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... accom was around the corner. We, of course, didn't believe him so we asked him to walk us there. He did and hey presto it was there. No harm in making sure of these things. Upon arrival in the Keshar heritage we were greeted by the owner. A genuinely nice lad who couldn't do enough for us. He seemed extremely professional. Unfortunately, he thought we weren't coming so had given up our room. Eeek! He sent us across the way for the night. It was grand but ...
... to take us to the fort tomorrow: the big ticket sight!
This evening we had another meal at the hotel. I had some Indo-Chinese dumplings and Lauren had a chicken curry, again, both good (and more Kingfishers). For the last 5 nights we've slept in a different place so I'm looking forward to sleeping in the same bed again tonight (and 2 more after this)!
We had originally planned to travel from Jaipur directly to Jodhpur in a single day, but after our experience between Agra and Jaipur we were all feeling a little gunshy, so we broke it in half and stopped in Pushkar for one night. On the way out of Jaipur, Rajendra very kindly invited us into his home, introduced us to his family, and shared a cup of tea with us; it was a rare glimpse into India as it is lived by Indians.
From here we moved on to Pushkar. Pushkar ...
... br> The first day I just relaxed and watched the birds, which unfortunately were no where near as prolific as in Dungarpur, but interesting nevertheless. The white throated Kingfisher was there in abundance, but access to the pond at the foot of the hill was difficult due to monsoon damage, so that was unfortunate. However there was a lot of Kites, beautiful large Magpies and small birds in and around the garden. The tranquility was priceless.
We arrived safely to Jodphur after a rather thrilling car ride from
Pushkar, and a train ride with a rather chirpy family from Ajmer. A
little girl, mostly likely aged 3 or 4, spent the 5 hour journey happily
eating chapati after chapati, and switching off staring intently at
the 3 "gora" on the train. she took extra delight every now and then in
rambling on to her Mom and Auntie in Hindi as she pointed at us and
giggled. if inly we had taken hindi classes. Le ...