Driving in India can be interesting to say the least, it seems to be that all you need are series of beeps of the horn to let other drivers know you are coming through, and that is it.
There was no apparant lane ettiquette at first, but the more you observe, then you see that bikes an scooters are on the inside, lorries are on the outside, and cars squeeze between. Well usually, there are always exceptions to the rule! There is a kind of chaotic logic to it all, which I think I have a grip on now.
Of course, the biggest hazard are cows…they are everywhere, honestly, they really are everywhere. They appear, in the main, to belong to no-one and just happily meander wherever they want…even if that somewhere is across the dual carriageway.
Twice today, on the road to Jodhpur, we also had to brake for monkeys packs ran across the road infront of us. The journeys between towns may be long, but there is always something interesting to see!
One more snippit of information…the tourist cars all have an 80km per hour limiter fitted, so the journey is never too fast!
Not much to report on our 300km journey to Jodhpur, other than we took a diversion through the mountains to go and see a temple we had been advised to see.
On the way, we saw the real rural India.
The temple itself is the Ranakpur Jain temple or Chaturmukha Dharanavihara. It is a beautiful and unusual building, sculpted from marble.
The interiors consist of individually decorated pillars, and huge marble statues.
A brief report today, as it has been a long day, and we are heading out again soon to get something to eat. Tomorrow we explore Jodhpur.