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  • 35 ~ Ranakpur TemplesAfter breakfast was the drive through to Udaipur. [center][/center] Pass a celebration of some sort so it was a short stop. Being the only non-local, I stood out like a sore thumb as Posted by bruceontour in Kiwi Bruce | Apr 6, 2019
  • Home, sweet home===In 1997, on a tour of Rajasthan with my wife, we stopped for lunch at a hotel near the Jain temples at Ranakpur. There we met a boy named Lajpal. Little did I know then that this chance encounter would Posted by Keep Smiling in Three bloggers go to Bhārata | Feb 11, 2019
  • The ceremonies were over too soon - as was my visit to India===The deafening din of two-handed drumming and the beating of stick on pan-like cymbal will forever remind me of Indian marriages. At the beginning and end of every ceremony - and, it seemed, at random intervals during every one of them Posted by Keep Smiling in A Magnificent Rajasthani Marriage | Jan 15, 2019
  • The big day===I was showered, dressed and ready to leave the Maharani Bagh before 7.45a.m., the time Khuman and I had agreed the night before for our departure to Jaipur. He was to be one of my travelling companions for the long, Posted by Keep Smiling in A Magnificent Rajasthani Marriage | Jan 15, 2019
  • It’s all happening!===Today seemed to involve constant rides from the Maharani Bagh to the Hotel Shilpi and back again. The first was a false start as, when I reached the Hotel Shilpi, the 9.30a.m. ceremony had already been postponed until 12.30p.m.!=== When I Posted by Keep Smiling in A Magnificent Rajasthani Marriage | Jan 12, 2019
  • The family and guests begin to arrive===Pintu’s family started to arrive yesterday and today, with aunts, uncles, cousins, husbands and wives journeying from all over Rajasthan and Gujarat. All of them had to be welcomed and accommodated; the time and expense involved is massive.=== Posted by Keep Smiling in A Magnificent Rajasthani Marriage | Jan 11, 2019
  • Holi at Maharani Bagh===Fortunately, last evening’s hospitality ended in time for me to have a few hours’ sleep before one of the hotel’s faithful retainers, in khaki uniform and army-style maroon beret, knocked at my door shortly after four o’clock. He saluted, placed Posted by Keep Smiling in A Magnificent Rajasthani Marriage | Jan 10, 2019
  • The first ceremony - of many!===Yesterday afternoon, my currently-single friend Pintu arrived unexpectedly early at the Aashiya Haveli. It was only to say he still had some shopping to do for his marriage clothes and would be back later. It was a brief but very Posted by Keep Smiling in A Magnificent Rajasthani Marriage | Jan 10, 2019
  • A special occasion on the horizon===The young Indian sitting opposite me, smartly dressed in suit and tie, was reading The Bible. The older man to my right, with very dark skin and stubble to match, was dressed in a grubby t-shirt and jeans and was Posted by Keep Smiling in A Magnificent Rajasthani Marriage | Jan 10, 2019
  • In search of the elusive Blue Bull===Now where did I get to? Oh yes, we'd arrived to a very warm welcome at the Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat. === Perhaps I should first tell you a bit about this hotel. It's located near Ranakpur, a famous Jain pilgrimage site, Posted by Keep Smiling in Pintu's Firsts | Dec 18, 2018
  • On the way to Ranakpur===Today brought even more new discoveries. First, our driver took us to the block of apartments where Lajpal shares a room with cousin Ravindra. Small but comfortable, ideal for both of them to spend their time studying (which they both Posted by Keep Smiling in Pintu's Firsts | Dec 18, 2018
  • Where else...?[i]It's been a very full week. Apologies for the lack of communication - which is due to a combination of a packed schedule, cyber cafés in the wrong place or at the wrong time, and power cuts resulting in them Posted by Keep Smiling in Pintu's Firsts | Dec 18, 2018
  • The Four-Faced Temple Ranakpur Bidding a somewhat reluctant farewell to the beautiful hunting lodge of Rawla Narlai after breakfast, we were nonetheless eager to see what further wonder Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 26, 2015
  • RanakpurOur original plan was to head to Mount Abu for some trekking, but we were convinced otherwise by Manjeet who told us it would be very cold, and he knew a much better place. Having spent most of our time Posted by gonetravelling in Travelling Jane and James 2014 | Mar 5, 2014
  • Apathy In UdaipurIndia has beaten us down. Maybe it is the heat. Maybe it is the incessant peddlers who don't understand the word "no." Or maybe it is the two straight weeks of stomach cramps from too much ghee. Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Apr 9, 2011
  • Jodpur: the Blue City Enter Jodhpur. A sprawling blue roofed city set upon the borderland of the shrubs of the Thar desert and the grass of West Rajasthan. For my traveling-companion-childhood-best-friend- Posted by achamy in Transpacifica | Nov 23, 2010

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