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Old 10th June 2012, 17:16   #121
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Day 04
26th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

The desert was nice to see
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Some observations from around, by the time we waited for the sunset.

Mummy alone on a Camel
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Daddy - where is mummy??
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4x4 competition - who is better?
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Camel Carts
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These guys just drove all the way down there, took a camel ride, enjoyed the sunset and left. I must admit that is the best strategy given the scheme of things here.
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Day 04
26th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

Sun began to set
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Try at some silhouttes
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This guy was kind enough to pose for me!
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Our Camel came to take us back. Watching the sunset together!
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Jaisalmer - Tanot - Longewala - Barabagh - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer

We were dropped back at the guest house. A campfire and some entertainment programme was about to begin.

I could already see some bunch of guys with booze getting ready for the events.

Once the events started, I could only stand it for 15 minutes. It was something just for the sake of it, no pleasantness either in the singers nor dancers. I left the place and sat near a huge banyan tree looking at the sky and counting stars!! I was joined by both my firends very soon

Some pictures
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Food was served, and easily one of the worst we've had in this trip was from this place.
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Indeed money and time wasted, we gave our feedback to the owner, only to end the conversation abruptly. As we were exiting the gate, we were asked to give a feedback on his webpage and facebook

We reached our hotel in Jaisalmer by 22:30hours and went straight to bed. What a long day it was 04:30 to 22:30, 18 hours. Except for this khuri episode, rest of the day was fantastic.
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Worst food of the trip eh! Here Chottey bhai, let me try and cheer you up with the best rating possible on the forum 5*. Bring on the remainder. Ciao
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Worst food of the trip eh! Here Chottey bhai, let me try and cheer you up with the best rating possible on the forum 5*. Bring on the remainder. Ciao
Khoj Bhaiyya, thanks for the thumbs up.
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Laluks, I used to think that Sam was the only one on this forum who was on a perpetual holiday. Not any more.

Great account and pictures as usual. When I plan for my trip to Rajasthan (this year?) expect a lot of questions.
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Laluks, I used to think that Sam was the only one on this forum who was on a perpetual holiday. Not any more.

Great account and pictures as usual. When I plan for my trip to Rajasthan (this year?) expect a lot of questions.

Thanks Biju. I'll try to answer most queries while I write this log, keep pitching in with them.
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Day 05
27th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Pokhran - Bishnoi

We woke up by 07:00AM this day, and went to the rooftop for a lazy breakfast of bread and toasts.


Our plan was to visit Jaisalmer Fort and the havelis and start to Bishnoi (near Jodhpur) by noon so as to reach there by 15:00hours.

Jaisalmer Fort could be seen from the roof top restaurant
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The structure looked nice
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Elephants
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Crows have started to make their morning chorus
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Our Hotel had a model of the fort
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We finished breakfast and made arrangements at the reception to prepare our bills.

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Day 05
27th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Pokhran - Bishnoi

As usual I went ahead checking out the display items at the hotel.

The Musicians
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The Corridor
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Birdies
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Elephants again
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Some more pictures
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Probably another rip off!
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The streets of Jaisalmer
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Silently watching over
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Mandir Palace Hotel
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The Tower I saw from our Hotel was this one
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They had some horses too
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Jaisalmer - Pokhran - Bishnoi

Some wildlife from Jaisalmer

Ambitious fellow
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Well! that should not be eaten, disobedient calf
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Hey! Some one broke my horn - Do you know who?
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Curious guy!
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Referee?
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The looks of wisdom?
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Day 05
27th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Pokhran - Bishnoi

Jaisalmer Festival !?
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Streets of Jaisalmer
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He's got some Publishers reccomendation
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I checked the book, there is a disclaimer too - The recommendation does not mean that you should not do your own research!!

Hotel Nachna Haveli
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Little Italy got a name change
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It's definitely cold
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We reached Jaisalmer Fort
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Day 05
27th December 2011
Jaisalmer - Pokhran - Bishnoi

Some information from the web about Jaislamer Fort.
Jaisalmer Fort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Fort is fondly called Sonar Killa. These pictures (from the web) shows why.
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I wish I had the time and space available to click this beauty in this trip. But it was not to be. Jaisalmer did not get its due from our side in this trip. Jaisalmer will be visited again from my side, whenever a return trip to Rajasthan will be planned, with proper time given.

Some information
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Once you enter you see a big place, before you enter the main gate
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Visitors parking
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Some one told me this a deep well and prisoners were thrown into it
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Entry to the fort
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This is a protected Monument - but its conditions cries out large
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The board itself shows a lot
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This fort is an inhabited fort.

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We walked on
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Structures are deteriorating
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Sun's rays playing color color on the walls
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There was a Patch work factory
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Some of their products
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Soveniour Shop
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We were running late, so decided not to visit the Havelis.

Taking a decision
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We wandered inside the Fort
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Sun playing Color Color
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Jaisalmer Fort Museum - lack of time, so we skipped it
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Pink Floyd has a bike in Rajasthan
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Chappati Express
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Some Interesting Cloth works
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