Coming off back-to-back 80-mile days, we were rather slow getting on the road from Ratangarh. As a result we rode a ‘paltry’ fifty miles to a bustling little city called Didwana. This stretch of road ran through a very rural part of Rajasthan and I shot very little during the day.
We did see some bonafide wildlife in the form of some elk-like creatures. Some elderly ladies passing on the road stopped and told us what they were, but it kinda went in one ear and out the other. The fact that women spoke with us was almost as shocking as seeing something other than a cow, dog, pig or camel.
Even though Didwana does not see many tourists, we found a shop that sold western-style shampoo, powdered milk, and–most surprisingly–Special K cereal. We had quite a crowd gathered by the time we were done shopping, but we still needed to ask about twenty people before we found the town’s only hotel. It was pretty run-down, but for Rs200, or about $5, it was home for the night.