Saturday, February 13, 2010

Narlai Village and Jodhpur - The Blue City

We left Udaipur to drive up to Narlai in the morning. On the way, we stopped to see a few sites.

A bat tree:

Some people and animals working:

And the Jain temples at Ranakpur:
Ranakpur is carved using milk white marble - 1444 unique pillars in 29 halls. The main temple was built in

We arrived in the village of Narlai and spent some time relaxing by the beautiful pool before heading out
for a sunset jeep ride. That little white dot at the top of the mountain is an elephant. The rock mountains
reminded me of the Flying Rock area my siblings and I used to climb around on in Riverside.
We saw Siberian geese in the lake and panther prints in the mud around the lake. After the jeep ride, we
climbed up a small rock mountain and had tea and cookies before heading back to the hotel.

In the morning, we said goodbye to this guy and headed up to Jodhpur.

In Jodhpur, we visited the Jaswant Thada. It is a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and
was built in 1899. It had a great view of the Blue City.

We also got to see the blue rooftops of Jodhpur.

By now, Carol had started feeling pretty lousy, so we decided to rest while we waited for our train to the
desert. While we waited, we stayed at this hotel:

More photos for Narlai at flickr here and for Jodhpur at flickr here.


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