WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Garden Retreat
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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 …
... braiding your armpit hair or whatever it is hermits do with their free time between staring at the sky and talking to rocks, next minute a posh fella on an elephant is asking you to move along, please. So the hermit cursed it, saying that it would forever be drought stricken and suffer water shortages. The curse was taken seriously as curses tended to be back then, especially as it never ******* rains ...
... The fact is he had earned himself a good tip.
After a quick freshen up we made or way into the town centre, the clock tower, and the 18th century bar for Gin cocktails in the afternoon sun. Gin and Orange tastes absolutely lush in the hot afternoon sun. We stayed for lunch and I now firmly believe that a Lal Maans is my new favourite curry. It was so delicious and a local speciality in Rajasthan.
... G&T. Feeling suitably refreshed after our swim we headed back out for a late afternoon walk. Chiara and Becca had a bit of retail therapy. The man at the leather bag shop was treated to a half an hour haggling session, by the end of it 6 of his hand made bags were purchased and a finally hefty discount was agreed upon. Meanwhile Laura and Clare had some henna on their hands and arms. The designs were so intricate and completely made up by the skilled woman ...