Driving through RAJASTAN. Part 2

    What a little down time and a good internet connection can do. Here’s Jodhpur. Now the name is the same as those fancy riding breeches that horsy folks wear and I would assume that they originated here along with Polo, pure speculation on my part.
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First of all here’s the fort ( every city has to have at least one ). Then here’s all the people.

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So this Maharana built a pretty impenetrable fort. Only penetrated once in four hundred years and that was for only two days. At the end of his reign he went out and fought the Mughals and lost. He returned to his fort and allowed himself to be bitten by a snake and died. In the tradition of the time his wives and concubines burnt themselves on his funeral pyre. Just a brief historical note!!

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Delicately carved marble and sandstone. Must have been a bitch to dust!!

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The cozy master bedroom suite. The thing above the bed is a fan that was just pushed back and forth to create a nice cooling breeze.

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Elephants were a common means of travel for the Maharanas and this was what they sat on. This was strapped  on top of the elephant. we declined to go for a ride.

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The mausoleum for the Maharanas and this is the current Maharana’s palace.

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A little hazy I know but it was along way away

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A couple of goats dressed for town.

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Getting ready for the next Test Match. ( Cricket, for those of you unfamiliar with the gentlemen’s sport)

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One thought on “Driving through RAJASTAN. Part 2

  1. Love your posts! Kinda like being there but without the jet lag and diarrhea. How ’bout sharing some pics and stories with the Eastside group sometime?

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