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... not been seen now for 4-5 days, the sun is out it is just hazy - nice and warm though, very pleasant walking around in T-shirt and shorts. Raj must have spent most of the six hours on the mobile wishing everyone happy Diwali! So after a 6 hour drive with2 ten minute wee stops we arrived at jodhpur. And the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort - and what an amazing place this is sitting high on a hill top overlooking the city... The usual for this region 4 large ...
... as the village is so far does not have a culture of begging as has been so common in other places we have visited. The following day, we took off by jeep to tour the surrounding area - visiting the local pottery (stockpiling for Dewali next month when everyone buys new kitchen utensils etc), and were invited to an opium tea ceremony (not the real thing, apparently). Finally, we visited another local project employing women in sewing and other crafts when they ...
... fort was built in the 15th century atop a hill that was then called, "The Mountain of Birds" by the founding rulers. It was at this time the Marwar became known as Jodhpur. It lies in the centre of old town, towering above the blue city. The views of Jodhpur from up here are magnificent. You can see the old boundry wall snaking around the entire city from here too. For 500 Rupees (£5) you can enter the fort museum. This price also includes an audio guide which explains each of ...
... been used by the empires of Europe, except these were designed to sit atop a giant elephant! The detail used on these seats was just incredible and it was very interesting to see the different styles used throughout the years. Of course just like everyone else the Maharaja was a slave to the fashionable trends of the times so for instance when French glass became all the rage his howdah had to be redesigned to include this new “must have” accessory. My ...
... before he quit assuming we would go. When I told him I would check out our options at the hotel, he said, "no hotel, just my phone number, I take you to whatever you want to see". Oh boy...more haggling. No thanks. The hotel turned out to be a chain hotel, small but somewhat modern. The room wasn't large but well appointed. The staff wore nice uniforms and seemed very professional. What a relief! Jerra and I were due for a break. A clean bed, a safe hotel, and no rats to warm our toes ...