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Today we set out to visit the fort at Jodhpur, whose bulk we had seen at some distance the previous day when we were approaching the city. The fort is known as Mehrangarh and is still owned by the Jodhpur Royal Family though they built a new palace in the 1930s which is now part hotel and part their home.
Mehrangarh stands on a 120m high …
Today we set off on a fairly lengthy drive to Jodphur, starting by retracing some our route from Bikaner. Some of the road was susceptible to being covered in sand but with no recent winds we shouldn't find any problems. Whilst we were heading away from the real desert of the Thar we saw a number of substantial sand dunes - something we hadn't …
... and could still let me believe that we had to see to get to sand fortress Jailsalmer but Hans was not so sure about this as it is another travel of 5 - 6 hours! He was leaving this evening by a night train to this place. After saying thank you and good bye to him we went for dinner. We found a nice restaurant with even a nicer view on the fortress and they where serving pure vegetarian Indian food, as the owners are Jain, which means no eggs, garlic, onions or alcohol either. ...
... down the phone. He hung up!
All was well, however, as he rang Ashwani later in the day
to inform him that we were to be installed in “the best rooms” in all future
hotels. Being endowed with this extra power was ideal for our Cathy who conducted
detailed inspections of all future hotel rooms before we checked in. We were
subsequently fussed and feted by everyone everywhere we went!
We were then driven up ...
... of his help nonetheless and when we arrived, 45 minutes late into Delhi, Jerra and I stuck pretty close to that family in order to know which way to get to the exit. We had to go over another set of tracks so more stairs for me and my muscles to take care of carting the luggage but we made it. There were guys trying to say they were porters and that they could carry our luggage for us but I'm never sure of anyone's legitimacy in India so thought it was much safer to carry ...