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Asia » India » Rajasthan » Kumbhalgarh September 11th 2018

We decided to do a horseback safari in Rajasthan long before we had planned much of the rest of our trip. After reading lots of reviews, and getting quotes, we decided to go with Krishna ranch out of Udaipur. This 5 day camping trail was to take us all the way to Ranakpur, on a route that would avoid main roads and so take us over 130km. Unfortunately, after 3 weeks of sunshine in Udaipur we woke up on the first day of the trip to torrential rain. On the plus side it was much cooler so easier for both horse and rider. We were picked up from our hostel by the ranch and taken there to start the day. Their ranch is beautiful, just outside the city but you could be in the middle of ... read more
Day 3
Lunch break - day 1
Setting off on day 1

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Kumbhalgarh February 3rd 2012

Our haveli is extremely nice, and with it's thick sandstone walls must be extremely cool in the desert summer heat; it is almost like being in a cave. Unfortunately sound echo’s in caves so it was extremely noisy around 6.30am so we decided to get up and head for the roof for a hearty breakfast of omelettes toast and jam as the rising sun turned the walls and buttresses of Jaisalmer’s castle like fort gold. After breakfast we walked the short distance to the fort which is a city within a city with around three thousand people residing within its huge walls. Ruth stopped a number of times along the way to feed lumps of sugar to whatever animal seemed interested until we were pounced upon by a “guide” what a prick that guy was, he ... read more
Jaisalmer Fort
The fort entrance
The entrance gate to the fort




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