Saturday, November 14, 2009

In Jodhpur

Ah, so much to write about, so little time. Yesterday morning my mother and I took a quick tour of the havelies in Jaisalmer and then went on a camel safari in the evening. The safari included a couple of visits to village in the desert, one of which was the hometown of our driver. The campfire at the end was enjoyable, but would have been better had it not been cloudy outside. It even drizzled. In the desert. Seriously. I did see some stars before the clouds covered the entire sky though.

This morning my mother and I toured Bada Bagh and a couple of Jain temples in the outskirts of Jaisalmer. We also saw a tiny but scenic lake. It was cloudy today too but we had some interludes of sunshine.

The train journey to Jodhpur was mostly pleasant. There were a bunch of really loud college students on the train but they tired themselves out by about 8 pm. The train itself got to the first Jodhpur station on time, but then stayed there for 45 minutes. We had to exit at the second Jodhpur station, so we got to our hotel fairly late. Ratan Vilas appears to be a very comfortable hotel though, so it's a nice change.


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