On we travelled to our next two Rajasthan destinations: Jodhpur and Udaipur. Palaces and forts everywhere in both cities, this being the land of kings and all. Jodhpur, the «blue city», wasn’t as blue as expected, yet very nice. Except for a trip to Mehrangarh Fort and a visit to a market, we mostly moved about in a rather small radius around our accommodation, which was situated close to the Toorji’s Step Well in a really nice area with many shops, cafés and restaurants nearby.

After a few days, we hopped on a super early morning rickshaw which took us to what looked like a random street corner, where we got picked up by the bus we had booked a few minutes later. The bus took us to Udaipur, our last stop in Rajasthan, where we would spend New Year’s Eve. Not a bad place to do so, as apparently the city is known to be one of the most romantic and beautiful places in India. Udaipur really was beautiful: lakes, lots of lights at night, lots of nice restaurants and cafés right next to the water with great views, a boat tour and of course fireworks for NYE, which we enjoyed from the roof of our cute little hotel reminding us of «The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel».