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Sightseeing in Jodhpur

One of the best cities in Rajasthan to visit is the city of Jodhpur which is nicknamed the blue city. It has earned this nickname because many of the houses are painted in the colour blue. The large fort named Mehrangarh fort dominates the skyline as it is built on a hill and and its massive walls can be seen from almost everywhere in Jodhpur. Visiting the Mehrangarh fort is worthwhile as there is an old palace located inside with many examples of typical Indian architecture and designs. It also has many characteristic features such as old canons, massive gates and detailed stone carvings. From the fort you can get a view down on Jodhpur which clearly shows why it is called the blue city.

A short walk from the Mehrangarh fort but in easy reach is the Jaswant Thada. This small complex consists of the royal cenotaphs and a central building which are all built using white marble. In the center of Jodhpur, the central market with the clock tower makes an attractive sight. The old city wall is intact in many places and there are several gates where you will be able to see these enormous defence structures.

When walking around many of the streets you will get a feeling of going back in time as there are traditional street vendors and there is hardly any motorized traffic. Compared to other cities in India, Jodhpur is not as congested with traffic which makes the overall experience much nicer and a more attractive city to visit. The traditional clothes are Jodhpurs which in the West are known as horse riding gear (leggings: tight legs, baggy upper part). Jodphur is easy to get to by train from other main cities in Rajasthan such as Jaisalmer and Jaipur, but can also be reached directly from New Delhi


Jodhpur travel photo gallery

 
Jaswant Thada memorial, Jodhpur.

Jaswant Thada memorial.

 



Lake seen from the Jaswant Thada memorial in Jodhpur.

Lake seen from the Jaswant Thada memorial.

 



Mehrangarh fort.

Mehrangarh fort.

 


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View over Jodhpur.

View.

 
View over Jodhpur, the blue city of India.

View over the blue city.

 
Mehrangarh fort on the hill near Jodhpur.

Mehrangarh fort.

 
Beautiful stone carved architecture of the Mehrangarh fort.

Beautiful stone carved architecture of the Mehrangarh fort.

 
Large cenotaph near the entrance of the Mehrangarh fort.

Large cenotaph near the entrance.

 



Inside the fort.

Inside the fort.

 



View over the blue city Jodhpur from Mehrangarh fort.

View over the blue city.

 
Cannon on the walls of Mehrangarh fort.

Cannon on the walls.

 
Gate in to  Mehrangarh fort.

Gate.

 
Moti Mahal (Pearl palace), Mehrangarh fort.

Moti Mahal (Pearl palace).

 



Panorama view over Jodhpur, the blue city.

Panorama view over the blue city.

 
Street within the fort.

Street within the fort.

 



Temple in  Mehrangarh fort.

Temple.

 



Large cannon keeping Jodhpur safe.

Large cannon.

 
The palace inside the fort.

The palace.

 



Stone carvings of the palace inside Mehrangarh fort.

Stone carvings of the palace.

 
View onto Mehrangarh fort.

View onto a small courtyard.

 
View of India's blue city, Jodhpur.

View of India's blue city.

 
Decorated balconies in Mehrangarh fort.

Decorated balconies.

 
Decorated facade of the fort palace.

Decorated facade of the fort palace.

 



Stone carved windows.

Stone carved windows.

 



Typical Indian architecture in Johdpur's fort, Rajasthan.

Typical architecture of the fort.

 
Buildings style typical for Rajasthan.

Buildings in typical style.

 
Jodhpur's Mehrangarh fort like many can be found in Rajasthan.

Mehrangarh fort.

 



Jodphur market.

Market.

 
Clock tower, Jodhpur.

Clock tower.

 



Jardar market, Jodhpur.

Jardar market.

 



Jardar market in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Jardar market.

 
Statue of a Sultan in Jodhpur.

Statue of a Sultanr.

 



Red city walls of Jodhpur.

Red city walls.

 



Temple in Jodhpur.

Temple.

 
Architecture in Rajasthan.

Architecture.

 



Typical Indian street scene.

Typical street scene.

 
Historical architecture can be found all over Jodhpur, India.

Historical architecture.

 



Shops in front of a temple in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Shops in front of a temple.

 



Temple in Jodhpur, India.

Temple.

 
Indian shop selling spices.

Shop selling spices.

 



Street salesman with cart.

Street salesman with cart.

 



Enormous ladder on a bicycle.

Enormous ladder on a bicycle.

 
Narrow street in Jodhpur during dusk.

Narrow street during dusk.

 



Display of Indian spices.

Display of Indian spices.

 



Indian temple architecture.

Temple architecture.

 
Lake in front of the Jaswant Thada memorial.

Lake in front of the Jaswant Thada memorial.

 
Jaswant Thada memorial.

Jaswant Thada memorial.

 
Cenotaphs of the Jaswant Thada memorial.

Cenotaphs of the Jaswant Thada memorial.

 
Cenotaphs of the Jaswant Thada memorial in Jodhpur, India.

Cenotaphs of the Jaswant Thada memorial.

 
Meherangarh fort rising above Jodhpur.

Silhouette of Meherangarh fort.

 
White building of Jaswant Thada.

White building of Jaswant Thada.