The decision was made that given we were near the end of the trip that we would eat out a bit more and away from the advice of Raj and Ranny so Elisca and I headed out in search of breakfast. We first went to a rooftop restaurant but classified as not clean enough for us so we walked on a bit further to the Lotus Cafe where I discovered the “special” lassi is in fact a marijuana lassi. Thankfully I found this out by asking and not by trying. Breakfast was really good (cheese omelette with too much cheese but easily fixed) and cheap. We were to get back to the hotel to join the group before they went out for the daily sightseeing but instead thanks to Brett we arranged to meet them at the Shree Jagdish Temple but they took forever to get there so off shopping we went and about 40 minutes later they arrived. The local guide for the temple greeted me with a “Kia Ora” which was nice. We wondered around here. I think I was a bit “templed” out because I wasn’t really listening at all.
|Carving on the temple|
|You know you are bored when you are trying to get the shutter speed fast enough to catch a drop coming out of a lions mouth!|
|My job is not so bad afterall|
|Doors of Rajistan complete with spikes to prevent elephant attacks (decorative)|
|Venice of the East|
|Beautiful stained glass windows in the palace|
|Rooftop entertainment area at the palace|
|Looking through a window out into the city|
|Another doors of Rajistan photo|
|This got included because I think it turned out so well|
|Five photos stitched together to make a panorama|
We walked around the palace and then went to the sunshine rooftop restaurant for lunch. I had an omelette again for lunch and then Elisca, Brett, Rachel and I headed off in search of the markets.
|Another wedding in progress|
|Sights along the way|
|I was not sure if she wanted a photo or not (communication error) and should have considered the knife a bit more in the decision making|
|Colours and apples everywhere|
Our night time activity was to go to a cultural show which was a power walk from the hotel. We met most of the group there and enjoyed what was a well run show. I have to admire the woman who balanced all the bowls on her head with such poise and a smile on her face.
|I am sure this is a useful skill somehow|
|Now that is balance|
It was a really colourful show. After the show we went out for dinner of curry again and then wondered back to the hotel for bed