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Day 21 - Jodhpur to Jaipur

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Up bright and early for the drive to Jaipur as we drive out through the market place we have walked through every day there is a beautifully decorated elephant just wandering down the street like no bodies business. It's amazing that no one bats an eyelid as it saunters down the street it's quite remarkable.

The driver taking us to Jaipur is crazy and the road is horrible. So worst driver we have had to date barely missing cars and buses on the way. The drive is long and we arrive in Jaipur tired and sore. The drive pulls up on the side of the road and we are told that we have to get in a tuk tuk as cars can't drive down and then says we have to pay. Suspect he just can't be bothered to find the hotel and this is confirmed when a car with other guest pulls up just before us at the hotel.

The hotel room we have is huge and nicely appointed. The only problem with the place is that there is no restaurant there. So we head out to find some food after walking around for a couple of hours and through numerous streets we are yet to find a restaurant which is pretty concerning. Five kilometres covered an not one restaurant.

Anyway head back to the hotel and grab some bread and nut mix from the corner stand to tie us over and head back to the hotel to sleep off the drive. Tomorrow food and either the Pink City or Amber Fort are on the agenda tomorrow.

So for the driving day thought I would add some of the best and not so great things about the places I've been.

Liked - that we found one of the only convenience stores to buy snacks from and the day trips out of Chennai.
Disliked - the area we chose to stay in Chennai was no restaurants and was miles away from anything.

Liked - how clean the city was and one of the most amazing temples I have ever seen.
Disliked - the family of cockroaches living in our hotel room.

Liked - fresh air and amazing viewing spots
Disliked - misty mountain lodge accommodation being not what was advertised and then not having water at our new hotel the whole time we were there.

Liked - the peaceful small town by the sea vibe reminded me of Perth.
Disliked - smelly hotel room - but was liveable for the small price I was paying.

Liked - seafood, seafood and more seafood and having a go on the Chinese fishing nets.
Disliked - the what felt like a million tourist coming to shore off the QE2 made seeing the site time consuming.

Liked - City Palace my favourite site to see in a India and finding a gin martini.
Disliked - nothing Udaipur is amazing.

Liked - the quirky streets and Mehrangarh Fort my favourite of the forts.
Disliked - the cows and cow poo in streets that are not at all wide enough to get around them and it.

Posted by lee_1986 12:31 Archived in India Tagged india views fort palace city jaipur udaipur jodhpur mehrangarh maharaja pink_city rajistan

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