On our trip to Rajasthan in India last March, we took over 2,400 photos. Here are some of our favorite funny pictures.
With the sacred status of cows in India, it’s no surprise the animals are found everywhere: sleeping; eating; taking a stroll. Here are some we saw on our journey: a wide-body cow takes a stroll in old Jaipur; a cow munches on some food left for it in Bikaner; Arthur passes a cow still sporting Holi colors in Bikaner; water buffalo block Amy’s way to the toilet in a village by Jodhpur.
… and other animals
We saw lots of different animals on our journey, which included visits to two preserved sancturies. Top left to bottom right: a pigeon roosting in a chandelier in Jaipur’s fort; three dogs catching a nap in a rickshaw in Bikaner; a monkey being tended to by companions in Jaipur; a female sambar deer showing her contempt for tourists.
Top left to bottom right: The ladies urinal in Keoladeo National Park; a hybrid Indian-style (with footpads) and western-style (with seat) toilet, in our hotel in Jaipur; toilets at the Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur marked “SHE” and “HE”; our first experience with a bathroom in India, in our hotel in Delhi.
Adventures in architecture
Top left to bottom right: A typical light switch grouping, in Jaipur’s fort; more extraneous light switches – in our hotel room in Delhi (a real winner, that); we were surprised to find Delft Blue tiles in Bikaner’s fort; scaffolding, Jodhpur-style.
Top left to bottom right: Sacred basilicum in Bikaner Fort; in Jodhpur’s fort, only audio-guide users could have a rest; “Nature Walk” claims top attraction in Agra!?!?; “Leave your shoes here, it’s free!”; you might have to have been there to get this one…; “We don’t want you to stink up the place” (Taj Mahal).