Bāsni Baghelān

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  • Day188


    November 10, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    After an easy 6 hour flight to Mumbai (Bombay) we caught a short connector flight to Jodhpur.
    Our last trip to India was in 2008, but we were quickly reminded as soon as we exited the airport how India has the ability to assault all your senses - often all at the same time. We’d missed coming to this part of Rajasthan previously so were very much looking forward to our visit here.
    Jodhpur is known as the blue city because many of the homes are painted a brilliant cobalt blue color. We visited the 450 year old Mehrangarh Fort, which is wonderfully intact with sweeping views of the city, beautifully carved rooms where the royal family used to live, a good museum and an excellent audio tour. Other sights we visited were the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and the Jaswant Thada mausoleum - which is likened to a mini Taj Mahal. Apart from the fort, our highlight was taking a cooking class. The cook’s husband, Rishi, is a TukTuk driver who picked us up and took us to their home on the outskirts of the city for the private class. Over 3-4 hours we helped prepare 9-10 different dishes in the small family kitchen and then enjoyed a rooftop feast. The menu included different teas and lassi, several vegetarian dishes, chapatti and finished with traditional sweets called ladoo. Yum!
    The weather has also been kind to us, with warm days and very cool evenings – a nice and very welcome change.
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  • Day38

    Jodhpur, India

    April 30, 2015 in India ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Van Jaisalmer gaan we naar Jodpur, the Blue City. We dachten dat we een relax ritje hadden geboekt met de trein s'ochtends vroeg, zodat het nog lekker koel zou zijn. Maar India zou India niet zijn, als het je plannen niet in de war schopt. ' always expect the unexpected' zeg maar. We vertrekken 3 uur later en rijden met de trein door de woestijn, branden weg van de warmte, maar zitten ook volledig onder het zand, want het zand waait door de open ramen. Terwijl wij onze volgende bestemming aan het voorbereiden zijn, merken wij dat we dat stad ook in een middag kunnen bekijken. Dus nadat wij bijgekomen zijn van de trein rit in een AC restaurant, waar alle locals naar ons kijken en zich afvragen hoe deze ongewassen sloebers - zo zagen we er wel uit na de treinrit - dit restaurant kunnen betalen. Boeken we een buskaartje naar de volgende stad Udaipur. Dus na een middag door de Blue City te hebben gelopen, die echt blauw is omdat de mensen hun huis blauw schilderen tegen de warmte en insecten. Nemen we de nachtbus naar de volgende stad. Volgens de verkoper paste we prima in een single bed. Want normaal gesproken gaan daar 3 indiers in. Duss... aangekomen bij de bus, was een single bed niet groter dan een lijkenkist. En bij elke hobbel vlogen we 10 centimeter de lucht in. We zijn dus weer een ervaring rijker zeg maar.Read more

  • Day10


    April 7, 2018 in India ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    From Ranthambore, we took the train to Jodhpur, where our bus picked us up again and took us to our hotel. Jodhpur was definately my favorite place in Rajasthan, as I liked the activities such as the flying fox and I also got the chance to walk around the old city on my own. That's one reason why I took so many pictures... Here's a medley of different motivs.Read more

  • Day192

    Jodhpur, India

    November 21, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Like all of India, the blue city of Jodhpur was noisy, bustling, and dirty. It is situated deep within the state of Rajasthan, so it was our first experience of a classic Indian desert city. The buildings are all side by side, square, multi-levelled, and usually painted light blue (hence the moniker 'the blue city'). On top of a hill overlooking the city is the Mehrangarh fort, a huge arabianesque castle. We spent one afternoon exploring this beast and visiting the museum inside.

    Other highlights of Jodhpur were the beautiful blue buildings (often with turquoise doors), a brilliant cafe serving the best coffee we have had in ages, and the local goats dressed in sweaters. Yep, you read right. Goats wearing sweaters... My favourite was a fiesty hipster look alike adorned in a cardigan and enthusiastically attempting to headbutt Whit (check the pictures).
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  • Day13


    August 13, 2016 in India ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Jodhpur ligt op de rand van de woestijn en heeft de bijnaam de Blauwe stad. Aan de rand van de oude stad torend het immense fort met muren van soms wel 60 meter hoog boven de stad uit.

    Ik weet niet precies waarom maar dit is tot nu mijn favoriete stad. Misschien komt het deels doordat ik gewoon steeds meer door de chaos heen kan kijken en steeds meer kan genieten van dit land. Of gewoon de sfeer die in elke stad toch weer heel anders is.

    Ik upload nu trouwens steeds foto's van m'n telefoon, ik hoop snel ergens een internet café te vinden want dan kan ik wat foto's van mijn camera online zetten
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  • Day344


    December 11, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Good Bye AYM School, good bye my friends, good bye rishikesh. After six weeks in this relaxed, calm city I have to leave. One week left til I'll meet Mila. Alina, Jenny, Sabrina, Ale and me decided to travel together to jodhpur and jaisalmer. All atm in rishikesh were out of money and our hope is haridwär before we enter the train. Also no money available, likewise we booked the tickets in advanced so were not in a hurry. 20hours train ride with friends in the compartment is fun.
    Just 1h delayed we arrived at jodhpur. We searched for atm and took a tuktuk to the hostel. There we checked in, had amazing food and good company of the owner. He's a nice guy. He gave many advices of activities in Jodhpur and jaisalmer. We went to the local market and on the way back we passed a few kids playing football with a kitten. They kicked and hit the poor thing and I grabbed it. It was shaking all over the body. We were too shocked to be annoyed. I was just sad that people can be like them.
    They wanted the cat back and 10 rupees for the baby. I turned around and left with Ale, Jenny, Alina and Sabrina. The cat still in my arms we walked to a Lassi store. I asked Alina for the rest of her Lassi and fed the baby. No idea what to do with Bob. I decided to ask our host to take the Refugee. Back in the hostel the whole staff was helpful and organized milk, a box and a blanket. Amir the host agreed to keep him in the hostel because his cat died by a car accident.
    After a sleepless night because of caring for the cat we did yoga and had breakfast. Bob always around.
    We walked to the fort and disagreed with the entrance fee. So just a look from the outside and to the white temple. It's a nice and calm place a bit outside. Last stop of the tuktuk ride was the mangore garden, an old temple area with museum and many monkeys. Again food in the hostel. Arisht a Indian I met in sri lanka messaged me if I need help or wanna have some advices for food. He invited us for dinner to his restaurant. Including transfer there and back. After the visit of the blue city it was almost dinnertime. The transfer took half an hour, once across the city. I thought he meant the restaurant which he is working for... No, it's his business, he plays cricket in the Indian premier league. He arranged local chefs to prepare rajasthanian food. We were allowed to help them. The meal was outside in the garden of the hostel /restaurant complex. The staff made a bonfire, served us like upperclassmen. It was so weird after months of traveling, living on a budget and with an simple lifestyle. But we all enjoyed Arishts hospitality and company. Time flew and as we eventually left it was almost eleven. I was grateful to get the experience, and that I was allowed the share this with my friends. All of us came without expectations and we got surprised of the arrangement and efforts they made for us.
    Back in the hostel, still speechless, absolute stuffed and satisfied we went to bed.
    The alarm rang at seven: yoga time. In the morning everyone ran his own sequence and the evening is for group Yoga and teaching training.
    Felt a bit stiff in the lower back and the chest region but I did my 45min program and pranayama instead of svawasana.
    A good breakfast is still the best start into the day, specially when you travel 5h to jaisalmer. We got pickup service from Amirs brother and a tour to the desert with camel riding.
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