A new day, in a new city, around new people with a totally different culture and background.
Started the day with local street food for breakfast. One thing that I aimed to do over the trip was to not use any navigation system and indulge in interacting with the locals for directions.
Headed to Umaid Bhawan Palace, a touristy spot, but indeed quite beautiful for a man made structure, part of which is now used as a luxury hotel.
Another must see in this property is the car collection that has all the beauties from decades ago.
Entered the old city area of Jodhpur with narrow by lanes, few parts were water logged due to the overflowed dam and there was some morcha going on which further crowded the narrow lanes.
Went to friend’s old heritage house which has some interesting history that has relations with the Maharaja folk of Jodhpur.
After a hearty meal, met up with Vinamra at Mehrangarh Fort.
For most people who’ve lived in Bombay, the concept of a fort is different with the ones built by Shivaji. And here the fort is massive and more like another palace. Not to forget the local folk singers inside who stay inside the fort itself.
There is so much rich culture and heritage behind all the concepts that are in place. Even as to why the houses were painted blue.
Heading to another less known spot to watch the Sunset, Kaylana Lake. Kudos to Vinamra for taking time out and showing these places around. Meeting with a like minded person lead to quite a few interesting conversations.
Dinner was a new dish at this spot which was one of his go to places.
Another interesting insight was that people love onion and lemon with almost all their food.
One must stay here at least for a week to do justice to the places and the food.