We often read in the media of how an ancient building of historical importance has been swept aside by developers, or left to decay without any efforts made to reverse that process. Thankfully, every once in a while there is a good news story to buck that trend.
Below are some shots taken during my time roaming about the city of Jodhpur. They are essentially left over shots having already done ten blog posts on locations and events in the city.
For more shots of Jodhpur, here’s the individual postings I’ve made on the city :
Mehrangarh Fort – The Interior
Mehrangarh Fort – The Exterior
Ghantaghar Clock Tower
Toorji Ka Jhalra
Mahila Bagh Ka Jhalra
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Holi – Day 1 – Holika Dahan
Holi – Day 2 – Rangwali Holi
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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park on the outskirts of Jodhpur was created in 2006 to try and restore the natural ecology of a large, rocky wasteland next to Mehrangarh Fort. Previous to 2006, the wide expanse of land had been neglected and overrun by baavlia (Prosopis juliflora), which […]
If you’re planning to be in India for Holi then you’re probably quite keen to ensure you protect your camera and yourself during the big day itself.
If yesterday (Holi Day 1 – Holika Dahan) was one of my more memorable days in India, I knew that today was going to take things to a completely new level…
It’s staggering to think that my previous 18 visits to India had never coincided with the Holi festival. So this year I decided that had to be put right, and if I was going to experience Holi, it had to be to be at a place where they really don’t hold back !
Located just 400m to the north of Jaisalmer fort and palace, Patwon Ki Haveli is a complex of five separate havelis owned by five brothers, and was the first haveli to be constructed in Jaisalmer. This remarkable piece of architecture was commissioned by Guman Chand Patwa in 1806, a […]
Bada Bagh (also known as Bara Bagh or Barabagh) is a garden complex 6km north of Jaisalmer. If you’ve already visited Jaisalmer Fort and Palace you may have spotted this place from one of the viewpoints overlooking the city and Thar desert beyond.