Rajasthani road trip

Sunday, March 06, 2016



‘It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times’ Asian proverb.

That is true of India.

After a beautiful Rajasthani wedding in Jodhpur, my family and I rented a 70’s ‘family wagon’ and local driver to take us for a 7-day planned road trip around, Rajasthan in North India with a few small towns along the way. After having been to India twice before and seeing the beautiful Taj Mahal, I was ready for a more rustic adventure this time around but it still actually happened to be quite majestic and breath-taking overall!

Our first stop was the hills of Kumbhalgarh which was roughly a 4 hour drive from Jodhpur. The hotel Aodhi was really spectacular, as it is on a hill and features domes and arched architecture. We were advised that it wasn’t safe to go out for a walk in the evening so we enjoyed what the hotel had to offer instead: a pool, the sounds of nature and rustling in the trees followed a beautiful view of the Aravalli hills at sunset. For our dinner we had the most mouth-watering Rajasthani lamb curry (laal maas) and there was classical Indian dance entertainment and live music in the restaurant. That evening we mostly took in the peaceful outdoor structure filled with Indian decadence and tranquil surroundings.



In the morning we woke up to the sound of birds singing and flying by I felt like Alice in Wonderland walking down the cobbled stairs for a lovely breakfast before we checked out and made our way to the our next destination.



After a short drive, our family wagon pulled up to the Kumbhalgarh Fort and our tired faces quickly changed into looks of amazement! The fort has is the second largest wall in the world after the great wall of China and history tells us that it was built to allow 8-horses abreast all the way up!




As we started the climb up, we felt as fat as 8-horses wide from having eaten and gorged all that Indian food but walking up the fort for about an hour (or two) in the scorching hot sun soon worked it off. I think you can see from the pictures that it was well worth the blood sweat and tears by the time we got to the top!



Below is a link to the hotel I have mentioned. This is not a sponsored post: 


Stay tuned for the next part of the Indian road trip in our next blog!

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