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Apr 5, 2009 - Kumbalgarh, Rajasthan, India

John 11 Things I’m Looking Forward to When I Get Home 1 When we go home I want a dog 2 Mom says if I take 3 months of drum lessons she will get me a drum set 3 A new TV because of the HD thing 4 An easier life 5 Sports: baseball, soccer, etc. 6 Better food 7 Apple juice 8 A game station (?) 9 TV 10 I will get my first job; $50 a month 11 Also just getting away from India sounds good Randy We find ourselves deep in India. Rajasthan has an 'Eastern Washington' feel: dry and not very populated. Here there are incredibly colorful India women,...

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Mar 3, 2008 - Kumbalgarh Fort

It was a one-hour drive from the temple at Ranakpur to Kumbalgarh and we passed through different villages and saw a different landscape unfold along the way. As we neared the fortress we realized that our unconventional plan for the day meant that we had missed lunch and we were hesitant to face the hundreds of stairs without some sort of 'fortification'. The driver delivered us to a lovely hotel with a courtyard restaurant just before we crested the last hill leading to our destination. We were amazed to see such a high quality hotel out...

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Nov 20, 2006 - Jojawar, Kumbhalgarh, Narlai, Ranakpur

A village, a fort, a big rock and a temple in three days. A visit to a farm family compound showed us the centuries-old system of full utilization of materials. The cow is a good example. It eats the garbage, and it's poo is used for fuel and to make adobe plaster. The fort reflects the highth of wealth and how it was used. Some of our group climbed the rock, but we lounged by the pool. At the Jain temple we had to leave anything leather outside - they oppose the killing of any animal. Their monks carry a broom to sweep away any bugs in...

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Apr 23, 2006 - In the so called forest - Ranakpur

Tucked away inside the "forest" of Rajasthan, we pulled into a jungle resort during the heat of the day. Forest isn't the best description of the area, as the trees were all dried up and the floor consisted mostly of sand. Definitely not the mountainous forests we know from Colorado. We had lost the air-conditioning in our car, which we knew was a luxury in India in the first place and didn't want to complain. However we were very happy to be at our next destination and escape the 110 degree sauna inside the car. Walking thru the communal...

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Dec 15, 2003 - Kumbhalgarh

Now forts on the other hand, we love 'em. You need a good fort every day and there's always time for a good fort. Kumbhalgarh was built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century in the Aravalli mountains. This fort was taken only once in history, which took the combined armies of Akbar, Amber and Marwar and then they only held onto it for 2 days. The fort walls stretch for 36km, enclose 360 temples, as well as palaces, gardens, 700 cannon bunkers and camels. We only had an hour which was not enough time to do it justice and would love to come...

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