On our way from the Amber Palace we stopped to take pictures at Jal Mahal (the Water Palace) as we headed back into Jaipur. The guide said that there are plans to turn the palace into a restaurant and hotel in the next five or so years. That sounds like a terrific idea and something worth making a trip back to experience although I think it will be VERY expensive.

Water Palace Jaipur 042015

We were eager to get to the next attraction, it was extremely hot (especially after spending a couple of hours walking around the Amber Palace), AND we decided we’d had enough riding large mammals for a while…so here is the camel we didn’t ride.

Camel we didn't ride

It is definitely hot

June 10, 2015

I read the paper most mornings while having a cup of tea before I leave for the office.  I saw this and absolutely had to share.

Pigeon gets heat help June 2015 Gurgaon IndiaThe article title is actually the LACK of water in forests poses serious problems. It went on to talk about the different measures that are being taken by a bird hospital to help those that are suffering from heat stroke and dehydration.  Although it is a sad state of affairs, the pigeon with the little block of ice on its head is just too cute. By the way, you can’t tell from this picture but the first time I saw a pigeon in India I said to John “Are you kidding me? Even the pigeons are more colorful here!”

Stay cool friends!