JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN

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Jodhpur, the “Blue City” is a much smaller and quieter town than Jaipur, yet its fort, The Meherangarh, the second largest fort of Rajasthan, has to be the most impressive and well preserved of all the state’s forts. A tour of it’s museum gives one a true sense of the regal life of the Maharajas, as well as the harshness of desert life. However, what adds to its mystique, are the stories and legends that have been woven into its history – whether true or not! The fort and its encircling city walls, stand watchful over the “Blue City” of Jodhpur and definitely one of the ‘must-take’ photo opportunities of this, the capital of the Marwar Kingdom for five centuries. Once the fort visit has been completed, most roads lead to the Clock Tower and the sprawling Sadar Bazar that has expanded around it. Explore the narrow alleyways of the bazaar to walk away with exquisitely hand-embroidered textiles, puppets, leather and silverware.

Other fascinating sights include, Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaphs and the Umaid Bhawan Palace, an incredible art-deco palace, built between 1929 and 1942 as a famine relief project to generate employment for the Maharaja’s impoverished subjects. Today, although a portion of the palace remains the regal residence of Jodhpur’s Royal Family, the rest has opened its door to become one of Rajasthan’s most sought after luxurious heritage hotels.

Experiences In And Around Jodhpur

City Walks
Culinary
Art & Literature
Horse Safari
Photography
Jeep Safari
Village Experience

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Jodhpur, the “Blue City” is a much smaller and quieter town than Jaipur, yet its fort, The Meherangarh, the second largest fort of Rajasthan, has to be the most impressive and well preserved of all the state’s forts. A tour of its museum gives one a true sense of the regal life of the Maharajas, as well as the harshness of desert life. However, what adds to its mystique, are the stories and legends that have been woven into its history – whether true or not!
Surrounded by ancient forts and the rugged Aravali Hills, Jaipur, Rajasthan's Pink City, is one of the most enticing places in India. Every aspect of Jaipur (The story goes that when Queen Victoria visited 1876, the maharaja painted the whole city pink hence its nickname) was originally meticulously planned when it was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Today it is one of India’s fastest-growing cities, showcasing ‘new meets old’, yet even in the most modern parts, ancient traditions remain.
Most majestic and romantic of all the Indian states is Rajasthan with its royal palaces, forts, and legendary cities such as Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur whose majesty and history conjure up images of the opulence synonymous with the region. It combines ancient desert tribes, warring Rajputs and royal Maharajas and features forgotten.