Monday, October 23, 2006

Jodhpur

Monday 23rd October. Not such an early start today, 9.30, mind you I did not get much sleep in cell 17. Anyway we set off for the impressive Meherangarh Fort. Home to the Maharajas of Jodhpur since the 15th centurary. This is an amazing structure set high above Jodhpur, the blue city. Lunch was taken at the home of the current Maharaja. The Umaid Bhawan Palace, with over 350 rooms is one of the largest residences in the world. Part is also a hotel and Prince Andrew and Eugene were there yesterday. The lunch was superb, but I did feel very sad for all the tigers heads on the walls! No wonder there are no animals left in the world. This really is a country of contradictions at almost every turn.
In the afternoon we visited the bazars having yet more tut tut rides. Fun walking around but not much worth buying.

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