Hotel Roop Mahal
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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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As it was a fairly small journey by Indian standards (7hrs) from agra to jaipur we decided to save a bit of money and travel general class - big mistake! After 20 minutes the train was packed full far beyond the legal capacity. The next 7 hours were spent watching people chew tobacco, bring up phlegm and spit along the carriage....oh yes and be …
... if a woman's husband dies she must go to live with his family and wear mourning clothes and never date or marry again for the rest of her life. Even if she was 14 when they married and he died after a week. On the flip side, if a man's wife dies, he can marry again no problem. This is one of the many examples of the injustices that women in India face and another reason I am grateful to have the freedoms that I do in the US!
... train started moving I sat up on the top bunk while Gem had the bottom one, she had started to read a book, however the Indian couple were intrigued to ask her questions about our travels etc. As I was up top I escaped most of the questions and carried on catching up with the blog.
The train journey went without any incident and actually arrived in Jodhpur on time, so the next mission was to get a taxi to take us back to the Ratan Vilas hotel.
As we got off the train ...
... he obviously doesn't know much and after asking for our safari voucher shows it to reception for confirmation... Apparently we actually leave at 3pm. There's a morning wasted then! Oh well, I was waiting for Indian time to catch up on us again! So here I am, sitting on the not so 'cool' breezy rooftop, more a tad warm breezy rooftop waiting for time to pass, watching the fort and its' occupants whilst trying to decide on some not too fatty a snack. Decisions ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Roop Mahal Jaisalmer
Fantastic value. Very clean. Would definitely stay here again.
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