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After breakfast we wandered out and grabbed an auto to take us up to Jaswant Thada, a beautiful marble cenotaph which it close to the main Meherangarh Fort in Jodhpur which is located on the top of the big hill overlooking the city.
We then wandered up to the fort and spent a couple of hours inside looking round and admiring the …
Getting to Jodhpur was a test of endurance and was our last and most difficult train journey. We were in A/C 3 which meant that there were sections of 6 beds - which should equal 6 people. However there were 9 people plus an enormous amount of boxes and luggage in our section. Three people evidently were being Michael Palins (see Delhi section or …
It's been so easy to let this blog slip! The Jodhpur hotel had internet but it was so unbelievably slow I lost my patience and gave up on trying to get the page to load. Then we headed into the hills of the Rajasthan countryside at Ranakpur and Jojawar for the last few days and had no internet facilities, but we've arrived in Udaipur and our hotel …
Bounced (literally) into Jodhpur and found our hot and bothered way to the Ratan Villas hotel - an oasis of quiet calm in another mad Indian city. The owner, an aged Indian supporter of the Raj who insisted on dressing his staff in uniform, showed us around the hotel (his grandfathers' home) taking us on historical tour of his family history which …
... beer for 120 rupees for him
instead of the usual 150-200 rupees that they charge tourists.
It costs 80 rupees from the shop so at 120 is still a 50% mark up.
So far he has managed to pull this one off everywhere he went :-)
We stayed there till late chatting to people from Italy and France
watching the local kids flying their kites from the rooftops again.
We left Jodhpur very early next morning to catch a train to ...
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Ratan Villas is a lovely place and the superior rooms are well worth the extra money, unless you're just there for a quick overnight. The dining area is really nice and the food is good. Breakfast service a little inconsistent but overall the place is great and comes highly recommended!
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