After feeling the beat of The heart of India (Hindustan ka Dil) “Delhi”, Let’s breathe in air of bravery in the Land of Warriors, Rajasthan and explore the Blue City, Jodhpur.
‘Jodhpur’ is a Beautiful Blue city in the western ‘Rajasthan’. Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajpoot chief of Rathore Clan.
Also known as Sun City, Jodhpur experiences bright and sunny weather throughout year. So the best time to travel this city is between October and March.
People say ‘Rajpoots’ have their roots in Rajasthan. Being one, I always had an intense desire to touch the land of our ancestors and taste the royalty of bygone eras. I managed to steal a few days in January 2016 and chose ‘Jodhpur’ for a short trip.
Over to Blue city ‘Jodhpur’:
Jodhpur: When We Met
Before this visit, I knew Jodhpur for two reasons- for the shooting of Bollywood movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ and the very infamous ‘black buck shooting’ by the film stars. But after putting my first step out of the Railway station as I raised my gaze to look around, the first glimpse and I knew it for sure that it is going to be a visit worth.
We took an ‘Auto-Riksha’ and moved through multifaceted street reticulum to Hotel Haveli. As the name suggests, it was no short of a Haveli with many tiny hidden rooms decorated appropriately with carved doors. There was also a staired well in-front and its terrace offers an enchanting view of the city and distinct monuments.
The Hotel had a semi personal restaurant in every balcony; they call it ‘Jharokha Restaurant’. Food here was delicious and affordable. And best part was that many significant points of attraction were at walking distance from here.
The main Attractions of the City are:
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Jaswant Thada
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Mandore Gardens
- Clock Tower and Sardar Market
- Masooria Hills
Watch this video to have a better visual experience.
Next we are going the land of Dhrama, The land of Karma, The land of Bhagwat Geeta…Yes We are visiting KURUKSHETRA. Stay tuned.