Category Archives: India, November 2010

A photographic journey of our trip to Rajasthan, November 2010.
The main purpose was to attend the wedding of Yuvraj Shivraj Singh of Jodhpur and Gayatri Kumari Pal of Askote. But we had taken extra time out to visit Jodhpur, Pushkar and Jaipur before the wedding.

Delhi

Hari left for Lucknow this morning and as my flight back to Canada wouldn’t leave until late in the evening, I had a day to kill in Delhi. I wandered around Karol Bagh, a well-known market area which I remembered … Continue reading

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Jaipur, the wedding day

The top echelon of the bride’s family, meaning the males, had to go to the Jaipur train station to receive the Barat (the grooms wedding procession) led by the groom’s father, the Maharaja of Jodhpur. All of them had to … Continue reading

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Jaipur, the wedding: Mehendi

Weddings in India can often be long ritualistic and elaborate affairs with many pre-wedding, wedding and post wedding ceremonies. The occasion of Mehendi ceremony is often one of the most important pre-wedding rituals especially for the bride. It is a … Continue reading

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Jaipur, the wedding: Haldi

The Haldi ceremony takes place a day or so before the wedding ceremony. Turmeric (haldi), rosewater, and sandalwood are mixed into a paste that is applied on both the bride and groom by their female relatives and friends. The ceremony … Continue reading

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Pushkar

At 9:00 am we got into the car for our drive to Pushkar. Through the hustle and bustle of Jodhpur onto a quiet, divided toll road. Later a narrower road, through the occasional village, lots of cows and herds of … Continue reading

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Jaipur, the city

Jaipur: as crazy, noisy, immensely busy, as we remember from our visit in 2008. It looks as if each and every person on the road, regardless of what vehicle they are on or in, is suicidal. Motorbikes with the whole … Continue reading

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Osian

The train to Jodhpur was delayed by 1 hour, but station life is interesting enough not to get bored. Once it arrived we made a bee-line for our coach, “A1” and our sleeper seats 7 and 9, lower berth.. The … Continue reading

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