Photos from Jodhpur

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!

Our lovely group in Jodhpur (taken yesterday) about to head out out for the day!

Jaswant Thada (before entering the marble mausoleum)

Jaswant Thada (before entering the marble mausoleum)

The Jaswant Thada, white marble Royal mausoleum, made of the same marble used for the Taj Mahal

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)

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 paint their houses blue!

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!

Camel next to Car just outside of the Mehrangarh Fort!

Musician and his family just inside of the fort.

Musician and his family just inside of the fort.

This little guy was a handful!  He kept pulling his mama's veil off her head!

This little guy was a handful! He(she?) kept pulling his mama’s veil off her head!

Ginger in Auto)-Rickshaw!!!

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!

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!

Brightly clad Rajasthani women in the market /bazaar. Rajasthan desert folk are known for their colorful saris!

Statue just outside of the textile shop in the bazaar

Just your ordinary street scene! Statue just outside of the textile shop in the bazaar

Our group's shopping Frenzy!

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

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 (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

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

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7 Responses to “Photos from Jodhpur”

  1. Rick Says:

    Glorious colors of Rajasthan! With the brilliant colors come the scents and smells!

    Rick

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  2. kay Says:

    looks like you might be the topic of conversation among the Rajasthan women.

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  3. Herb Caldwell Says:

    lovely pictures, what kind of camera are you using?

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    • frangallo Says:

      Thanks, Herb! I use a Leica D-Lux. I love my camera, though it doesn’t have a great zoom on it. I was so frustrated at not being able to capture the antelopes, gazelles, and peacocks we saw yesterday in the wild while on the village safari. Overall, I am super happy with my camera! Fran

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  4. Rene Says:

    Thanks for the photos Fran. It is so good to be reminded that there is a whole big beautiful world out there, and that gives some perspective to my small stresses and troubles (that seem so big sometimes). Thank you for broadening my awareness today; even through these photos I can feel the warmth of the sunlight there.

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    • frangallo Says:

      YES, so much beauty and warmth. Sometimes I feel moved to tears by the sheer beauty of being here. There is a raw intensity, a deep spirituality that seeps deep into your entire being.

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  5. miatagrrl Says:

    Fabulous pictures, Fran!

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