Hotel Dhola Maru
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... to explore Jodhpur, as the first afternoon was spent on a trip to the post office by half the group, and a journey to the Golden Arches of McDonalds for the other half.
The next day, before heading back to the bus station to travel to Jaisalmer, we checked out Jodhpur's main attraction, the Mehrangarh fort. Heather gave us a brief history lesson on the fort, before setting us free to explore the massive area.
We then headed back to the hotel to pack ...
... its drawbacks as we were nearly forced off the road 3 Times,by oncoming traffic,and the 4 th incident involving a Army wagon overtaking another waggon on my side of the road,I literally had to get off the road,luckily the sand wasn't too deep,and managed to control the bike,whilst screaming expletives into my helmet,forgot helmet video was on,so that should make interesting video,and also giving hand gestures,the mood I was in,if he had stopped I ...
... also goats, the odd camel and people (driving through little villages at 60 - honestly!). Things got worse in the evening - driving at night is just dicing with death here in our opinion. Headlights are either not used at all (uses battery apparently) or on full all the time along with hazards. Cattle in the road in small herds or just the odd one come up out of nowhere lying down or wandering about and if the car has no lights on I have no idea how they miss them sometimes, ...
... the desert, one of the most unlikely and wonderful things we've found ourselves doing. Being a little off-kilter was more than worth it. But boys, be warned: the anatomy of a camel is such that if you ride behind the hump, as most tourists are forced to do, you have an immoveable object in front of you. You cannot get around it or away from it. The slow lurch of the walking camel for some unknown reason pushes you forward just as the front end is ...
... during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert - giving it the nickname Golden Fort!
The Golden Fort is still inhabited with approximately 3000 people, making it one of the last "live-in" forts in the world. Unfortunately, there are very few traditional havelis left within the fort walls as locals have established: shops, hotels, and restaurants in order to ...