Hem Guest House
Travel Blogs from Jodhpur
... that we had been upgraded to a spacious suite, we regretted being here only one night. Having only time for a drink, we met our guide at 12.45 and set off for the fort. Set up very high, it was tall and impressive from the outside and had spectacular panoramic views of the 'blue' city, but on the inside there was little to see which we had not seen before. Each fort generally just presents itself in a different way. There were some rooms ...
... to in various parts. There are seven defensive gates to prevent invaders for breaching the walls. The difference in attack animals here is Asia is made obvious when you reach the sixth gate. Here, there is a sharp left turn into the gate and sharp iron spikes on the gate, both of which are designed to prevent charging elephants! One of the rituals that we have learnt about in many of the historical sites here in India is the practice of Sati. ...
The rat temple. What an experience. We were taken to the temple, about 40 minutes away, by air-conditioned vehicles, which was a blessing. We reached the temple, left our shoes at the entrance and headed in. And there they were. Hundreds of rats. Everywhere. Walking around was a daunting task, as you had no idea if and when a rat would run right in front of your feet. It was a very dirty afternoon and once we had seen it all, we left, having seen enough.
... here are hot and uncomfortable, and not really very safe. Marco and I arrived alive in Jaipur and we needed to find a room. We decided on a place that was located very close to the bus station and had a good review in the guidebook. When you're a tourist in India and you get off a bus or a train there are always a number of autorickshaw drivers fighting for you to get in to their rickshaw--the rickshaw drivers like tourists because they overcharge them, and they can usually get ...
... with the bags. Inside was a small but clean guesthouse set over 5 floors with only 4 rooms plus the family's living area, a rooftop restaurant higher than any other building around us and with excellent views of the fort, and Emma and Amy, two English girls we had met at our hotel in Pushkar. Their glowing report along with the promise of a room for only Rs 300 meant that the tuk-tuk driver won this round and we squeezed our way with our bags up the tiny staircase to be ...
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