2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Jaipur and the Amber Fort

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Jaipur and the Amber Fort

Posted by on Nov 15, 2000 in India, Rajastan | No Comments

It would have been another 8 hour drive to Jaipur and we were really road tired. The opportunity arose to take a small plane from Udaipur to Jaipur. It was a 45 minute flight and we would have someone meet us at the aiport. Mr Singh would drive the car and meet us later. It […]

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Jodhpur

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Jodhpur

Posted by on Nov 12, 2000 in India, Rajastan | No Comments

Mr Singh looked weary and unshaven, his uniform somewhat wrinkled, which actually made us feel more relaxed. He was always trying to be a bit too formal. In every destination there is a drivers rooming house which at times can just be a roof over a bunch of cots. Maybe the room was full and […]

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Udaipur

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Udaipur

Posted by on Nov 11, 2000 in India, Rajastan | No Comments

It was a short drive to Udaipur, only 5 hours. Mr (Behandar) Singh, made a detour and took us to visit an old brama bull powered water well. It was a sight right out of 16th century Rajasthan, the bulls resplendid with their blue brahman horns. We passed trees filled with bats that could carry […]

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Bikaner

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Bikaner

Posted by on Nov 10, 2000 in India, Rajastan | No Comments

The next morning were were off for another 6 hour drive to the city of Bikaner, close to the Pakistan border. Mr Singh looked well rested (which is more than I can say for us) and the car, of course was immaculately clean. The roads in Mandawa were paved once, maybe back in 1940, but […]

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Mandawar

2000 – Rajastan: The Road to Mandawar

Posted by on Nov 8, 2000 in India, Rajastan | No Comments

Our driver Mr Singh was late this morning due to heavy traffic inDelhi traffic, but then there is always heavy traffic in Delhi. But he did eventually show up and soon after we were off to Rajastan, the land of the fabled Maharaja palaces and impregnable fortresses. The land of untold wealth and poverty. Mr […]