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Old 31st May 2012, 10:23   #76
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Phool mahal
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Old 31st May 2012, 10:38   #77
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Anoop Mahal
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Gaj mandir
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Chander mahal
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Old 31st May 2012, 10:46   #78
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Dancers used to dance on these sharp blades and spears
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Herge would have got the idea of the naked Fakir who sits on nails in his popular Tintin Series from all these

Some Photos from that era
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The room where the dance items were kept
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Kiddies have already climbed to the top floor
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A view from the top
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It was too much of history for me, I certainly look like I had an overdose
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Kiddies started to own the vantage points for pictures
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Ladies too
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Ladies and Kiddies
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Kiddies
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Three Idiots
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Old 31st May 2012, 11:26   #80
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Some more pictures from the Fort
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Some displayed items from the fort
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Some pictures of photos displayed at the Sovegnior shop. All pictures are copyrights of the concerned and is acknowledged. It is used here just for representation.

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Our short visit to the Fort was over and we started our return

The entry/exit corridor
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The emblem
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We waited at the Front while Sprited one checked out the Museum.
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Panorama
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Sprited One returned and told us we can move on. It was not an impreesive collection.

A last look at the Fort
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I found some birdies at the Pool outside the fort.

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Red-wattled Lapwing
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Ain't he cute with that Spiderman look
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We drove on towards Jaisalmer. We were hungry and wanted to have lunch enroute. We stopped by a small shoppee and brought Bhujias to extent our drive by cutting short the halts.

KMB bhujia
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We saw this guy making a sweet out of thickened milk
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Bhujia could control the hunger pangs only for few minutes, we saw a Dhabha and took over the place much to the amusement of the guys there!!

Purohit restaurant -What a nice way to relax and have some warm sun
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Three idiots - relaxing
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Our huge order being executed on priority
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Kids were happy to get hot food
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Yummy, we cleared the plates in no time
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Even Chillies were not spared
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Our next stop was Khichan, in search of the Demoiselle Cranes.

More info here
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Khichan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


These are migratory birds that feeds at Khichan. The villagers have setup a feeding ground for the birds.
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Checking whether there are any birds!
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Unfortunately no birds were there. They have already been there in the morning for food and have gone to some nearby places in search of water.

We met Mr. Sevaram malli Parihar
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He is such a great man - he feeds the birds and takes care of them on his own. He does it on his own iterest and funds.

His work has been felicitated with many awards
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A picture with this great man
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If you happen to visit this place please put a word of appreciation to this person for doing such a good work.

He gave us the particulars of the birds, showed us the log he has kept of number of birds, arrival and departure everyday from the feeding ground.

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Some Pictures of Demoiselle cranes and also some articles shared by Mr. Sevaram Malli Parihar
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Some pictures from the web
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How I wished I could see these beauties with my own eyes. A return is planned for these winged beauties


She was very happy that we visited her place
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We moved on but not before making a tea halt
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The tea shop was in the compound of a theater. DON2 was the movie running there. I somehow had a strange feeling that we'll see Don2 in Rajasthan
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Finally we reached jaisalmer by 21:30hours. We were booked at Hotel Moonlight, a decent hotel. Hotel Moonlight , Khuri Resort , Hotel jaisal Palace

We were given the rooms fast and we moved on to the restaurant in the top floor and ordered our dinner.
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While dinner was getting ready we strolled around the hotel enjoying the display of paintings the hotel had.

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The dinner was served fast. I had opted for Rajasthani Thali again
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By 23:30hours we were done with dinner and retired to our rooms.


Tomorrow is going to be a long day!

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Nice travelogue.Thanks for sharing those pictures.

PS:We fell in love with the Ker Sangri ki Kadhi / Ker Sangri Subzi wherever we went during our RJ trip.Your last picture of the thali with the Ker Sangri brought back yummylicious memories of our trip last year.
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