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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 …
... only a genetically modified ghost chilly will put me down now.
I've hugged a tiger and ridden many elephants, so i thought as i'm in the desert, i'd go on a camel safari. The day started by taking a local bus from Jodhpur to where the team picked me up in a 4X4 and took me to base camp, the last outpost of civilisation on the fringes of the Thar desert... well, almost. Deserts aren't as barren and devoid of life as many people think. Take the Sahara for example, the ...
... absolutely brilliant in the present day, let alone what they must have looked like before they had probably faded at least a bit over the course of a few hundred years.
After we completed our tour of the fort and its museum, we opted to take the longer route through the old town in order to see up close the narrow streets and beautiful blue houses that Johdpur is known for. The reason that the old town is known as the blue city is thanks to the beautifully ...
... 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 ...