Monday, March 14, 2011

My Road Trip to Rajasthan! Part 1

Hi everybody!!

Guess what? I went on a road trip to Rajasthan! It was AMAZING!! 

Here are a few pics of the places I visited along with some trivia about the places. Hope you like it!

Bada Bagh Cenotaphs, Jaisalmer:

Bada Bagh (Big Garden) was started by Maharawal Jait Singh II between 1513 AD and 1528 AD and completed by his son Lunkaran, after his death. It is located on the Ramgarh Road, 5 kms north of Jaisalmer. 

Kuldhara Village, Jaisalmer:

Drive 18 km west of Jaisalmer and you will come upon the village of Kuldhara. Once a prosperous settlement of the Paliwal Brahmins, all the residents of Kuldhara and 83 nearby villages vanished suddenly one night in 1825, having lived there since 1291. In all likelihood they set up base somewhere beyond Jodhpur but no one has ever been sure.

What made them want to abandon everything overnight? The Prime Minister, or the dewan, is believed to have developed a lecherous eye for the chief’s daughter; it is said the Paliwal women were in general stunningly beautiful. He may even have imposed unreasonable taxes on them. With pride and honour overruling all worldly interests, the chiefs of the 84 villages decided to go away in a single night with whatever they could carry with them.

The dusty little village had long narrow lanes crisscrossing everywhere -don't know whether it was the heightened senses but one could really feel strange faces peeking from behind the walls. 

While leaving the village we could feel the sadness and helplessness running through the ruins.  An old city had unpeeled its secrets to us.


A Stove in one of the ancient houses

Well folks, thats all for now. Will upload the rest of the pics tomorrow!


  1. Hi Alia

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me the comment on my trip to Ireland.

    I am loving all of your posts with the sites and towns in India that I will probably never get to see - so I am enjoying the tour. I think it is interesting to see the ancient buildings right against the wind turbine farm. That is progress I guess :)
    My best- Diane


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