It’s a different atmosphere at Mehrangarh Fort towards the sunset. Tourist entry is closed post 5 o’clock in the evening. In spite of the restricted timings, people throng the fort in the evening with an excuse of visiting a temple at the other end of the fort.
Well, I will talk about the fort in my upcoming post. For now, I would like to make you aware of ‘Palki Café’ which I could have enjoyed if I had made it to the fort a little earlier in the day. Anyway, the visit was still rewarding because of the velvet-soft sunset that I got to witness. As guided by my cabby, I had to lie about ‘visiting the temple’ part, which I found a little funny! The museum is open only till 5 o’clock, post which they don’t let you in even to see the fort from outside. In my case, I was barely interested in seeing the museum (I am not fond of museums), so the timings, anyway, did not matter to me.
|Palki Cafe along with a bakery|
So, if you plan to visit Jodhpur in the near future, make sure you have generous time for Mehrangarh Fort. Either visit it in the morning or in the evening around 4 o’clock, so that you don’t have to rush like me!
And enjoy a cup of coffee at Palki!