The itinerary said that we were embarking on a five-hour drive.
Arriving and leaving he always told us that we did not need to worry because he would take care of 'the boys' very well on our behalf. The same every time a tip was in order like for the rickshaw driver or the toilet attendant. It was great that we did not ever have to worry about tips.
A 'refresh' stop at this hotel.
We thought this gave a new meaning to the term 'rock garden'.
The bougainvilleas at the hotel in the middle of no-where were beautiful.
A wedding procession. A happy lot of people with music and all.
The bus could not go all the way to our hotel Dera Village Retreat (formally Dera Lake View Retreat). We disembarked at what looked like the dam of the Madhosager Lake (a seasonal "monsoon" lake).
In jeeps we went to the elementary school first.
We saw that they are learning English.
Our room. The roughness of the ceiling was concealed with lovely fabric.
Each little house was a room with bathroom. The houses were in a semi circle. In the middle was "play space".
White chalk drawings in the plain dirt.
Photo taken towards the back.
Photo taken towards the front.
The photos should be out of focus because it was rather bumpy.
There was also a demonstration of some kind of a religious ceremony with "Lord Vishnu and a basil plant" which we just did not understand.
It was very dark in this room and I had to use a flash.
And then it was time to ride back to the hotel.
Some of the camels had beautiful "hair cuts".
The getting on and the getting off is the difficult part. The ride itself is really fun. I got more comfortable with every minute.
In the evening we had a lovely time while entertained.
Standing on nails.