Jaisalmer, India Part I

Apr 19, 2013

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Dress from Sugarlips
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Rajasthan was my FAVORITE part of India, so get ready for a picture overload. Rajasthan is located in the East next to Pakistan, and is the desert portion of the country. And it is sooo beautiful.  Like mind boggling beautiful.  Houses and stores are built out of what looks like sand, and the sun beats down hard as plumes of dust circle your feet every time you walk down the road.

The first town we went to was Jaisalmer, a town no longer than a mile.  There was a fort hundreds of years old that people still lived inside, and the town itself looked like something right out of a movie scene with its colorful bazaars and crumbling but charming sandstone buildings. To read more about my time there, there are links to the posts I wrote while there at the end :)
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Here I am standing outside the Haveli mansion. Haveli was the most wealthy merchant in the East in the early 1900s.  His sons built mansions made out of wood (those intricate carvings are wood!) in their own private section of town.
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Aaaand this was how his mansion looked on the INSIDE! That is the top of a wall and the ceiling. The Indians have clearly captured my heart- just check out all that color and clashing patterns. My eyes were having ecstatic little seizures.
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A wall. No big deal. 
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View from the outside
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Just outside the town were these royal sandstone cenotaphs.  We sat under their domes to hide from the beating sun and spent a few hours doing nothing but talking and jumping from platform to platform, waiting for the sun to set.
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If you want to see how my time was there, read THIS!

Also, that gorgeous dress I'm wearing isn't from India, but from Sugarlips! To see more patterned and festival dresses, go HERE.

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46 comments :

  1. Your photo's are STUNNING! xxx

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  2. Lovely pictures! I want to visit sometime soon!

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  3. Oh wow it is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't get over the intricate wood carvings and those gorgeous colorful walls! And I love the photo of the man - so awesome. I've always wanted to visit India it just seems like such a beautiful place with such rich culture!
    Haha magic bed sheets :) LOVE.
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  4. what a cool set of photos. I would love to visit one day myself! Great attire too
    xo,
    nancy

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  5. Ah, your photos from this trip have been absolutely amazing. I've always been drawn to India, but your shots and accounts make me feel like I neeeed to go! So beautiful, colourful, and full of spirit (and magic bed sheets, apparently! ;)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  6. "No need for viagra--magic bed sheet" LOL LOL how awesome is that. These are some more great captures you've got. I just love all the bright colors

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  7. ah! super sad i couldn't get any of these photos to load!! i'll be back...

    -issa
    wewearthings.com

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  8. wow this place really is stunning!! that mansion is so colorful and fun, but definitely not what I imagine the richest man in India's house would look like now. I love all the detail chiseled into those old buildings & the domes & you look so cute w/ the head scarf too! btw I featured you in my "muses" post about your trip, just couldn't help myself : )
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  9. OMG these pictures are absolutely amazing, so incredible, they say so much just by looking at them!!! What a wonderful place!!

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  10. These pictures are gorgeous! I just love the inside of that mansion and all the colors and patterns.

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  11. Absolutely loving every single one of these photos, the patterns on the walls are so incredibly beautiful! I am so jealous! I would love to go to India!
    xx
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  12. Ahahah - "No need for Viagra, we got magic bed sheets" :D made me laugh. Ah, you make me crave for India more and more!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  13. India looks amazing! I would love to go someday!

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  14. Amazing photos!
    It is so inspire ;)

    xx
    Christina Klein
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  15. Wow what an amazing journey! I want to travel there someday too! You give a great insight and I love your pictures!

    Love, Kyra

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  16. Oh wow your photo's are amazing! It looks and sounds like you're having an amazing time. I've only ever been to Goa in India, and I was blown away.. so I imagine your trip being just incredible! xxx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  17. What a trip you are making! It's
    incredible! I chuckled about the
    'no need for viagra, magic sheet'
    :P I think you've soaking up alot
    of culture here! I think I'm
    going to pin some of these at my
    Pinterest!

    xx

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  18. these pictures are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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    Kristin
    xx

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  19. that's a wonderful post! thanks for visit ;)

    ♥ Margherita ♥

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  20. Thank you for your comment and your advide. The scarf you're wearing is pretty just as all the buildings/houses in the pictures! I mean, the colourful walls and ceilings. I don't even no where to look!

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow, amazing pictures! I love traveling, but I never really thought of going anywhere else but Europe and America. I don't know why.
    India is now on my wish list. Would love to go there :)

    xx

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  22. Wow, it really is so beautiful. I definitely need to visit India at some point.

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  23. Amazing photos!!! makes me want to go to India.. Love the ethnic dress on you!!

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  24. ah, so wild and crazy! I love it. I can't believe you went to India on a whim. these are so great! can't wait to see more.

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  25. beautiful photos! i am dying to visit india and this post is so inspiring.
    xo

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  26. Those are really great photos! I like especially the close-ups, the details are amazing! The sari you wear is lovely! Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo
    Brujaness, Brujaness Fb

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  27. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog :D Those pictures are Amaaaazing :) You have a new follower!
    By the way I nominated you for the Versatile Award. You can read more about it here http://bluebellsandowls.blogspot.mx/2013/04/my-versatile-award.html
    Love,
    Dany

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  28. these pictures are incredible, every single shot is so awesome it needs to be in a magazine or something! what an awesome place to visit, i'd love to go there some day!

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  29. When I see your pictures from India, I just want to get back there.
    Beautiful and Colorful photos! thanx for sharing!

    Dress To Cook Blog

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  30. Your dress is fantastic! It goes so well with your location! Nice find!!!!! You look adorable!!!!!

    And can I just laugh at the english notes on the "magic carpt bed" and "boyfriend clothes"? HA HA! Too funny!!!!!!

    But, nonetheless, what a beautiful country, beautiful city!!!!!

    The detail that went into the mansion is insane!!! The wood work, the walls, the colors... I'm in love!

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  31. Astonishing! I love all these photos! India is so magic and I would go to visit it immediately!

    xoxo

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  32. Such impressive, beautiful pictures! Take care!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  33. I love these photos! And you look AWESOME!

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  34. Wow the photos get more beautiful with every India post! This place looks magical! The colours in these interiors, on the clothes and on the facades are so magical! It looks like you were in an oriental fairy tale! <3

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  35. God, what a perfect location.. your pictures are breathtaking. I can only wonder how it would be to see it with my own eyes!

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  36. India looks so, so beautiful. My parents-in-law are going to be there in a week and a half, and after seeing your posts I WISH I could go with them!

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  37. India seems amazing! It looks like you're having such a great time.

    Nita
    travelinginflats.blogspot.com

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  38. These photos are absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing.
    xo,
    Julia

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  39. These photos are so inspiring. Ugh! A photographers dream.
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  40. I've been wanting to go to India for years now and ahh looking at your photo just make me want to go even more! it's beautiful there, love the desert and all the art!! <3

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  41. AMAZING POST!!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know!! :)
    xoxo

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  42. Incredible photos!!! I'm so blown away by how detailed and colorful everything is. Just imagine how long it must have taken them to build this one house! I can't think of a single thing I own that had that much care put into it lol

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  43. The dress! You look so beautiful - and dressed for the occassion. light airy dress and scarf to protect but not overheat - really smart. That mansion is downright stellar.....just wow

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