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Colorful Rajasthan: Jodhpur – Mehrangarh Fort

Our next destination of the day was the Mehrangarh Fort and so we started. But before we went to the fort, there was one more place to be seen, Jaswanth Thada and so we went to check it first. Jaswant Thada Built in 1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Jaswant Thada is a beautiful memorial carved in white marble. Sitting pretty over a small pond, this beautiful mausoleum is a an impressive specimen of Rajput architecture, complete with beautifully adorned domes, chhatris, and beautifully carved jaalis. This place is a favorite hangout of pigeons, those they made...

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Colorful Rajasthan: Jodhpur – Umaid Bhawan Palace

Our second day in Jodhpur started quite early. Though we had not planned to do too much of sightseeing today, there was still a lot to do and Ekta wanted some hours spared specifically for shopping. So after a hectic breakfast, we were up and out on the streets again. There were an auto rickshaw at the end of the street and we hired one for a package, INR 300.00 for the Umaid Bhawan Palace and then a drop to Mehrangarh. The Umaid Bhawan Palace was the result of a natural calamity, commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929...

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Colorful Rajasthan: Jodhpur- The Blue City

After a day long journey through the ravines of Aravalis and the increasingly arid plains we reached Jodhpur on the evening of 21st February ’13. We had booked a room in the Shivam Guest House near the Ghantaghar Market (Clock Tower Market) of old Jodhpur and were quite happy with our choice.  Through the narrow lanes of the old city, one could easily walk in and out of bygone centuries. We spent a lot of time just roaming around in those streets where getting lost looked like the easiest thing to do. The Clocktower or Ghantaghar is a prominent landmark...

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