After experiencing the tourist highlight of India, The Taj Mahal, we headed out of Agra away from the crowds into a more rural India. I love having some range while travelling and Intrepid was doing a great job showing us all sides of India!
This time we took a mini bus a few hours into Rajasthan passing through many villages along the way. I stared out the window trying to soak in everything that I was seeing.
Well, most of the time. The other times, I was bracing myself for a potential head on collision that appeared to be coming my way. I usually sit in the front row to control my motion sickness on long car rides.
I was starting to rethink my plan on that..
There was so much to see driving through the villages! From the buildings to the vegetable stands, to the pigs and the cows. India is a totally different world.
So. Many. Cows.
That night we checked into Fort located in the rural town of Bassi. The Fort was constructed nearly 500 years ago and was recently converted into a hotel. After centuries, the Fort continues to be owned by one of Rajasthan’s royal families.
We felt so fortunate to have the opportunity to stay here for the night!
After lunch, we walked around the town meeting people. It was such an amazing experience! Everyone was so excited to see us, especially the children who followed us around to get their photos taken. If there was time, I would have taken photos of everyone in the village.
While walking through the village, we stopped by a shop that was making bangles. I rarely shop when travelling but whenever I come across something being made on the spot, I can not resist! I picked up myself a beautiful set of bracelets.
Speaking of bracelets, I’ve bought a lot of them travelling in the past year. Which is funny… because I NEVER actually wear bracelets..
We wrapped up the evening enjoying some drinks over looking the village, watching the sunset, and eating a delicious dinner.
We even had some fun dressing up too!
After the range of experiences we already had these last couple of days, I could only imagine what was next!