I left Jaipur, the capital city of Raghastan, after 4 nights of being there. I got some great night shots of the buildings and temples but have to say the architecture is marvelous on the outside but so boring on the inside. Most places I visited were a let down after I walked inside. There were a lot more sites to see but I just don’t have the time and decided I needed to get moving.
I booked an 11:40am train going south to Jodhpur for 160Rs ($3.58 USD), that was suppose to be a 5hr long stress-free ride. I showed up at the train station 20min early and asked a security guard if he knew which platform I needed to be at and was told the 3rd one. I make my way across the catwalk and when I get to the bottom of the stairs I see the train pulling out. I quickly run up to a guy on the train and show him my ticket, asking if this was where I needed to be. He said yes yes over and over, while grabbing me to help get me inside.
Wow, Indian train leaving so early, I wonder why? 2 minutes later I find out why, as I was on the wrong train, thanks to the nice man, who I now refer to as “yes yes, quickly quickly” guy (because ass-hole just didn’t seem right as he was just trying to help). Great, now I’m a stowaway, but the train conductor said no problem and that I just needed to get off at the first stop, wait 20min and then get on the next train, which would be my correct train.
The photo is my view on the terrace at night from my hostel. It’s an old fort that is lit up at night. I have one of the best views in town and it only cost me 250Rs ($5.60 USD) per-night. Tomorrow I’m going to see if I can’t actually make it to this fort and hope it’s got something to see on the inside, unlike the ones in Jaipur.
Until then, I’ll be more careful about taking advise from random strangers again.