In an effort not to backtrack from our westerly point at Jaisalmer, we opted for sliding northeast along the desert semi-arid lands about 75 kilometers parallel to the Pakistan border.  This took us to Bickner as a staging area to go north to Amritsar.  Bikaner gets little notice from tourists who tend to focus on [...]

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The Rat Temple

Rat Temple The story goes that one of the gods, angry with another-decreed that all her relatives would be reincarnated as rates.  Wells rats are not—they are family and live very well at the oddest temple in India.  Thousands of them, but well-fed rats have constant bowls of milk and containers of wheat [...]

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