Jaipur, a lovely city in Rajasthan, certainly does much to entertain the huge number of
tourists that come in huge numbers. While I certainly didn't clambor aboard a camel ( or
even an elephant which could have accommodated my proportions more easily, I
thought the creatures looked quite elegant in their fancy garb.
When off duty, these "ships of the desert" were allowed to rest in the sunshine.
Besides offering transport for tourists, these animals, however, were often used to
pull carts and were hard working at the tasks for which they were employed.
My very dear friend and respected mentor always gives me grief when
I do this kind of post, saying I give people the wrong impression of
India. I will admit that, outside, Jaipur, I really didn't see camels but,
in Jaipur, they were a presence in many places. I do think that there
are other parts of Rajasthan that one will find them.
I am now in Hong Kong but I miss India so much and I still have many
posts of my four months there.