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Old 31st May 2012, 17:22   #91
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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.

Ker Sangri is my favourite too.
Kadi pakodi was another interesting dish.

When I was introduced to Dal Bati Churma, I would have cleaned up atleast 1/2 litre of asli ghee , but that story I'll tell later!
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Day 04
26th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

Today is going to be a long day. We are going to Tanot and Longewala, the border areas.

We woke up by 4:30AM, and got ready for the drive. Hotel guys wont serve anything before 06:00AM, so we set out in search of a Chai shop nearby.

We found a Prabhu Tea Stall near the circle
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It was cold, and we found a few enjoying the heat from the stove
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We got our much needed hot chai!!
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A few pictures of the traffic circle at Jaisalmer
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Hotel Moonlight where we stayed
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Finally we rolled on by 05:30AM towards Tanot.

The roads were maintained by BRO. I was happy to see a BRO signboard, it took me to some nostalgic memories of the recent Ladakh Trip
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Day 04
26th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

We reached Tanot by 07:15AM
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We have come to Tanot to visit the Tanot Mata Temple and the Border.







Information on Tanot Mata temple form the web
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It is said that during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Pakistani Army dropped several bombs targeting the temple but none of the bombs could fall on the temple and large no. of the bombs in the vicinity of the temple did not explode. After the war the temple management was handed over to Border Security Force of India. On date Border Security Force Jawans man the temple. The temple has a museum which has collections of the unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan. As per Indian Census, The Population of Tanot Village is 492 Persons having 49 Household. The place being closer to Pakistan Border and totally Unfertile& Plain land is prone to enemy attacks.The animals like Camel, Cattle are the worst sufferer of Land Mines here.
Walking towards Tanot Mata Temple
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BSF had a few memorials there
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Jr. PPG shivering in the cold
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A picture for the records at Tanot
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We gave our details at the Checkpost and found out how to go to the border
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My friend paying his tributes
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We were very fortunate to be there right in time for the prayers.

Entrance to the temple
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The loud chanting and bells were a very unique feeling, transporting me to a feeling of faith, pride and happiness.

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Day 04
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Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

Tanot Mata
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More pictures from inside the temple
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Day 04
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From the Museum
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A puja being performed
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Day 04
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Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

Religiuos harmony - Peer Baba's Tomb at the temple
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Kal Bhairav
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Kiddies are all cuddled up in the cold
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We left the temple by 08:30AM
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The Victory Pillar
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Jr. PPG at the Victory Pillar
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Some Information for you
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We submit and ID card at the Checkpost and move towards the Border
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Day 04
26th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

That is the way back to Jaisalmer, but we had different plans
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We drove towards the border after getting permissions from the Checkpost
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Finally we reached the Checkpost
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My Friend's family at Border
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My family too
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Border is 16KM from Tanot
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Day 04
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Border Patrol
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That is the Border Fence and Gate
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There is a small resting area for the visitors from where they could see the Border
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I checked with the Security before taking further pictures. As long as I do not click the other side of the border explicitly I was allowed to take some pictures as memories of the visit.

The Border extends on
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Kiddies were already at home and were running around
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Some pictures for our memories
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PPGs finds some kind of melons there
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Wifey checks them out and certifies them uneatable
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Day 04
26th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

Kiddies collected some of those melons to play football
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Felt respect and pride about all those tireless soldiers guarding our borders. How muchever we thank them it is not enough.

Some more visitors...the day goes on
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And for us we return back to Tanot

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Back to Tanot
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We found some camels - wild ones??
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My friend
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Our Bus
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We reached back Tanot. We were in search for some breakfast. Absolutely nothing available here. If you plan to visit here, bring some eatables too.

By the time my friends were busy searching for some thing to eat, I got friendly with this fellow.

Friendly Goat
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No.. No.. Mutton was not the thought in my mind

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I walk around and see a herd of Camels
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Friendly Fight
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Solo
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Friends for life
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Hmm...
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Another guy walks up and seems to ask what is he upto?
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He kind of shooed him away
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Standing Tall
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We drove on towards Longewala
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We stopped near to a small settlement
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Sheep and Lamb - what a cute sight, that too in a desert environment!
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Water for the cattle
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Water for drinking
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These two fellows return home after an outing
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Crossing the street
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Back Home
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