My trip to Jodhpur was not very well planned. I had gone there with my relative because she wanted to visit her in laws. We reached Jodhpur early in the morning and as I had expected the city looked blue. My first day in Jodhpur was spent at home of my relative’s in laws. I had great time eating delicious dishes and I was really happy to come to Jodhpur.
Jodhpur is called the blue city because the parts of houses that face the Meherangarh fort are painted blue. On my second day in Jodhpur, my relative’s brother in law took me around the town. I immediately noticed the strong presence of the Meherangarh fort over the town. It is situated on the top of a hill; you can see it from anywhere. It is gigantic and magnificent.
We went over to the Meherangarh fort and I was absolutely bowled over by the way it has been built. The view of the entire city of Jodhpur from atop the hill was breath taking. We had a great time exploring the fort; since the guy was a local he knew many things about the fort. I took loads of pictures of the fort and was very excited to see the rest of Jodhpur. I had had a great start from the Meherangarh fort. The palaces built inside this strong looking fort have delicate beauty. Some of the best were the Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. The Meherangarh fort is the main tourist attraction of Jodhpur, a visit to this place can be very pleasurable.
The very next day I went to see Jaswant Thada, it looked to me like some temple. We were exploring the place by walk, it was a great experience. It is a royal cenotaph and has great architecture. During the evenings the atmosphere around this place is very exciting, the garden and the small lake add up to this place’s beauty.
Last but not the least is the Umaid Bhavan Palace. It is also one of the main tourist attractions of Jodhpur. This building is entirely made in red sandstone and as the name suggests was built by Raja Umaid Singh. However, most of this palace is not accessible to the tourists and now it has been converted into a heritage hotel having more than 300 rooms.
Being in Jodhpur was so much fun; I enjoyed every moment of exploring the city and had a great time. If visiting Rajasthan, you cannot skip this place from your tour plans.