Rajasthan

In November 2000 Emma and I spent three weeks cycling in eastern Rajasthan, NW India.

Upon arrival in Delhi we took a taxi to the domestic airport for the short flight south to Jaipur, arriving in the early morning. We stayed for a couple of nights, in the Bissau Palace hotel. From Jaipur we took a taxi SW to Kishangarh, were we unloaded the bikes and set off for Pushkar. We stopped for a night at Roopangarh Fort along the way.

After a few nights in Pushkar we cycled to nearby Ajmer and then turned SW down the NH8 highway. We stayed the night in Beawar and spent the next morning on the train in order to avoid riding any more of the highway. We stayed the night in Rawlar Narlai and the morning rode the 38 km to Maharani Bagh, dropped off our bags and went look round the nearby Jain temple at Ranakpur.

From Ranakpur we cycled SW down the length of the Aravalli Hills to Udaipur. We spent three nights at the Kankarwa Haveli there before continuing SW to Jaisamand Lake. After a night on the island we headed back north for Udaipur airport, stopping along the way for a night at Karni Fort in Bambora. The plane took us to Delhi, where after a couple of nights at Nirula's Hotel we caught the plane home.

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4 Nov 00
The Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), Jaipur
4 Nov 00
The Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
4 Nov 00
The City Palace, Jaipur
4 Nov 00
In the City Palace, Jaipur
4 Nov 00
The City Palace, Jaipur
4 Nov 00
We went to see "Mission Kashmir" in Jaipur's premier cinema — wonderful!
5 Nov 00
Starting out from Kishangarh, Emma with new friends
5 Nov 00
Approaching Roopangarh
5 Nov 00
Roopangarh Fort, the first night's accommodation
6 Nov 00
On the road to Pushkar
7 Nov 00
Pushkar
7 Nov 00
Pushkar ghats
8 Nov 00
Pushkar camels
8 Nov 00
Pushkar Camel Fair
9 Nov 00
Pushkar Camel Fair, evening
9 Nov 00
Pushkar, late evening
10 Nov 00
Leaving Pushkar
11 Nov 00
Taking the train, the safer alternative to riding the NH8 highway
11 Nov 00
Roughing it at Rawlar Narlai
12 Nov 00
On the road to Ranakpur
12 Nov 00
Roadside temple on the way to Ranakpur
12 Nov 00
Fellow travelers on the road to Ranakpur
12 Nov 00
Ranakpur temple
12 Nov 00
Ranakpur temple
12 Nov 00
Ranakpur temple
12 Nov 00
Some of the 1444 columns at Ranakpur temple
12 Nov 00
Some of the 1444 columns at Ranakpur temple
13 Nov 00
On the road to Udaipur
14 Nov 00
The Lake Palace Hotel, Lake Pichola, Udaipur
14 Nov 00
Udaipur from Lake Pichola
14 Nov 00
One of those buildings by the lake shore was our hotel, the Kankarwa Haveli
16 Nov 00
The 17th century marble dam at Jaisamand Lake
16 Nov 00
Camel ride at Jaisamand Lake
16 Nov 00
Fisherman on Jaisamand Lake
16 Nov 00
Fisherman on Jaisamand Lake
17 Nov 00
Leaving Jaisamand Lake
17 Nov 00
Emma repairs another puncture while Neil helps by taking a photo
17 Nov 00
Approaching Bambora, with Karni Fort on the horizon
17 Nov 00
Arriving at Karni Fort in Bambora
17 Nov 00
Bedroom at Karni Fort
17 Nov 00
The pool at Karni Fort
19 Nov 00
Evening in Old Delhi
19 Nov 00
The Red Fort, Delhi
19 Nov 00
Waiting for a shave, Delhi
19 Nov 00
The Jama Masjid, Delhi