The blue city....
09.02.2009 - 12.02.2009 30 °C
We arrived in Jodhpur the night before last, after a long drive from Udiapur where we left at 9am. We visited Kumbalgarh on the way to Jodhpur, which is basically a massive fort in the middle of nowhere perched on a hill 1100 metres above sea level. Once you climb to the top, you can see the fort wall which stretces 36km into the distance. The views were stunning and it was well worth the climb to the top. It was hot, but breezy as well, much like european weather! Needless to say we had our photo taken by an indian family on the way, and various questions about where we were from etc, but mainly staring....
From Kumalgargh we took the car (a sardine can on wheels - code named dizzee rascal) another 2 hours to jodhpur through the deserts of Rajasthan. We arrived quite late in the evening, so we checked-in, had dinner and went to bed. Yesterday we explored jodhpur some more, and we got a rickshaw all the way up to the Jaswant Thada for 45rs (about 55p), which is the memorial for the Marahajas of Jodhpur. Set on a hill overlooking the city, its really quite serene and leafy. After that we went to Meherangarh (the city fort), which was just massive and really well presented by indian standards! We got an inclusive audioguide as well, so it was educational as well! Half way up we managed to witness a guide putting his turban on! Chris quickly became Steven Spielberg and videoed the event, we'll try and update this at a later date!
We are off to the Umaid Bhawan Palace this afternoon, once it has cooled off a bit. It's the palace where liz hurley got married a few years ago! We need an early night tonight as our next train is at 6am, so we need to be up early in order to get to the station! We are off to Jaisalmer for 1 night, where we hope to embark on a camel safari! Im quite scared of heights, so we shall see how i manage. Chris is an old pro now, so im sure he will dispense tips along the way!
Until next time, lots of love
Chris and Alex xxx