Jodhpur, the blue city

Jodhpur Travel Blog

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This time we decided to stop taking night trains and instead have a day bus. Like this you lose daytime, but you’re not so tired when you arrive. On Indian private buses you can choose between normal seats and sleeper seats. We wondered what’s the difference, maybe sleepers are inclinable and normal seat not, but entering in such a bus is like appreciating a piece of art: wide and comfortable normal seats are down, and up on the normal seats there’s a ceiling of aquarium-beds, closed behind a glass! Though the normal seats are very comfortable, Indians do love going up there, from where they can vomit very well. Vomiting (outside, perhaps) is normal business on buses, and we were lucky to have an iron stair that disallowed the access to our window: a German woman didn’t have it, and she got on herself a part of disgusting, regurgitated food by three Indians.


If Jaipur is the pink city, Jodhpur is the blue city. Not the important buildings, but the normal houses were often blue-painted and the effect was so nice! The entire old city is surmounted by the fort, which stands on a rock and is very fascinating. We had a beautiful tour inside, and then found the amazing small streets through these blue houses. We had also the best milk cream glass in the city, a must in Jodhpur!

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