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Oct 27, 2019 - Journey down from Palace to Hotel

We opted to walk back from the mountain top palace down the steep and narrow path, through the back streets and market place to meet up with our trusty driver Mr Singh. As we struggled down and carefully weaved our way down ancient path where many thousands of previous inhabitants and foreign guests would have trod, evidenced by their many deposits. We eventually came upon the backstreets of Jodphur and the real life that happens here every day. The children’s shouting out hello and running to catch up to take a look at us and hopefully get...

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Oct 27, 2019 - Diwali Festival of Light morning at Jodphur Palace

Today is Dawali the Festival of Light and it seems to have already began with the setting off of fireworks from 04:15 this morning and the our call for prayer.Following breakfast the custom is to give gifts and sweets to friends and family. Alison had a giant bar of Diary Milk Chocolate and gifted pieces as we made our way to the car. Every gift was gratefully received from the cleaning maids to our guard on reception.e This was particularly touching. The remaining chunks were gifted to Mr Singh. We had our guide today Mahindra Singh. So we...

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Jul 20, 2019 - Our car trip odyssey begins

Today was a travel day. Eleri was feeling a lot better but still felt weak and wasn't really eating. It was a good day to have very little on our plate but to sit and watch the Thar Desert pass by our windows. First thing in the morning we connected with our driver (Sawai) for our five day car and driver trek around the Golden Triangle. Our chariot for our trip was an A/C Toyota Innova (never heard of it before but they are all over India). The A/C in the Innova was very efficient and we were particularly glad to enjoy it in view of the...

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Dec 10, 2018 - Jodhpur

Jodphur, the Blue City on the edge of the Thar Desert and the second largest city in Rajasthan ,was our next stopover and was impressive with its 10km long encircling protective wall and other fortifications. When it came to fortresses Jodhpur's Mehrangarth Fort was excessive. The Pearl, the Flower and the Mirror Palaces were all located within its walls and all were impressive. That amazing complex was built in 1459AD and houses a fascinating display of elephant seats called 'howdahs' and an armoury full of all sorts of weaponry. We made...

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Jul 9, 2018 - 24 hours in Jodhpur: A list of best tourist attractions of Jodhpur.

Jodhpur, one of the most colourful cities of Rajasthan, lies at the edge of the Thar Desert. It’s a city whose royal past can be seen in its forts, palaces, and havelis. Its colourful bazaars are shopping delights and places where you can get a taste of Rajasthani local street food. Though there are numerous tourist attractions in Jodhpur, the best ones can be toured in a day. If you have 24 hours to visit Jodhpur then this might be your perfect itinerary. Breakfast at Gypsy Restaurant You can start your day with a sumptuous breakfast in...

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Oct 26, 2017 - Jaipur to Jodhpur

Wednesday 25th October 2017 Jaipur to Jodhpur Up early today for the long drive from Jaipur to Jodhpur through the dry and dusty countryside. No sightseeing en route today but lots of countryside and the occasional village to view. Left at 7:00am and arrived at the hotel in Jodhpur at 2:00pm, checked in and free time for the rest of the day. Lovely grassy gardens and a slightly cloudy swimming pool at this hotel that used to be a mansion used for polo players. Spent the afternoon relaxing in the room and dinner in the hotel at night. Today...

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Oct 14, 2016 - Jodhpur - Ville Bleue

Lien à l'album photos en ligne / Link to the online photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/Q62SXqG7Rwd2HQKr9 Nous sommes toujours dans la découverte du Triangle d'Or avec un arrêt de 3 jours à Jodhpur. Jodhpur est communément surnommée la « ville bleue » car la plupart des maisons de la vieille ville sont peintes de cette couleur. Le bleu indiquait que ces maisons appartenaient à des membres de la caste des brahmanes. Le bleu offre aussi l'avantage de protéger de la chaleur et de repousser les moustiques. Jodhpur est aussi appelée « la cité du...

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Jan 31, 2016 - The Blue City

Jodhpur ended up being a pleasant surprise! We weren't expecting much, since Jodhpur had the unfortunate position in our itinerary of being between Jaisalmer and Udaipur, both of which we were super excited for. Jodhpur is nicknamed "The Blue City" because most of it's older buildings are painted, you guessed it, blue. Towering over the ancient blue city is the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. We spent half a day here wandering around, and it turns out that the Fort is only one of a handful of extravagant buildings in Jodhpur. In fact, one of...

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Jan 27, 2016 - Bus to Jodhpur

1/27 Up and to bus station @ 5:45a.m. When I arrived and asked about the 6:30 direct bus to Jodhpur, an Indian fellow told me there was none from Mt. Abu, we'd have to take this bus down the mountain to Abu Road station for onward/connecting bus to Jodhpur. As soon as B & M arrived they barely got on when it began to go (the bus was full and it was 6a.m.)! I was happy to go in the dark because 1) Headlights made seeing oncoming vehicles easy 2) There was very little traffic. When we arrived @ the station, bought tickets for Jodhpur, got on...

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Jan 2, 2016 - New Year's Eve Kharma in the Blue City

Jodhpur is the Blue City, called that because of neighborhoods painted blue. Blue is associated with gods, the Brahmin priestly/ruling class, and mosquito repellent. In Egypt, blue was claimed to be scorpion repellent. The dominant fortress of Meherangarh is one of the best sites of its type we have ever visited. Well presented and thoughtfully interpreted by a trust established by a royal family going back 300 years. We got there via a six hour train. Onboard, Jim had climbed into an empty sleeping berth for a multi hour nap while Mo...

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Mar 4, 2015 - Jodhpur and other Footwear.

Wednesday 4th March 2015 After another excellent breakfast we are off at 9.30am for the five hour drive, plus a lunch stop, to Jodhpur. As usual the driving is not for the faint hearted - glad Shankar is doing it! Now, we thought the last place was good, but at Jodhpur, the Taj hotel is magnificent. The Umaid Bhawan Palace is just that and part of it is still the Maharaja’s Palace – simply stunning. We are greeted with another rose petal reception, huge domed reception area, glass of fizz to welcome. Then we are given a triple upgrade to a...

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Oct 25, 2014 - Nimaj - Jodhpur Oct 25

The bullocks have recovered sufficiently to 'cart' us through the village to our tour bus. Hanging on for dear life is required as the 'roads' are very bumpy. In the village children gather to wave goodbye so we gave them sweets, very acceptable as Diwali gifts. On the road to Jodhpur city, home of the Rathore rulers of Rajasthan. Pass fields of cotton, mustard seed, corn and wheat. Very flat again and we are now entering a semi-desert area. Jodhpur is a big military area (army & Air Force) due to it's proximity to the Pakistan border. We...

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