Most people know that I am terrified of snakes. Doesn’t matter how small or how big…a snake is a snake. I’ve heard it all, it doesn’t bite, it eats rodents and bugs; in my eyes all snakes bite and can kill me. Hey, we all have our phobias.
So needless to say, we knew at some point we would see a snake in the 15 days we spent in India. Fortunately Mark and I did not see any crawling around the hotels or any of the tourist attractions.
It was intriguing to watch them but I stood a good 15 feet away and took full advantage of my zoom lens. As much as I hate snakes I don’t like seeing harm come to them. Sadly they are defanged, otherwise it would not be safe for anyone to be around them.
Directly across from the snake charmers was this magnificent pink building: Hawa Mahal (The Palace of Breeze). It was constructed in 1799 in the shape of a crown to honor Krishna, the Hindu god. It has 953 windows which create breezeways to cool off the building. t was also designed to allow the ladies of the court to see what was happening without being seen.