A Great Indian Bustard pursued across the Thar Desert on a jeep safari.
Across the dunes I strode, feeling intrepid, the Lawrence of Arabia theme in my mind.
That didn’t last long. A cross between Times Square and Piccadilly Circus was not far away.
The road to Jodhpur the next day. The Great Thar Desert was very desert like.
A stop at Manvar Desert Resort where a friend of Nat’s stayed. Looks pretty cool Nat, but getting there must be challenging.
Arriving in Jodhpur, this is the clock Tower in the main market place.
First view of the very big Fort which completely dominates the City
I felt a bit dwarfed by the size.
These spikes, set in the main doors of the gate, kept attacking elephants at bay.
The Royal Bedroom and the Royal Bed.
Jodhpur, the Blue City, apparently the blue paint contains some sort of bug repellant. Looks a little Greek don’t you think.
The guys in Rajasthan are not lagging when it comes to bright colors.
I may have finally nailed one, at last !
An immense Jain Temple in a valley of the Aravali Range.
A detail of one of the 1,144 pillars within. No two are the same.
More detail. Many Buddhas.
New Year’s Eve in Udaipur.