|At the temple of Laxmi
Each Diwali, people start the year with a visit. The men come during the day and the women come at night. When the sun goes down, the strings of lights go on. In more traditional settings this is done with oil lamps.
|The Jagdish Temple
Dedicated to Vishnu
|Sweets for Diwali
There was a campaign, "Buy sweets instead of firecrackers." Nobody saw this as an "either/or" propositions, but the sweet shops had no reason to complain.
|Washing at the Ghat
Ghats are steps leading down to the water. This is where the laundry gets done, and people bathe as well.
|Straw seats will do in a pinch
The cows do whatever they want.
|Inside the Palace
An ornamented passageway.
Seen from the Palace window
|Sajjan Garh, the Monsoon Palace
Both deserted and on top of a mountain, I visited with a zoom lens.
|The City Palace
From Pichola Lake
|The Water Palace
Where I had a James Bond moment, with tea and cakes.
|Five o'clock fanfare
They played "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"
|Sunset on Pichola Lake|