3 Weeks Across Incredible India

India-Travelogue  |  Travel time: January 2009  |  by Michael Honsel

Jaisalmer

Day 18 - 26. January 2009

The morning I woke up on the train and the landscape got more and more dry.

At about lunchtime I arrived in Jaisalmer and the host from Hotel Renuka picked me up at the train station free of charge. This was a very nice service. After arriving at Hotel Renuka I first had a good lunch in their rooftop Restaurant.

Fort View from Renuka Rooftop Restaurant

Fort View from Renuka Rooftop Restaurant

The afternoon I explored Jaisalmer Fort.

Jaisalmer Fort is very nice to see. I had no hassle with all tour vendors because I already booked a camel safari. In the small streets I met many cows and from the walls there is a nice view into the surrounding.

Entrance of Jaisalmer Fort

Entrance of Jaisalmer Fort

Maharaja's Palace inside the fort

Maharaja's Palace inside the fort

Two chummy cows

Two chummy cows

View from Fort wall

View from Fort wall

Street inside Fort

Street inside Fort

Fort view from Hotel Renuka Rooftop Restaurant at night

Fort view from Hotel Renuka Rooftop Restaurant at night

Day 19 - 27. January 2009

The morning I got up very early because my camel safari started. A jeep took us more far into the Thar desert. On the way we stopped at Bara Bagh Funeral.

Bara Bagh Funeral

Bara Bagh Funeral

Bara Bagh with Enercon wind turbines

Bara Bagh with Enercon wind turbines

Bara Bagh

Bara Bagh

Bara Bagh - in background Suzlon wind turbines

Bara Bagh - in background Suzlon wind turbines

Suzlon S64 wind turbines

Suzlon S64 wind turbines

After about 1 hour we arrived at the camel place and the camel safari started.

After some hours of camel riding we made a lunch stop. Our guide made very good chai tea and vegetarian curry.

Time for a break

Time for a break

During lunch stop

During lunch stop

Our Crazy Camel

Our Crazy Camel

In the afternoon we continued our safari until we stopped at a sand dune for watching the sunset.

Mr. "Beerhelicopter" ...

Mr. "Beerhelicopter" ...

... bringing and selling cold beer into the desert

... bringing and selling cold beer into the desert

A large sand dune only for our small group

A large sand dune only for our small group

Sunset in the Thar desert

Sunset in the Thar desert

Afterwards we had supper and spent the night under the stars in the desert outside.

Day 20 - 28. January 2009

I woke up very early and watched the sunrise while our guide was already preparing breakfast for us.

The place where we slept outside

The place where we slept outside

Fire to warm up in the morning

Fire to warm up in the morning

After breakfast we continued our camel safari for some more hours until we reached the jeep.

another view of Thar desert

another view of Thar desert

End of camel safari

End of camel safari

On the way back to Jaisalmer we made one stop at a temple.

Temple on the way to Jaisalmer

Temple on the way to Jaisalmer

In Jaisalmer Hotel Renuka allowed me to use shower again and after lunch I went to visit Maharaja's Palace. This is now a museum. An audioguide explained everything but I was short on time.

At afternoon I went to the train station to travel on to Jodhpur. This time I travelled on 2nd class sitting and it got more and more overcrowded. This was a real indian experience

Good Bye Jaisalmer

Good Bye Jaisalmer

inside crowded train

inside crowded train

© Michael Honsel, 2009
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The trip
 
Description:
A trip to India to visit Mumbai, some parts of Kerala, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur
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Start of journey: Jan 09, 2009
Duration: 3 weeks
End of journey: Jan 31, 2009
Travelled countries: India
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Michael Honsel is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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