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Tour of India – Galta Monkey Temple (Expat Week #047)


Adventures of an American Traveler

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. ~Clifton Fadiman

The Monkey Temple

Light Eyed Monkey
Light Eyed Monkey

Pretty much on a whim, Irene and I decided to visit the Galta Monkey Temple when we happened across it while searching Jaipur sites on the web.

To get to the monkey temple, we had to leave the beaten path more so mentally than physically. The roads taking us there were away from the more tourist ‘friendly’ places (i.e. lots of people incessantly hawking wares). The path to the temple had its charms, dirt roads, a very old and small village, a couple of cow herds which the car had to weave through and, surprisingly, numerous peacock sightings.

Peacocks Peacocks

Peacocks are the national bird of India. I had never seen them in the wild until this trip.  We…

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