WiFi is a bit iffy here at the Karani Bhawan Hotel in Jodhpur. There is a hot spot and it is right here in the courtyard. Since I am ON, I will try to send photos and send blog text later.
Our day started with a beautiful yoga session on the lawn near the pool, followed by breakfast. Our tour today starts at 2 pm which means we have the morning and part of this afternoon free! Some have gone shopping as Jodhpur is a shoppers paradise! Others are resting and some are doing email and other correspondence. After blogging, I plan to jump into the pool!
Here are some photos I hope you will enjoy! We are having such a great time! I love the yoga sessions and love the fact that everyone shows up for yoga each and every time. Arvind is outdoing himself in being the best guide ever. Our tours have been fantastic!
Our lovely group in Jodhpur (taken yesterday) about to head out out for the day!
Jaswant Thada (before entering the marble mausoleum)
The Jaswant Thada, white marble Royal mausoleum, made of the same marble used for the Taj Mahal
Got to have FEET in a photo! (for Jack!) The curly cue Rajasthani shoes of a man next to my bare feet before entering the Jaswant Thada (must remove shoes before entering the mausoleum)
View of Jodhpur from Jaswant Thada. Jodhpur is known as the “blue city” because the city’s Brahmins used to paint their houses blue! (now anyone can paint their homes blue and they do)
Camel next to Car just outside of the Mehrangarh Fort!
Musician and his family just inside of the fort.
This little guy was a handful! He(she?) kept pulling his mama’s veil off her head!
Ginger in Auto)-Rickshaw!!!
Angel peeking out of her rickshaw! We are all on our way to shop in the heart of the bazaar in Jodhpur!
Brightly clad Rajasthani women in the market /bazaar. Rajasthan desert folk are known for their colorful saris!
Just your ordinary street scene! Statue just outside of the textile shop in the bazaar
Our group’s Shopping Frenzy!
Yoga this morning at our Karani Bhawan Hotel (our hotel used to be a private home to a wealthy maharaj, his family still owns the property and runs the hotel)
Rebecca and Dave early morning yoga shavasana (it’s cool in the desert mornings and gets very warm quickly..evening around 48 or 50 and day time temps in the upper 70’s or today, perhaps 80
Tags: Jaswant Thada, jodhpur, Karani Bhawan Hotel, Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan