Today we woke up at 5 and got a local bus to Jodhpur. The layout of the bus was so interesting, half of the bus was two seats row by row and the other half of the bus was two tiers of sleeping boxes. It was nice as we had pre booked so we all had seat numbers. The bus took about 7-8 hours! We all had numb bums at the end of it!
We finally arrived in Jodhpur, which is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a large city and is known as the “Blue City” as many houses are painted blue. Jodhpur is full of palaces, gotta and temples, all enclosed within the city walls. Six enormous gates provide entry to the city centre.
That afternoon once we had all showered and freshened up at the hotel (Marvel Umed, Numbers House, Mandore Road), we all had lunch in the garden outside. This was the first time I had a reaction to nuts. I asked for a chicken chow mien with no nuts but once I had eaten I had realised there was cashew nuts in there! I felt awful and had such a swollen throat, mum also managed to facetime me at the worst time possible! I took antihistamines and hoped for the best. We then got tuk tuks to the Meherangarh Fort. This fort was situated at the top of a hill, so the tuk tuks really did struggle to get up there. This fort was massive and from the top of the hill you can see all the blue house in the city.
When we got in the fort, the 16 of us splitter up into two groups. Half went and explored the fort whilst the other half including me went on zip lines around the fort.
We arrived at the zip lining entrance, I was a bit nervous as I know safety isn’t India’s top priority. But it ended up people great, we had one Indian and the other from Nepal reaching us how to zip line. There where then 6 lines around the fort! It was amazing and I saw some spectacular views. We also had a Chinese man following us around taking photos of us as he was fascinated that there was white people in India haha.
After the zip lining we all had another chilled night as we were up early once again for a bus to Udaipur.