The train was supposed to arrive sometime early afternoon, but because it was hours late, we didn’t get into Jodhpur until 10 pm.
Normally, I’d be ok with that, but we had a train ticket to Jaisalmer for the next night, so that left us only one day in the Blue City. I’d been really looking forward to getting lost here among the Brahmin blue walls, playing with the selective color feature and all…
And to top it off, we woke up to a rainy day. The sun shone through a few patches here and there, but for the majority of the afternoon, it was dreary and windy.
Nevertheless, there is nothing ‘meh’ about Mehrangarh, the massive fort that overlooks the city of Jodhpur, and we spent a few hours exploring and admiring the Mughal and Rajput architecture. Stopped by the nearby Jaswant Thada memorial, and then hurried to find lunch (and shelter) as it began to pour. By the time we finished eating, it was still raining in earnest and didn’t look as if it would let up.
So, we went shopping and bought a Nikon D5100 (Xiker’s choice, obviously… I would’ve gone for a Canon)!