One of the highlights of Jaislamer, are the old havelis, just outside the fort wall.
Patwa-ki-Haveli is the best, and needs a good look inside. But Nathmal-ki-Haveli is also worth going in to.
Dal and Pakwan Baked yogurt, idli
Breakfast in India, when travelling, is a great opportunity to try a wide range of regional and national specialities. Often a buffet selection of a range of Indian dishes is offered so it’s easy to try a little of lots of things. If breakfast is a la carte, usually there are one of two Indian breakfast options included. And it’s even worth trying the same dish several times as each cook has their own style.
Marsala Dosa Baked yogurt and more
Pao Keema Dal Makarni and Pakwan
Dal Chakori Poha
Poha, Puri and Sambhal, Indian sweets Marsala Dosa
Chakori, Mirchi Pakora, Samosa Poha
Goan Pao bread Besan ka cheela
Medu Wada, Aloo Bonda ,Goan breads Vegetable Xacuti, Butter Pao , Aloo Pakoda, Upma, Poori bhaji, Sambhar and coconut chutney
Castle View Home Stay in Jodhpur is a family home that has been converted into a guesthouse, by host Amit, and it has a hard to beat roof top restaurant view over the blue city against the backdrop of Fort Mehrangarh.
Located in the old city, it is away from the busiest and most touristy clock tower area but within easy walking distance of Padamsar and Radisar lakes, amazing views from Elephanta Hill, interesting narrow lane ways and the Victory Gate entrance to the fort.
There is a good feeling of being ‘part’ of local life, much of due to Amit’s knowledgeable but relaxed, thoughtful hospitality.
Amit is also great for guidance on local foods, the best local places to eat (and where to be cautious of) and how to see the best of Jodhpur. He can also organise great value tours for his guests, including a trip to surrounding villages.
But most of all, Amit takes great care of his guests.
Rooms have air conditioning, free wifi and ensuites. At around $AUS 20 per double, the price for this exceptional hospitality and experience is hard to believe.