Rajasthan

Rajasthan

My journey through Rajasthan took me from Udaipur via Ranakpur to the Kumbhalgarh fort, then on to Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Jaipur and from there via Nawalgarh back to Delhi. I had a private car and driver. These photos were taken at various spots along the road.  

Street scene, Rajasthan
Street scene, Nawalgarh
Street scene, Nawalgarh
Woman drying cow dung
A wedding procession in Bikaner after dark
Road in Rajasthan
Wherever you look there are walls or fences. A tremendous amount of time and energy has gone and still goes into raising these walls to demarcate plot borders. Plots are very small in India and become smaller with every generation as land is divided over multiple heirs. It's a real problem that stands in the way of further agricultural development.
A ubiquitous sight in India, people, mostly men, sitting and waiting
The road to Kumbhalgarh
The 15th century fort in Kumbhalgarh is perched on top of the highest hill in the region
I was in Kumbhalgarh for a just few hours, but you could easily spend a day inside the fort.
A desert dwelling
I love those murals
Thar Desert
I drove out into the Thar Desert to see the sun set
Thar Desert
The beautiful Thar Desert outside Jaisalmer