Hotel Roop Mahal
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Fantastic value. Very clean. Would definitely stay here again.
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We reached Jaisalmer after a pleasant half-day of driving with Ipal, the manager of Jagdamba. He parked his Ford outside of his cousin's guesthouse. Our bags were taken up to a large room overlooking a slice of the Jaisalmer’s gold sandstone buildings and the glorious, honey-colored Jaisalmer Fort.
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... and should always let the lady choose the room.
Neither of us had eaten much of the breakfast Ratan Vilas had supplied, Gem said the cheese sarnie wasn't very nice and we both though eating boiled eggs in an open carriage wasn't the best thing to do so we grabbed some food a cheeky couple of beers before heading out to explore. On the way out I nipped in our room to use the bathroom by the time I had come out Hemant had convinced Gem that he could take us out in ...
... traditional puppet show. We both really enjoyed the puppet show, lots of live music and the puppeteers were brilliant. The owner and curator of the museum was a really nice old chap, kind of remind us of Granddad!
We wake up in our temple bedroom and pack our bags in preparation for another sleeper train tonight. It looks like the hotel is not full so we are allowed to keep our room until this evening. It will be nice to have a shower before we go. We have a quick breakfast and set off to explore. As we are based inside the fort we are already within the main tourist attraction so to speak. From the rooftop restaurant we can admire the beautiful towers of the main Jain ...
... dominates the skyline, but Jaisalmer fort is a lot less imposing; instead of resting on a cliff it appears to sit on a giant pile of sand! In fact the sandstone does give the impression of a giant sandcastle. We walked around town today, getting provisions and clothes for our camel Safari tomorrow (you're in for a treat on the clothing ...