Glimpses of Rajasthan

Tripoto
29th Nov 2017
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   1/22 by Pushpa Kurup
The child does it all - Camel jockeys, Sam Sand Dunes, Thar Desert

What makes Rajasthan so special, so attractive to tourists from within the country and abroad? After all it’s a dry state on India’s western border with appalling levels of poverty and backwardness. But it’s also the most colourful state, the land of forts and puppets and handicrafts, and exquisite Jain temples tucked away in the most unlikely places.

I took a week-long road tour through some of the driest parts of the state, driving through Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Mandore, Osiyan, Kichan, Pokhran, Khejarli, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh and ending the trip at the beautiful lake city of Udaipur. Here I would like to share some of the most romantic impressions. I hope the pictures will speak for themselves so I shall give only one-line captions.

Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   2/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Lingam with eyes - Temple at Osiyan
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   3/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Village folk at Osiyan
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   4/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Jowhar imprints - Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   5/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   6/22 by Pushpa Kurup
The hookah tradition
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   7/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Mommy and sons - a village near Pali
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   8/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Jam the brakes!
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   9/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Overload!
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   10/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Toll gate on Jodhpur-Jaisalmer road
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   11/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Free for all
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   12/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Camels on the roadside
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   13/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Railway crossing
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   14/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Teeny weeny tourist guide - Kumbhalgarh Fort
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   15/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Baa-ri-haweli, Jaisalmer fort
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   16/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Bhang is legal! Jaisalmer
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   17/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Inside the Jain temple, Jaisalmer fort
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   18/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Puppets on sale, Jaisalmer fort
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   19/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Moonrise -Sunset, Sam Sand Dunes
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   20/22 by Pushpa Kurup
View from Jagdish temple, Udaipur
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   21/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Portrait, Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, Udaipur City Palace
Photo of Glimpses of Rajasthan   22/22 by Pushpa Kurup
Jain temple, Ranakpur