In the arid landscapes of central Rajasthan, Jodhpur’s blue-hued metropolis emerges from the desert. While there are only theories as to the origins of its indigo colours, all can agree that it’s a photographer’s heaven. Every day feels adventurous when strolling labyrinthine streets filled with the scent of spices and echoing calls to prayer. Explore palaces, havelis and mind-bending stepwells once a vital source of water, where locals now take respite from sun.
Looming 400 feet over the city with almost divine status stands the Mehrangarh Fort, dressed in pink sandstone and perched imposingly on a cliff. Even in the evening you can sense its presence when its towering walls are romantically lit at twilight. Not only is it an impressive backdrop but an outdoor museum that marks the passage of time. Its intricate carvings and cannonball marks inflicted from attacking Jaipur armies and frescos depicting kings playing polo, which inspired the wearing of jodhpurs, tell the stories of centuries past.
In a city that’s as colourful as its culture, ask our travel experts on how to make the most of your time here whether that’s on an architectural expedition or on a history-focused tour.
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