Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In the Narrow Streets of Old Jodhpur

Away from the market and the modern city commercial area, things were much calmer. Women swept the area in front of their blue homes with huge natural-fiber brooms. Old men offered some chapatis (unleavened flatbread) to eager cows along with some grasses, hoping that their good deed would enhance their karma. (The first chapatis that are made are given to the dogs, while the last and best chapatis are given to cows). The occasional auto rickshaw (shaped like the ones in Thailand) deftly navigated through the alleys. Our hotel was an old haveli amidst the narrow maze-like streets of old Jodhpur. From the rooftop of this narrow building, we had a great view of the famous fort above.

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