Monday October 25

Left early for the airport to catch our Mumbai – Jodhpur flight.
Aircraft: ATR 72-500

While waiting to board I got a text from Trish and the Sports Network that the Packers beat the Vikings, "priceless" considering all the heckling I got from my Viking fan James.

The flight took off on time but had an unscheduled stop at Udaipur due to a medical emergency on board.

The passenger was taken off, we were told she was going to be all right, however we had to wait for all the paperwork to be completed.

We finally took off and landed in Jodhpur an hour and half late.
The driver Minnu (Kuldeep Singh) and the guide Raghu came to receive us. Kuldeep and his Toyota Innova will be with us until we leave for Kolkata

We visited the Umaid Bhavan Palace, which had taken 14 years to build. The Royal family still lives in one section that is closed to public. The Prince was getting married the next month and various preparations were going on on the grounds, including practicing the horse drawn royal carriage.

Proceeded on to go Shopping at Rajasthali and then checked in Hotel Rannabanka (Room 922)where we were going to be staying 2 nights We had been upgraded to a larger room with a spacious veranda overlooking the gardens.

Facility B
Service B
Reasonably priced WiFi available in all rooms.

Dinner was at a nearby restaurant - On the Rocks. It was open air dinning and the weather was perfect
Food B+
Service B

Our guide stayed with us until we went back to the hotel for the night. He is informative, responsible and with a pleasant personality. A definite B+.

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