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Jaipur to Jodhpur

Saris, Turbans Elephants and Forts

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We concluded our 2 night stay in Jaipur with a special night put on as part of our Scenic Tour. We were dressed in Turbans which were then given to the men and saris where given to the delighted ladies. Celina looked especially beautiful in a blue sari and we were then photographed as a souvenir of the night and the tour as 4 members of the group were leaving that night. Our meal took place in the dining room which used to house a table which could take 80 people at a sitting. We were exhausted at the end of the evening and expected to be woken at 6-30 for our departure next morning but did not repack as we were exhausted. We were woken nearly 1/2 hour late and threw our clothes into the suitcases for "bags out" at 7 am.

At times I feel the blog may have come to a disastrous end as I am about to stomp on this laptop. We have had a wonderful few days with exciting elephant rides, auto rickshaw rides and chaotic street scenes and rural poverty. We have dined in Saris and Turbans provided by Scenic Tours and visited or stayed in magnificent palaces and hill top forts. We have travelled by auto rickshaw cycle rickshaw and elephant and tomorrow we go on a camel safari.

Our 2nd to last hotel was a magnificent palace owned by the Maharajah of Jaipur and our current hotel is a modern hotel placed at the old blue city of Jodhpur at the foot of the Meranghar Fort which sits 400 feet above us and then rises another 200 feet into the air. The stone carving is magnificent and almost sings. We have seen Tigers in the wild and the colours of the women in Rajasthan have been amazing. The lack of order in the traffic and the sights and smells will never leave us.

Celina is improving day by day although climbing many stairs today and the ride on the Tuk Tuk caused some additional pain. We had a pleasant meal tonight and almost forgot our coughs and splutters as the tour group shares the bugs around. Tomorrow we hope to venture into the bazaar which is around the corner. Hopefully will sleep tonight until the local Muezzin starts to call the islamic faithful to prayer in the early morning.

Market in Pushkar Market

Market in Pushkar Market

Holy Man in Pushkar

Holy Man in Pushkar

Pushkar Scene

Pushkar Scene

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Celina as Indian Model

Celina as Indian Model

Mirror Room Amber Fort

Mirror Room Amber Fort

Posted by acudoc 09:04 Archived in India Tagged india luxury_travel

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Would be interesting to be woken up by that Muslim call to prayers. Sounds great, but I think Mum will be glad to be back home.

by Mark

Not sure if my comments are getting through but I'll try again.
Don't break the laptop, dad - I'm sure the communication issues aren't its fault (and you wouldn't be able to pry the old one out of Josh's fingers.)
I love the photos from Pushkar - mum must have been in seventh heaven :) I hope the trip to the bazaar was done in good weather, with lots of interesting people to see and market stalls to photograph. Mum looks beautiful in her sari and dad looks like the Turbinator *grin*
Love you both lots and look forward to hearing all about it in a week or so.

by Melinda

Great photos, you both look very regal.

by Mark

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