“No people whose word for 'yesterday' is the same as their word for 'tomorrow' can be said to have a firm grip on the time.” Salman Rushdie
The "Wild Frontier" tour group led us through the timeless Desert State of Rajasthan, India. This is fascinating beyond anything I`ve ever seen, and I`ve seen a sizable chunk of our planet.
Jaipur. We walked the old and new Jaipur, the Pink City. Crowded streets in a culture frenzy.We tour the Wind Palace and Royal Museum and their history of pampered and decadent Royalty. Finish Jaipur with an evening "walking tour" through narrow crowded bazaars and chaotic backstreets putting Jaipur`s economy in your face. A crazy sensory adventure.
Jodphur offers the imposing Mehrangarh Fort. A Fortress worthy of the "Game of Thrones". From the heights of this Fort the view of Jodphur shows the essence of the " Blue City".
Then we cross the sleepy little village of Jojowar. Here we discover the "faces of India". A treasure trove of Street Portrait Photos. This only makes me greedy for more.
And it`s only fitting to end the tour of a Desert state in a City of Lakes. Udaipur, "the Venice of the East". Here we watched Elephants walk through the streets as we ate lunch and then we dined under the stars and lights of an ancient City that can`t define a desert State but can refine a weary traveler.
We leave Udaipur for Goa which is another story for another time?