Rajasthan is as big a France, or so I have been told! Certainly from main city to the next it takes about five hours allowing for leg stretching and chai drinking stops.
The roads are good, three lane highways most of the way. You do have to make allowances for the occasional lorry or car driving the wrong way, not to mention shepherds with their flocks of sheep, goats and cows. But this is India after all.
It can be tedious after a while, especially if you are in the back seat. I found a solution - Podcasts.
I have about four to choose from. Can you imagine listening to The Archers, an everyday story of country folk? Surreal!
Travelling through the country side and small villages is wonderful, so a few images to share.
driving through a small village we were stuck in a traffic jam
lorries, tractors, cars, motorbikes, sheep, goats and people - my view from the car window
the village cobbler mending the farmer's tradition jutties (shoes)
ladies preparing cloth for dyeing - bhandani (circles)
a little girl playing outside her house
village warrior shrine
details of a door
I hope you enjoyed the little picture show
Outside the sun is shining, although the wind is very cold. Tomorrow snow is forecast.
Our central heating has broken down twice since Christmas. All is well now.
Keep warm where ever you are.