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Old 22nd June 2012, 19:37   #136
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We reached Shri Lakshminath Temple
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The Deity
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Floor Works
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Soveniours
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We walked off the beaten track
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Krishna's Pizzeria inside Sonar Killa - this is an international locale
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Old 22nd June 2012, 19:46   #137
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Some Dies used to make prints on clothes
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The Jain Temple
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My friend is upto some mischief
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Conversion rates on that day - see the rates now
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We visited a soveniour shop.

The Shop Keeper showed us some fossilised stone. I took a pyramid made of such stone as a soveniour, also pyramid enhances positive energy - Cool
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It looked like a conch-shell
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Looks like Eye
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He says its a meteriorite stone
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All his priced collection
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My friend wanted this, but his better half rejected it
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Jaisalmer View from the Fort
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Old 22nd June 2012, 20:11   #139
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Did not check this fellow out - next time
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Look at the books for sale - Paulo Coelho, Arundati Roy, and most interestingly - Jesus Lived in India. The place sure has an eye for taste.
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Soveniour
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Turbans, Tuk Tuks
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Emblem?
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Dilapidated Door
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Scary Stairs!!
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Carpets?
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Musicians getting ready
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Puppets
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This lady was selling some ornaments
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Ravanhattha
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Old 22nd June 2012, 20:39   #141
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It was time to leave the fort
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While walking back to the hotel, we found a lot of sweets.

Jilebis
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Pastries
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German Bakery
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We packed up a lot of croissants from here for the journey ahead. They were yummy

Buses go to all these places
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The vegetable vendors
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Carrots - missing the halwas
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Ker Sangri
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Nice Dress
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Cleaning
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Curious
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Old 22nd June 2012, 20:45   #142
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We freshened up from the hotel
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Packed the luggage on to the bus
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We all were relaxed in the bus, some photos with the turban
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Jodhpur was the destination, via Pokhran
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What is this machine??
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Old 23rd June 2012, 17:13   #143
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We reached Pokhran.
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The nuclear site is anyways out of bounds. So never tried to figure that out. We were scared that this place could have active radiation - but that was just a scare.


She kind of reminds me of a model
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Kiddy Gang at Pokhran
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I asked them to smile for the picture. But they just broke out laughing loud. Innocence still has its place in this world.
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Some guys from Pokhran
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Old 23rd June 2012, 17:26   #144
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Some more pictures
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Jr. PPG says Pokhran is that way
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Time to continue our onward journey, said bye to the kids and moved on
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We were hungry.

A box of this stuff did not help much!
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We saw this - Stopped our Bus
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Hot Oil
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Freshly made for us!
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It is sold by weight!
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I wanted this - we took a lot of it for us
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Some People from the market
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Dream Mustache!!
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We also had the Croissants from the German Bakery
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We were near to our Destination
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Another 2 Kilometers
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We reached the Resort by 15:00 hours as planned.

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We were greeted by two Deers freely roaming around in the resort. Kiddies were very very happy. Me too
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Jr. PPG went behind them. She was very happy that she got to play with them. She was missing her pet Dashy, which we lost to a terminal cancer an year back.
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Some pictures from Jr. PPG's Camera
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The friendly Deer comes into our hut for tea
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I could not resist myself. After all I too was missing my Dashy!
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She went on chewing my ears
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I felt quite happy and relaxed, and a feeling of free spirit came back to me after a long while. Thanks to the place!


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We had a 100m sprint
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The other guests come back from their Safari
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Some pictures
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A chair with a painting
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363 people from the Bishnoi community sacrificed their lives to protect the trees in 1730
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More of it you can read here
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We keenly listened to the stories
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More Tea
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Some Camel Safari Pictures

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We are back at the camp
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This guy was watching very curiously
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Spent some time with the friendly Camels
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Pomegranate Flowers
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This one smells so nice
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Shooting
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