Travel Blogs from Jodhpur
Vikramsaini80 stayed here on Mar 16, 2010 during their trip titled: 3 Friends 3 Nights at Himachal.
So we said goodbye to the beautiful golden city of Jaisalmer and headed to Jodhpur. It took about 5 hours. I again slept! We checked into our hotel - Ranbanka Palace which again is another palace converted into a hotel. Our room was very large but quirky and a bit creaky. We quickly ate lunch in the garden restaurant and meet with our afternoon …
... where all the
buildings are painted blue.
It is a pretty bizarre and unique thing to see. We completed the tour just before the place closed.
We were stopped on the way down by a guy inviting us to his home cooked
meal restaurant. Peter was very keen on their Thali and beer so we were
seated on the rooftop and had food there. Pete is pretty cheeky with
negotiating his beer price. He has been saying that he will eat at the
particular place only if they ...
... the roads are not blocked off and the guy takes me to my hotel (which was pretty far from where I was) and demands 1000 rupees. Now, for those of you who haven't been to India, 1000 rupees is an outrageous amount of money (it's about 20 Canadian dollars). There have been quite a few days so far in India where I don't even spend 1000 rupees. I ended up just paying him because I wanted to get out of there. Then I went in to my hotel I had booked, slept for about 5 hours, and woke up to ...
... There are 7 of us in the group, and 2 guides who help us. We wear thick black gloves to help us slow down. It is brilliant fun- beautiful views and well worth the money, but hot as we are waiting around and walking between wires. I think our driver thinks we are mad- he kept saying, "very dangerous, no?"
We stop at Jodphur town centre on the way back to the hotel, having to buy some spices from a local shop ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Not the best hotel we have stayed at in India, however it is very nice. Its exterior is more beautiful than the interior.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.