Jodhpur – The Blue City of Rajasthan

Our next stop in Rajasthan was Jodhpur, the second largest city, where the impressive Mehrangarh Fort towers above the old town where the blue painted houses shimmer in the sun below.

Our first visit was to Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial that is sat high above the city with views across the old and new parts of the city as well as the fort.

A trip into the Mehrangarh Fort is essential, it’s one of the most impressive forts in India and appears carved into the rock upon which it sits. Worth noting you don’t need a ticket to enter the fort but you will for the museum which is well worth a visit.

Inside the fort you can see a number of finely designed rooms with stained glass windows providing wonderfully coloured streams of light.

Leaving the fort you can walk back down into the old town via Fateh Pol, a path down from the fort that provides great views both into the old town and back up onto the fort.

To get more great views of the fort, do try the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, it can be hot at midday (Jodhpur is on the edge of a desert!) but the various walking paths are good fun, providing good views of the fort and of the intrepid tourists taking the zip lines back down from the top of the rocks (more adventurous than us!).

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