Right now I feel like I’m on the top of my experience in India: the being-sick-all-the-time part is finally gone, so I have more time to enjoy and travel, and soon I will move to a new place with amazing roommates. But as I said in my previous post, my adventures in Rajasthan were not over.
My second visit started in Jodhpur, a very famous Indian city, also known as “The Blue City”. This time, I was traveling with 4 friends, and we left Delhi on a Wednesday night by train (thankfully it was sleeper). We arrived in Jodhpur after 8 a.m. in the morning, and went to get some breakfast and a quick change of clothes in our beautiful hotel (one lovely dachshund puppy was in charge of making us feel welcome).
The main attraction in Jodhpur is the fort, and thanks to a comment that a friend of mine left on my Facebook, I found out the that Jodhpur’s Fort was where the scene of the scape out of “The Pit” in The Dark Knight rises was filmed, (my inner-geek was VERY happy about this!) I won’t take much describing it now, because I think my pictures do a better job showing you how spectacular this place is. After a long walk around the fort (it tooks us 3 hours), we visited a white temple next to the Fort. It was really beautiful, and we were particularly excited about the green grass, so we sat there and chill for a few minutes before moving on to the next place.
Later, we went to the city market and we ate in one of the cafés recommended by Lonely Planet. It started raining, so it was the perfect place to be at that moment, safe from the rain while we were drinking tea and eating Gulab Jamun with ice cream. At the end of the afternoon, we made some shopping, and I got some silver bangles that were leaving glitter on everything and anyone around me.
Our short visit to Jodhpur ended in a rooftop-restaurant at night with an incredible view of the Fort. We were eating with friends from Austria and Spain who also work in Delhi, but were visiting the city that weekend as well. We came back to the hotel, to rest and take a shower. Everything was very comfortable and most important: super clean. We had our beauty sleep and woke up the next morning at 5 am to take the bus to our next destination: Jaisalmer! (I will write a separate post for that).