Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Some More Amazing Hindu Places

11 kilometers from Jaipur there are two amazing strengthening structures – Amber and Jaigarh forts, built in the end of the 16 century by Maharajah Singh I. Amber, also called Amer, is situated on the top of a hill on the Maotha Lake shore.

On the mountain over Amber fort there is Jaigarh.

A part of the strengthened wall round the forts.

Maotha Lake and the lower part of the fort.

A battle horn over the fort.

Tourists also can have a ride on an elephant.

And now let’s move to the banks of the Ganges. Here is the Ganges levee – the place of cremation, washing, bathing, trade, pilgrims’ rest, meditation and lots of other things.

Canonical daily cleanup.

Bathing in the warm water of Manicarnica Ghat pool – the place, where according to legends, Parvati, Shiva’s wife lost an earring.

The Ganges.

A fake sadhu.

Man is cleaning his teeth…

…another one waters the horse…

…somebody washes clothes…

And this is the southern part of India with its lakes, rivers and bays. This place can be called “the Hindu Venice”.

Here you can hire a room in a floating hotel with modern conveniences and spend there a few days travelling round the lakes or have a one day trip. Boats differ by comfort level and number of bedrooms but it is all the same – just sit on a deck, enjoy the views, shoot photos and relax.

The locals got used to tourists and go about their own business.

This boat has at least 5 bedrooms.

And this one – only 2.

And on boat like that you can sail though minor channels and have a look at small villages.

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