workers!
The hotel Rawla Narlai could not be better located, right underneath the giant granite mountain with an elephant on top. It takes 800 steps to get to the top of the elephant. I’m not going for it this time around. This arcade borders several of the rooms, adding a dining table and several lounging beds …
Before leaving Bundi, we passed by the lake, where the laundry workers were washing clothes. It takes lots of hard work to beat the dirt out of the fabric with a bamboo pole. The we visited a potter, who digs up clay right from his yard.
We drove to Bundi today, on the way stopping at a small town where dairy farmers drive in on their motorbikes each morning to sell their milk, after which they congregate to chat. Next to them a priest sits in front of a small Hanuman temple.
I said goodbye to Pushkar today and the Gulaab Niwaas Palace, where I stayed for 2 nights. This interior shot of the lobby and stairs makes it look much more elegant than it really is. . I met my new group, only three people plus me. A couple from Florida and a single woman from …
We went to go up to a temple overlooking Pushkar, but the cable car was closed due to winds. It’s just as well, based on the feedback from those who climbed the over 400 steps to the top. They saw the sunrise. We would just see a nice view. Pushkar is a very touristy town, …
This evening in Udaipur we went to a cultural show. These shows can be cheesy, but this one presented authentic dances that amazed. This woman is 70 years old. She’s dancing with 11 jugs on her head. They are not all one piece! A very entertaining evening with great music set in an old palace.
This morning I took an early morning walk along the lake ghats and found a pack of sleeping dogs. They’re sleeping because they were up all night howling. We visited the City Palace this morning.