Hotel Megh Niwas
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... handlebar moustache - he too spoke extremely well, and after checking that we were "sorted", we began our walking tour with Kuldeep from Virasat Walking Tours.
The streets of the old city are narrow and in parts if you stretched out both arms you could almost touch the blue walls on either side. The upper levels were even closer and Kuldeep said you could probably walk across to your neighbour's from the rooftops. While once the blue painted walls ...
... from building up any charging speed. From high above on the forts parapets, it was easy to look down on the town and see why it's the blue city. The crowded streets displaying the occasional indigo house which is supposedly the home to someone holding high religious powers in the community. We were also told that the blue paint was a good insect repellant. An Indian case of aeroguard joining forces with Taubmans paints. I was super impressed with ...
... us to two of the main sites in town, the Mehrangarth Fort and the Umaid Bhawan Palace. The fort was impressive sitting on a rocky hill 120m above the city below. The walls of the fort range from 6m in height to 36m. The interior is full of opulent rooms displaying jewelry, ceremonial artifacts, and typical household items all made from gold or silver. Some of the detail work in these do-dads is very impressive, it must have ...
... pashmina, silver, and bangles. Although less touristy, it is still a time worthy experience, as a tourist you have fight your way across packed crowds, dodge the occasional cow, and yield to the working camel or ox with trailer in tow all while refusing the hard sale from locals eager to make a few extra rupees... they WILL follow you!
With a couple days spent sight seeing, and few a days lost to "Delhi Belly", Alex and I were ready to head south for Udaipur!
... 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)!