Tearing myself away from mountains, biking and the Nutella banana pancake strip, I travelled to Rajasthan for a week of seeing stuff. From camel riding in the desert city of Jaisalmer to temples in pushy Pushkar, this is what I saw.
Stop 1 – Jaisalmer, Sandcastle city
I took my first overnight train to Jaisalmer, braving it in Sleeper class. I’d heard a few horror stories but it wasn’t the passengers I had to be worried about…about six hours in I came down with a horrendous case of Delhis most famous export, and I thought the toilets at Glastonbury were bad! Still I arrived in one piece to these wonders..
Getting my ride on…
Stop 2 – Jodhpur, big bad and blue
Jodhpur, king of forts, maharaja mystery and extremely blue. Blue being the signature Brahmin colour of India’s highest caste. I stayed in a beautiful old haveli with strict instructions not to bring any meat in to the house, as “ghosts will come madam”. I asked whether it matters if it’s already in my stomach and apparently it doesn’t…
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Stop 3 – pushy Pushkar
I finished in Pushkar, a small holy town famous for having the only Brahmin temple in India. Again this was a place with some peculiar rules, no onions or garlic this time as they “make the genitals hot”. I found it difficult to get on with Pushkar, for a place supposed to be so sacred everyone wanted to sell me something! Though I did really enjoy a blessing by the lake where the priest wished away my bad karma and made offerings for future health, wealth and prosperity. He even said I’d come back with a husband but I’m dubious anyone could perform that one! Still, it was very calming and I couldn’t feel my tongue after for about four hours, blissed out on my new karmic vibes..
#amazingphotos. Lookout for ‘hot genitals’ on your search for a husband…
Wow, great photos!
Stunning photos and loving your tales from afar. A month goes by here, same old same old, not so for you! Early Exit now on offer, so very tempting, one can dream….
Wow, it all sounds and looks so wonderful!. I am loving reading the blog. keep it up. Enjoy a wonderful Christmas. x
Thank you. Rajasthan was truly magical and colourful, if not a bit crazy. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and New Years too! And Janet, live those dreams! It is better to dream whilst awake than whilst asleep….:-)