As a Backpacker, I always love to Travel with Local's, because I believe that the real essence of any place is experienced by the local people more then us. Local's take great pleasure in hosting you as a Traveller.
Jodhpur topped Lonely Planet's list of most extraordinary places to stay in 2014.
You can find everything today on the Guide books, but when you talk to a local about the place, sitting with there family. They change your way of thinking about that Place, People, Cuisine which you never read on a guidebook ever and thats too on a ' Budget '. They take you to the places you never find on the guidebooks and you are amazed by the vibrancy the place has to offer and always regret if you missed or might be not because you are unaware about the place has to offer.
As a local of Jodhpur, I decide to write about my favourite part which is hardly you find in guidebooks and yes off course all on a budget!
Top View Of The City:
I don't want to write much about the 'Most Famous Mehrangarh Fort', because I am sure you are much aware and that's not the Untraveled Jodhpur!
Rajasthan is well known for its tradition and its a land of wonders. Here every nook and corner can throw a surprise. One such is village Chotila, in the Pali district adjoining Jodhpur. Here a Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle is worshipped as the presiding deity of a temple, or rather a memorial.
Legend has it that once a simpleton from a neighboring village, Om Banna, was cruising on his Bullet and he met with an accident between Jodhpur and Nagaur. His bike hit a tree and he died on the spot.
The bike was impounded and taken to the police station, only to return to the accident spot in the dark of the night. Cops tried all that they could to stop the bike - they chained it at the police station, emptied the fuel tank - but to no avail. No matter what they did Om Bana's Bullet returned to the accident site in the dead of the night.
The news spread and people from villages in the area built a memorial - a temple to worship the Bullet motorcycle.
This temple is known as "Bullet Baba's temple" and commoners believe that even after his death Om Banna helps distressed passers-by. Travelers, who pass by stop for a while to bow their heads at Bullet Baba's feet.
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