- I was in Dungarpur alone, a place where I didn’t know anyone or anything about.
- It seemed as though transport was not easily available in the area, one had to walk to find public transport.
- I thought my days will pass by in the work I went there for, without any time to explore the area.
- Every work trip is taxing on my brain, so I thought even though I would get time to explore I might choose to stay in the hotel.
- I made a list of places I wanted to explore and among them, one was a rare, unpopular 7-storey palace that was home to questionable paintings. I wasn’t sure if the paintings were open to the public.
- The area has a history of violence against independent women specially those travelling alone, which made me nervous about my safety.
- My fears were stemming out of a need for comfort during my travels, which I cannot assume just because the company is funding the expenses.
- Juna Mahal, the palace that I happened to visit was untouched, beautiful and still houses the paintings that I mentioned, more about that in the next post.
- The people of Dungarpur are open to visitors but skeptical of new cultures.
- The palaces that deserve limelight are often unheard of, as the tourist guide and locals also believe in the district.
- The royal family is not relevant to the people anymore but is still respected because of their ancestors.
Hope you enjoy the pictures!