That was our last morning in the city of Jaisalmer and for that day we had few plants because at half past four our train to Jodhpur.
After breakfast, we quietly go down to the city to go to the Gadi Sagar It is a pond that is about 15 minutes walk from the wall and was once the main water reservoir in the city. It is currently surrounded by various temples and you can rent a scooter or a boat for a walk there.
Renting a scooter for two people for half an hour costs 50 rupees and we decided to hang out giving the pedals. When choosing a scooter, we are left with one of the most blue-crocodile-shaped geeks that won by a very tight margin against the bluish swan.
We spent our 30 minutes going pond up and pond down until it was time to leave. Near the pond there is a small museum of culture and puppets of Rajasthan that we decided to enter after the insistence of the boy selling tickets, but the truth is that he had little. Some traditional dust-filled objects were displayed in the showcases and there was no explanatory sign.
Back to town, we went shopping in the market, we bought vindis, bye and chickpea flour to make pakoras at home. That day we had convinced Mahendra to go eat with him. Sonia and I wanted to invite him to thank him for everything he had done for us. Mahendra chose the Monica restaurant which is right in front of the main entrance of the fort.
He Monica restaurant It is not the restaurant that I would have chosen a priori, but the truth is that we were very pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and very well priced. In fact, Mahendra explained that he started working in that waiter restaurant, but that he left because he earned very little money. There we ate a Biryani (rice) mushrooms and cheese and a vegetable korma curri. Everything was requetebueno.
After the meal, we returned to the hotel to look for our things and say goodbye to Dilip, who had also treated us with great affection those days. I already mentioned it in the first entry about Jaisalmer: that city became my favorite of the whole trip and I hope to return one day with my partner to enjoy a few days of romanticism made in India.
At the station I had a small lump in my stomach when it was time to say goodbye to Mahendra. I will always be very grateful for all the help you have given us and the family treatment you gave us. He made our trip to India totally unique.