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Oct 26, 2017 - Jaipur to Jodhpur

Wednesday 25th October 2017 Jaipur to Jodhpur Up early today for the long drive from Jaipur to Jodhpur through the dry and dusty countryside. No sightseeing en route today but lots of countryside and the occasional village to view. Left at 7:00am and arrived at the hotel in Jodhpur at 2:00pm, checked in and free time for the rest of the day. Lovely grassy gardens and a slightly cloudy swimming pool at this hotel that used to be a mansion used for polo players. Spent the afternoon relaxing in the room and dinner in the hotel at night. Today...

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Oct 24, 2017 - Bharatpur to Jaipur

Monday 23rd October 2017 Bharatpur to Jaipur Today we left our hotel in Bharatpur just after 9am and drove about two hours to Abhaneri where we visited the Chand Baori step well, supposedly the deepest step well in the world. It was constructed in the 9th Century and is about 100 feet deep and has a total of 3,500 steps over 13 levels. This place was totally amazing and could still be used as a well after it fills in the monsoon season. There was nearby a Hindu Temple (Harshat Mata) from which, over the centuries, the nearby villagers took...

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Oct 22, 2017 - Agra to Bharatpur

Sunday 22nd October 2017 Agra to Bharatpur Today we had breakfast in the hotel and left around 9:30am to visit Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory) where the Mughal Shah had his capital for 10 years, then due to lack of sufficient water, the capital moved back to Agra. It was quite frantic when we arrived with hawkers and other local people out in droves as it was a holiday Sunday. The city itself is a World Heritage site and is absolutely beautiful with many carved stone walls in a rusty red colour and set at the top of the hill overlooking...

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May 6, 2017 - pushkar to Agra

So I obviously haven't written in a while!! I had this one saved in my phone from pushkar to Agra from a couple days ago.. Aylish and I went to the top of the mountain by gondola to check out the stiva temple at the top. The gondola ride was 2 dollars and in turn the way up was taken up by a good view and nervous laughs. The view was awesome of Pushkar. The city is the last one before the real start of the Thar desert.  It's known for the world's biggest camel fair. Sometime in October I think. After that we came back down to go for a late...

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May 4, 2017 - Pushkar

We took the city bus to oushkar because we didn't want to wait till the direct bus was full. The bus terminal was nuts. It was about 50 huge buses all blowing their horn at the same time. Everyone was calm until their bus came then it was a mad dash to get a seat otherwise you were standing. We thought we were smart by getting a window seat for air but it was more like a heater blowing full blast on you for for a couple hours haha. I had some serious swass by the end. We were pouring water on our heads by the end of it and getting laughed...

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May 2, 2017 - jaipur

Today I woke up with my first mad dash to the bathroom. Mom, you jinxed me by asking about that haha. That's all I have to say about that lol. We woke up and agreed we had to get our next couple of days planned out.  We went to the train station with the intention of booking a couple first class tickets but they're mostly booked up so we are gonna take buses for most of them. Everything is a puzzle here and everything take like 5 times as long to accomplish. It's good because it really tests your patience and mental stability lol. We don't...

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May 1, 2017 - a Jaipur intro

Alright so the sleep in the Mumbai airport was the worst. We both took gravol and it hit us like bricks. We were in a different terminal than I was in last time. Last time it was quiet, and carpeted, and there were literally beds to sleep on. In this terminal? No. Hard cold rock to sleep on.. didn't plan in advance for that. So that was shitty. Moving on... we got to Jaipur, which is the capital city of rajasthan with 13 million people at about 7am and the temp was 31 degrees. We're staying in another roadhouse hostel and it's great We're...

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Nov 4, 2016 - Jaipur

We got an early morning start to beat the rush at the Amber (pronounced Ameer) Fort. Her we took an elephant ride for about 15 minutes to the Fort. That was fun. We had speedy Gonzales for an elephant ( not his real name). Dorothy's and I were the 8th group out and by the time we got to the top we were second as our elephant sped by all the rest as if they were standing still. If we would have had another 2 minutes we would have been the first up there. Immediately upon disembarking the elephant (and the bus on arrival for that matter) we...

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Nov 3, 2016 - Ranthambore to Jaipur

Today was another travel day as we made our way from Ranthambore to Jaipur. When we arrived in Jaipur went to the Jaipur astrological centre which had a number of structures built in the 17th and 18th century such as a very large sundial which we determined was 10 minutes slow, and then several other structures that tracked the astrolical signs. These were used to predict futures for the Maharajas that built the centre. After about 25 minutes we made our way to the Maharaja 's castle which was very elaborate. Unfortunately we were unable to...

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Nov 2, 2016 - Ranthambore

It was an early morning today as we set out on our morning safari to look for tigers at 6:30 AM. It was rather cool once we entered the park and since I was the only stupid person on the canter without a coat I had to wrap Dorothy's shawl around me. We traveled around zone 5 in the park and saw some tiger paw prints but unfortunately by 10:30 we had to leave the park without seeing a tiger, although we did run into some people who had seen one that morning in the same zone. We did however see spotted deer, sambar deer, blues antelope,...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Jaipur - Inde

Lien à l'album photos en ligne / Link to the online photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/rBcanXCbriUP1S6M7 Jaipur « victoire » et pur, « ville » est la capitale de l’État indien du Rajasthan et se trouve à 260 km de Delhi. On ne peut venir à Jaipur sans y voir le fameux «palais des vents» (Hawa Mahal). C'est un bâtiment construit au XVIIIe siècle et considéré comme l'une des merveilles de l'architecture rajput. Construit en grès rouge et rose, le palais se trouve en bordure du City Palace de Jaipur et s'étend jusqu'au harem royal. Notre arrêt...

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Oct 17, 2016 - Udaipur, Rajasthan​ - Inde

Lien à l'album photos en ligne / Link to the online photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/jew1tANXEndAsE2XA Udaipur fût un moment "bonbon" de notre séjour en Inde. Tout y était sublime: blancheur des édifices, tranquillité et la couleur de son soleil. Cette ville est située dans l'État du Rajasthan, entourée par les lacs Pichola, Fateh Sagar et Swaroop Sagar. Un p'tit fait anodin, la ménagerie du raja d'Udaipur est le lieu de naissance de la panthère Bagheera dans le Livre de la Jungle. La ville a aussi servi de décor au Tigre du Bengale de...

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