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Puppets made locally  
   

Puppets made locally

These puppets were amazing. They could wiggle their hips, shake their heads in the Indian head shaking style, and do all kinds of other tricks. The shopkeeper even made one dance for us to music - it looked so cool that we had to buy one.
Udaipur and Ranakpur

April 8th 2005
We spent the first half of today wandering around Udaipur and looking at a few palaces. The first one we looked at had a crystal gallery where everything was made of crystal, including massive dining tables and lounge sets. Although they were very beautiful, we got a bit bored after the first three. Also had a look at apparently one of the better attractions in Udaipur - the Durbar hall. Sadly ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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