Shanti Bhawan Hotel
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lowest caste, you will always be in the lowest caste, no matter how intelligent
you may be. The lowest caste is the untouchables and I think I mentioned
them in an earlier post. They basically
do all the dirty work such as cleaning, and are as the name implies,
untouchable. People of higher castes
think these people are basically worthless and will almost never even talk to
them unless they are giving orders.
Tuesday and it!s time to move on to Jodhpur. Gopal arrived to collect us from the Panorama at 10 for a drive via the Jain temple at Ranakpur to our next stop. Karen feeling a bit under the weather ( family will recognise day 3 holiday symptoms but not as bad as usual). Sitting in the rear of the five seater was not a good idea but having survived a short stop to view a tree full of bats, moving to the front seat after a second stop to check out a family cultivating and irrigating fields ...
Unfortunately our time at Udaipur has come to an end much too early. A new day brings a new adventure and it's time to move onto our next destination. We hire a car and driver to help us make the 6 hour journey to Jodhpur (the blue city) before getting on an overnight train to Jaisalmer. The car is big and comfortable and with a little persuasion we convince the driver to turn off the AC. They must think that foreigners like cold temperatures because they keep their ac's on ...
... me as it meant we could get things at a cheaper rate. We had a tour of the main sites of Jodhpur which included the Umaid Bhawan Palace, which was built in 1929 designed by a british architect Henry Lancaster , this place was amazing it was huge. It cost 11 million rupees to make , so you can hopefully imagine its splendour. The royal incumbent Gaj Singh still lives there today ! Very jealous. Jodhpur had some ...
... next morning we made the steep climb up the pathway to the Mehrangarh Fort that overlooks 'The Blue City'. All the little houses are painted in blue lime, the word is it keeps the insects away. It definitely doesn't keep the pigs away as those fellas are roaming everywhere. The little savages rummage through the waste dumps on the hill along side sadly, old women who do the same. Its something you ...