So after our stay in the Thar desert, with our fabric roofed accommodation (and very noisy birds for neighbours!) we partook of a camel ride in the desert, a trip to the camel research centre & camel milk ice cream...!
Then we came to our favourite city visited in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, known as the Golden City.
With many of the shops, houses & temples built inside the breathtaking sandstone fort, you are surrounded with stunning stone carving & architecture. Twisting lanes take you through cool alleyways, past cows, silversmiths & textile shops - and yes we did stop at quite a few ;)
By the end of the day, we had a well needed rest, with a roof top, sunset view of Jaisalmer Fort. With a cold sweet lime soda in hand, aching feet & a much lighter purse!
Our next stop was quite a contrast in accommodation! But still with a beautiful sky view.
During our tour, we were lucky enough to stay in many havelis, old traditional townhouses, which have been renovated, as small hotels. The decorative painting, inside & outside is stunning, as well as the many moustaches sported by the staff!
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end :(
Back to the UK October weather, autumn clothes & shorter days. Not to mention a lack of decent curry!!
But to prolong your trip further, I throughly recommend buying more than you can carry, as it means a few weeks later, a parcel arrives & you can relive your trip again!!
It is quite amazing how much fabric & quilts, you can fit in one box! Also it is quite embarrassing, when you don't recognise things you bought, only a few weeks earlier!!
But seeing our block printed handiwork in all it's glory, after a dip in the indigo dye pit, brought back memories of hot days & beautiful curry lunches.
And then there were the cotton block prints we'd bought for the shop, with their wonderful Indian smell...
Oh and the rayons, with beautiful muted prints.
So if the dull weather or the not-so-interesting lunch gets too much, I just bury my nose in the Indian fabrics & close my eyes...