|View from the homestay rooftop early in the morning|
Despite my tiredness, I woke early and following Elisca’s lead scrambled my way onto the roof for a sunset view. In the distance I could see the Meherangarh Fort. It was just so peaceful...until the school kids started turning up next door. Breakfast was lovely but I am killing for some bacon! No to be in India.
After a rather sluggish start we headed off to the fort for a wander. We headed to a look-out first to catch a glimpse of what was to come. Big and imposing and built on a hill to offer the maximum in defence, this fort really stands out on the landscape.
|View from the look out|
|Pots at the entrance to the Fort|
|Massive in everyway|
|He was there, he was posing so I took a photo|
|The climb begins|
|The Fort extending into the city|
|I consider this an effective and efficient use of land|
|Jammed packed but the blue was beautiful|
|Ten photos joined together to form a panorama of Jodphur|
|Egg plant, chilly, capsicum, cauliflower and it looked so much better than Woolworths or Coles|
|The Lassi Shop...recommended by book!|
|Ranny, making sure we all made it out|
|Strolling through the markets|
|A typical sight in India...cows inhaling fumes in the main street|
The rest of the day was spent in a bus on our way to Udiapur. Described as a six hour trip, I think it ended up being about seven. We had the option of stopping along the way for dinner but as a group decided to go direct to the hotel and get to bed. The other group stopped but ended up 1 ½ hours behind us and we were in bed by the time they had arrived – nice. The trip was not without drama. At times the passing was very close and the game of chicken was played a bit too close for my liking at times. There was also a close encounter with a cow and a road diversion with the later probably being the most interesting.