Saturday, 28 January 2006

Trip to Rajasthan: Udaipur to Bundi

The drive from Udaipur to Bundi developed into another interesting and beautiful journey:

In the middle of a very barren area with large rolling hills, we suddenly came across these shallow waters with some meadow covered, curiously shaped peninsulas. A wonderfully striking contrast to the surrounding environment.

One of the peninsulas froma different angle. Notice the contrast between the very sparse vegetation on the large slope down towards the lake and the green and yellow medowlands at water level. Beautiful sight!

A temple (you might have to enlarge the picture to see it) towering over a wonderful canyon we stumbled upon in the backyard of a lunch stop restaurant. Their sandwiches were the worst I have ever tasted but this sight made it worth it.

Many monkeys live along the roads of Rajasthan.

Another example of inter-species teamwork (I earlier had a picture of monkey deer teamwork from Panna National Park). This time humans and birds had a strange teamwork going - we saw these big white birds surrounding villagers working in the fields many times along the way. I think the humans turn over the surface of the ground, which enables to birds to take various insects, worms and other pests. I regret that this was the best picture I could take, but I wanted to illustrate the concept, so I bring it anyway.

1 comment:

sushilsingh said...

Hi, friend

Bundi is a small town near Kota. Bundi was the capital of Hadoti region. Bundi is 36

km from Kota is and is one of the unexplored cities with a rich historical wealth. Once

a part of Kota,Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on the three sides and is

circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways. Interesting monuments including

impressive medieval forts, palaces, havelis, temples with beautiful stone idols and

chattris with carved pillars, along with a picturesque lake in the heart of the town,

add to its charm. Bundi is very famous for its intricate carvings and murals.