An annual celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the Hindu temple in the town over 2650 years ago. The current Guru was in attendance in the upper level of the temple. There were thousands of people in the gardens. Sara and I were the only foreigners in the town. She was getting the film star treatment. Locals demanding selfies with her and asking her to hold their babies for photos. I was taken upstairs and was gently pulled by worshipers to the front of a queue of hundreds to pay my respects to the Gura, who has millions of followers throughout India. Totally amazing.
One night here before heading off into the country. Spectacular!
Here are some 360’s that show it off well 360 degree shots of the Samode Palace
We started Holi, one of India’s most important religious holidays by driving out of Jaipur and snapping the locals enjoying themselves. Neon coloured powder is thrown in celebration. And generally smeared on whoever is close! When we got to Samode, the village of our next hotel, we got into our white Holi clothes and joined in the festivities. I was going to have some Bhang but our driver was dead set that I shouldn’t. So made do with beer!