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Jodhpur to Pushkar

Day 10 - 27th October 2012

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 Part 1 - Mehrangarh Fort

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The next morning we visited the imposing and muscular Mehrangarh Fort that stands above the city.


View through the window as we approached in the coach...





They had hosted the start of the Jodhpur RIFF music festival the night before and the fort wasn't ready to open when we arrived...





Impressive walls, it was understandable why it had never been successfully besieged...





View of the Umaid Bhawan Palace peeking out in the distance above the hazy, smoggy city...





While we all clutched our bottled water and alcoholic sanitising gels, the locals had to be more free with where they sourced their drinking water...





There were local tourists also waiting to get in.

The heavily teated dog was the mother or mistress of a number of puppies and dogs that were nearby...





More spikey defences against elephant ramming attacks...
 




Miche & Jodhpur flag bunting in the shadows...





Behind the sturdy outer walls more decorative buildings could be found, this was just one of several beautiful and elaborate palaces...





There was an exhibition of palanquins and howdahs - I particularly like the lion on this howdah...





I've seen this guy in other older photo's, I think he's been paid for years to look chilled out next to this bubble pipe...





Miche in one of the courtyards - we had audio guide headphones on, which make some people look like they have long dark sideburns (when I say 'some people' I just mean Miche)...





Catherine and one of the museum staff who insisted on having his picture taken...





Depiction of Lord Shiva in the Hall of Mirrors (Sheesha Mahal)...






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Day 1 - Travel Day 2 - Delhi Day 3 - Delhi to Agra 
Day 4 - Agra Day 5 - Ranthambore NP Day 6 - Bundi
Day 7 - Bundi to Udaipur Day 8 - Udaipur Day 9 - Ranakpur & Jodhpur
Day 10 - Jodhpur to Pushkar Day 11 - Pushkar & Jaipur Day 12 - Jaipur
Day 13 - Jaipur & Delhi Day 14 - Delhi & Home