ONE DAY IN JODHPUR, NOVEMBER 27 , 2018
We left for Jodhpur by car at 8 am November 27. We reached Jodhpur by 11:30 am. Before reaching the hotel we told the driver to take us to Udaipur in the next morning. The driver was a resident of Jodhpur and a nice person.
After arriving the hotel we took bath and had lunch. Then we went to see the famous Mehrangarh Fort.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest fort in India.The fort is situated 410 feet above the city.The elevator can be used while climbing this large fort. With this our guide and we climbed the fort. Audio guide is available here. The museum in the fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. There is a selection of old royal palanquins. Mehrangarh Fort was built in 1438 by Rao Jodha, after whom the city of Jodhpur is named. The palaces at Mehrangarh fort are called Sheesh Mahal( the mirror hall), Moti Mahal,Phool Mahal and Zenana Deoti(women’s quarters made of sand stone).
9 am to 5 pm daily.
Indian visitors: Rs. 60.0 and Foreign visitors: Rs. 400.0
Jodhpur is called “Blue City”. Some say blue color is related to the Brahmins. Blue buildings of Jodhpur are belong to Brahmins.
If you are in Jodhpur, it is good if you have two days. One day is not enough to eat local food and to get a better tour.
After visiting Mehrangarh Fort we went to see Jaswant Thada. It is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur. It is also known as “Tajmahal of Mewar”.
Umaid Bhavan Palace is another tourist spot where the Maharaja of Jodhpur still lives.
Next morning we left for Udaipur.