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 !
Mandore is best known for the chattris memorialising the rulers of Marwar up until the late 1890s, but until the mid 15th century it was also the capital of Marwar.
Make no mistake, Mehrangarh fort is absolutely huge. Anyone planning to see the fort for just a couple of hours is not going to do the place any justice at all.
I ended up spending more than two half days here, firstly exploring the exterior of the fort on the day I arrived in Jodhpur, and then the following day spending over 4 hours touring around the interior.
Built by Maharaja Sardar Singh (1880-1911) from whom the market takes it name, the clock tower is in the very heart of Sardar Market, slap bang in the centre of the city.