India Steals Our Hearts

The Indian adventure continues…

Each day brings exciting, and sometimes challenging, new sights, sounds and smells.

We are now down in southern Rajasthan at the romantic white city, Udaipur. In the last week we have:
β€’ been stunned by the living city inside the Jaisalmer Fort,
β€’ ridden camels across the sand dunes of the Thar Desert and walked bow-legged for a while afterwards!πŸ˜‰
β€’ listened to soothing chakra music in the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and
β€’ stood amused and confused in the colourful chaos of the old Jodhpur bazaar.
β€’ bumped and jiggled and rattled over the back roads to soaring Jain temples,
β€’ edged slowly through, joyous singing and dancing weddings and
β€’ had more selfie photos taken than I have had hot dinners!
β€’ Laughed at the traffic and the ability to fit a complete car chassis in the back of a small tuk tuk,
β€’ Visited a small desert school to drop off some school supplies. The children stared at us as if we had dropped in from out of space, but hopefully the pens and pencils will be useful.
β€’ Stared open mouthed at the opulence of the City Palace in Udaipur, and
β€’ Watched the golden walls of the Palace glow at sunset as we bobbed around Lake Pichola.

What an amazing country!

13 thoughts on “India Steals Our Hearts

  1. Dianne & Michael Coughlan February 14, 2019 / 3:58 am

    Spectacular photos Mel. Sounds like you are having a great time. It really does look beautiful – and no rats this time!!

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    • Life...One Big Adventure February 14, 2019 / 11:44 am

      Thanks Di. Yes, I am officially in love with India although the curry is starting to lose its novelty! 😁 See you soon. X

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  2. Angela February 14, 2019 / 4:04 am

    These photos are breathtaking. Thank you so much.

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  3. Kerry February 14, 2019 / 7:29 am

    Beautiful photos Mel. Feeling envious of all your adventures.xx

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  4. arv! February 21, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Happy to know you loved this trip.

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    • Life...One Big Adventure February 22, 2019 / 7:35 am

      Yes, just like the first time I visited India, it was an amazing, overwhelming, wonderful, chaotic and colourful experience! I will be back!

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  5. anneharrison February 26, 2019 / 7:40 pm

    Simply stunning photos. One day I will make it there… thanks for the inspiration, Anne

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  6. The Year I Touched My Toes March 7, 2019 / 5:41 pm

    Hi Mel, I Loved Rajasthan and especially Jaisalmeer. I love your bullet list – it perfectly captures India. I was there in 1984 so it would have changed lots – the traffic was bad enough then I can’t imagine it now. Louise

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    • Life...One Big Adventure March 8, 2019 / 7:34 am

      I think I noticed changes even since I was there in December 2017! I was definitely on the tourist trail and perhaps there hasn’t been as much change in the more remote areas, but I was surprised by the number of Asian tourist exploring their neighbours, as well as the number of well-fed Indians. No doubt that is not widespread and more representative of the tour I was on.

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