We left home at 4am. Scraped the ice of the car windows,
and drove through fog to get to the airport. Arriving in Bombay
it was a steamy 32c, and that was 3.00am. Still, we are
very adaptable! On arrival at Udaipur rain and thunder.
It was warm rain an didn't last long.
We have just been chilling out. Lake Pichola
Hotel feels like our Indian home.
Out and about meeting friends and acquaintances.
A little shopping - who could resist - and a wander
around the market place.
Zari work on a skirt piece - metal shapes
and couched metal threads
Udaipur has many wall paintings on the outside of houses.
This one was complete on 15 October - still fresh and clean
Our friend Illyas as ever busy with the dye pots When
I first visited the town I spent many a happy hour with
his father Masubi learning about bandhani.
Sunset at Lake Pichola. As I write, it is about
one hour on, it's getting dark and the temple
bells an drums are sounding out across the lake.
Tomorrow we start our adventure exploring the top
end of Rajasthan. We have a car and Samshu will
drive. He also is a good friend, so we are looking
forward to an exciting couple of weeks.