The only map that we have guiding us on our adventure through Rajasthan is the one in the Lonely Planet guidebook. It’s not exactly detailed. Anyhow, the next big city that appeared on the map along our route to Pushkar was Ratangarh. For two days we stopped at every junction and asked people if we were on the right route to Ratangarh. For two days we peddled 80+ miles toward this dot on the map.
When we finally arrived, tired and sore, we should have taken the bypass. Ratangarh was one of the least appealing towns that I have ever been to. The traffic was a snarled mess and the two hotels that we looked in the door of made us run back to our bikes and high-tail it out of there.
Fortunately on the bypass there was a decent-enough place to stay for about $15 a night and we were able to get some much-needed sleep before shoving off again in the morning.
The first picture in this gallery is of the doctor in Bramsar who was kind enough to invite us to stay in his village.
The cook photos are from the place where we ate lunch somewhere along the route. We’ve gotten braver with our culinary adventures, partly out of necessity. So far we have managed to keep the gastro-intestinal bugs at bay, but Rick has a nice respiratory infection and I am covered in bug bites.