I was actually disappointed to learn that there were no rooms available at Heaven when I plodded up the stairs to the office with my large backpack. But my fortunes quickly turned when I was offered the bed on the ornamental rooftop under the stars, and later to find out, under the strikingly colossal Megerangarh fort, rising out of the desert practically right overhead! All of my aches, pains and fatigue vanished as a full enough moon lit the clay-colored fort abright in an ochre-colored brilliance. I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of it from this vantage point!
The inside of the fort was no less impressive than the outside, complete with everything you’d imagine to necessitate such a mighty structure. In an effort not to excessively bore with insignificant names and details, I’ll just let some of the images I was able to capture do the talking.
Aside from the fort and a few of the other monuments around town that I didn’t get to, Jodhpur was just a smaller, albeit much smaller, version of Delhi. Lots of traffic, honking and people. I never did learn for sure why “blue” theme dominated Jodhpur (the guidebook said something about it being Brahmin-blue), but this amalgamation was pleasing, particularly when viewed from high above in the fort.
Two nights in Jodhpur did the trick and the deep desert town, teeming with camels is calling. Jaisalmer is the next stop…