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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Bikaner

Saturday 25 March 2023

This is a sunny courtyard with a tree growing in it. The wall facing us contains ornate carvings, and a step leads up to an arched doorway.
Taken on camelback just outside Jaisalmer; that’s Calvin in the distance

Since my last post, we have driven 1,125 kilometers across Rajasthan. We’ve stayed in Bikaner, Jaisalmer (two nights) and Jodhpur, and now we’ve arrived in Udaipur, where we will be staying for two nights before leaving for Jaipur.

It’s all been a bit of a blur, really. Lots of checking in and out of hotels, lots of driving through the countryside, and lots of temples, cenotaphs and forts. Here is a random selection of salient observations. (I’m allowing myself one post in this format for each leg of the trip.)

A yellow sandstone wall with a few turrets perched on top of it
Looking up the support wall of Jaisalmer Fort
A big metal bowl of white liquid with three rats perched on the rim and three walking away. There are lots of small round objects scattered around
Our cousin the rat
Mandir Palace

We’re in Udaipur now. Taking it easy, thank God. And tomorrow is all sightseeing and very little driving, which will be nice. I’ll catch you all again in a few days.