September 04, 2007

The trip from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer was quite curious... Arriving at Jodhpur train station I found thousands of people sitting and sleeping on the platforms, inside the terminal building and in front of the station - they were everywhere. Earlier I was told that the trains could be quite crowded these days as there is a festival or sth like that here in Jaisalmer or nearby... but I did not expect that many people.
Also I still wonder how a train could already arrive crowded although Jodhpur was the starting point... Anyway this time I was travelling on 3rd AC which is an air conditioned coach that can be entered with reservation number only so I didn't care about the crowd.
After arriving with a delay of just half an hour I was welcomed by an awesome desert city which I will explore in detail now...

4 comments:

Uday Prakash said...

Wonderful going...from hazardous railway tracks of Delhi to colorful historic Jodhpur ..and now to mesmerizing sandunes of Jaisalmer..
Ask your camel not to run after mirages in deserts...
(yeah! try in Hindi or Rajasthani if he doesn't understand German..!)
You also write wonderfully precisely well...
Waiting for next capture...
Uday Prakash

Anonymous said...

Mensch Marcus, ich glaube das wird für Dich die wahre Entbehrung. Wüste ist ja o.k. kein Wasser und so, aber kein hotspot, das ist doch grauenvoll, oder?

Rainer said...

Na wurde ja mal Zeit das hier Kommentare rein kommen. Die Bilder sind super Marcus. Jaisalmer war eine der wenigen Städte die mir durchweg positiv in Erinnerung sind. Nicht hektisch, die Leute nicht aufdringlich, nicht übermäßig schmutzig. Wüste ohne hot spot ist zwar pure Entbehrung, aber dafür ist man dort einigermaßen einsam und kann mal von den vielen Menschen entspannen. Schönen camelrit wünsch ich Dir. Mir tat aber nach einem Tag der Hintern weh. Sechs Tage auf einem Camel - pure Folter. Viel Spaß, Rainer

Anonymous said...

They board it in the yard*wink*