993 Photos - Feb 7, 2016
Photo: rajasthan is a desert state, you know? (desert thar) ~ http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: dark shadows ...Photo: Photo: omg :-)Photo: too tired?Photo: i'm not sure .. but all these beggars with all these poor children which sleep all day ... are they on drugs? .. beggar mafia?Photo: gurus for money (tourist attraction in front of the jodhpur temple) ~ http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: we have met many happy smiling people in india :-) ~ http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: two poisonous snakes and a street musician :-) http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: Photo: Photo: holy cowPhoto: poverty along the roadPhoto: jaipur, the palace of the winds is just a facade without foundation, from which the palace women could watch the street processions without beeing seen ~ http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: taj mahal, agra, uttar pradesh ~ http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: mustard fields, typical country side in rajasthanPhoto: welcome to castle mandawaPhoto: hotel castle madawaPhoto: castle mandawaPhoto: Photo: hotel castle mandawaPhoto: castle mandawaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: krishna at a horse formed by few of his 16.008 wivesPhoto: Photo: reception at the roof terracePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: our hotel in castle mandawaPhoto: Photo: mandawaPhoto: what a nice owl in the streets of mandawa :-)Photo: Photo: haveli (townhouse of rich salesmen), mandawaPhoto: ... most of the havelis are empty today as the salesmen moved away when the camel caravans disappeared from the silk road (because of trains + cars)Photo: haveli outside decorationPhoto: what a double-deck train (fantasy of the artist who never seen a train as mumbai was ways too far away ...), mandawaPhoto: ..  a little bit too short, the waggons, aren't they? :-)Photo: Photo: inside a haveliPhoto: Photo: view from a roof top of an old haveli house, mandawaPhoto: Photo: on the road through rajasthanPhoto: a king cremation site in bikanerPhoto: 1777 - 1788Photo: Photo: Photo: our hotel in bikanerPhoto: our hotel in bikaner ... looks like a school, doesn't it?Photo: Photo: Photo: our hotel hotel in bikanerPhoto: Photo: Photo: the current princess of bikanerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: tipi sultanPhoto: Photo: tipi sultan's battle in 1799Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: bikanerPhoto: Photo: women of the maharaja's who choosed death after their husband died (they were burned alive with him)Photo: dutch tilesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: still in the fort / castle in bikanerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: junagarh fort, bikanerPhoto: karni mata temple (rat temple), deshnoke ~ http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: wedding ?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: rat temple, dashnokePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: karni mata temple (rat temple), deshnoke ~ http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: Photo: good-bye, rat templePhoto: out hotel in jaisalmerPhoto: our hotel in jaisalmer, about 2 km away from old city centrePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ayurvedic massagePhoto: Photo: Photo: cremation site, jaisalmerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: fort in jaisalmer, the golden cityPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: peacock feather sellerPhoto: Photo: circus artistPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: god ganisha at the public wedding annoncement for all ... there will come the family only, anyway :-)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: view from a roof top cafe, jaisalmerPhoto: little tibetPhoto: Photo: Photo: jaisalmerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: desert thar, rajasthanPhoto: Photo: fakir + dancing show, jaisalmerPhoto: Photo: jodhpur, the blue city as seen from the fortPhoto: jodhpurPhoto: Photo: restaurant in the jodhpur fortPhoto: Photo: maharaja's sedan (sänfte)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: jodhpur fort ~ vishu and brahma at the snake shesha in the primordial ocean (urmeer) ~ much nicer picture from wikipedia here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Vishnu1.jpgPhoto: still in jodhpur fortPhoto: Photo: a traditional indian music artist + my wifePhoto: Photo: Photo: jodhpurPhoto: Photo: leaving fort jodhpur, a very, very nice place ... and unescos world cultural heritage ... http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: view over jodhpur, the blue city againPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: the clock tower, jodhpurPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: malika the fire, bollywood hindi movie ~ full length: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y34UvtWpcgAPhoto: still in jodhpurPhoto: jodhpur, rajasthan, http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: mini puppet theater of the shoe sellerPhoto: Photo: at the roof of our next fheritage hotel in the village luni, south of jodhpurPhoto: Photo: old watering systemPhoto: Photo: hotel reception, luniPhoto: Photo: Photo: good-bye, luniPhoto: holy motorcycle temple :-)Photo: aravalli massif as seen from behind the motorcycle temple ... what a bad picture quality but if you asked me, the picture is somehow interesting :-)Photo: Photo: Photo: good-bey, motorcycle templePhoto: Photo: Photo: shiva temple somewhere on the roadPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: 13 people counting money from temple donations, 1 person just sitting there (in europe it would be the capo / big boss, but i'm not sure about india)Photo: Photo: Photo: the poorest of the poor? .. well, at least healthy if you asked mePhoto: Photo: sesam mill driven by a bull (with closed eyes in order not to get crazy)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: indian ambassador motorcar from hindustan motorsPhoto: Photo: lunch break ...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: jain temple, ranakpurPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: beautiful figures all over the outside wallsPhoto: Photo: kamasutra is part of the life in jainism/hinduism .... why do the christians+muslims ban it? ... http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: the smaller jain temple in rankpurPhoto: Photo: Photo: udaipurPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: udaipurPhoto: Photo: udaipurPhoto: Photo: Photo: dutch tiles again ...Photo: Photo: udaipur as seen from the lake palace window, http://jarogruber.blogspot.de/2016/02/northern-india.htmlPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: udaipurPhoto: Photo: Photo: boat tourPhoto: that is the lake palace in udaipur we habe been inside beforePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: rain gardenPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: udaipurPhoto: Photo: sleeping salesman is a quite often view in indiaPhoto: ... women working in house construction tooPhoto: Photo: Photo: bambora (bamora)Photo: bambora (bamora)Photo: bamboraPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: brick factoryPhoto: Photo: coffee and tea shop two of us stopped by ...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: jaipurPhoto: our hotel mandawa haveli in jaipurPhoto: Photo: old city gate in jaipur, the pink cityPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: palace of the winds, jaipurPhoto: this palace is just a facade, you know?Photo: Photo: amber, the older city above jaipur became to small over the times ...Photo: amber, the great indian wall. there is a indian wall for the same reasons as the chinese one, tooPhoto: amer (amber)Photo: RJ, rajasthanPhoto: amber, 1135Photo: amber palacePhoto: Photo: amber palace (amer)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: the meeting point of the 12 wives of maharajaPhoto: great indian wall :-)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: back to jaipur ...Photo: i thought it is ginger, but it is probably the main curry ingredient kurkuma (turmeric, gelbwurz)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: the sooooo interesting observatory with sooo many interesting devices/tools in jaipurPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: ... directions for the sun rays, at the shadows you can 'read' the time etc.Photo: Photo: Photo: the palace in jaipurPhoto: Photo: the twa jars for the holy ganges waterPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: use me, please, please, please and do not throw all waste on the street, my dear indiansPhoto: Photo: jaipur by nightPhoto: jaipur by nightPhoto: jaipur by nightPhoto: jaipur by nightPhoto: our hotel was in a street, where constuction material stores were located and there was a lot of traffic at night as the lorries were probably not allowed at day timePhoto: rajastan or uttar pradesh?Photo: swastika symbolPhoto: Photo: Photo: coffee breakPhoto: sawai madhopur (train station city)Photo: sawai madhopurPhoto: Photo: turmeric (kukurma, curry)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: mosque in sawai madhopurPhoto: a village dentist in action :-)Photo: Photo: Photo: a piggy life ...Photo: the train station in sawai madhopurPhoto: Photo: Photo: our hotel at the ranthambhore tiger reserve