We continued our tour of Rajasthan with a stop in Sikandra, a market town.
Plenty of hustle and bustle going on here along with questionable safety issues ….
and plenty of ingenuity!
The countryside is pristine compared to town. Fields and farms look neat and orderly.
We visited a village school where they sang for us and we sang for them!.
Preschoolers also attend school with their older brothers & sisters when parents are working in the fields.
After a hot dry day it was pure decadence to order a Coke.
We ended this day with another highlight of the trip – – – a camel trek to the near-by village. These aren’t your average tourist camels. These guys are usually doing farm work and they weren’t always pleased to kneel down to serve us!
The people of this village are Bhil (tribal) Meena. Years ago they were compelled to leave their native home and seek refuge in Rajputana after wars between their own tribes or with Muslims. They live in traditional mud huts and farm the surrounding land.
Everyone came out to see the tourists and they entertained us with music and dancing.
Embarrassingly, the dancer insisted we join in the dance!
Then it was back to our resort before the sun set.