India- Day 5 (Travelling to Udaipur)

Today we took the long journey to travel from Jaipur to Udaipur which took roughly 12 hours in total but we were lucky enough to have amazing tour guides who took us to different interesting places along the way.

One of the first stops we made was to visit the road workers on the side of the road. Sheer (our tour guide) told us these people were unemployed and as part of a government project  they attempt to give these people at least 100 days of work throughout the year. When we stopped they all came over to take photos with us, the women were wearing brightly coloured, beautiful sari’s which made for a lovely photograph. They did not want anything from us, they just wanted to see the photos we had taken, which I thought was absolutely lovely. When we returned to the coach Sher had told us that the men moved to the back in order to allow the women to show there faces.

We continued on the long journey and ended up stopping again at the train station called  ‘Khambli Ghat’. It appeared from the outset it looked unused and walking up into the waiting room, a man was laying on the floor asleep. We walked onto the plat form to see an old train across the way sat there stationary. we all ran and jumped on the train which we were told it was something to do with the english train line, but I can’t find any information about this. It was a very old train with small seated sections with top railings for luggage. With an interest in abandoned structures and transportation, I found this to be really interesting to see an style train like this.

 

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