Where in the world can you wander through a market and almost run right into an elephant?
A lot of places, we're sure. But most certainly in India. India is a place where truth is often stranger than fiction, where each day features an adventure, and where sensory overload is the norm. Perhaps, then, there is no better place to bump into an elephant than in India.
We did our share of elephant bumping, but one stands out, quite literally — this one, poking around the street markets of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
If you do see an elephant crossing the street, perhaps you should ask him why he crosses the road. Maybe you can follow him for a blessing at the temple for a dose of karmic fortune. Elephant blessings are, well, a blessing. Along the way, you'll have to dodge all the motorbikes, carts, people — and maybe even other elephants — coming at you from every direction.
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Panorama: Udaipur Market and Elephant Encounters – Rajasthan, India