Jodhpur Blue City – India’s Photographic Beauty

Jodhpur is a city with rich cultural affinities! It is a land of historic Kings and Queens, great warriors and above all… royalty! It is a beautiful blend of art, culture, music, historical tales, lakes and splendid forts. One is left wishing to spare more days to see the city in its entirety as it offers numerous attractions to the tourists. It is the second largest city of Rajasthan and one of the most popular among the tourists. The entire city reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Rajputs, who were the predominant occupants of the city in the yesteryears.

Here’s what to do in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort

As you land in the historic city via plane, you see innumerable forts and domes sprawled throughout. This impressionable fort which stands erect is the biggest fort in India. The aspect that leaves an indelible mark in your memory after you visit the fort is the well-preserved artifacts of the rich cultural affinities of the King and Queen of the fort. So, be it the carvings on the dome or the beautiful pillars, each and every part of the fort has simply retained its original beauty. The museum inside the fort has pictures and sculptures of the royal inhabitants of the fort.

Jodhpur The Blue City Mehrangarh Fort

 

The Flying Fox

For those who swear by the word “adventure”, flying fox in Jodhpur offers once-in-a-lifetime stunts to perform against the panoramic view of the entire city. The zip lining is one of the famous adventures that a lot of tourists take under the guidance of the flying fox professionals. They allow tourists in groups of 12 and take good 1.5 hours to enjoy the sport.

Jodhpur The Blue City The Flying Fox

Jaswant Thada

It is a vacant commemorative tomb constructed to honour the-then popular Maharaja, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The entire dome is built in pure marble, with whimsical domes as well as splendid screens carved in lattice. Inside the dome, one finds large sized portraits of the brave Rathore rulers of Jodhpur. The fort offers some of the stunning views of the city that is hard to notice otherwise.

Jodhpur The Blue City Jaswant Thada

 

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

This recently developed park, in the year 2006, is an effort to restore the wasteland near the vicinity of the fort. The area has been recently transformed into a beautiful park was earlier a land covered with thick layers of shrubs. The park has a growth of more than 80 species of desert plants from the Thar Desert, where they have the habitual environment essential for their growth. The park spreads through the area of 70 hectares and offers a beautiful retreat to the tourists of the city.

Jodhpur The Blue City Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City of India. The name comes from the fact that most of the houses located in the old city are shaded in blue colour. The palaces, temples, Havelis, forts, lakes, costumes and textures make this city worth a visit at least once in a lifetime.

Maxine Genier

Maxine Genier

Maxine is an adept of design, photography and online marketing. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She spends her leisure time exploring Europe with her family to perfect her skills as a travel photographer. She can be found in her spare time, strumming her guitar.
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