-- Jodhpur, a Beautiful City --

  By : Dipti Savant [on Thu, 03-Mar-2011]    Destination : Jodhpur
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and thus, as a tourist it was a major attraction for me. I was quite taken aback by the historic significance Jodhpur. Jodhpur is connected by air to most of the major cities in India. Jodhpur is located in the golden Thar Desert and thus offers camel safaris which again are a temptation for all the tourists. As I was visiting a desert for the first time in my life, the first thing I visited was the camel safari. I would suggest that the best time to go for the safari is early evening, so that we can watch the golden sunset in the vast Thar desert. Before reaching Jodhpur, I had read a lot about the place so that I donít miss out on any of the magnificent monuments, the city has to offer. The Meharangarh fort is one such monument. I got up at 7 am, got ready and left on my excursion to this fort. I decided to leave early because Jodhpur is a sunny city and has an extreme climate. It enjoys a sunny weather for most part of the year. The Meherangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. It is enclosed in thick, impermeable walls and thus conquering this fort, in the past, was almost impossible. When I entered the fort, I realized that there are several palaces within the fort. I was quick to realize that a lot of effort has been taken in the making of these palaces, as there were intricate carvings on the walls of these palaces. I had hired a guide, while in the fort, because thatís the best way to know about the history of the fort. I also want to say that, we should always hire a registered guide, so that we get authentic information from them.
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