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Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer

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Enroute to Udaipur we had to change trains in Ahmedabad, so we had the whole day there to see some of the sights before catching our onward night train...

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This is Jama Masjid (mosque)...

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Our main reason for visiting Ahmedabad though was to visit the Ashram that Gandhi started, called Sabarmati, which became his headquarters during the Indian Independence struggle...

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Where rich meets poor: These slums on the outskirts of the old city are overlooked by a swanky 5-star hotel...

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Udaipur is a gorgeous city full of temples, palaces and other stunning buildings, built around a lake and surrounded by mountains...

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This is the beautiful Lake Palace which is now a posh hotel and was used in the James Bond film Octopussy.

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It is very touristy but there are still some real Indian sights to be seen...

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We decided to treat ourselves from here and got a car and a driver for the day to take us Jodhpur, stopping at a couple of sights along the way. This is Kumbalgarh Fort...

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Then we went onto Ranakpur to see an incredible Jain Temple. It’s carved from white marble and is supported by 1444 pillars, and no 2 are the same!...

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The journey itself was fantastic too because we got to see a lot of rural, non-touristy India...

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The city of Jodhpur is overlooked by the huge Mehrangarh Fort...

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Market Gateway...

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Clock tower in the market...

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View of the ‘Blue City’ from the Fort...

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Jaswant Thada – a memorial to a Maharajah (King)...

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We thought this little boy was GORGEOUS!...

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Next we went to Jaisalmer...

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We got ourselves a lovely room with window seats to chill out and admire the view of the sandstone fort...

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Jaisalmer is in the middle of the Great Thar Desert, near the border with Pakistan, and we went on a camel safari to the dunes...

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The guide thought it was funny to make Steve look like a scary desert gunman with my scarf!...

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We watched the sunset and had dinner on the dunes, it was an incredible experience...

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Next we are heading to what they call the 'Golden Triangle', starting with Jaipur...

Posted by Steve-Kay 02:57 Archived in India Tagged backpacking

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Looks amazing, really good photo's and interesting blog. Somehow though, I'm still looking forward to the next coin collection !

by l.m

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