After a whole day of sightseeing in the city, on Sunday a took a tour around Jodhpur countryside. The guide was supposed to take me to the Bishnoi villages in the area. Bishnoi people are said to love nature and be committed to wildlife conservation. However, in the end, the tour consisted of a visit to around 10 different houses of people who seemed to be my guide’s friends. Although, it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, I had a good time interacting with all of them.
The part that I enjoyed the most about the tour was that I could spot some wildlife, including many birds and deer.
The tour ended around midday, so I had a few of hours left before taking the train back to Delhi. I spent that time visiting the Umaid Bhawan Palace, which serves as the residence of the former Maharaja of Jodhpur. It is divided in three sections, the residence, a luxury hotel and a museum. The museum is the only section open to the general public and it displays a collection of pictures and antiques belonging to the royal family.