India – Tordi Garh

Tordi Garh is in rural Rajasthan, a few hours bumpy drive from Jaipur. It’s a restful sort place, in the foothills with an excitable little boxer dog guarding a handful of chickens and some  horses in the stable yard. We stayed in this fantastic palace – with stained glass windows and beautiful tiles.tordi-palaceTordi

One of the highlights of the visit was a Jeep safari to the organic farms outside the village, home to an ancient step-well and climbing a sand-dune for chai and biscuits.

tordi-jeepAbove: one if our most excellent rides; and below: the sheep having I’d call a classic ‘New Zealand moment’.tordi-sheepTordi ChilliesThis is an ancient step-well, with a few fresh faced- goats standing guard. Step wells are ancient water stores – they’re one of the most beautiful discoveries I made on my trip.
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The view from the top of the sand-dune, and the chai and biscuits we enjoyed while jackals howled around us… Sadly I didn’t have my glasses so I couldn’t see them in the distance, but my fellow travellers assured me they were there skulking about!


A few other moments from around the village – including the world’s most beautiful cow?

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