Tag Archives: Rajasthan

On an All Time High

While Udaipurs culture is strongly linked to the Lake Picholo and it’s location as the capital of the Mewar Kingdom and the palaces that come with that, the most evident cultural phenomenon is the James Bond movie Octopussy.   A large part of it was shot on location in the city and used famous landmarks […]

Lake City – Udaipur

Monday January 13th / January 14th 2014 We arrived in Udaipur at around 4pm after our long drive from Jodhpur and checked into our room in the Aashiya Haveli (right in the heart of Lal Ghat area of the city. A bohemian ghetto of handicraft shops, budget hotels and rooftop restaurants right on the lake […]

Ranakpur: And the Temple of Strops!!

Ranakpur: January 2014 It was sad to say goodbye to Chhotaram and his family but we had to move on further south as we had to reach Mumbai in a few days. Finishing breakfast and saying goodbye we then jumped in our Indigo car and headed for Udaipur. As we had gone west from Jaipur […]

These boots are made for walking..

Jodhpur – The Blue City – Home of the famous Jodhpur Lancers Regiment and the vastly impressive fort of Mehrangarh. The forts battlements tower above the city of blue – so called due to the number of buildings painted using indigo. We set off in the Jeep for a day of exploring this wonderful city […]

More Homestay pics

Village People….

Friday 10th January 2014 “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” Doc Brown Train 14865 pulled into Jodhpur Junction at 11.55pm – 6 hrs and 5 mins late. As we stumbled off onto the the platform, armed with our bags we heard the words we were waiting for – a question – ‘Karen Hamilton? […]

The Railway Children

Friday 10th January 2014: The Railway Children: Jaipur to Jodhpur We experienced the true Indian railway service today. We were booked on the 12.20  Jaipur-Jodhpur Intercity Express Train. This journey is known also as the High Court Express as it links the two sitting cities of the Rajasthan High Court. Prepared, we arrived at the station […]

Tickled Pink

As alluded to in our previous post Pink City – Jaipur is known as the ‘pink city’. Most of the major cities in Rajasthan are associated with one hue or another and there is always a ‘colourful’ story to go with it. The city was painted pink to celebrate the visit of King Edward VII […]