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... 8230; a temple! This one however, was
adjacent to the awe inspiring Mehrangargh fort. The temple was absolutely
superb with in house musicians playing a variety of peculiar instruments, all
of which produced a magical atmosphere for our stroll around. From here it was
a short drive the gates of the fort and a subsequent tour which frankly took our
breath away. We were just learning that Rajasthan has a habit of producing ever
... as a tour guides and takes us through a whirlwind visit of the key sites in town. First on the list is the Maharaja's Palace. Still home to the royal family, a portion of the residence and grounds are accessible the the visiting public. While they hold no official power, the current royals are still influential in political and economical affairs and are respected by the locals for their humanitarian efforts. The palace and grounds are as impressive as you would expect for ...
Our afternoon train from Ajmer to Jodhpur departed on time but was delayed en-route, meaning we arrived an hour late at around 9pm - too late for our pick-up to wait for us! After flagging down a tuk tuk we arrived at our hotel, an impressive haveli that looked like a castle with huge courtyard's inside. This was backpacking "Maharaja style"!
... at the fort we made our way into town and to the Old market, dominated by an English Clocktower. We walked through the main gate and walked around for a while before we went to a nearby rooftop restaurant to have some good meat curries (first time we’d had meat for over a week!) and some beers. We also had a grand view of the Fort from our table. After dinner the drivers came to pick us up and take us back to the hotel where we went to ...
... we were chatting a group of young Indian lads wanted to have their photo taken with us ! One by one 6 or 7 of them sat in between Lloyd and I to be photographed by each of their friends. After approx. 8 snaps we asked for 20 rupees per snap, they got the joke and we all had a laugh. A pleasant thing I have noticed in India is what an effort the young men make with their appearance. They were in western clothes, perfectly laundered and pressed, hair cut with ...