Rajasthan, a northern state in India, is best known for its color and character.  Summers in Rajasthan are severe, with temperatures ranging between 30 and 45ºC  (roughly 85 to 110ºF).  Lakes and ponds provide a respite for men and monkeys alike, even as ancient monuments quietly bear witness to another sequence of scorching days and relatively cooler nights.

Smoke break on arid farmland

Barefoot going up on blazing hot steps

Jaipur resident

Amer Fort near Jaipur

Pushkar Sarovar, Ajmer

Group prayer in a temple

Camel framing statue of Rana Pratap

Sharing heat relief in a temple compound

In the Hanuman temple in Jaipur

Temple grounds near Jaipur

In the entranceway of a temple

Farmland in Sawai Madhopur

Ranthambore Fort complex

Muslim burial grounds

Village near Bikaner

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